History

The Lower Keys facility was created in 1971, and serves the citizens of the Florida Keys living below the Seven Mile Bridge. It is the area’s sole hospital care provider.

There are 90 physicians on the Lower Keys Medical Center (LKMC) medical staff. Our nursing staff numbers over 200. With a total staff of 500, LKMC is the largest employer in the City of Key West.

Some of the services offered at the Lower Keys Medical Center are general surgery, ophthalmologic and orthopedic surgery, gynecological surgery, ear, nose and throat surgery, out-patient and ambulatory care, a full-service clinical laboratory, rehabilitative therapy, respiratory services, pharmacy, 24-hour emergency medicine, critical care, pathology, pediatrics, obstetrics and family birthing suites, continuing education classrooms, nutrition services, diagnostic radiology and radiology oncology, psychiatric in or out-patient care, and a chemical dependency program.