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March 2021 - Volume 17 - Issue 9


West Boca Medical Center Announces New Ortho-Fast Track Program at Emergency Center for Orthopedic Injuries

February 18th, 2021– West Boca Medical Center will now be offering a new Ortho-Fast Track program for patients seeking care at its off-campus emergency center in Coconut Creek, after an orthopedic injury. With this new service, a patient will be connected directly with board-certified orthopedic surgeon to schedule a follow up appointment, after getting an initial examination by an Emergency physician.
“West Boca Medical Center is proud to offer this new Ortho-Fast Track program, allowing for our patients to get examined by a board-certified orthopedist if they suffer an injury,” said George Rizzuto, chief executive officer for West Boca Medical Center.  “Our Emergency Center in Coconut Creek is open 24 hours a day; seven days a week and we offer the same high-quality services that you would receive at West Boca Medical Center’s main campus location.  If your condition requires a visit to our emergency department, please know we are safe, equipped and ready.  Do not delay your care.”  
Some of the benefits of the Ortho-Fast Track program include: 
Minimal waiting 
No appointment required 
Evaluation by a board certified ER physician 
Follow-up appointment with an Orthopedic Surgeon scheduled within 48 hours of your visit  
For more information about our services, go to or call 954-480-9111.    
About West Boca Medical Center
West Boca Medical Center is a 195-bed acute care hospital located at 21644 State Road 7 in Boca Raton, Florida. West Boca Medical Center has been serving the medical and healthcare needs of its community and surrounding areas for more than 30 years.  West Boca Medical Center offers a broad array of services, including general medical and surgical care, orthopedics and sports medicine, a robotic surgery program offering minimally invasive surgery for gynecological, urological and general surgical procedures, a state-of-the-art diagnostic imaging center featuring a short bore high field MRI and digital mammography, cardiac and surgical intensive care, outpatient surgery services, 24-hour emergency services for adults and children, outpatient rehabilitation services, and a specialized sleep diagnostic center with a dedicated lab for pediatrics and adults. West Boca Medical Center is a State Certified Primary Stroke Center and a National Certified Silver Safe Sleep Leader by Cribs for Kids.  West Boca received the American Heart Association Get with the Guidelines- Gold plus Target Honor Roll Elite Quality Achievement Awards for Heart Failure and Stroke in 2020.  The hospital is also designated as a Lung Cancer Screening Center by the American College of Radiology.
The hospital also offers several specialties, including women’s and children’s services. With its Birth Care Pavilion and Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, the hospital is equipped to treat expectant mothers and their babies from the routine to very high-risk. The Breast Center at West Boca Diagnostic Imaging is designated as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology.  It offers comprehensive breast care services including prevention, early disease detection, diagnosis and treatment of breast conditions. The team at the Breast Center, which includes an on-site physician and patient navigator, focuses care on treatment techniques derived from a high caliber of diagnostic services. 
West Boca Medical Center has earned the Healthgrades 5-Star C-Section and Vaginal Delivery Awards five years in a row (2015-2019).  In addition, the hospital was the first in Florida to be Perinatal Care Certified by The Joint Commission.  The hospital is fully accredited by The Joint Commission on the accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, the nation’s oldest and largest hospital accreditation agency. For more information about West Boca Medical Center or for physician referral, call 866-904-WBMC (9262) or visit the website at
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