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 the residents of Grand Bahama and the Northern Bahamas.

1978
The administration of the Centre was assumed by Dr. Marcus C. Bethel, and over the ensuing years the growth of the Centre was characterized by the upgrading of the physical premises, medical equipment and personnel.

1983
The opening of Marcus H. Bethel Medical Pavilion marked an historic phase in the continued development of the 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
A comprehensive multi-specialty ambulatory care facility, the Lucayan Medical Centre celebrated twenty years of dedicated quality service to the Commonwealth of the Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos Islands, and continued its quest for excellence in health care.

1994
Another historic milestone in the development of the Lucayan Medical Centre was achieved when 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
Accidental catastrophic fire destroyed Lucayan Medical Centre – West and the Marcus H. Bethel Medical Pavilion.

2007
Construction of a new state of the art Diagnostic and Rehabilitation Centre commences. This facility, an extension of Lucayan Medical Centre-East, is designed to provide Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Computerized Axial Tomography (CAT), Standard and Fluoroscopic X-rays, Mammography, Bone Densitometry, Ultrasonography, Electrocardiography (ECG), comprehensive Laboratory services, Pharmacy, Physiotherapy and Rehabilitative services, Audiology and Speech therapy.

2008
LMC celebrates 40 years of quality service to Grand Bahama and the Northern Bahamas. 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 and occupational therapy services.

2014
LMC celebrates 45 years serving Grand Bahama & the Northern Bahamas. MRI Scanner (Philips 1.5 Tesla) commissioned.