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Minimally Invasive Heart Surgery

Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center is one of the first hospitals in Palm Beach County offering minimally invasive heart surgery as a treatment option for patients suffering from heart valve disease. Unlike traditional open heart surgery where the breast bone needs to be surgically separated, minimally invasive valve surgery is performed through a small incision between the ribs.

About Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center

We would like to take this time to welcome you and thank you for choosing Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center.

Since opening our doors in 1968, to performing the first open-heart surgery in Palm Beach County and the Treasure Coast in 1983, our 199-bed, advanced tertiary medical center has expanded over the years to offer a full spectrum of healthcare services. Some of our most notable services include our Heart and Vascular Institute, emergency services, orthopedics and joint replacement, Certified Primary Stroke Center, neurosurgery, urology, general and robotic surgery, diagnostic imaging and rehabilitation services.

Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center places a strong emphasis on patient centered care and we are dedicated to optimal health through clinical excellence and unparalleled compassion.

As Palm Beach County grows, Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center is committed to introducing new services and programs to better serve the community’s needs. We are proud to continue achieving excellence nearly 55 years later. Thank you for entrusting us with your care.

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News & Announcements

Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center Announces Appointment of Denise Kvapil to Chief Nursing and Operations Officer

Apr 10, 2021

Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.- Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center announces the appointment of Denise Kvapil, MSN, BSN, to Chief Nursing and Operations Officer. In her role, Kvapil will oversee nursing administration, daily hospital operations, and ancillary services to include environmental services, food and nutrition, security, laboratory, pharmacy, cardiopulmonary and rehab services.

“We are very pleased to have Denise in her new role and continue to provide leadership for both our nursing and now operations,” said Teresa Urquhart, chief executive officer for Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center. “We feel confident that her passion for healthcare, and nursing experience, will be an invaluable asset to our hospital.”

Prior to her appointment, Kvapil served as the Chief Nursing Officer at the hospital. In her role, she was responsible for overseeing and coordinating the daily operations of Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center’s nursing departments. She ensured the hospital’s tradition of delivering high quality patient care is, and will continue to be maintained.

Before joining the team at Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center, Kvapil served as the Vice President of Patient Care Operations / Chief Nursing Officer at Christ Hospital in Jersey City, New Jersey. She has over 25 years of experience in the healthcare field and hospital administration. Kvapil is a graduate of Rutgers University in Newark, New Jersey, and earned her Masters of Science in Nursing from South University.