Hurricane Preparedness

Developing a Plan

  • Identify where you will go if you need to evacuate- i.e. relative, friend, public shelter, etc.
  • Stay informed of the latest updates and evacuations orders.
  • Prepare a detailed list of information about the specifics of your medication regime.
  • Consult a physician and medical supply vendors to make sure you are adequately prepared for a hurricane.
  • Have at least a two-week supply of your medication.
  • Have a first-aid kit fully stocked on-hand.
  • Wear medical alert tags or bracelets to identify your disability and/or medical condition.
  • If you are dependent on any medical device that requires electricity, contact your physician for his or her recommendation.
  • Pregnant women 38 weeks or greater or that are considered high-risk should consult their physician.

Cord Blood Awareness Month

All About Stem Cells

About Storing Cord Blood

The Birthplace at JFK Medical Center is pleased to offer family-oriented maternity and newborn care serving Atlantis. We encourage you to find out more about our services and emergency care, including obstetrics. Visit our website or call (561) 548-4JFK (4535) for more information or a physician referral. Following birth, the umbilical cord attaching your baby to the placenta is cut. Studies have found that the blood remaining in the umbilical cord and placenta at this time is rich in stem cells, which can be used for medical treatment in the future. The month of July is designated as National Cord Blood Awareness Month; at JFK Medical Center, our Obstetrics Department would like you to celebrate this July with us by learning more about cord blood and its potential benefits.

Playground Safety

Supervise Your Child

Inspect the Playground

Talk to Your Children

The Emergency Department at JFK Medical Center encourages families to take part in healthy and safe activities. Our off-site ERs near Palm Beach Garden and Boynton Beach specialize in emergency care for children, handling playground injuries and other concerns quickly and professionally. For locations and more information on all four of our Emergency Rooms in Palm Beach County, call 561-548-4JFK (4535) or visit our website. Playgrounds provide a wonderful setting for children to enjoy daily physical activity. While most bumps and bruises sustained on the playground are minor, some playground injuries are severe enough to warrant a trip to the ER. Keep reading for a few safety tips every parent should know to avoid serious playground injuries.

Mental Health Month

  • Symptoms of Mental Illness
  • Seeking Help for Mental Illness

Living a healthy and full life means not only focusing on your body’s physical needs, but on your mental and emotional needs as well. Behavioral health encompasses the way in which you handle stress and everyday deadlines and necessities, as well as your mood and your personal sense of fulfillment from life. Many Americans understand the risks and effects of conditions such as heart disease and diabetes on health and wellness, but aren’t as well-informed about the effects of mental illnesses and their treatment options. JFK Medical Center invites you to celebrate Mental Health Month during May. Our behavioral health services include a 31-bed inpatient unit, as well as an adult intensive outpatient program. We encourage you to visit our website or call (561) 548-4JFK (4535) for more information about behavioral health, emergency care and the other wellness services offered at our hospital and ER in Atlantis.

Healthy and Safe Swimming Week

  • Key Areas of Swimming Safety
  • Simple Safe Swimming Tips to Follow

Swimming is one of the most popular recreational activities during the warm summer months, and as you can image, swimming-related injuries and illnesses are also one of the most common causes of emergency care visits during this time as well. May 23-29, 2016, marks the 12th annual celebration of Healthy and Safe Swimming Week in the United States. During this week, hospitals and other healthcare providers focus on ensuring your family has the information you need to safely enjoy swimming and other water-related activities. JFK Medical Center wants you and your family to enjoy safe and healthy swimming activities all summer long. Our hospital is pleased to provide the education and healthcare services you need for better health and wellness each and every day. You can learn more about our emergency care services in Atlantis online or by calling us 24/7 at 561-548-4JFK (4535).

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