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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’s Primary Stroke Center Receives Recertification from The Joint Commission

Feb 9, 2016

Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. (February 9, 2016) – For the fourth consecutive time, Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center earns The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Heart-Check mark for Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Centers. The Gold Seal of Approval® and the Heart-Check mark represent symbols of quality from their respective organizations.

“Meeting the rigorous standards established by The Joint Commission conveys our dedication to providing patients with high quality stroke services,” said Jeffrey M. Welch, hospital CEO. “This distinction lets our community know that during a stroke, when time is truly of the essence, Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center is where they can come to find exceptional care.”

The Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Centers is awarded for a two-year period to Joint Commission-accredited acute care hospitals. Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center has received recertification every two years since 2009, after being evaluated by Joint Commission experts for compliance with stroke-related standards and requirements, including program management, the delivery of clinical care and performance improvement.

“Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center has thoroughly demonstrated the greatest level of commitment to the care of stroke patients through its Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Centers,” said Michele Sacco, M.S., interim executive director, Certification Programs. “We commend the hospital for becoming a leader in stroke care, potentially providing a higher standard of service for stroke patients in its community.”

According to the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, stroke is the number five cause of death and a leading cause of adult disability in the United States. On average, someone suffers a stroke every 40 seconds and dies of a stroke every four minutes. Nearly 800,000 people suffer a new or recurrent stroke each year.

For more information about the stroke services at Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center, please visit www.pbgmc.com/our-services/neurosciences/primary-stroke-center.