February 1, 2023

Florida hospital provides exclusive access to Caribbean patients

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Screen Shot 2015-09-22 at 1.49.55 PMSeptember 22, 2015 – For more than fifty years, patients have traveled to the United States from across the world in search of the highest quality care for complex problems.

When patients elect to travel for medical services (for reasons that may include lower costs, quicker access, or higher quality), they are usually accompanied by family members, who often use the opportunity to sightseeing, shopping or other activities.

Selecting a medical destination that also has attractive recreational or sightseeing opportunities that provides desirable activities for family members to engage in while their loved ones undergo medical procedures is among key considerations influencing their decision making.

With a network of well-known and reputable healthcare facilities near an abundance of world-renowned destination activities ranging from Disney and Universal to sporting events, hundreds of miles of beaches and year round tropical climate, Florida has always represented the perfect destination for international patients and their families.

Ease of travel to Florida with some of the nation’s busiest airports with direct connections from more than 50 countries makes Florida one of the most easily accessible States in the nation for international patients.

Tenet Florida’s centers of excellence and expertise in health care is not limited to one region in the state, providing choices among three of South Florida’s most exotic locations (Miami, Fort Lauderdale and Palm Beach) for international patients to its many facilities including:

· 2 major trauma hospitals (Level I)
· 1 pediatric hospital
· 6 bariatric centers
· 5 cardiac centers
· 10 orthopedic hospitals
· 3 NICU centers – level III (highest certification)
· 4 oncology centers
· 10 comprehensive & primary stroke centers
· 1 pediatric cardiology center
· 1 pediatric neurosurgery center
· 1 gamma knife center
Tenet Florida is also home to the Paley Advanced Limb Lengthening Institute, located on the campus of St. Mary’s Medical Center in West Palm Beach. The Paley Institute offers the most technologically advanced limb lengthening and deformity treatments available in the world today.
Dr. Paley is the most experienced limb lengthening and deformity correction surgeon in the United States as well as internationally. With twenty four years of experience, he has pioneered many innovative surgical techniques for the treatment of the following:
• limb-length discrepancy
• limb deformity
• congenital deficiencies
• skeletal dysplasias and dwarfisms
• non-unions
• joint preservation
• complex and rare bone diseases and skeletal abnormalities
Dr. Paley’s remarkable success in reconstruction and preservation of upper and lower limbs in children and adults has drawn patients from fifty states and more than thirty countries.
Tenet is also known for pioneering medical breakthroughs and it Delray Medical Center is among the first hospitals in the country and the first in Florida to offer the 6 Pillar Approach for patients with subcortical brain abnormalities such as tumors and hemorrhages. This new surgical approach integrates several existing technologies and new advancements, allowing doctors to see, access and remove abnormalities previously considered inoperable.
Presently, only a little over 100 physicians have been trained to perform this surgery in the United States. Dr. Lloyd Zucker, Chief of Neurosurgery at Delray Medical Center, is currently the only neurosurgeon in Florida trained to use the 6 Pillar Approach and NICO BrainPath to remove anomalies such as malignant brain tumors and intracranial hemorrhages.
“It is a technology that expands our ability to operate safely on the brain and reach areas within the brain that we haven’t been able to safely reach before,” said Dr. Zucker.
From performing the first open heart surgery in Broward County in 1974 to the only hospital with an Aortic Disease Institute, Tenet’s Florida Medical Center has been leading the healthcare industry with innovative approaches in the diagnosis and treatment of a variety of aortic diseases and conditions. Our treatments are customized to meet the needs of each individual patient. This can include a traditional open surgery or minimally invasive options
From the routine to the most complex cases, Tenet Florida hospitals and outpatient centers have a strong reputation for delivering high quality healthcare reflected in the more than 250 prestigious industry awards its hospitals have received from some of the leading healthcare quality rating agencies in the U.S including:

• Ranked #1 in Florida for Cardiac Surgery by HealthGrades
• Ranked #1 in Florida for Neurosciences by HealthGrades
• Ranked Top 5% in the Nation for Overall Orthopedic Services by HealthGrades
• Recipient of the HealthGrades Women’s Health Excellence Award
• Recipient of the HealthGrades Maternity Excellence Award and the 5 star Maternity Award for 8 Years in a Row
• One of the few Networks in South Florida with a Hospital Devoted Exclusively to Children and Winner of the Kids Crown Award: Best Pediatric Emergency Care in Palm Beach County
• Leading Regional Cancer Centers Accredited by the Commission on Cancer & American College of Surgeons
• Our Level 1 Trauma Centers are among the top centers in Florida
Tenet Florida’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. David Katzin says “International patients often chose Tenet because they are aware of our commitment to excellence and emphasis on practicing and measuring evidence-based medicine. Our hospitals are committed to delivering care that is patient-centered. Patient-centered care is care that integrates patient preferences, needs, culture and values into care plans and clinical decisions, and patients are encouraged to be engaged in their care. An abundance of research has demonstrated better outcomes for patients who are engaged in their care.”

Tenet Florida Hospitals are not only committed to providing the very best care but also the very best patient and family experience.

Our member hospitals recognize that travelling for healthcare can be physically and emotionally difficult for both patients and families and therefore we have invested substantial resources to help make the process of travelling internationally for healthcare needs as seamless as possible. With the goal of providing the very best care to the patients, Tenet has developed a sophisticated multi-lingual and multi-cultural international patient concierge program that provides 24-hour services to support patients and families which includes the following services:

· Transportation, including airport pick up and ground
· Personal escorts to appointments/procedures
· Hotel or long-term lodging at discounted rates for patients and families
· Interpretation services
· Dietary requests honoring special needs
· Arrangements for cultural or religious needs
· Appointment scheduling

Salome Lofty, Manager of Tenet’s International Patient Concierge Program says “once a patient arrives, our program provides all the support necessary throughout the stay to ensure that care is seamlessly coordinated even and also assists with the patient’s return home and even follow-up after the patient returns home. Our program is characterized by several unique attributes that together help to create the very best experience for patients from across the world and that’s just one of the many reasons why international patients choose our facilities for care and are often quick to recommend us to others.”

