With more than 20 hospitals and a rapidly growing bioscience community, Northeast Florida’s world-class health care system and related industries are the lifeline of the region.

Five of the top ten private companies provide or are affiliated with health care, including one of only three Mayo Clinics in the nation and the largest private employer, Baptist Health. Medical device manufacturing, clinical trials, translational research and oncology are just a few of the specialties in the area.

According to the Center for Global Health and Healthcare Diplomacy, one in every six employees in the region works in the health care and bioscience sectors, bringing total employment to nearly 94,000 people with an annual economic impact of $23.6 billion.

"Our company has roots in Jacksonville dating back nearly 70 years, which has provided a solid foundation for us to be a leader in Florida’s health care industry. We’re proud of this heritage and excited about a future full of opportunities to help meet Florida’s growing need for health care solutions. "

Pat GeraghtyChairman and CEO - Florida Blue