Our History

Lucayan Medical Centre is an Ambulatory Medical facility located in the city of Freeport, on the island of Grand Bahama, The Bahamas.

1968 Lucayan Medical Centre was built through the efforts of Dr. Robert Forsyth. The Centre was established to
deliver high quality health care to all the residents of Grand Bahama and the people of the Northern Bahamas.

1978 The administration of the Centre was assumed by Dr. Marcus C. Bethel. The ensuing years witnessed the
growth of the Centre with continual upgrading of the physical premises, medical equipment, as well as the
medical and support personnel.

1983 The opening of Marcus H. Bethel Medical Pavilion marked an historic phase in the development of the
Lucayan Medical Centre. The capabilities of the Centre were expanded to include an ambulatory surgical suite,
laboratory and X-ray facilities, and special design features increased the efficiency and comfort of the physicians,
staff and patients.

1988 Lucayan Medical Centre celebrated twenty years of dedicated quality service to the northern Bahamas,
offering a comprehensive multi-specialty ambulatory care facility and continuing its quest for excellence in health

1994 Lucayan Medical Centre East was officially opened on 2nd July, 1994. This modern facility is designed to
serve the growing needs of the Grand Bahama community in a highly professional and comfortable environment.

2005 Catastrophic fire destroyed the Lucayan Medical Centre-West and the Marcus H. Bethel Medical Pavilion.

2007 The construction of a state-of-the-art Diagnostic and Rehabilitation Centre commenced. An extension of the
Lucayan Medical Centre-East, this facility is designed to provide Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI),
Computerized Axial Tomography (CAT), Standard and Fluoroscopic X-rays, Mammography, Bone Densitometry,
Ultrasonography, Electrocardiography (ECG), comprehensive Lab services, plus: Pharmacy, Physiotherapy and
Rehabilitative services, Audiology, and Speech Therapy.

2008 Lucayan Medical Centre celebrated 40 years of quality service to Grand Bahama and the Northern
Bahamas. The Lucayan Medical Diagnostic and Rehabilitation Centre’s construction was completed in April 2008
and incorporates comprehensive state-of-the-art Diagnostic Imaging technologies, laboratory services and
physiotherapy services.

2013 Lucayan Medical Centre celebrates 45 years of quality service to Grand Bahama and the Northern Bahamas.
MRI scanner (1.5 Tesla) service introduced to Grand Bahama.

2018 Lucayan Medical Centre celebrates 50 years of quality service to Grand Bahama and the Northern Bahamas.
Encouraging patients to become pro-active in their own health as they journey towards optimal wellness, the
Lucayan Medical Centre promotes lifestyle changes with the introduction of the Personalized Nutrition and
Wellness program to their high quality health care services.