About Baptist Health South Florida
With more than a million patient visits every year, we receive rave reviews from the people we serve. In fact, patients and their families from around the world travel to Miami for our medical expertise. We are proud of our team: 15,000 employees and 2,200 physicians in virtually all specialties — many with national and international reputations. All of this and more makes us South Florida’s world-class healthcare organization.
Our People Make the Difference Our success comes from a culture of quality and dedication that is instilled into every member of the Baptist Health family. It is because of their generosity, compassion and commitment to clinical and service excellence that we have a reputation for quality.
Baptist Hospital of Miami
Baptist Children's Hospital
South Miami Hospital
West Kendall Baptist Hospital
Baptist Outpatient Services
Conveniently located throughout South Florida, Baptist Medical Plazas and outpatient facilities provide cutting-edge surgical, diagnostic and urgent care services in a comfortable, relaxing environment.
Baptist Health International Services
More than 12,000 people, primarily from Latin America and the Caribbean, travel to Baptist Health facilities each year to receive the finest medical care. Our multilingual staff provides personalized service every step of the way.
Our Commitment to Excellence
Baptist Health offers an extensive range of medical, surgical and technological services — including weight-loss surgery, pediatrics, addiction treatment and cancer care — provided by renowned physicians. Among our Centers of Excellence are:
Baptist Health Breast Center
Baptist Health Center for Robotic Surgery
Baptist Health Neuroscience Center
Miami Cancer Institute
Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute
Miami Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Institute
Purpose of the Pineapple
The pineapple became a symbol of hospitality in Europe during the Italian Renaissance period. American inn-keepers later adopted the European custom of putting pineapples on their doors, and visitors to these inns found themselves in friendly and comfortable surroundings.
When Arthur Vining Davis donated the land and funds to build Baptist Hospital, the magnate specified that a pineapple fountain greet guests at the front door. Guests would thus know that service here would be warm and friendly, such as in a good hotel. This pineapple fountain still exists today.
Upon completion of their orientation program, all new Baptist Health employees receive a pineapple pin to attach to their hospital identification badge as a symbol of our commitment to hospitality.