10924300458?profile=RESIZE_710xCaron Treatment Centers opened its new Keele Center in Delray Beach. Kathryn Keele and Caron CEO Brad Sorte were on hand for the ribbon cutting Dec. 8. Photo provided

10924306276?profile=RESIZE_180x180Delray Medical Center recently acquired the Viz Vascular Suite software that uses artificial intelligence to detect suspected pulmonary embolism, right/left ventricle dilation, aortic dissection and abdominal aortic aneurysm.
“Being able to identify a patient with a serious vascular condition, such as an abdominal aortic aneurysm, early — before they have an emergency — is a game changer and literally a lifesaver,” said Dr. Joseph Ricotta, national medical director of vascular surgery and endovascular therapy at Tenet Healthcare, Delray Medical Center’s parent company.
“For example, there are roughly 1.5 million abdominal aortic aneurysms in the U.S. per year; however, only 10% get diagnosed and treated,” Ricotta said.
“We don’t often find out about them until it’s too late and, even then, there’s only a 25% chance of living through a ruptured aortic aneurysm.
“From my experience as an early adopter of this technology, the Viz Vascular Suite will help enhance screening and coordinate care across my vascular team.”
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Caron Treatment Centers held a sneak peek and ribbon cutting on Dec. 8 of its new Keele Center, 4575 Linton Blvd., Delray Beach. 
Brad Sorte, CEO of Caron Treatment Centers, announced at the event that the nonprofit’s “Open the Door” campaign goal of $30 million for the Keele Center was achieved. It is named in honor of philanthropist Kathryn Keele. The new center includes a medical detox unit, 40 beds for residential treatment programming, including an older adult program, as well as neurocognitive services, research and medical education.  
For more information, visit www.caron.org/fl-medical-center.


Palm Health Foundation will match donations to its Nursing Advancement Fund through Jan. 31 up to $150,000. People who want to support aspirations of low-income and first-generation nursing students in LPN, undergraduate, graduate and doctorate programs in Palm Beach County can donate between $100 and $5,000.
To donate, visit www.palmhealthfoundation.org/the-nursing-advancement-fund, or contact Carrie Browne, director of stewardship and strategic partnerships at carrieb@phfpbc.org or call 561-837-2281. 

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