Mariners Hospital is a 25-inpatient bed critical access hospital located in Tavernier, Florida. The hospital was founded in 1962. Today, we are proud to be part of Baptist Health South Florida, the largest not-for-profit healthcare organization in South Florida and to have a reputation for offering the highest quality medical care to the Upper Keys community.
This reputation was reinforced when the hospital achieved Pathway to Excellence designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center in 2012. Mariners was the first hospital in the state of Florida to receive this designation, which serves as confirmation of Mariners’ commitment to nursing excellence and an environment where collaboration between all hospital departments is highly valued and supported.
Resources for Hospital Data
Florida’s Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) makes available data on hospital prices and performance as well as healthcare information on its Internet website atFloridaHealthFinder.gov.
Baptist Health is committed to quality healthcare, service and patient safety, participating in a variety of state and national initiatives.
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.