West Palm Hospital Set To Become JFK Medical Center North Campus

JFK Medical Center announced recently that West Palm Hospital will become a campus of JFK Medical Center and be renamed JFK Medical Center North Campus effective April 1, 2016.

JFK Medical Center enjoys a highly recognized footprint in Palm Beach County, treating 95,000 emergency-room patients and making 30,000 admissions annually. With this change, JFK Medical Center will be the largest medical center in Palm Beach County and provide patients access to a larger, more versatile network of physicians and services. When the transition is complete, JFK Medical Center will include 717 beds, two campuses and two off-site emergency rooms (Boynton Beach and Palm Beach Gardens).

JFK and West Palm Hospital are both Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) affiliates and share the same commitment to patients, physicians, staff and the community.

“Both hospitals have a long and proud history of serving this community, and are looking forward to combining efforts to meet the needs of patients throughout Palm Beach County,” said Michael G. Joseph, HCA East Florida Division president. “Together, they will continue to provide excellent, coordinated patient care that encompasses nearly every medical specialty and is delivered conveniently and close to home.”

With access to two campuses, more patients in Palm Beach County will be able to access specialty services such as cardiac, neurosciences, orthopedics, robotics, oncology and more. The change also leverages the excellence of two well-established healthcare facilities with track records of consistent delivery of high-quality care. JFK Medical Center has a medical staff of 650 and 2,000 employees. West Palm Hospital’s medical staff numbers more than 350, and the hospital employs more than 600 workers.