DELRAY BEACH, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — Congratulations to Delray Medical Center. The area full service hospital — and Trauma Center — is celebrating three decades of service to the community.
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Delray Medical Center will celebrate 30 years of dedicated service to the community during the first week of October. This celebration will include numerous events honoring those of who have been employees at the hospital for 30 years as well as commemorating the overall success the hospital has experienced. “For 30 years, we have remained true to our mission to provide excellent healthcare services to our patients,” Chief Executive Officer Mark Bryan said.
Originally named Delray Community Hospital, it began as a 160-bed facility and was seen as innovative right from the beginning with its “campus concept,” allowing patients to take advantage of various services in one central location. This broke the mold of what a traditional acute care hospital provided. When it opened on October 4, 1982, it had 700 employees and 195 physicians with two operating rooms.
Renamed Delray Medical Center in 1996 to note its expanded services, it has developed into a thriving 42-acre campus with 493 licensed beds, 1,600 employees, and over 600 physicians. The hospital has also become known for its range of specialized services including a provisional level one trauma center, a center for advanced orthopedics, and a state designated comprehensive stroke center.
For Delray Medical Center, awards and national recognition has become a mainstay. For the past six years, it has been named one of America’s 50 Best Hospitals as well as being one of only 269 hospitals ranked in the top 5% in the nation for patient outcomes by Healthgrades, a leading independent healthcare ratings organization. In addition to its award-winning services, Delray Medical Center has been fully committed to community outreach programs including sponsoring local events, community lectures and fundraisers.
The vision for the future for Delray Medical Center is constantly evolving through its growing number of specialty services. Bryan echoed this projection, “I see Delray Medical Center making even more strides as a leader in excellent healthcare to the community we serve as it grows and changes.”