I know the last thing anyone wants to think of is needing a Hospital. Unfortunately, everyone needs one at some point in time. When I am out showing houses to future residents I make sure to also show them where the Hospital is located. Buying a house in the Florida Keys will make you a local. Local knowledge of things like Hospital locations will make you an informed local. Today's post is information that I hope you will never need to use but it's much better to know where the Hospitals are and not need one than to need a Hospital and not know where it is located
Key West, Lower Keys Medical Center, 5900 College Road, Key West, FL 33040, 305-294-5531
The Lower Keys facility was created in 1971, and serves the citizens of the Florida Keys living below the Seven Mile Bridge. It is the area's sole hospital care provider. There are 75 physicians on the Lower Keys Medical Center (LKMC) medical staff. Our nursing staff numbers over 200. With a total staff of 500, LKMC is the largest employer in the City of Key West. Some of the services offered at the Lower Keys Medical Center are general surgery, ophthalmologic and orthopedic surgery, gynecological surgery, ear, nose and throat surgery, out-patient and ambulatory care, a full-service clinical laboratory, rehabilitative therapy, respiratory services, pharmacy, 24-hour emergency medicine, critical care, pathology, pediatrics, obstetrics and family birthing suites, continuing education classrooms, nutrition services, diagnostic radiology and radiology oncology, psychiatric in or out-patient care, and a chemical dependency program. Being a 30 year resident of Key West and having been in the Lower Keys Medical Center I say only go there if you must. We have several great walk in clinics in Key West that are much better than this Hospital. If you need a full Hospital and have any choice go up to one of the other Hospitals Marathon or Tavernier. My own Doctor will not admit patients to Lower Keys Medical Center and if they demand to go there he marks their Medical Records "Against Medical Advice" and requires them to sign it before he will admit them.
Marathon, Fisherman's Hospital, 3301 Overseas Highway, Marathon, FL 33050, 305-743-5533