Infirmary Health announced this week it has completed the sale of the Thomas Medical Center building to the city of Daphne.
Infirmary Health will continue to conduct all current operations at the location as a tenant of the city of Daphne for the next three to six years as plans for a replacement facility are finalized and all approvals are obtained.
According to media reports in November 2022, the city of Daphne accepted $4 million in state funding through the Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act to use to buy the site. The site is located next to Bayfront Park on U.S. 98 and would provide additional public parking for events in the future.
“We are pleased to partner with the city of Daphne to sell the Thomas Medical Center property and building,” said Mark Nix, president and CEO of Infirmary Health. “We understand the city plans to utilize this property and building to enhance the Daphne Bayfront Park. Through the city’s support of the annexation of Infirmary Health’s medical campus in Malbis into the city of Daphne and through passage of the new medical overlay district for this campus, Infirmary Health will be able to continue to grow medical services at this location to serve the city of Daphne and the surrounding communities.”
Infirmary Health has three acute care hospitals, one post-acute care hospital, two post-acute rehabilitation hospitals, a physician practice network with more than 60 locations, six diagnostic imaging centers and two freestanding emergency departments, along with other affiliated entities in the region.