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Cleveland Clinic Florida Completes Expansion of West Palm Beach Location

October 12, 2010

To meet the growing needs of patients in Palm Beach County, Cleveland Clinic Florida recently expanded its West Palm Beach location. Located on the 14th floor of CityPlace Tower, in downtown West Palm Beach, the expansion brings into use an additional 9,750 square feet of new space, allowing Cleveland Clinic Florida to accommodate more specialists in internal medicine, pulmonary medicine and sports medicine.

The expansion also includes the addition of an infusion suite, full pulmonary function testing and procedure room. Staff recently completed additional training enabling them to expand diagnostic testing for Cardiac MRIs and Cardiac CT scans offered through the Imaging Center, located on the first floor of CityPlace Tower. The West Palm Beach facility also provides diagnostic testing for bone density, ultrasound, mammography and general x-ray imaging services.

“Cleveland Clinic Florida is proud to be part of the area’s healthcare offerings, bringing our unique model of medicine to the residents of Palm Beach and the northern counties since 2007,” said Bernie Fernandez, MD, Chief Executive Officer of Cleveland Clinic Florida. “The expansion of our facility, staff and services will allow us to continue providing high quality care to the patients and communities we serve.”

Cleveland Clinic Florida now has 12 physicians based in West Palm Beach, representing cardiology, colorectal surgery, gynecology, neurology, urology, endocrinology, internal medicine, pulmonary medicine and sports medicine. An additional 10 other physicians rotate from Weston to West Palm Beach and the staff size has grown from 45 to 65 employees.

CityPlace Tower recently created a new entrance on the north side of the building that offers patients direct access to the medical offices.

Cleveland Clinic Florida, located in Weston and West Palm Beach, is a not-for-profit, multi-specialty, academic medical center that integrates clinical and hospital care with research and education. Cleveland Clinic Florida has nearly 180 physicians with expertise in 35 specialties. The medical campus is fully integrated and includes diagnostic centers, outpatient surgery and a 24-hour emergency department located in the state-of-the-art hospital, which was named one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals® by Thomson Reuters in 2010. The hospital was also designated one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals® in cardiovascular care (2007, 2008, 2009) by Thomson Reuters and one of America’s Best Hospitals for gastroenterology and diabetes/endocrinology by U.S. News & World Report. Cleveland Clinic Florida is an integral part of Cleveland Clinic Ohio, where providing outstanding patient care is based upon the principles of cooperation, compassion and innovation. Physicians at Cleveland Clinic are experts in the treatment of complex conditions that are difficult to diagnose. For more information about Cleveland Clinic Florida, visit www.clevelandclinicflorida.org/.