This is an exciting time at JFK Medical Center and we are proud to be the hospital leader in Palm Beach County. JFK Medical Center is celebrating over 50 years of delivering top quality healthcare to our community. Our facility continues to produce strong volumes, superb clinical programs and the latest in technology.
This year we celebrate the 30th anniversary of our Heart and Vascular Institute. JFK is one of the premier Heart Centers in South Florida for open-heart and electrophysiology cases. We are also the busiest TAVR (transcatheter aortic valve replacement) and Mitral Clip programs in the county, both of these programs are in the top 10% in volumes in the state and top 20% nationally.
In April 2016, we expanded our footprint in the community and welcomed the latest addition to our family, JFK North. JFK Medical Center North Campus is a 245-bed acute care hospital, with an adjoining 88-bed psychiatric unit. JFK North is the largest provider of Behavioral Health services in Palm Beach County.
With the addition of JFK North, JFK Medical Center is now a multi-campus medical center, encompassing four locations throughout Palm Beach County. In addition to our two hospital campuses, our off-site Emergency Rooms in Palm Beach Gardens and Boynton Beach provide 24-hour access to excellent ER care. JFK Medical Center provides care for over 133,000 ER patients each year, and is the busiest ER in the county.
This year we will begin construction at our main campus on a $108 Million project to add a three-story bed tower, expand our emergency room, complete patient unit renovations, as well as expand and upgrade our parking facilities. This will allow us to care for the community in the best way possible.
Looking forward, we will continue to bring break-throughs in Cardiac and Cancer Care, as well as the latest diagnostic tools and procedures to JFK.
Thank you for choosing us as your healthcare provider of choice. We look forward to caring for you and your family for many years to come.