JFK Medical Center North Campus
Located in the heart of West Palm Beach, our 250-bed acute care facility has more than 30 years of experience in providing the highest quality of care to our community.

Emergency Care

Serious injuries or illnesses require prompt emergency care. West Palm Hospital’s Emergency Department in West Palm Beach, FL, is open 24/7 and staffed by a team of experienced ER physicians to provide emergency care to our community, including treatment for stroke, heart attacks, and anaphylaxis.

Information Your ER Needs

Prompt, effective medical treatment hinges on understanding the factors affecting your health. West Palm Hospital’s ER implements electronic medication administration records and emergency documentation modules for improved treatment efficacy and patient safety. When you arrive at the ER, the staff will need certain information to obtain an accurate picture of your condition and administer proper treatment.

  • Carry your legal I.D. and medical insurance card with you at all times.
  • Bring a list of all medications that you are taking, including herbal supplements, especially if you took medication just before or after your symptoms began.
  • Let the ER staff know if you have any allergies, including medication allergies, and whether you may have come into contact with an allergen.
  • If possible, tell the ER staff how long your symptoms have occurred or how long ago you were injured.
  • Be concise when listing your medical history, but include significant information such as whether you have diabetes or heart disease, whether you have had a major operation, and whether you have experienced similar symptoms in the past.

Emergency Stroke Treatment

A stroke is a serious and potentially life-threatening medical emergency; the sooner you seek treatment for a stroke, the better your chances of a full recovery. The ER at West Palm Hospital is proud to be a certified Primary Stroke Center, offering individualized treatment and support for stroke patients in West Palm Beach.

  • Ischemic strokes are caused by a blood clot that blocks blood flow to the brain. Thrombolytic medications can be administered intravenously or injected directly into the affected artery to chemically break up the blood clot. Alternatively, surgical treatment may be necessary to clear or bypass the blocked artery and restore blood flow.
  • Hemorrhagic stroke occurs when a blood vessel ruptures, causing bleeding inside the brain. Medications used may include drugs to promote blood clotting or reduce blood pressure to stop the bleeding and lower the pressure inside the brain. Surgery may be required to physically stop the bleeding or reroute blood flow around problematic blood vessels.

West Palm Hospital is a 250-bed acute care facility offering comprehensive healthcare services to the West Palm Beach area, including emergency care, orthopedics, radiology, and breast care. To reach us by phone, call (888) 256-7694 for additional information about our hospital services and H2U—health to you preventive health program.