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June 2021 - Volume 17 - Issue 12
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Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center Appoints Emergency Department Director

May 1st 2021- Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center appoints Jennifer Scott to the role of emergency department director.  Scott will be responsible for overseeing, implementing, maintaining and ensuring quality patient care in the emergency department at the hospital.  Scott has over 20 years of nursing experience, and was most recently director of the telemetry & stepdown nursing units. She oversaw a 55 bed-unit for post-op and stepdown patients.
 
“With Jennifer’s background and expertise, we are confident she will be successful in leading our emergency department team at Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center,” said Teresa Urquhart, chief executive officer for Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center. “We are proud to have Jennifer on our hospital leadership team.”
 
Scott started her career at Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center, working as a nurse in the cardiovascular intensive care unit and then moving to the emergency room, before leaving for a new opportunity at an area South Florida hospital.  She then returned to Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center as director of the telemetry & stepdown unit.  Scott has a bachelor’s of science degree in nursing from Western Governor’s University.
The Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center emergency team includes emergency specialists, paramedics, medical technicians and specially trained doctors and nurses.  For more information about our services, call 561-622-1411, or go to our website, www.pbgmc.com/services.   
 
 
 
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 nearly 19,000 open-heart surgeries and more than 100,000 cardiac catheterizations to date. 
 
Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center offers comprehensive cardiac care and advanced minimally-invasive procedures including Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR), MitraClip, and Watchman. The hospital is the first in Palm Beach, Broward and Martin County to adopt the minimally invasive convergent approach to treat patients with atrial fibrillation.  The hospital’s outpatient cardiac rehabilitation program is designed for people recovering from a heart attack, coronary bypass or valve surgery, and angioplasty or stent procedures. 
Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center offers advanced orthopedic care to our community. Some of the services offered include: total joint replacements for hip, knee and shoulder, sports medicine, arthroscopy, podiatry, fracture management and inpatient/outpatient rehabilitation. In 2019, Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center was the only hospital in the State of Florida to utilize the NAVIO robotic-assisted surgical system to perform total and partial knee replacements. 
Additional services include an Advanced 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 that is equipped with long-term video monitoring, a specialized form of an EEG for patients who suffer from seizures. The hospital acquired the da Vinci Xi Robotic Surgical System which can be used across a spectrum of minimally-invasive procedures such as cardiovascular, colorectal, general surgery, gynecology, urology and more. 
The hospital was the recipient of the American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines – Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award with Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus from 2015 – 2020 and also was named a High Performance Hospital for Heart Failure in U.S. News and World Report’s 2020-2021 Best Hospitals. Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center was also named as the best heart center in Palm County from the Palm Beach Post 2020 Best of Palm Beach County Awards. For more information or for a complimentary physician referral, please call (833)-619-8831 or visit www.pbgmc.com.
 
 
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