W e s t P a l m H O S P I T A L • J F K M E D I C A L C E N T E R •
intensive care, pediatric sedation for radiology
studies, pediatric surgery and pediatric oncology.
Our pediatric medical staff includes more than
40 sub-specialists in pediatric cardiology, ENT,
endocrinology, gastroenterology, neurosurgery,
pulmonary and urology. Palms West Hospital is
the only hospital in the Western Communities with
a dedicated pediatric department and specialists
including nurses, respiratory therapists, child life
specialists, and clinical dietitians. Servicing our
community reflects an ongoing commitment to
exceptional patient care. Additionally, we are
committed to training new generations of
pediatricians through our medical education
and residency programs.
Our comprehensive pediatric hematology/oncology
program includes both inpatient and outpatient
procedures and treatment. Dr. Melissa Singer,
the area’s only pediatric hematologist/oncologist,
serves as the medical director of the program. In
our outpatient infusion center, certified pediatric
oncology nurses administer chemotherapy, blood
products and infusions for oncology and
immunocompromised pediatric patients. Together,
Dr. Singer and Palms West Hospital believe in offering
the most appropriate and current diagnostic and
therapeutic modalities in a supportive and
compassionate environment.
Pediatric Residency
The Pediatric Residency Program based at Palms
West Hospital is affiliated with The Palm Beach
Centre for Graduate Medical Education and Nova
Southeastern University. This program allows
residents to partner with our pediatric intensivist
physicians to master the skills necessary to be
successful pediatricians. Having such an expansive
list of pediatric specialties allows the residents to
have exposure to many different types and acuity
levels of patients.
The New Life Center is a state-of-the-art obstetrics
unit that provides the warmth and comforting care
you desire with the birth of your baby. Our private
birthing and mother-baby suites create a comforting
and secure environment and are furnished with the
latest technology and equipment. Your care, and
your baby’s birth, will be guided by a knowledgeable
and caring staff of medical professionals that
includes certified labor nurses in fetal monitoring
by the Association of Women’s Health Obstetrics
and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN), board-certified
obstetricians and neonatologists, certified neonatal
nurses, anesthesiologists skilled in labor and delivery,
a childbirth educator and a lactation consultant.
We help to navigate through the delicate process of
labor and delivery and put your mind at ease with a
highly skilled clinical staff that will remain with you
through this remarkable journey to the birth of your
child. Our certified childbirth educators offer a
variety of programs and classes to prepare the entire
family for the birth of a new baby including childbirth
preparation, pediatric CPR, breast-feeding, sibling
classes and infant care.
Cardiology Services
Palms West Hospital is committed to providing
our patients with the best heart care treatment
available. As an Accredited Chest Pain Center,
we ensure that patients who come to the hospital
complaining of chest pain or discomfort are given
the immediate treatment necessary to avoid as
much heart damage as possible. The cardiology
program at Palms West Hospital brings together
the collaborative efforts and experience of highly
skilled physician specialists, nurses, technologists,
and other cardiovascular health professionals.
Our cardiac care services encompass a full range
of diagnostic modalities and interventional
procedures. Our team of specialists combines
their expertise and knowledge to provide the latest
scientific advantages in their respective fields.
Our dedication to orthopedic care is exemplified
by our team of highly trained surgeons who are
experts in the treatment of every bone and joint
in the human body. The Orthopedic Center at
Palms West Hospital utilizes less-invasive joint
replacement techniques using stronger, more
durable materials. Patients benefit from a multi-
disciplinary approach involving advanced physical
therapy techniques, smarter pain management
and shortened recovery times. We also offer
pre-operative education classes to address any
questions or concerns about the surgical process
and recovery.
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