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Health Notes: Delray Medical Center earns stroke center certification

Delray Medical Center earned the thrombectomy-capable stroke center certification from The Joint Commission in collaboration with the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association. Certification means the hospital meets standards for performing mechanical endovascular thrombectomy, a specialized surgical procedure used to remove a blood clot from the brain during an ischemic stroke.

Stroke is the fifth- leading cause of death in the United States, and more than 87 percent of cases are ischemic strokes. These types of strokes are largely treatable if a patient gets to a hospital that can provide the right treatment in time.


Delray Medical Center appointed Maggie Gill to the position of chief executive officer in September. Previously, Gill was CEO of Novant Health UVA Health System, which runs three hospitals in Virginia. Prior to that, she was president and CEO at Memorial Health in Savannah, Ga.


The exterior of the Christine E. Lynn Women’s Health & Wellness Institute is bathed in pink to recognize Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October. Photo provided

The Christine E. Lynn Women’s Health & Wellness Institute at Boca Raton Regional Hospital was illuminated with pink lights during October in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The initial lighting included a program that was attended by Boca Regional administrators, physicians, supporters and other community leaders.

The new Kathryn Krickstein Pressel MammoVan was on display to showcase its customized interior and advanced mammography equipment, and Saks Fifth Avenue featured designer Lafayette 148 New York with a fashion presentation and beauty bar.


Basis Medical’s Basis Fitness Recovery, a health and fitness center that is drug- and alcohol-free and caters to people battling addiction, opened at 2702 N. Federal Highway, Delray Beach. The center is at the newly constructed Basis Medical, Delray Beach, a multi-specialty practice. For information, call 775-4900 or visit

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