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September 2019 - Volume 16 - Issue 3




Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center Appoints New Orthopedics Service Line Director

June 6, 2019- Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center announces the appointment of Judy Dellosa as Orthopedics Service Line Director.  In her new role, Dellosa will be responsible for directing and managing the orthopedic and spine program.  She will also maintain quality and performance improvement initiatives
“Judy’s extensive knowledge of orthopedics and already established relationships with orthopedic and spine surgeons will prove to be a valuable asset,” said CEO Teresa Urquhart. “She has also demonstrated excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and will also help navigate our patients through the process of orthopedic procedures.”
Prior to coming to Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center, Dellosa spent 15 years at an area hospital in Palm Beach County serving in various roles.  Most recently, Dellosa was the Manager of Orthopedic and Spine Care Navigation and Accreditation.  In this role, Dellosa led a multidisciplinary team in the development of the Orthopedic and Spine Center.  
Dellosa has an Associate Degree in Nursing from Palm Beach State College and earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Indian River Sate College.  She is also a member of the National Association of Orthopedic Nurses (NAON) and is also Orthopedic Nurse Certified (ONC) 
About Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center
Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center is a 199-bed acute care hospital serving the medical and healthcare needs of Palm Beach County and the Treasure Coast for more than 45 years. The hospital was the first in Palm Beach County to perform open-heart surgery and has since remained one of the area’s leading heart hospitals, having performed over 16,000 open-heart surgeries and more than 100,000 cardiac catheterizations to date. 
The Heart & Vascular Institute at Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center offers comprehensive cardiac care including the minimally invasive procedures, Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) and MitraClip. The hospital is also the first in Palm Beach, Broward and Martin County to adopt the new minimally invasive convergent approach, designed to reduce procedure times and improve early outcomes for patients suffering from atrial fibrillation.
Additional services include orthopedics and joint replacement, a Certified Primary Stroke Center, diagnostic imaging, general and robotic surgery, an Epilepsy Program and 24-hour emergency care. Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center’s Emergency Department offers all private rooms and is equipped with technology to help increase patient comfort, reduce wait times and provide up-to-the-minute patient status, as well as immediate access to film-based radiological images, interpretations and related data.  The hospital’s Epilepsy Program is the first of its kind in Palm Beach County to have a dedicated Epilepsy Monitoring Unit for patients in need of further assessment. 
Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center has been recognized by The Joint Commission as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures for four years in a row and by Healthgrades® as a Five-Star Recipient for the Treatment of Heart Failure for 10 consecutive years (2007-2016). The hospital was also named by Healthgrades® as one of the 50 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Surgery in 2016, and was the recipient of the American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines – Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award for three years in a row (2013-2015). Additionally, Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center earned Chest Pain Center Accreditation from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care and received its sixth consecutive “A” rating in The Leapfrog Group’s fall 2015 Hospital Safety Scoreā„ . For more information or for a complimentary physician referral, please call 561-625-5070 or visit  
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