Baptist Hospital Remains Open After NAS Pensacola Shooting

December 6, 2019

Statement from Baptist Hospital

Baptist Hospital continues to care for the patients from NAS Pensacola. Baptist received a total of eight patients. At the request of Navy representatives, any questions regarding patients or patient conditions should be directed to NAS Pensacola or Escambia County law enforcement.

Baptist Hospital services have not been interrupted. All services are fully operational. If you have an appointment on our campus, it is not affected by this event.

We are grateful for the outpouring of support that is being offered from the community and across the state. Baptist Hospital is fully staffed and has all the necessary resources needed. If you wish to offer your support, please visit One Blood, our blood donation provider, at 2209 North 9th Avenue or 1999 East 9 Mile Road.


3 Responses to “Baptist Hospital Remains Open After NAS Pensacola Shooting”

  1. Traumaqueen on December 6th, 2019 10:28 pm


    When trauma systems are overloaded by the influx of trauma patients from a mass casualty incident(MCI) like todays situation or the influx of to many patients and not enough beds, they go on what is called diversion or TSO(trauma system overload). Baptist often goes on diversion(not taking any new patients) because they don’t have neuro capabilities at the time they go on diversion. We aren’t supposed to take stroke patients to Baptist when they are on neuro because they can’t help them but if the patient isn’t altered, not usually the case, and wants to go to Baptist we have to take them.

    With the flu season upon us many hospitals are going on Diversion multiple times a day because they don’t have the beds for the number of patients being seen. It is a common occurrence daily to arrive at an emergency room with a patient and see stretchers with patients on them in the hall ways and isn’t uncommon to wait for an hour/ hour and a half for a bed to put a patient in before we can return to service to take other 911 calls.

  2. Think for a second on December 6th, 2019 9:50 pm

    During mass casualties, some aspects (i.e. Staff, doctors, ORs, inpatient beds) of hospitals will move focus to make way for the influx in patients. This is common throughout the country. The will cancel or move elective surgeries around. Or cancel outpatient clinic for those doctors to respond to the trauma patients.

  3. Nod on December 6th, 2019 1:47 pm

    Why shouldn’t it remain open?

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