Palm Beach County is home to reliable, modern healthcare along with hospitals, doctors, and research-based treatment facilities. Healthcare in the Palm Beaches is not only a major source of jobs but also a springboard for a bright economic future.
Our county is home to some of the nation’s best hospitals, and both residents and visitors have access to thousands of qualified physicians as well as excellent hospitals, nursing homes, outpatient facilities, and specialty care centers ensuring the highest quality of care.
Each of Palm Beach County’s state-of-the-art healthcare facilities has a long-standing reputation for professionalism and a commitment to preserving patient dignity while providing superior care.
"We added a new surgical residency last July, and we continue to produce well-trained physicians for Palm Beach County."
Gina Melby, CEO, JFK Medical Center
Palm Beach County Quick Fact: The healthcare industry employs more than 50,000 in Palm Beach County alone, with more than 1,500 healthcare-related businesses.
With the county’s recent focus on attracting new healthcare and bioscience businesses to the area, local communities and educational institutions are developing comprehensive healthcare and educational programs to train students for tomorrow’s professional workforce.
For example, Palm Beach State College is actively training students for allied healthcare positions. Some local area middle and high schools within the School District of Palm Beach County now offer students the opportunity to study a healthcare-related curriculum intended to train students for careers in the healthcare and bioscience industries.
Palm Beach County Trauma System
Palm Beach County’s Trauma System is overseen by the Health Care District and provides rapid-response care for more than 3,000 traumatically injured patients each year. Since 1992, the District’s nationally recognized Trauma System has saved nearly 40,000 lives. Palm Beach County’s two designated trauma centers are an integral part of the Health Care District’s mission to save lives.
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Where can you get more information?
Business Development Board of Palm Beach County
310 Evernia Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Kelly Smallridge, President and CEO
Gary Hines, Senior Vice President, Administration
Shawn Rowan, Vice President – Business Retention and Expansion