Mission Statement Fishermen’s Hospital is a non-profit community healthcare facility. We strive to continually improve the health status of our community, by providing high quality, cost effective health care, education and wellness services. Community well-being is our overriding goal and we strive to find new ways to keep the residents of our community healthy. We recognize the value of every person and are guided by our commitment to excellence.
KEYS HRC is a network of acute and sub-acute care hospitals, county emergency response agencies, and community disaster partners. The Coalition collaborates on planning, training and exercising for an area-wide health and/or medical response to a disaster or incident.
After the events of 9/11, and more recently, hurricanes in Monroe County, the County enacted a mock drill to determine what the capabilities and gaps were in the community’s emergency response system. The drill brought together three hospitals, municipal and county law enforcement, EMS/fire rescue, HAZMAT, The American Red Cross, and other responders. The outcome revealed that individual agencies could not act alone to effectively address a disaster or public health emergency. Thus, the Keys Health Ready Coalition was formed.
Operationally, KEYS HRC has a formal structure, with bylaws, specific strategic planning goals, regular meetings and scheduled activities that are planned and managed.