Big Birthday For Boca Birthing Center

BocaHospitalBOCA RATON, FL ( — Happy 20th Birthday to the hospital where many Boca-ites were — and are — born. The Toppel Family Place at Boca Regional Hospital is celebrating two decades of service to the region.

Boca Raton Regional Hospital’s Toppel Family Place is celebrating 20 years of providing maternity services to South Florida residents. Since welcoming its first baby on September 7, 1993, Toppel Family Place delivers about 1,800 babies each year and has come to be recognized for its award- winning services and family-centered care.

Over the past two decades, Toppel Family Place has expanded and evolved its services to better meet the needs of its patients. The maternity unit houses a Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), staffed by Level III-trained nurses and respiratory therapists, and has board-certified neonatologists specializing in the care of high-risk infants onsite 24 hours a day. Unique to Toppel is their mother/baby nursing care, in which the same nurses and medical professionals care for both mother and baby.

“Toppel Family Place’s reputation for providing excellent care and support to its patients

is a reflection of our exceptional physicians, nurses and support staff,” said Karen

Edlington, RN, BSc, Director of Women’s and Children’s Services at Boca Regional.

“Boca Regional’s maternity services have advanced substantially over the past two

decades and that is in large part due to our team and their commitment to quality care.”

Toppel Family Place has been recognized for its outstanding maternity services at both a

community and national level. For six consecutive years, Toppel has been named by

South Florida Parenting’s Kids Crown as the Best Maternity Hospital in Palm Beach County. They have been the recipient of the Healthgrades® Maternity Care Excellence AwardTM for three years in a row, placing it in the top 10 percent of hospitals nationwide. Boca Regional’s maternity unit has also received the International Board Certified Lactation Consultant Care Award in 2012.

“Toppel Family Place has earned a host of accolades for its outstanding patient care,” said Jerry J. Fedele, President and CEO of Boca Raton Regional Hospital. “Their staff has a genuine passion for what they do, made evident by the fact that Toppel has been

ranked in the 99th percentile for patient care by Press Ganey. Over the past 20 years, they have set the standard for maternity services in South Florida.”

About Boca Raton Regional Hospital – Advancing the boundaries of medicine.

Born out of compelling community need in 1967, Boca Raton Regional Hospital is an advanced, tertiary medical center ( with 400 beds and more than 800 primary and specialty physicians on staff. The Hospital is a recognized leader in oncology, cardiovascular disease and surgery, minimally invasive surgery, orthopedics, women’s health and emergency medicine, all of which offer state-of-the-art diagnostic and imaging capabilities. The Hospital is a designated Comprehensive Stroke Center by the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA).

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