In 1922, the sands of Long Beach became fertile ground for good medicine.
Since 1922, Long Beach Medical Center has been serving the health care needs of residents of Long Beach, Lido Beach, Point Lookout, Atlantic Beach, Island Park and the surrounding communities. From our humble beginnings as a beachside first aid station, to today’s multifaceted continuum of care, our history highlights how a group of passionate people came together to create a special place for healing.
Community leaders recognized the immense vulnerability of its residents in not having a quality health resource located on this barrier beach island and dedicated themselves to establishing a permanent site on which to build a first-rate hospital. By 1924, the new building was completed and a ceremony was held to commemorate the new home of Long Beach Hospital, as it was first known.
Since that time, the hospital has undergone several expansions, both in its physical footprint and clinical offerings. Today’s complex consists of a 162-bed acute care hospital, a 200-bed skilled nursing facility, a Home Care Agency, several Centers of Excellence and numerous outpatient programs. As you read about our progress and growth, you’ll see the commitment by our Board of Trustees over the years and how they dedicate themselves to meeting community health needs with new programs, services and technologies.