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).

Stroke Awareness

  • Strokes Are Preventable
  • Strokes Are Treatable

JFK Medical Center is one of only three JCAHO-accredited Stroke Centers in Palm Beach County. If you have questions, concerns or you are at risk for stroke in Atlantis, call us 24/7 at (561) 548-4JFK (4535) or find out more about our stroke and emergency care services on our website. A stroke is a serious medical event that requires immediate emergency care. According to the American Stroke Association, someone suffers a stroke in the United States every 40 seconds, with strokes being the fifth most common cause of death. The best way to combat this widespread and serious health concern is through patient and family education—that’s why May has been designated as American Stroke Month.

Keep Yourself and Your Baby Healthy

  • Discuss Your Personal Health Needs
  • Manage Your Diet

As an expecting mother, your health is an influential factor in the health of your developing baby. Taking good care of yourself during pregnancy is the first step on the road of a long, healthy life for your child. At JFK Medical Center, we are pleased to offer comprehensive care services for your family, including maternity care and emergency care at our ER in Atlantis. Are you getting ready to grow your family in the Atlantis area? The Birthplace at JFK Medical Center specializes in family-centric maternity services designed to help you along every step of the way. You can learn more about our hospital and ER via our website or by calling (561) 548-4JFK (4535) today.

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