For more information contact Tenet’s the 24-hour International Patient Concierge Center at 561-982-2219 or by email at [email protected]

About Tenet Florida Hospitals
www.tenetfloridainternational.com | 561-982-2219
Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center, a 199-bed acute care hospital, was the first hospital 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 providing comprehensive cardiac care. It also offers orthopedics, diagnostic imaging, general surgery, outpatient surgery and more.

www.tenetfloridainternational.com | 561-982-2219
St. Mary’s Medical Center is a 463-bed acute care hospital that has been serving the medical and healthcare needs of Palm Beach County and Treasure Coast for more than 70 years.

St. Mary’s specialty services include an adult and pediatric trauma center, 24-hour children’s and adult emergency department, pediatric intensive care unit, state-designated Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Program, state-designated Comprehensive Stroke Center, high-risk obstetrical unit, Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, the Rehabilitation Institute, the Paley Institute of the Advanced Orthopedic Institute, Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine Center, Kaplan Cancer Center, Schwartz Dialysis Center and the state-designated Memory Disorders Center.

www.tenetfloridainternational.com | 561-982-2219
Good Samaritan Medical Center is a 333-bed acute care hospital that has been providing sophisticated, personalized care to the residents of Palm Beach County and the Treasure Coast for more than 90 years. As one of the area’s leading cancer centers, the hospital’s Cancer Institute and Comprehensive Breast Center provide cancer services using some of the most advanced technology and surgical techniques, including Gamma Knife Radiosurgery.

Good Samaritan features a Joint and Spine Institute that offers minimally invasive surgery through the DaVinci Robotic Surgical System and is one of a select few to offer MAKOplasty robotic, partial knee resurfacing. These minimally invasive surgical techniques are designed to help reduce patients’ recovery times and contribute to improved health outcomes compared to traditional surgery.

The hospital also cares for patients with known or suspected cardiovascular diseases through its Cardiac and Vascular Institute. Many additional services are available on the Good Samaritan Medical Center campus such as the Sleep Disorders Center, full-service, 24-hour emergency services, and a wide range of diagnostic and surgical outpatient services. Good Samaritan Medical Center is also home to The Palms- Private Medical Detoxification, one of a select few hospital-based medically supervised alcohol and drug detoxification programs in the area.

www.tenetfloridainternational.com | 561-982-2219
Delray Medical Center is a 493-bed acute care hospital that functions as a community hospital and Level II trauma center. Delray Medical Center has the ability to offer several specialized services including comprehensive cardiac care, orthopedics, rehabilitation, neurosciences, robotics, sleep disorders, diagnostic imaging, emergency care and more.

www.tenetfloridainternational.com | 561-982-2219
West Boca Medical Center, a 195-bed acute care hospital, offers a range 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 open MRI and digital mammography; cardiac and surgical intensive care; outpatient surgery services; 24-hour emergency services for adults and children; diabetes education; a cystic fibrosis program for adults and children; outpatient rehabilitation services; and a specialized sleep diagnostic center with a dedicated lab for infants and pediatrics as well as adults.

West Boca Medical Center is a Certified Primary Stroke Center. The hospital also offers several specialties, including a Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, the BirthCare Pavilion, a pediatric unit, and a pediatric intensive care unit.


www.tenetfloridainternational.com | 561-982-2219
North Shore Medical Center FMC Campus is a 459-bed acute care hospital that offers a range of specialized services, including a Cardiac Center, Weight Loss Institute, Sleep Lab, and Fall Prevention and Balance Clinic. The hospital also offers healthcare services in the specialized areas of neurology and neurosurgery, cancer care, orthopedics, urology, psychiatry, gynecology, imaging, pain treatment, wound care and 24-hour emergency services.


www.tenetfloridainternational.com | 561-982-2219
North Shore Medical Center, a 357-bed acute care community hospital, offers a range of services, including 24-hour emergency care, maternity, Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, and psychiatric services. The hospital also offers specialized centers, including the C. Gordon
Griffith Comprehensive Cancer Center with IMRT and X-Knife Radiosurgery, Intensive Care Unit, Wound Healing Center, Sleep Disorders Center and Pain Care Center.

www.tenetfloridainternational.com | 561-982-2219
Palmetto General Hospital is a 360-bed acute care hospital that offers a range of services, including adult and pediatric emergency rooms, maternity care, mental health care, wound care, hyperbaric services, a Cancer Center, a Sleep Disorders Center, a cardiac program, a Bariatric Center and a Breast Imaging Center.

www.tenetfloridainternational.com | 561-982-2219
Hialeah Hospital offers a range of services, including 24-hour emergency care, cardiology, neurosurgery, obstetrics, a Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, laboratory, a surgical weight loss program, a sleep disorders program, and a complement of imaging services.

www.tenetfloridainternational.com | 561-982-2219
Coral Gables Hospital is a 256-bed acute care hospital located in the heart of historic Coral Gables. The community-based hospital serves much of South Dade County, as well as the Latin American and Caribbean populations. Coral Gables Hospital offers a broad range of services from primary care to surgery and specialty care, including orthopedics and a comprehensive urology program.

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