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October 2019 - Volume 16 - Issue 4

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Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center Earns High Performance in Heart Failure in U.S. News & World Report’s 2019-20 Best Hospitals

August 8, 2019 - Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center earned high performance marks in the category of heart failure for the state of Florida in the annual U.S. News & World Report’s 2019-2020 Best Hospitals rankings for adult clinical specialties. 
 
Hospitals are ranked nationally in specialties from cancer to urology and rated in common procedures and conditions, such as heart bypass surgery, hip and knee replacement and COPD. Hospitals are also ranked regionally within states and major metro areas.   
 
Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center was the first hospital in Palm Beach County and the Treasure Coast to perform open-heart surgery, and remains one of the area’s leading heart hospitals.
Nearly 19,000 open-heart surgeries 
Over 500 TAVR’s 
Nearly 200 Mitraclips 
Over 40 convergent procedures 
Nearly 100 Watchman procedures 
More than 100,000 cardiac catheterizations
Consistent recognition by trusted organizations such as the American Heart Association
“Our patients deserve access to safe, high quality heart care and they place a high value on information about how we rank against our peers to evaluate their choices for their healthcare,” said Teresa Urquhart, chief executive officer for Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center.  “Our dedication to quality and safety are evident in this latest designation, and it is a testament to the commitment our entire team has to the health and well-being of our community.”  
The U.S. News Best Hospitals analysis reviews hospitals' performance in adult and pediatric clinical specialties, procedures and conditions. For more information on Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center, visit www.pbgmc.com.
 
 
 
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 over 50 years. The hospital was the first in Palm Beach County and the Treasure Coast 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 and advanced minimally invasive procedures including Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) and MitraClip. The hospital is the first in Palm Beach, Broward and Martin County to adopt the new minimally invasive convergent approach to treat patients with atrial fibrillation. Most recently, Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center became the first hospital from Miami to Jacksonville to commercially utilize a fully dissolving heart stent in the treatment of coronary artery disease. Due to the outstanding work of the Heart & Vascular Institute, Palm Beach Gardens was the only hospital in Florida to receive all three Healthgrades® America's Best Cardiac Specialty Awards in 2017 – America’s 50 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Surgery™, America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Coronary Intervention™, and America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Care™.
 
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 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. For more information or for a complimentary physician referral, please call 561-625-5070 or visit www.pbgmc.com
 
 
 
 
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