May 31 2023 – St. Mary’s Medical Center is the first hospital in Florida to use the innovative FreeClimb 70 reperfusion system powered by Tenzing from Route 92 Medical.
Designed for superior deliverability and increased efficiency, the FreeClimb 70 system combines the advanced technology of the FreeClimb 70 catheter and the Tenzing 7 delivery catheter. The FreeClimb 70 system delivers a refined aspiration technique enabling physicians to provide fast, effective treatment to stroke patients, potentially saving lives, and reducing the risk of long-term disability.
Dr. Ali Malek, Medical Director of the Comprehensive Stroke Center at St. Mary’s Medical Center, was the Neurointerventionalist who successfully treated the first Florida patient using the FreeClimb 70 system. “In the battle against stroke every new tool we gain access to gives us the chance to improve the quality of life for more patients,” Dr. Malek said.
With the addition of the FreeClimb 70 reperfusion system to its arsenal of advanced medical tools, St. Mary’s Medical Center demonstrates a continued commitment to providing cutting-edge care to residents of the Palm Beach and Treasure Coast communities.
St. Mary’s is both a Joint Commission and DNV Healthcare Certified Comprehensive Stroke Center, each of which is the highest designation for a Stroke Center.
Learn more about the Comprehensive Stroke Center at St. Mary’s Medical Center here: https://www.stmarysmc.com/services/stroke-treatment
About St. Mary’s Medical Center
St. Mary’s Medical Center (SMMC), part of the Palm Beach Health Network, is a 420-bed acute care hospital in West Palm Beach. The hospital has been serving Palm Beach County and the Treasure for more than 80 years. SMMC is a Level 1 Trauma Center, a state-designated Pediatric Trauma Referral Center, certified Comprehensive Stoke Center, and has a level III NICU.
Pediatric services are provided at the Palm Beach Children’s Hospital at St. Mary’s Medical Center, which is the only dedicated children’s hospital between Ft. Lauderdale and Orlando. Along with 24/7 dedicated pediatric emergency and trauma care, Palm Beach Children’s Hospital’s medical staff consists of 196 pediatricians in 36 subspecialties.