Palms West Hospital Celebrates Opening Of New Level III NICU

The ribbon-cutting ceremony was held inside the hospital’s newly expanded NICU.

HCA Florida Palms West Hospital held a ribbon-cutting ceremony marking the official opening of its Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) on Wednesday, Feb. 1.

The newly expanded NICU adds eight beds to the previously Level II NICU. The $6-million expansion features state-of-the-art equipment including an upgraded MRI, new ventilators, new x-ray capabilities, a new ultrasound and echocardiographic machine, Panda warmers, incubators and pumps.

The hospital is now capable of providing critical newborns in Palm Beach County with higher levels of service, including those patients transferred from the Glades area.

The ribbon cutting included remarks from HCA Florida Palms West Hospital CEO Jason L. Kimbrell, Central Chamber CEO Mary Lou Bedford and a blessing of the NICU by Rabbi Joanna Tract.

Located on a spacious 94-acre campus, HCA Florida Palms West Hospital is a 204-bed, acute care facility that has been providing high-quality healthcare in Palm Beach County for more than 30 years. Learn more at