Palm Beach Relocation Guide

SPR-SUM 2016

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66 P A L M B E A C H R E L O C A T I O N G U I D E – S P R I N G | S U M M E R 2 0 1 6 H E A L T H C A R E R E S O U R C E S wasting syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis, and new methods of drug discovery. A recent Torrey Pines discovery was how blood cell production is regulated within the bone marrow, with potential benefits for millions around the world suffering from illnesses caused by blood cell deficiencies. This recognition of the need for inter- disciplinary collaboration between these institutions is building an alliance that will help cure diseases, develop new medica- tions, educate students and generate jobs. The collaboration will also have a positive impact on the regional economy in itself, and will serve to attract additional life sciences and biomedical organization into the county. Another exciting research development is the Florida Drug Discovery Acceleration Program. Led by the Torrey Pines Insti- tute, the partnership, funded by the State of Florida Department of Health, has created a library of over 30 million drug- like compounds and billions of peptides, to aid partners in the development of new medicines. FAU and 15 other institutions across the state, also including Scripps, are members in this alliance. As Palm Beach County seeks to build an economic base in biomedical and life sciences, the collaboration and cooperation among these notable institutions is attracting further research and medical expertise to locate here. RAPID ADOPTION OF TECH- NOLOGICAL INNOVATIONS South Florida's hospitals are forward thinking institutions and constantly seek to adopt new and effective technologies to benefit their patents and communities. Delray Medical Center in Delray Beach and St. Mary's Medical Center in West Palm Beach recently announced the offering of an integrated neurosurgical technology using 3D tractography to visualize surgical paths within the brain. This allows surgeons to design minimally invasive surgeries for patients with deeply seated brain tumors, or who have suffered from strokes. Minimally invasive surgical techniques using the newest and most advanced equip- ment are being implemented at hospitals and outpatient surgical centers throughout Palm Beach County. Everything from gall- bladder surgery to knee, shoulder and hip replacement is now performed using mini- mally invasive techniques, and with a large retired population needing such surgeries, these methods are in high demand and are now widely available. With a "silver tsunami" of Baby Boomers planning to retire to Florida over the next 30 years, Scripps Research and Jupiter Medical Center have proposed a partnership with Palm Beach Gardens-based NuVista Living to create a $70 million medical research center in Abacoa, which is a community within the outer city limits of Jupiter. The goal is for the institute to bring health care, academia and research together to expand research horizons in geriatric medi- cine and care. MAJOR MEDICAL FACILITIES The following is a comprehensive list of hospitals, and other healthcare facilities in the Palm Beach and Martin, St. Lucie Counties. Bethesda Hospital (East and West) East Campus: 2815 S Seacrest Blvd. Boynton Beach, 33435; 561-737-7733 West Campus: 9655 W. Boynton Beach Blvd. Boynton Beach, 33472; 561-336-7000 Bethesda Hospital East is a fully accred- ited, community, not-for-profit hospital offering a full array of healthcare services. Bethesda Hospital East opened its doors in 1959 and for over 50 years, the commit- ment to preserving its non-profit status has not wavered. It is this commitment to our community that has allowed Bethesda East

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