Bartow Regional Medical Center

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Bartow Regional Medical Center
Community Health Systems
Location 2200 Osprey Boulevard, Bartow, Florida, southeast United States, Florida, United States
Coordinates 27°55′07″N 81°50′38″W / 27.9187°N 81.8439°W / 27.9187; -81.8439
Hospital type for profit hospital
Beds 72 inpatient beds
Founded 1925

Bartow Regional Medical Center is a hospital in Bartow, Florida. It is owned by health care provider Community Health Systems. Bartow Regional Medical Center's main building is a general use hospital that includes an emergency department, an intensive care unit and various outpatient services. On the south side of Osprey Boulevard, which is south of the main building, are two medical office buildings. These buildings house physician offices and clinics, including the hospital's sleep disorders center.[1][2][3]


In 1925 Bartow Memorial Hospital was opened and at that time was managed by the City of Bartow. The hospital, located on East Main Street, grew to include a number of buildings. The hospital building itself had a floor space of 54,000 square feet (5,000 m2). In 1954 Bartow Memorial became a non-profit organization. In 1996 the hospital became part of the Columbia-HCA Healthcare System. Columbia changed its name to the Hospital Corporation of America and held Bartow Memorial until 1999. In September 1998 construction began on the current hospital, located on the north side of Bartow.[4][5][6]

While construction was underway, LifePoint Hospitals Incorporated became the new owner of Bartow Memorial. Construction was completed in December 1999 and the new hospital building had 125,000 square feet (11,600 m2). The hospital was renamed as Bartow Regional Medical Center. Later, Health Management Associates (HMA) bought the hospital. In January 2014, HMA was bought by Community Health Systems.[7][8][9]


The HealthGrades website provides rating data for Bartow Regional Medical Center. Of the thirteen patient safety indicators listed, Bartow Regional scored one below average, two average and two better than average. Patient survey data on the HealthGrades website says 55% of patients gave the hospital a 9 or 10. Nationally, 69% of patients gave hospitals a 9 or 10. HealthGrades provided data on rated patient outcomes in eighteen specialties. Outcomes for these specialties while patients were still in the hospital were rated. Fifteen of these specialties were rated as average (3 stars). None was rated as worse (1 star) and three were rated better than average (5 stars). It should be pointed out this rating scheme only allows three options to be recorded, 1, 3 or 5 stars; there are no options of giving 2 or 4 stars.[10]


  1. ^ Bartow Regional Medical Center website.
  2. ^ American Hospital Directory website, at
  3. ^ "LifePoint Hospitals Inc. Opens New Hospital in Florida; New Bartow Memorial Hospital Replaces Old Facility and Offers Community Enhanced Capacity, Services and Equipment," Jan. 4, 2000, in The Free Library website, at
  4. ^ Free Library website.
  5. ^ Design Cost Data website, at .
  6. ^ The Free Library website.
  7. ^ Bartow Art Guild website, at .
  8. ^ Design Cost Data website.
  9. ^ American Hospital Directory website, at
  10. ^ HealthGrades website, at .