This is an exciting time at JFK Medical Center.
Our facility continues to produce strong volumes,
superb clinical programs and the latest in
technology. In 2012, we attained a number of major
accomplishments. JFK was designated as one of
the few sites in Florida, and the first in Palm Beach
County, to offer transcatheter aortic valve
replacement (TAVR) therapy. This promising new
technique gives hope to those considered too high
risk for traditional heart valve replacement, or
those who were previously considered inoperable.
Last year we also opened the first off-site emergency
services department in Palm Beach County. Our
locations in Palm Beach Gardens and Boynton
Beach provide the community with 24-hour access
to experienced, board-certified emergency room
physicians, state-of-the-art imaging and diagnostic
equipment and a fully equipped laboratory.
Looking forward, we will continue to bring
breakthroughs in cardiac and cancer care,
as well as the latest diagnostic tools and
procedures to JFK, in order to care for
the community in the best way possible.
Gina Melby
Chief Executive Officer
JFK Medical Center
JFK Medical
Center
Conveniently located in the heart of Palm Beach
County, JFK Medical Center is a 460-bed facility
known for its comprehensive services. Our medical
staff is comprised of more than 500 physicians
representing virtually every medical specialty.
Our staff also includes more than 1,700 allied
healthcare professionals, complemented by
over 250 adult and teen volunteers.
Bariatrics
The Bariatric Wellness and Surgical Institute at
JFK Medical Center is dedicated to helping patients
achieve their weight loss and health goals through
a multidisciplinary approach to morbid obesity.
With comprehensive programs ranging from
wellness services for medical weight loss to surgical
procedures, we provide thoughtful, patient-focused
care. Accredited as a Center of Excellence by
the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric
Surgery (ASMBS), our bariatric surgical program
is staffed by top-notch certified medical
professionals and offers surgical weight loss
procedures including laparoscopic Roux-en-Y
gastric bypass, laparoscopic adjustable gastric
band, laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy and
revisions of prior surgeries. Our team also includes
nurses, nutritional and psychological support,
physical therapy, pre-operative education,
insurance approvals and appeals coordination.
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