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PBGMC Appoints New Emergency Department Medical Director

Feb 2, 2021

Palm Beach Gardens, - Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center announces the appointment of Dr. Bob Deichert as its new medical director of the emergency department. Dr. Deichert, will work with the medical staff to ensure patients requiring emergent care continue to receive the high quality, compassionate care that Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center delivers.

“We are fortunate to have Dr. Deichert as a new member of our emergency medicine leadership team,” said Teresa Urquhart, CEO of Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center. “His impressive clinical expertise and proven leadership skills will no doubt have a positive impact on our community and on the patients we serve.”

With more than three decades of clinical experience in emergency medicine in rural, suburban, urban and trauma settings, Dr. Deichert’s leadership experience includes emergency department medical directorships at West Seattle General Hospital, Los Medanos Community hospital, and Ridgecrest Regional Hospital, where he also has served as chief of staff and executive board member.

Most recently, he served as the medical director at Samaritan Hospital, a level III trauma center in Washington State. Other key positions throughout his career include regional medical director for TeamHealth, and county EMS director.

Dr. Deichert graduated from the University of Minnesota medical school. He then did his PGY-1 training at Virginia Mason Hospital, Seattle, Washington with a medicine concentration. He did his residency at the University of California, San Francisco/Fresno, in emergency medicine, and at the University of California, San Diego, in psychiatry, where he served as chief resident psychiatrist his final year of this residency. He is board certified in emergency medicine.

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