Miami Children's, HCA's Palms West Partner on Pediatric Emergency Care

John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media , July 26, 2010

Miami Children’s Hospital and HCA’s Palms West Hospital have formed an affiliation to provide pediatric emergency care in Palm Beach County.

Beginning Oct. 1 physicians from Miami Children’s Hospital’s emergency department will provide care at PWH, a 175-bed, acute-care hospital, where children account for 39% of emergency department visits.

“We expect that this collaborative affiliation with Miami Children’s Hospital will take the already great level of pediatric emergency room care at Palms West Hospital to an even higher level,” said Bland Eng, CEO of Palms West Hospital. “Palms West is looking forward to working with one of the most respected names in pediatric healthcare to provide enhanced pediatric emergency care.”

The 289-bed, not-for-profit Miami Children's Hospital is South Florida’s only licensed specialty hospital exclusively for children, with more than 650 attending physicians and more than 130 pediatric subspecialists.

“Miami Children’s Hospital has grown to become a regional healthcare system for the children of South Florida. Through this new collaboration with our esteemed associates at Palms West Hospital, we look forward to offering enhanced convenience for the families of Palm Beach County,” said Narendra Kini, MD, president/CEO of Miami Children’s Hospital. “This affiliation is part of our commitment to being ‘where the children are.’” 

John Commins is a senior editor with HealthLeaders Media.

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