Halifax District Hospital opened its doors to the community on January 3, 1928. Founded by the state legislature, the hospital began operations with 125 licensed beds. During World War II, the hospital became a convalescent facility. In 1947, it was remodeled and returned to the community as an acute care general hospital. In 1985, the hospital was designated as the area's only Level II Trauma Center and changed its name to Halifax Medical Center.

In 2007, after many additional services were added, Halifax Medical Center became Halifax Community Health System, and recently simplified the name to Halifax Health. Halifax Health is the area's largest healthcare provider with a tertiary and community hospital with 678 licensed beds, more than 500 physicians on its medical staff representing 46 medical specialties.

Halifax Health is proud to offer the residents of East Central Florida outstanding diagnostic and treatment capabilities that have been consistently ranked in the top five percent of all hospitals in the nation for clinical outcomes in the following areas:

  • Halifax Health - Center for Cardiology
  • Halifax Health - Center for Orthopedics
  • Halifax Health - Center for Neurosciences
  • Halifax Health - Center for Oncology
  • Trauma Center - Level II
  • Pediatric Emergency Department
  • Neonatal Intensive Care - Level III
  • Pediatric Intensive Care - Level II
  • Child and Adolescent Behavioral Services

Halifax Health expanded its services to the residents of Port Orange, New Smyrna Beach and other Southeast Volusia county communities with the opening of Halifax Health - Medical Center of Port Orange, an 80-bed community hospital in fall 2006.

In April 2007, Halifax Health proudly announced the beginning of the first phase of a new 10-year master plan - the construction of a new 10-story inpatient tower and Emergency Department.  Halifax Health announced the official name of the tower during its grand opening celebration on June 12, 2009. The France Tower at Halifax Health Medical Center is named for the France family, who has pledged $10 million toward this technologically advanced facility.

Halifax Health is a member of the Safety Net Hospital Alliance. 

Florida's Safety Net Hospitals serve a special role in caring for the poor and uninsured. The Halifax Health 2018 Community Benefits Report provides the latest information about the system and its plans for serving the healthcare needs of area residents.

System Facts    

Halifax Health provides a continuum of healthcare services through a network of organizations including a tertiary hospital, a community hospital, psychiatric services, four cancer treatment centers, the area's largest hospice organization, and a preferred provider organization.


Halifax Health is a legislatively-chartered taxing healthcare organization governed by a Board of Commissioners  appointed by the Governor of Florida.

Healthcare Consumer Information

Individuals looking for consumer-focused information may visit the Agency for Health Care Administration.

Community Needs Assessment