JFK Medical Center (Sponsoring Institution)

JFK Medical Center

JFK Medical Center is the sponsoring institution for the podiatric residency program. JFK and its affiliate Palms West are a part of HCA Healthcare, the nation’s leading provider of healthcare services. HCA is composed of locally managed facilities that include approximately 190 hospitals and 91 outpatient surgery centers in 23 states, England and Switzerland. JFK Medical Center is a 424-bed (expanding to 460 beds by the end of 2007) acute medical surgical facility with over 26,000 inpatient admissions per year. A new emergency department is triple the size of the previous facility. The new modern facility is home to 41 beds, including five trauma beds and eight fast track beds and has over 60,000 visits per year. JFK boasts excellent orthopedics, an orthopedically directed Human Motion Institute, Wound Management Center, Vascular Center, advanced Regional Neurosciences Center (neurological disorders, brain and spinal surgery, pain management, sleep disorders and stroke) and a state-of-the-art Heart Institute (open heart surgery, invasive cardiology and cardiac rehabilitation). JFK Medical Center was recently named the first Comprehensive Stroke Center in Palm Beach County. Radiology is accessible on the floor with a regional PACS system and JFK utilizes the latest digital MRI equipment with a 64 slice CT scanner.

Palms West Hospital (Participating Institution)

Palms West Hospital

Palms West Hospital is a 175 bed acute care facility with a wide variety of services geared to excellence in medical education. A recent 47 million dollar expansion has significantly increased the number of beds available, increased the capacity of the Emergency Department and opened a brand new Pediatric Unit and Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. Palms West Hospital is located in a younger population center of Palm Beach County, which is among one of the fastest growing communities in the country. Palms West boasts exemplary Surgery, Emergency Medicine, Pediatrics, Pediatric Emergency, Pediatric Intensive Care, and Obstetrics/Gynecology services. Palms West has a new outpatient Surgical Center on the campus.