If you’re in need of healthcare services in Harrison County, you won’t have to travel far. The Coast is served by seven major hospitals, two specialty hospitals and the Keesler Air Force Base Medical Center. These facilities offer a wide range of services including neurology, open-heart surgery, cancer diagnosis and treatment, and pediatrics/neonatal care. In addition, there are several special facilities for mental health services.
With comprehensive acute care medical facilities located throughout the Mississippi Gulf Coast, residents enjoy a wide diversity of state-of-the-art health care services. Easy access to modern medical facilities gives the Mississippi Gulf Coast a distinct advantage over similar regions. During the past ten years, the area has experienced considerable growth in the medical services industry, including construction of multimillion dollar facilities as well as expansion of treatment options performed by physicians in all areas of specialization.
Memorial is a multi-specialty medical complex, supporting a comprehensive range of health and wellness services. The Harrison County Board of Supervisors adopted a resolution establishing Memorial Hospital at Gulfport on July 18, 1946. Memorial, a not-for-profit organization, is one of the most comprehensive medical facilities in Mississippi.
Memorial Hospital is a modern facility with more than 469 beds, offering the most advanced technology and services available on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Their health care professionals remain in the forefront of modern healing with a medical staff comprised of more than 285 physicians representing more than 40 medical specialties.
Garden Park Medical Center
Garden Park Medical Center is a 130-bed acute care facility located at the intersection of I-10 and Hwy. 49 in Gulfport. The hospital provides an extensive array of inpatient and outpatient services including 24-hour emergency room services. The hospital is an affiliate of HCA Inc., the nation’s leading provider of healthcare services with 170 hospitals and 113 outpatient centers in 20 states, England and Switzerland, and is fully accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations.
Merit Health Biloxi (former Biloxi Regional Medical Center)
Located in downtown Biloxi, Merit Health Biloxi is an acute care, private hospital with 198 beds. The six story, 170,000 square foot facility has all private rooms that include private showers. Opened at its current location in 1986 as BRMC, Merit Health offers high-quality healthcare, state-of-the art equipment, expansive services and unique programs. Special services include a heartburn clinic, a healing center, women’s care programs, imaging, rehabilitation and psychiatric services, MAKOplasty partial knee replacement surgery, da Vinci robotic surgery, and bariatric surgery.
Cedar Lake Medical Park
Conveniently located near the I-10 and Cedar Lake Road interchange in North Biloxi, Cedar Lake Surgery Center is a privately owned, licensed and accredited outpatient surgical center. Initially established in 1977, it was the first freestanding outpatient surgery center in Mississippi. The 16,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art facility houses the latest in medical equipment, including the newest Instatrac sinus surgery computer system, laser technology and the most advanced arthroscopy and surgical equipment.
The facility can accommodate 23-hour stays and is designed so patients may have surgical or endoscopic procedures and return to the comfort and convenience of their homes the same day. The medical park includes a surgery center, a medical offices building, and an open MRI. The medical offices building houses more than 50 physicians representing every medical discipline. All doctors are Board Certified and local hospital staff members.
Keesler Medical Center
Housed in nine buildings, the Keesler Medical Center consists of 900,000 square feet and has an annual operating budget of about $82 million. Keesler Medical Center is one of the largest medical facilities in the Air Force, providing quality, cost-effective healthcare for more than 27,000 enrollees, including almost 7,500 active-duty members. In addition, the 81st Medical Group Commander oversees the Gulf Coast Multi-Service Market, which includes five military medical treatment facilities from Mobile to New Orleans, coordinating care for 110,000 eligible beneficiaries along the Gulf Coast. The Medical Center offers an estimated 60 service and education programs with a staff of more than 1,600 military and civilian members, and enjoys partnerships with Tricare, the University of Mississippi Medical Center, the VA Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System Medical Center and Gulfport Memorial Hospital. Completion of a $50+ million inpatient tower is projected to be complete in the fall of 2011, and a new $10 million Radiation Oncology Center began treating patients in March 2010. The hospital’s Diagnostic Imaging Department boasts the only 3-Tesla MRI system in the Air Force, and the Keesler Warfighter Refractive Surgery Center is the Air Force’s flagship for laser eye surgery in the Southeast. The Keesler Medical Center also is a teaching facility with medical, surgical residencies and physician assistant training. The 81st MDG also provides training to dental residents.
Veterans Administration Medical Center in Biloxi
Centrally located on the south side of the Back Bay of Biloxi, the Veterans Affairs Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System (VHCS) serves more than 50,000 veterans in its Mississippi, Alabama and Florida service region, providing a full range of patient care services. The Biloxi based VHCS also provides support to readjustment counseling centers and VA National Cemeteries along the Gulf Coast. With almost 2,000 employees, the VA Gulf Coast VHCS operates the 11th largest compensation and pension program in the nation. Health care services include dental care; mental health programs; specialty care including neurology, oncology and audiology; pharmacy services; hospital inpatient services for acute medicine, surgery and intensive care.
|HOSPITALS||TOTAL LICENSED BEDS||ACUTE BEDS||PSY. BEDS||REHAB. BEDS||CDU BEDS|
|Biloxi Regional Medical Center||198||153||45||0||0|
|Garden Park Medical Center||130||121||9||0||0|
|Memorial Hospital (all facilities)||445||303||89||33||20|
|Select Specialty Hospital Gulf Coast||61||61||0||0||0|
Additionally, in nearby Hancock and Jackson counties, there are a total of 673 licensed beds – 623 acute and 30 psychiatric
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