An Update for our community on the COVID-19 Vaccination Process

The Palm Beach Health Network is currently in Phase 1 of our COVID-19 vaccination plan. This means we are vaccinating front line staff and physicians.

We have started planning for community vaccinations. We are working with our state and local leaders, and we will keep everyone informed as more vaccine doses become available and we are able to expand vaccination capability.

The most effective safety measures we can take against COVID-19 continue to be wearing a mask, washing our hands, and maintaining a social distance.

We remind our community not to delay care. Our hospitals are open, safe and ready to care for you.

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Palm Beach Children's Hospital features a 24-hour dedicated pediatric emergency department, and, as members of the Children’s Oncology Group (COG), we offer a treatment center for childhood cancer with access to the most advanced research and treatments. In addition, we are also home to leading pediatric orthopedists. When your child is sick or injured, and you don’t know where to turn, know that you have a partner in Palm Beach Children’s Hospital.

Our mission is to provide a compassionate and understanding environment that reduces anxiety and helps your child feel comfortable about spending time at the hospital.

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St. Mary’s & the Palm Beach Children’s Hospital Earn National Certification in Spine Surgery

May 2, 2016

West Palm Beach, Fla. (May 2, 2016) – St. Mary’s Medical Center and the Palm Beach Children’s Hospital are proud to be the first in Palm Beach County to receive Joint Commission certification for their Spine Surgery Program. Covering a two-year period, the certification demonstrates compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for health care quality and safety in disease-specific care.

St. Mary’s underwent a rigorous on-site review where a Joint Commission expert evaluated the hospital for compliance with standards of care specific to the needs of patients and families, including infection prevention and control, leadership and medication management. St. Mary’s did not receive any recommendations for improvement.

“We are proud of our award-winning spine surgery team. We are now the first and only hospital in Palm Beach County to receive this distinguished accreditation,” said Gabrielle Finley-Hazle, CEO of St. Mary’s Medical Center and the Palm Beach Children’s Hospital. “This recognition is a testament to our continued focus on providing expert and top quality care for the patients we have the privilege to serve.”

The Joint Commission’s Disease-Specific Care Certification Program, launched in 2002, is designed to evaluate clinical programs across the continuum of care. Certification requirements address three core areas: compliance with consensus-based national standards; effective use of evidence-based clinical practice guidelines to manage and optimize care; and an organized approach to performance measurement and improvement activities.

For individuals suffering from joint, back or sports-related pain, the orthopedics program at St. Mary’s Medical Center and the Palm Beach Children’s Hospital provides minimally invasive solutions, such as physical therapy and medication. For those in need of surgery, the program offers some of the most advanced procedures, designed to reduce scarring and shorten recovery times. For more information, please visit www.stmarysmc.com/our-services/orthopedics