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HEALTH CARE DISTRICT'S TRAUMA SYSTEM MARKS 20 YEARS OF SAVING LIVES IN PALM BEACH COUNTY


Trauma Hawk Palm Beach County

Health Care District Trauma Hawk

On May 1, 1991, Palm Beach County's Trauma System took flight and carried out its first life-saving mission. Since then, the nationally-recognized Trauma System overseen by the Health Care District has treated over 50,000 people, providing rapid-response care for more than 3,000 traumatically-injured patients each year. 

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Reported by:
R. Michael Brown
Communications Director

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HOSPITALS THAT SERVE PALM BEACH RATED BEST IN THE COUNTRY - JFK #1

JFK Medical Center

JFK Medical Center

 

Healthgrades.com has named West Palm Beach the number one city for hospital care with nine local hospitals earning top marks. The group based its scores on factors including patient death rate, number of medical complications, and success of medical procedures.

 

 

 

Reported by:
R. Michael Brown
Communications Director

 

 

 

 

TAXES: $850M IN PLAY FROM HEALTH DISTRICTS?

By: R. Michael Brown, Civic Association Communications Director

A story from Health News Florida is asking the question, with the passage of the new federal health care law, “What will happen to the $850 million in taxes raised every year by local taxing districts around Florida to support care of the uninsured?” 

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Open House Event Celebrates New Medical Detox Unit at Good Samaritan Medical Center

WEST PALM BEACH, FL – Good Samaritan Medical Center marked the opening of The Palms Private Medical Detoxification Center, a medically-supervised program committed to helping individuals who are ready to face their addiction and get the assistance they need from qualified, medical professionals, with an open house event.

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New Medical Detox Unit Opens at Good Samaritan Medical Center

WEST PALM BEACH, FL -– Good Samaritan Medical Center has announced the opening of The Palms Private Medical Detoxification Center, a medically-supervised program committed to helping individuals who are ready to face their addiction and get the assistance they need from qualified, medical professionals.

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Florida Department of Health Announcement about H1N1 Swine Flu

Expansion of H1N1 Vaccination Campaign Priority Groups
By the Florida Dept. of Health

The goal of the Florida H1N1 Influenza Mass Vaccination Campaign is to immunize all Floridians and visitors who choose to be vaccinated.  Florida began vaccinating CDC recommended priority groups the week of 10/12/09, and is now ready to expand beyond those groups as vaccine becomes available. 

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