Palm Beach Relocation Guide

SPR-SUM 2016

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68 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 Lakeside Medical Center opened in 2009 on a 50-acre campus in Belle Glade. The center offers modern technology and all-private patient care in a central loca- tion, which serves as a regional health care hub for communities throughout Western Palm Beach County and bordering Lake Okeechobee, including Belle Glade, Pahokee and Palm Bay. The medical staff is trained in a quality patient care system that revolves around compassion and understanding, as well as critical thinking and teamwork. Advanced technology is found throughout the facility, including the women's health suite, emer- gency care, critical care/ICU, and surgery. The hospital building is unique: it was engineered to withstand hurricanes, severe storms, tropical weather conditions and possible flooding from Lake Okeechobee. All critical components of the facility are at an elevation significantly higher than the maximum water height of a dike failure on the lake. Good Samaritan Medical Center 1309 N. Flagler Dr., West Palm Beach, 33401 561-655-5511; Good Samaritan is distinguished by a long list of awards for patient care and excellent in specific areas, including the Stroke Gold Award from the American Heart Association, the Comprehensive Community Cancer Center Award from the American College of Surgeons, and Interso- cietal Accreditation in both Vascular Testing and Echocardiology. The hospital offers the daVinci Robotic Surgery system, a minimally invasive surgical system used for a wide range of surgical procedures. The facility offers a 24/7 emergency department, and three dedicated institutes: cancer, cardiovascular and digestive disease treatment. "Good Sam," as it is known to locals, has 333 acute beds, a 22-bay emergency department, and a full range of services including internal medicine, general surgery, cardiology, orthopedics, oncology, delivery and surgical weight loss. The hospital also offers everyday services like outpatient surgery, lab results, radiology and various rehabilita- tion services for post-treatment recovery. Lawnwood Regional Medical Center & Heart Institute 1700 S. 23rd St, Fort Pierce, 34950 772-461-4000; www. Lawnwood is part of the Treasure Coast Healthcare System, an integrated system of hospitals, physician practices and medical practices that also includes Raulerson Hospital and the St. Lucie Medical Center. Lawnwood is distinguished by its Level II Trauma Center and experienced Heart Center. It offers a Pediatric Emergency Department and comprehensive pediatric services, including pediatric specialty physi- cians, primary care pediatricians, child-life and music specialists to help reduce anxiety about treatment, pediatric physical, speech and occupational therapies as well as diag- nostic testing. The hospital has a Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit to care for the smallest of patients. The hospital offers a wide range of services. In addition to the excellence of the Heart Center, services include emergency services, trauma center, neurological and stroke care, orthopedic and spine care, comprehensive cancer care, behavioral health services, imaging services, integrated regional labo- ratories, and 12 ambulatory surgical centers. Martin Health System 200 SE Hospital Ave., Stuart, 34995 772-287-5200; Martin Health System is based in Stuart and comprises three hospitals, one Medi- Center, a free-standing emergency center, and numerous outpatient centers and clinics. The system is a not-for-profit, communi- ty-based health care organization that offers preventive, primary and acute hospital care, as well as cancer care, a heart center, well- ness and rehabilitation services, and much more. The system provides care for residents throughout the Treasure Coast, including Stuart, Jensen Beach, Hobe Sound, Palm City and Port St. Lucie. Clinical research is a key element in Martin Health's efforts to improve the treatments and lives of people in the community and includes an affiliation with Moffitt Cancer Center. Since 2001, more than 75 oncology clinical trials have been conducted through the Robert and Carol Weissman Cancer Center. Martin Health is continuing to expand its research capabilities into addi- tional fields ranging from rheumatology to cardiology and infectious diseases. Martin Health is a member of the Tradition Center for Innovation at Port St. Lucie, which includes Torrey Pines Institute for Molec- ular Studies, the Vaccine and Gene Therapy Institute (VGTI Florida) and the Mann Research Center. Martin Health System's three hospitals have 434 hospital beds—244 at Martin Medical Center, 100 at Martin Hospital South and 90 at Tradition Medical Center. Nearly 400 doctors and more than 3,500 employees are dedicated to Martin Health. Community volunteers give more than 187,000 hours annually. Martin Health is accredited by The Joint Commission, one of the most respected accreditations in the nation. It is a Joint Commission certified primary stroke center and has Commission on Cancer accredita- tion. Martin Medical Center is an eight-time national winner of the national Truven 100 Top Hospitals recognition, which evaluates 3,000 short-term acute care, non-federal hospitals in the United States and a two-time awardee of the 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals in the nation. The Orthopaedic Specialty Center at Martin Health System has earned the Gold Seal of Approval from The Joint Commission for disease-specific care certification for joint replacement of the knee and hip. Palms West Hospital 13001 Southern Blvd., Loxahatchee, 33470 561-798-3300;

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