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  • July 10, 2020 - Coronavirus (COVID-19) Visitation Policy

    Coronavirus (COVID-19) Visitation Policy

    Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19), we have enforced a NO VISITATION policy, effective until further notice.

    We appreciate your understanding in our commitment to keep our patients, hospital staff and community safe.


    Coronavirus (COVID-19) Política de visitación

    Debido al coronavirus (COVID-19), hemos aplicado una política de NO VISITACIÓN, efectiva hasta nuevo aviso.

    Agradecemos su comprensión en nuestro compromiso de mantener a nuestros pacientes, personal del hospital y la comunidad segura.



    March 13, 2020

    Coronavirus (COVID-19) Visitation Policy

    To protect the health and safety of our patients, their families and staff from the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), we have temporarily amended our visitor policy, effective March 13, 2020. 

    • Visiting hours are restricted to 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    • Visitation is limited to one visitor per room, per day. 
    • Visitors must remain in the patient’s room only.
    • Visitors will undergo a verbal screening at the nurses’ station prior to entering patient areas.  Individuals showing symptoms of illness will not be permitted onto the floor. 
    • Visitors must sanitize hands before entering patient area. 
    • Individuals who have recently traveled to countries that the Center for Disease Control (CDC) has included in COVID-19 travel warnings will not be allowed to visit.
    • Visitors must be 18+ years old.
    • The hospital reserves the right to act in the best interest and safety of our patients and terminate visiting hours at any time.



    Coronavirus (COVID-19) Política de visitación

    Para protejer la salud y la seguridad de nuestros pacientes, sus familias y el personal de la propagación del coronavirus (COVID-19), hemos enmendado temporariamente nuestra política de visitación, a partir del 13 de marzo de 2020.

    • Horas de visita estan restringidas a las 8 a.m. – 5. p.m.
    • Visitas estan limitadas a un visitante por habitación, por día
    • Visitantes deben permanecer en la habitación del paciente solamente
    • Visitantes se someterán a un proceso de evaluación verbal en la estación de enfermeras antes de entrar en las áreas con pacientes. Personas que muestren síntomas de enfermedad no van a ser permitidas en el piso
    • Visitantes deben desinfectar sus manos antes de entrar en el área con pacientes
    • Personas que han viajado recientemente a países que el Centro para el Control de Enfermedades (CDC) ha incluido en advertencias de viaje de COVID-19 no van a ser permitidas visitar
    • Visitantes deben ser mayores de 18 años
    • El hospital se reserva el derecho de actuar en el mejor interés y seguridad de nuestros pacientes y terminar las horas de visita en cualquier momento



    October 12, 2018 - Hurricane Michael Update: Patients Safely Transported
    Due to Hurricane Michael, Select Specialty Hospital - Panama City was evacuated today. All patients were safely transported to other hospitals with the majority going to Select Specialty Hospital – Pensacola. To check on the status of a particular patient, please contact us at:
    EMAIL: [email protected]
    TEXT: (850) 380-8175
    CENTRAL PHONE NUMBER: (850) 473-4800, main phone for Select Specialty Hospital - Pensacola
    September 13, 2017 - Hurricane Irma Update: Hospital Resumes Normal Operations

    The immediate threat of Hurricane Irma and its resulting storm surge has passed. Our hospital has resumed normal operations. We continue to monitor the now-weakened storm as it moves through Georgia and Alabama.

    To our staff who rode out the storm, we offer our deepest appreciation and gratitude. Your dedication exemplifies our shared values of teamwork and patient-centered care.


    January 31, 2017 - SSH - Panama City Earns Pulmonary Center of Excellence Designation

    Select Specialty Hospital (SSH) - Panama City recently received the Pulmonary Center of Excellence (PCOE) designation from their parent company, Select Medical. This award is exclusive to facilities in the Select Medical family of hospitals.

    "Here at Select, we feel a very real responsibility to provide the best possible care for our patients," said Dr. Samuel Hammerman, MD, MMM, CPE, FCCP, Chief Medical Officer for Select Medical. "We already maintain very high standards for ourselves, often well above national benchmarks. However, this designation means a hospital has met even more rigorous protocols to take it to the next level of care."

    The designation certifies that a hospital provides the absolute very latest protocols and best practices in the nation for mechanical ventilation and care. Beginning in 2015, many within Select Medical's network of 112 specialty sites began the rigorous process of applying for this designation.

    "Our goal is simple – maximize a patient's level of function while decreasing or eliminating the need for mechanical ventilation," said Gloria Skinner, MSN, RN, Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer for Select Medical. "Our hospitals already do this well, but the new designation means a hospital has gone above and beyond to truly maximize the highest discharge-to-home rate possible. This should return even more patients to a high-quality, productive life."

    Hospitals that demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of ventilator weaning and patient mobility, along with establish medication protocols and effective strategies for minimizing ventilator associated pneumonia receive the PCOE designation. SSH – Panama City’s pulmonary team is comprised of pulmonologists, respiratory therapists, nurses, speech therapists, physical therapists, dietitians and other specialists, all trained in caring for the acute pulmonary patient.

    April 21, 2016 - SSH – Panama City Recognized, Earns Awards at Annual Conference

    During the 18th Annual CEO and Medical Director Conference for the long-term-acute care hospital (LTACH) division of Select Medical, Select Specialty Hospital – Panama City received two awards, the Chairman's Hospital of Excellence Award and the Stu Dinney Humanitarian Award.

    The Chairman’s Hospital of Excellence Award is given to the hospital showing excellence in clinical competence and outcomes, demonstrating the Select Medical core values, providing exceptional patient care, maintaining superior quality metrics and achieving all business objectives and benchmarks. 

    Named after our former Senior Vice President of Operations who passed away in February 2005, the Stu Dinney Humanitarian Award celebrates the best of human nature and illustrates the power of reaching out to those in need. Along with the other award recipients, the winning hospitals raised over $43,000 and they volunteered over 1,700 hours to community organizations. Simply put, these colleagues have shown compassion and care within our hospitals and their communities.