When does the proposed half cent sales tax EXPIRE?

The proposed half cent sales tax expires, December 31st, 2026

What is the revenue to be used for?

Revenues are required to ONLY be used to repay debt incurred when the new hospital facility was built in 2007/2008. The replacement facility was necessary as the prior building was no longer meeting code requirements and could no longer accommodate the technology and services needed to care for our community.

How important is Doctors Memorial Hospital to the community economically?

A University of Florida Economic Impact Analysis estimates that Doctors Memorial Hospital contributes $19 MILLION to the local economy annually.

What financial challenges does the hospital face?

In fiscal year 2019 (externally audited by Carr Riggs and Ingram), charity care (people who cannot afford to pay for care) was $1,059,000 and written off bad debt was $2,642,000. Without that burden, the hospital would have been able to meet it's debt obligations.

Will the surtax allow the hospital to continue to serve the community?

The surtax will allow the hospital to meet it's debt burden while still caring for our community regardless of whether they can pay or not.

Welcome to Doctors Memorial Hospital in Bonifay.

At Doctors Memorial, your health and well-being comes first.

Doctors Memorial Hospital is more than our first class facility completed in the year 2008. At the heart of Doctors Memorial is a team of 100+ medical, nursing, support and allied health professionals, committed to the health, safety and well-being of every member of the Holmes County and NorthWest Florida communities. For over 60 years, our not-for-profit approach has allowed us to invest in the very best medical equipment and staff, while staying true to our patient promise of providing the friendliest, highest quality healthcare in the region.