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As a tertiary care facility, HCA Florida Blake Hospital provides highly specialized expertise in a wide range of healthcare specialties in Manatee County.

Message from the CEO

We are committed to the care and improvement of human life. Our team of caregivers works to provide exceptional care to every patient, every time. I feel privileged to work alongside a team of skilled and compassionate employees, physicians, and volunteers.

Since 1973, HCA Florida Blake Hospital has been a provider of high-quality healthcare in the communities we serve. From elective life-improving services to emergent lifesaving services, we continue to evolve to meet your healthcare needs.

From all of us at HCA Florida Blake Hospital, thank you for the honor of entrusting us with your care.

Sincerely,

Steve Young
President and Chief Executive Officer

HCA Florida Blake Hospital statistics 

  • 76,784

    Patients treated

  • 1,471

    Employees

  • 383

    Licensed beds

  • 271

    Physicians

Leadership
At HCA Florida Blake Hospital, we are supported by a leadership team that is committed to bettering the lives of patients within the communities we serve. Our hospital leaders are experienced in many areas of healthcare and use their knowledge to improve the quality of care we provide.
Awards and Recognitions
We strive to exceed our patients' needs. Our dedication to excellence in healthcare has led to us receiving awards and recognition from organizations such as  The Joint Commission and the American College of Radiology (ACR).
In the community
To improve the health of the diverse communities we serve — and as part of HCA Healthcare, Florida's largest healthcare provider — we continue to take a leading role in fundamentally transforming how healthcare is provided. We also work in partnership with other organizations to provide a wide range of community benefit programs and services.

Lung cancer

Dawn Leclerc

Dawn shares her story of her exceptional lung care.
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Cardiology

Douglas King

"I want to thank everyone involved in my care."
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What patients say

I had no idea Blake was opening a burn center, but I'm glad they did. When I burned my hand, Dr. Laura Velcu and her team were fantastic. The whole group took care of me like you wouldn't believe.
⁠Gerald Romano

Preparing For Orthopedic Surgery 
 April 16, 2024
 10:00 - 11:00am
 HCA Florida Blake Hospital
This class is for patients scheduled to have orthopedic surgery at HCA Florida Blake Hospital and their caregivers. Choosing to undergo joint replacement surgery is an important decision. We want to prepare you for this journey and inform you on...

Preparing For Orthopedic Surgery 
 April 16, 2024
 10:00 - 11:00am
 HCA Florida Blake Hospital
This class is for patients scheduled to have orthopedic surgery at HCA Florida Blake Hospital and their caregivers. Choosing to undergo joint replacement surgery is an important decision. We want to prepare you for this journey and inform you on...

Caring Friends Support Group 
 April 17, 2024
 5:00 - 7:00pm
 HCA Florida Blake Hospital
Caring Friends Cancer Support Group has been meeting for over 35 years and welcomes all cancer patients, their families and friends. The support group provides emotional and spiritual support through a caring and sharing environment, connects...

 April 18, 2024
 7:00 - 8:00am
 HCA Florida Blake Hospital - Medical Arts Building - Ste 1000
Discover the power to save lives with our Stop the Bleed classes at HCA Florida Blake Hospital. In this essential training, you'll gain the skills and confidence to respond effectively in emergency situations. Led by a certified instructor, our...