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Health Notes: Boca Regional adds epilepsy monitoring unit

In January, the Marcus Neuroscience Institute at Boca Raton Regional Hospital established an epilepsy monitoring unit, which is designed to evaluate, diagnose and treat seizures in adults.  

“The ability to continuously monitor each patient in the EMU allows our team to refine diagnoses and respond in real time to a patient’s needs as a seizure occurs,” said Dr. Pooja Patel, the unit’s director. 

“Based on the evaluation, the best treatment options can be determined with the goal of reducing a patient’s seizure burden and improving quality of life.”


In December, Delray Medical Center named Sheri Testani as chief nursing officer. Testani brings more than 20 years of nursing experience to Delray Medical Center. Previously, she worked as chief nursing officer at Detroit Receiving Hospital and University Health Center, where she oversaw patient care services at its trauma and burn center.

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