2016 BayCare Annual Report
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    Barb Serves Her Community With Faith In God And Nursing Skills.

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    Thanks To a Free Clinic, Richard Got His Diabetes Under Control And Reclaimed His Life.

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    Our Financial Assistance Team Jumped Into Action When Mark Was Suddenly Hospitalized.

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    When Myra’s World Turned Upside Down, the Mobile Medical Clinic Was There.

When BayCare was formed in July 1997, the leading not-for-profit hospitals in the Tampa Bay region decided to come together and work for a greater cause: Ensure that community-based, not-for-profit health care would not only survive, but thrive, into the future. And that’s exactly what has happened. BayCare’s financial stability and organizational strength have helped ensure its hospitals can stay true to their not-for-profit roots of serving the health care needs of all residents, regardless of ability to pay.

Every year, BayCare provides traditional charity care and unbilled community services to uninsured and underinsured residents. Many of these residents may not receive the care they need without the safety net that BayCare provides. The term “community benefit” often translates into business graphs and charts to show how a health system is truly committed to that ideal. But that’s just part of the story. Behind the data, real lives are touched with a profound understanding of what it means to have not-for-profit health care in their communities.



    $2.6 Billion


    $2.2 Billion


    $541 Million


    $263 Million


    Bartow Regional Medical Center

    $71 Million

    Mease Dunedin Hospital

    $149 Million

    Mease Countryside Hospital

    $462 Million

    Morton Plant Hospital

    $941 Million

    Morton Plant North Bay Hospital

    $164 Million

    South Florida Baptist Hospital

    $171 Million

    St. Joseph's Hospitals*

    $1.26 Billion

    St. Joseph's Hospital-North

    $187 Million

    St. Joseph's Hospital-South

    $196 Million

    St. Anthony's Hospital

    $490 Million

    Winter Haven Hospital**

    $429 Million

    *Includes St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital and St. Joseph’s Women’s Hospital.

    **Includes Winter Haven Women’s Hospital.


    BayCare Hospitals

    $5.21 Billion

    BayCare Medical Group

    $644 Million

    Ambulatory Services

    $469 Million

    Patient Care and Support Services

    $169 Million

    BayCare Behavioral Health

    $129 Million

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$1.76 Billion

Planned Capital Expenditures

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Number of BayCare
Employees in Tampa Bay

Clearwater Free Clinic

Two years ago, Richard moved to Florida in search of a fresh start. He landed in Largo, but without a job. Soon, he was living in his car. Diagnosed with diabetes years earlier, he could no longer afford his medications. Now he was crippled by kidney pain, numbness in his feet, and other effects of uncontrolled diabetes. Then he discovered the Clearwater Free Clinic. With their help, Richard got his diabetes under control and reclaimed his life.

Faith Community Nursing

After the last hymn is sung and Sunday morning worshippers file out of NorthRidge Church in Hernando, two women huddle on an empty pew, heads bent over prescription pill containers on their laps. Barb is the volunteer faith community nurse for the church. Faith community nurses are licensed registered nurses who draw on their faith and skills to support the physical, emotional and spiritual well-being of individuals in their communities.

Financial Assistance

Mark had been suffering with worsening abdominal pain for weeks, but couldn’t afford to go to the doctor. His pain was so bad that he went to Morton Plant Hospital’s emergency room, where doctors found a blockage in his colon and a severe case of diverticulitis. There was talk of an extended hospitalization. Mark felt desperate; he didn’t have health insurance because he couldn’t afford the premiums, but Kathy knew BayCare could help.

Mobile Medical Clinic

Myra and her husband were settled into an Apollo Beach home they thought would be a peaceful retreat in a few years when they retired, but life threw them a curve. Myra’s adult daughter could no longer properly care for her two young children, a boy, 3, and a girl, 21 months. The couple took the children in, but Myra was quickly overwhelmed with their extensive health needs. Then she heard about St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital’s Mobile Medical Clinic.