An MRI in a an underwater theme

Joe DiMaggio opens in Wellington

The Joe DiMaggio Children’s Health Specialty Center in Wellington is scheduled to open Monday, February 18, with medical professionals in six specialties—endocrinology, pulmonology, otolaryngology, orthopedics, general surgery, and neurology. Comprehensive imaging (MRI and ultrasound), outpatient surgery, and rehabilitation services are also available at the more than 30,000 square foot, freestanding facility.

The Joe DiMaggio Children’s Health Specialty Center in Wellington is one of three locations in Palm Beach County that provide specialized pediatric care. The other two are Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital physician offices in Boca Raton. The new center is at 3377 N. State Road 7 and the phone number is(561) 341-7000. An open house is set for Saturday, March 16.

“We’re proud to have earned a reputation for high quality, patient and family-centered care and we’ll bring that same level of service to families in Wellington,” said Caitlin Beck Stella, CEO of Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital, who was SFBW’s January cover subject. “At the Joe DiMaggio Children’s Health Specialty Center in Wellington, we’ll be an extension of the care area pediatricians provide, often working in collaboration with them to improve the health of local children.”

Stella says the specialty center features online scheduling and the same kid-friendly décor and “Power of Play” philosophy as Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital, the 226-bed hospital in Hollywood. The children’s hospital was the first pediatric facility in the world to receive Planetree’s Person-Centered Organization designation.

Creative flair enlivens what could have been a typical drab medical environment at the center. It has touches such as an MRI that looks like an underwater wonder world and surfaces with touches of bright red and yellow plus an abundance of calming blue.


Kevin Gale
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