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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

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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, 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 50 years later. Thank you for entrusting us with your care.

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Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center Welcomes New Governing Board Members

Mar 2, 2018

Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. (March 2, 2016) — Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center appoints Don Kiselewski, Senior Director of External Affairs for Florida Power & Light Company (FPL), and Dr. Eliah Watlington, Associate Provost of the Northern Campuses of Florida Atlantic University, as new governing board members. The board is responsible for monitoring, evaluating and continually improving the hospital’s quality and safety of care.

Prior to joining FPL in May 2005, Kiselewski served as a Congressional Chief of Staff and was a 14-year employee of the U.S. House of Representatives. Dr. Watlington has held academic leadership positions at FAU since 1994. She provides leadership for campus based administrative operations, program growth, and serves as a liaison to FAU’s northern service area communities.

“We feel fortunate to have the opportunity to engage new leaders in our community to support and guide the future of Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center,” said CEO Jeffrey M. Welch. “We welcome their diverse perspectives and valuable insights to help continue advancing our mission to strengthen the health of the Palm Beach community.”

Both Kiselewski and Dr. Watlington are invested members in the community. Kiselewski serves as chair of the United Way of Palm Beach County and chair of the Chamber of Commerce of the Palm Beaches. He is also on the Board of Advisors for FAU’s Tech Runway and is a member of Leadership Florida Class XXXIV. Previously, Kiselewski served as president of the Forum Club, chair of the Business Development Board of Palm Beach County and chair of the Northern Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce.

Likewise, as part of her service to the university’s local community, Dr. Watlington sits on the Northern Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors Executive Committee. She has been actively involved with national accreditation efforts at both the college and university levels. She co-chaired the College of Education’s 2007 and 2014 successful national accreditation renewal process. Currently, she serves on the Southern Association of College and Schools Commission on Colleges Leadership Team and the Carnegie Foundation Community Engagement Leadership Team.

Kiselewski holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Emory University and a Master of Business Administration from Florida Atlantic University. Dr. Watlington holds both a master’s degree and doctorate from the University of Virginia, Charlottesville.