The original seed for Doctors Hospital was planted over 50 years ago when, in 1955, the late Dr. Meyer Rassin opened the original 20,000 square foot facility on Collins Avenue known as the Rassin Hospital. Surgeon General for the Country with the Royal Air Force, Dr. Meyer Rassin, Orthopedic Surgeon, and his wife Rosetta, a Regstered Surgical Nurse, founded private healthcare in the Bahamas and dedicated their lives to the field of medicine.
Over time, the healthcare needs of the country grew, and in 1979, the hospital was upgraded and its use extended to other doctors. A group of Bahamian physicians bought the facility in 1986 naming it Doctors Hospital (1986) Limited. Then, in 1990, in order to fund a 50,000 square foot expansion of the hospital, these physician owners undertook a successful private placement offering of shares. Today’s modern, renovated facility was completed in 1993.
On March 10th 1999, the company was renamed Doctors Hospital Health System Limited to reflect the vision that the management and the shareholders hold for the future of the company. This vision is to operate the group as an integrated healthcare system providing the finest level of care and services to Bahamians and visitors. The Health System is committed to providing excellence to the community, its patients, Associates, and a professional, state-of-the-art environment for its medical staff. The 100% Bahamian owned company now comprises about 1,800 shareholders, and is the leading provider of healthcare in the private sector.
The Health System offers the services of over 200 medical specialists and employs over 500 Associates providing a full range of services that include acute care, emergency services, and the latest in imaging technology. Accredited by Joint Commission International, Doctors Hospital offers a 72 bed full service hospital including acute care, medical, surgical, and obstetric hospital on Collins Avenue, and has created Centers of Excellence that are designed to serve your well-being. Specialized services include open heart surgery, neurosurgery, hip and knee replacement, spine surgery, kidney transplant, laparoscopic surgery, bariatric surgery, dialysis, plastic surgery, HIFU treatment for prostate cancer as well as many others. Each field of medical expertise is intricately linked together and is served by a network of world class professionals.
Doctors Hospital will continue to develop high quality healthcare services and to foster new partnerships to create a seamless integrated delivery system for healthcare in The Bahamas equal to and in some areas superior to healthcare systems in the US and UK.
Doctors Hospital is committed to healing, compassionate care and promoting wellness. From the beginning, our dedication to healing and our compassionate quality care philosophy have been the foundation on which Doctors Hospital was built. Today our philosophy has evolved to include a commitment to preventive care. We are establishing a long term approach to help people prevent illness and remain healthy, while providing the best services to keep you and your family healthy for life.