Joshua I. Manning
senior graphic designer
M. Dennis Taylor
Health & Wellness Issue:
Today’s Trends In Healthcare
Dawn Rivera, Publisher
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In Two chambers, one mission: This month we take a look at the individuals who make up the medical committees within our local chambers. The Wellington Chamber of Commerce Medical & Wellness Committee aims to educate the community while promoting local health and wellness professionals. Meanwhile, the Central Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce Medical Board of Governors’ mission is to lead the way as a healthcare organization, discussing issues that involve the latest advances in science, patient care and operational innovation.
We also check in with our local hospitals, such as Wellington Regional Medical Center, where specialized cardiac care is saving lives. Just ask Steve Calia, who had just returned from a walk with his dogs when he collapsed. Hypothermia therapy at WRMC was instrumental in saving his life. With emergency room visits for concussions and other traumatic brain injuries in children ages eight to 19 topping 200,000 nationwide last year, parents can be reassured that the Children’s Hospital at Palms West is now prepared to quickly evaluate and provide Advanced Concussion Treatment (ACT) for sports-related injuries, falls or accidents.
Welcome to our newest medical neighbor, Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital, which is bringing its specialized pediatric center to Wellington, set to open its doors on State Road 7 in early 2019. Known as one of the region’s leading pediatric hospitals, Joe DiMaggio offers a comprehensive scope of healthcare services and programs in a child-friendly environment.
We also profile Dr. Kate Brazzale, a Wellington resident who treats the most vulnerable patients. As director of pediatrics for Trustbridge, a nonprofit hospice organization serving Palm Beach and Broward counties, Brazzale is probably the last physician parents want to see coming to their door — and the compassionate Brazzale understands the dilemma.
Next we visit the new European Wax Center, where owner Lisa Monica Schiller has brought this high end, yet affordable service to Wellington. We also get wild with a visit to Lion Country Safari — the perfect escape on a hot summer day. Years in the making, the new Binks Pointe community has arrived, and we stop by these high-end, luxury townhomes located off Binks Forest Drive, just across the street from the prestigious Wellington National Golf Club.
This month’s Wellington Professional series profiles Jathy Garcia, who enjoys bringing a woman’s perspective to a male-dominated industry as owner of Hi-Tech Plumbing & Air. Meanwhile, a busy life in Wellington keeps Eda LoVerso young-at-heart. She recalls her wonderful life’s story as this month’s Wellington Senior. Wellington Real Estate visits with Mark Plaxen, who helps clients save money when buying and selling real estate. Wellington Home takes us to a large, horse-friendly Paddock Park estate with plenty of amenities. Finally this month, Wellington Table visits Kabuki, where you can enjoy affordable and delicious Japanese and Thai cuisine.
We hope you find our annual Health & Wellness issue informative and feel confident in knowing that if there is a need, Wellington has got you covered with an extensive array of healthcare facilities to choose from.
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