In 2007, Baptist Health Care in Pensacola opened a world class institute for orthopaedics and sports medicine in Northwest Florida, with the leadership and reputation of nationally and internationally renowned orthopaedic surgeon James Andrews, MD. The creation of the Andrews Institute has secured Northwest Florida as a cradle for musculoskeletal treatments and research.
The Institute is comprised of several divisions including: Multispecialty Ambulatory Surgery Center, Outpatient Rehabilitation, Diagnostic Imaging Center, Athletic Performance Center, a Research and Education Institute, and a multispecialty office park for physicians.
The Institute is located on property contiguous to the Gulf Breeze Hospital in Gulf Breeze, Santa Rosa County. Gulf Breeze Hospital has the distinction of leading the nation in patient satisfaction for more than nine consecutive years. The Andrews Institute has attracted national
and international attention to the area for its superior medical care in orthopaedics and research, while contributing to the local economy.
The Institute has created 150 new jobs, with nearly $10 million in wages, in the highly educated and technical fields of musculoskeletal research and health care. The combined impact of the patient clientele and employment opportunities related to the Institute further enhances Northwest Florida's ability to create and maintain an environment for positive growth while creating a reputation for world class medical care.