Hospital implements safety protocols and urges families not to delay care,
and to come to the emergency room for any emergent pediatric need
 
July 16th 2020- West Boca Medical Center earns the award of Favorite Pediatric Emergency Department by Broward Family Life Magazine.  Readers of Broward Family Life Magazine, who vote on their family favorites in the community, select the award winners.  Some families may be hesitant to bring their children to the ER, but it is important to know the hospital has taken the appropriate steps and precautions to ensure safe emergency care. 
 
“People in our community have a choice as to where they will go for pediatric emergency care. This recognition is confirmation that West Boca Medical Center is one of the best pediatric emergency departments in the area,” said George Rizzuto, CEO at West Boca Medical Center.  “When treating our patients, we consistently provide safe, high-quality, compassionate care.  With the proper safety protocols in place, our hospital is committed to making sure children get the very best attention in emergency medicine.”
 
West Boca Medical Center is part of the Palm Beach Health Network, and offers more than 80 affiliated pediatric specialists and subspecialists.  
“We feel fortunate to have a dynamic team in our pediatric emergency department,” said Dr. Charles Jeannepierre, medical director of the pediatric ED at West Boca Medical Center.  “With our clinical experience, expertise and safety standards in place to protect even our youngest of patients, I implore parents to not delay care for their children, especially in the event of a life-threatening emergency.”
 
Broward Family Life is a complimentary monthly magazine with the goal to serve readers with information about local events, programs, news and businesses throughout the county. 
 
 
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 www.westbocamedctr.com.