Health care and medical services are abundant in Palm Beach County’s western communities, providing thousands of jobs for the region and serving patients and clients from all walks of life, from birth to advanced age. The region’s dynamic cluster of wellness organizations contributes mightily to its high quality of life. Located at the heart of the region is Wellington, whose robust health and medical sector encompasses:
- Primary and specialized medical care physicians
- Major hospitals
- Skilled nursing and independent living facilities
- Physical, occupational and speech therapists
- Wellness programs
- Nutrition and weight loss services
- Laboratory services n Health insurance providers
- Hospice programs
- Medical support organizations
Bethesda Hospital West 9655 W. Boynton Beach Blvd., Boynton Beach, FL 33472 336-7000 | www.bethesdawest.org Bethesda Hospital West opened in 2013. The 80-bed, all-private-room, state-of-the-art hospital provides general medical, surgical and intensive care services; 24-hour adult and pediatric emergency care; diagnostic imaging; rehabilitation; and laboratory and inpatient pharmacy services. Bethesda Hospital’s mission is to provide high-quality health services in a caring manner. With this mission in mind, the not-for-profit hospital provides charity and uncompensated care to those in need. Bethesda Hospital also impacts the community through its outreach programs and partners with local organizations to provide a wide variety of health and wellness educational programs for Palm Beach County residents. U.S. News and World Report recognized Bethesda Hospital in 2020- 2021 as a high-performing hospital in heart failure, hip replacement and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. The hospital also holds numerous accreditations and certifications for medical excellence in such areas as stroke care, diagnostic imaging, hip and knee replacement and rehabilitation. Bethesda Hospital West is part of Baptist Health South Florida, the largest health care organization in the region, with 11 hospitals, nearly 23,000 employees, more than 4,000 physicians and more than 100 outpatient centers, urgent care facilities and physician practices spanning across MiamiDade, Monroe, Broward and Palm Beach counties. A not-for-profit organization supported by philanthropy and committed to its faith-based charitable mission of medical excellence, Baptist Health has been recognized by Fortune as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in America and by Ethisphere as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies.
Joe DiMaggio Children’s Health Specialty Center 3377 N. State Road 7, Wellington 341-7000 | www.jdch.com Residents of Wellington now have access to one of the most respected names in pediatric care. Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital (JDCH) opened a Health Specialty Center in the Village in February 2019. The first JDCH specialty center of its kind in the Palm Beaches north of Boca Raton, the Wellington outpatient clinic employs medical professionals in a number of specialties—including audiology, cardiology, craniofacial, a cystic fibrosis clinic, endocrinology, general surgery, immunology, neurology, neurosurgery, orthopaedics, otolaryngology and pulmonology. At 30,000 square feet, the freestanding facility also houses comprehensive imaging (MRI and ultrasound), outpatient surgery and rehabilitation services. The center features the same kid-friendly décor and playful philosophy that have helped alleviate the patient experience for children at the hospital’s flagship location in Hollywood.
Wellington Regional Medical Center 10101 Forest Hill Blvd., Wellington www.wellingtonregional.com Admitting: 798-8609; General information: 798-8500 Human resources: 798-8544; Patient billing: 798-8678 Physician referral – free: 798-9880 Women’s Center: 798-8513, Wound care & hyperbarics: 753-2680 Wellington Regional Medical Center is a 233-bed acute care hospital, owned by a subsidiary of Universal Health Services, Inc., a highly respected health care management organization. Wellington Regional is proud to have provided high-quality health care services to the residents of Palm Beach County since 1986. As a community hospital, accredited by The Joint Commission, Wellington Regional prides itself on its continued commitment to remain on the forefront of advanced technologies and expand programs and services to meet the needs of the growing community it serves. In 2018, Wellington Regional opened The Weight Management Center, which provides personalized, physician-directed weight management solutions in a newly renovated facility. The Weight Management Center at WRMC offers customized weight-loss programs, dedicated treatment teams, health coaching, exercise physiologist/fitness instruction and nutrition management. The center includes a community classroom, where support groups and informational sessions are held monthly, and a fitness center. Additionally, Wellington Regional is on the front lines of developing COVID19 therapeutics. As of August 2020, it was one of six sites in the country participating in a phase 2/3 clinical trial of the IV medication Dociparastat Sodium (DSTAT) to determine if it can accelerate recovery and prevent the need for ventilators in patients severely affected by COVID-19. The randomized, double blind, placebocontrolled trial will evaluate and determine the safety and efficacy of DSTAT in adults with confirmed COVID19 who require hospitalization and are at high risk for respiratory failure, supplemental oxygen and possible ICU-level care.