December 02, 2015
West Palm Beach, Florida – JFK Medical Center today announced that West Palm Hospital will become a campus of JFK Medical Center and be renamed JFK Medical Center North Campus, effective April 1, 2016.
JFK Medical Center enjoys a highly recognized footprint in Palm Beach County, treating 95,000 ER patients and 30,000 admissions annually. With this change, JFK Medical Center will be the largest medical center in Palm Beach County and provide patients access to a larger, more versatile network of physicians and services. Upon completion, JFK Medical Center will include 717 beds, two campuses and two offsite emergency rooms (Boynton Beach and Palm Beach Gardens) and OB services being added in December 2015.
JFK and West Palm Hospital are both HCA affiliates and share the same commitment to patients, physicians, staff and the community.
“Both hospitals have a long and proud history of serving this community, and are looking forward to combining efforts to meet the needs of patients throughout Palm Beach County,” said Michael G. Joseph, HCA East Florida Division President. “Together, they will continue to provide excellent, coordinated patient care that encompasses nearly every medical specialty and is delivered conveniently and close to home.”
With access to two campuses, more patients in Palm Beach County will be able to access specialty services such as Cardiac, Neurosciences, Orthopedics, Robotics, Oncology, and more. The change also leverages the excellence of two well established healthcare facilities with track records of consistent delivery of high quality care.