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Miami Children’s Hospital and Palms West Hospital Form an Affiliation to Provide Pediatric Emergency Care in West Palm Beach
(7/26/2010)

Loxahatchee, Florida - Miami Children’s Hospital and Palms West Hospital, have entered into an affiliation to provide Pediatric Emergency Care in Palm Beach County. Starting October 1, 2010 physicians from Miami Children’s Hospital’s Emergency Room will be providing care to the children in our community at Palms West Hospital.   

Miami Children’s Hospital is a recognized leader in Pediatric healthcare and is renowned for excellence in all aspects of pediatric medical care from birth through adolescence. An affiliation with Miami Children’s was only natural for Palms West since they are also committed to excellent Pediatric care, with children account for 39% of their emergency room visits.

“We expect that this collaborative affiliation with Miami Children’s Hospital will take the already great level of Pediatric Emergency Room care at Palms West Hospital to an even higher level,” said Bland Eng, CEO of Palms West Hospital. “Palms West is looking forward to working with one of the most respected names in pediatric healthcare to provide enhanced Pediatric Emergency Care.”

“Miami Children’s Hospital has grown to become a regional healthcare system for the children of South Florida. Through this new collaboration with our esteemed associates at Palms West Hospital, we look forward to offering enhanced convenience for the families of Palm Beach County,” said Narendra Kini,
MD, President and CEO of Miami Children’s Hospital. “This affiliation is part of our commitment to being ‘where the children are.’” 

Michael G. Joseph, HCA East Florida Division President, said, “We have long admired Miami Children’s excellent reputation for Pediatric care and look forward to working together in Palm Beach County.”

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About Palms West Hospital

Palms West Hospital is a 175-bed thriving, comprehensive, acute care community hospital offering a wide range of adult and pediatric services.”The Children’s Hospital at Palms West” offers a full complement of healthcare services, including a medical staff of 49 Pediatricians and 38 Pediatric sub-specialists. The Children’s Hospital at Palms West is also a hub of specialized pediatric services for a six county surrounding area.  Palms West is located in Western Palm Beach County serving Wellington, Royal Palm Beach, and Acreage/Loxahatchee.

About Miami Children’s Hospital

Founded in 1950 by Variety Clubs International, Miami Children's Hospital® is South Florida’s only licensed specialty hospital exclusively for children, with more than 650 attending physicians and over 130 pediatric subspecialists. The 289-bed hospital is renowned for excellence in all aspects of pediatric medicine with several specialty programs ranked among the best in the nation in 2008, 2009 and 2010 by U.S.News & World Report. The hospital is also home to the largest pediatric teaching program in the southeastern United States and has been designated an American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Magnet facility, the nursing profession’s most prestigious institutional honor.