湖畔医疗中心 Graduates 11th Class of Family Medicine Residents
贝尔·格莱德，佛罗里达州 The Health Care District of Palm Beach County’s teaching hospital, 湖畔医疗中心, recently graduated five new physicians. The hospital’s 11th class of 家庭 medicine residents completed three years of rigorous training, the first of which was during the height of the pandemic in the underserved, rural Glades communities that were considered a hot spot.
“This resident class was thrust onto the front lines of the 新型冠状病毒肺炎 pandemic, facing some of the toughest challenges that our hospital in Belle Glade has ever encountered,达西·J. 戴维斯, Health Care District CEO stated in her remarks to residents, 家庭, friends and faculty attending the graduation ceremony on 6月 22nd. “Not only did they embrace the responsibilities of patient care, they also rose to the occasion by rapidly acquiring knowledge about a deadly pandemic and helped save lives.”
吉塞尔尔孔尼。, MD; Jennifer Hua, DO; Nzingha Saunders, DO; Heden Presendieu, MD; and Anthony Hernandez, MD completed rotations in emergency medicine, 急救护理, 妇女的健康, 精神病学, 普通外科, 住院病人, 门诊和社区医学, 运动医学, 心脏病学, 老年病学, 和儿科. As part of the residency program, the residents treated patients at the Health Care District’s C.L. Brumback初级保健诊所’ Belle Glade Clinic, which shares space with the hospital. One of the program’s goals is to cultivate physicians to practice locally. 为了达到这个目的，Dr. 华博士. Hernandez plan to continue their careers in Palm Beach County.
“It is truly a privilege to be graduating with such a talented and dedicated group of colleagues,联合总住院医师Dr. Hua, who plans to practice at HCA Florida JFK North 医院. “This class of residents has shown up every day to care for their patients. They have worked long hours, made difficult decisions, and faced unimaginable challenges. 但我们从未放弃.”
“The pandemic has tested us in ways we could never have imagined, 然而,, 我们到了, celebrating the end of our training and the beginning of our careers as 家庭 medicine physicians,联合总住院医师Dr. Hernandez in his remarks, who plans to practice at HCA Florida JFK 医院. “The pandemic has shown us the value of 家庭 medicine, the importance of primary care and the need for strong, empathetic relationships between doctors and patients.”
Family medicine is a medical specialty devoted to comprehensive health care for people of all ages. Over the course of their residency training, the physicians provide access to a range of quality services
for their patients, many of whom have complex medical conditions and limited resources.
“This resident class has not only been a beacon of hope and healing within our hospital and clinic walls, but also shined a light on their true advocacy of the Health Care District and the Glades community,”
said keynote speaker Luis Perezalonso, MD, FACEP, who as Chief of Staff and Emergency Department Medical Director at 湖畔医疗中心 as trained the residents as a member of the faculty. “Their compassionate care has undoubtedly left a mark on the lives of those they have served.”
The 家庭医学住院医师 Program has a total of 15 residents and is funded by a grant from the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration. The program’s academic and community partners include Nova Southeastern University and the Florida Department of Health for Palm Beach County. One of the event’s highlights was when the graduates “coated” five incoming residents who now begin their three years of training.
“I extend a heartfelt congratulations to our five graduates,Jennifer dorc - medard说, DO, 家庭医学项目主任, Designated Institutional Official and 湖畔医疗中心’s Associate Chief Medical Officer. “These physicians are well-prepared to provide exceptional and compassionate care to their patients. I thank all of those who trained and supported them along with the people of the Glades for continuing to entrust us with their care.”
In 2020, the residency program was accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), a distinction that assures the program meets the quality standards of the specialty or subspecialty practices for which it prepares its graduates.
For more information about the residency program and 湖畔医疗中心, which was ranked as the number one most racially inclusive hospital in the country last year by the 平静的研究所,请访问 www.lakesidemedical.org.