BOCA RATON, FL -- Pediatric patients and their families received a huge surprise when five National Football League (NFL) players visited West Boca Medical Center.
Current and former players Jamal Lewis of the Cleveland Browns, Brandon Flowers of the Kansas City Chiefs, Lional Dalton, Kalimba Edwards and former Miami Dolphin Mark Duper toured the pediatric floor and pediatric emergency room, posing for pictures and passing out signed footballs.
"We were delighted to have the players visit West Boca Medical Center," said CEO Mitch Feldman. "We truly appreciate their time, and our patients, their families and our staff were pleasantly surprised as well."
Hospital staff also posed for pictures with the players and received autographed photos and footballs. The Palm Beach County Sports Commission assisted in organizing the event, and Delray Beach City Commissioner Adam Frankel was in attendance.
About West Boca Medical Center
West Boca Medical Center, part of Tenet South Florida, is a 195-bed acute care hospital at 21644 State Road 7 in Boca Raton, Florida. The hospital has been serving the medical and health care needs of the community and surrounding areas for over 20 years.
West Boca Medical Center offers a broad array of services, including general medical and surgical care, cardiac and surgical intensive care, outpatient surgery services, 24-hour emergency services for adults and children, diabetes education, a cystic fibrosis program for adults and children, outpatient rehabilitation services and a sleep diagnostic center.
The hospital also offers several specialties, including a level III neonatal intensive care unit, the BirthCare Pavilion, a pediatric unit and a pediatric intensive care unit. It is also a recipient of the HealthGrades Maternity Care Excellence Award four years in a row (2006/2007 and 2007/2008, 2008/2009 and 2009/2010). HealthGrades ranks West Boca's maternity program among the top 5% five percent in the nation.
West Boca Medical Center is fully accredited by the Joint Commission on the accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, the nation's oldest and largest hospital accreditation agency. For more information about West Boca Medical Center or for physician referral, call 866-904-WBMC (9262).