Punta Gorda, which dates back to the landing of Ponce de Leon in 1513, is located in Southwest Florida, 24 miles north of Fort Myers, with a population of around 14,000 residents.
Beautiful Charlotte Harbor flanks the northwest side of the city, offering 129 square miles of sparkling water, aquatic preserves, marine estuaries and a unique network of barrier islands and mangrove forests. Punta Gorda's sunny, subtropical climate, casual lifestyle and relaxed ambiance, combined with its natural attractions make it a great place to work and play.
Bayfront Health Punta Gorda is a 256-bed, acute-care hospital located in Punta Gorda, Florida. Fully accredited by The Joint Commission and the recipient of numerous quality awards, Bayfront Health Punta Gorda provides world-class cardiac care services and houses the only open-heart surgery program in the county. Also situated on the hospital campus is Riverside Behavioral Center, which offers both inpatient and outpatient psychiatric care. A full-scale emergency care center, wellness and rehabilitation program, joint replacement, wound care and sleep centers round out the full complement of surgical and diagnostic services.