Baptist Health Care COVID-19 Update #50 -- Hospitalizations are increasing


Baptist Health Care (BHC) is seeing increases in hospitalizations for patients with COVID-19. Hospitalization data is now available via both the City of Pensacola’s and Escambia County’s COVID-19 dashboards.

BHC continues to closely monitor the situation and will make any facility and operations accommodations necessary to provide care to all patients, including those with COVID-19. Adjustments in BHC facilities and staffing needs made earlier in the pandemic provide the ability to modify for fluctuations in cases. Those adjustments will be deployed as needed to meet patient volume needs.

The health and safety of all patients and team members are the top priority of BHC, so strict infection prevention measures remain in place at all BHC facilities. The public is encouraged to visit to familiarize themselves with those measures and guidelines prior to arriving at a BHC facility.

To help control the spread of COVID-19 locally, BHC urges individuals to stay home if feeling sick, cover coughs, wash hands often and wear masks around others. Vaccination continues to be the most effective way to reduce spread and severity of COVID-19 infection. Free vaccinations, including boosters, are available throughout the area. Locations can be found at

Baptist Health Care is a not-for-profit health care organization based in northwest Florida that is committed to helping people throughout life's journey. The organization is a proud member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network. Baptist continuously strives to be a national leader in quality and service. Baptist Health Care includes three hospitals, four medical parks, Andrews Institute for Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine and a large network of primary care and specialty physicians. Baptist Health Care is one of the largest non-governmental employers in northwest Florida.

Baptist Health Care ● Baptist Hospital ● Gulf Breeze Hospital ● Jay Hospital ● Baptist Medical Parks Airport, Nine Mile, Navarre and Pace ● Andrews Institute ● Baptist Medical Group ● Baptist Heart & Vascular Institute ● Mayo Clinic Care Network

For more information about this press release or to schedule an interview, please contact Kathy Bowers at 850.791.5254 or