Partnership with West Palm Beach Veterans Administration Medical Center
enhances the well-being and care of veterans and their families
BOCA RATON, FL – November 9, 2018 – The Marcus Neuroscience Institute (MNI) at Boca Raton Regional Hospital
(BRRH) has partnered with the West Palm Beach Veterans Administration
Medical Center (VAMC) to establish a Neurology and Neurosurgery alliance
in accordance with the Veterans’ Affairs (VA) Mission Act of 2018.
The partnership guarantees local veterans have access to high-quality
and cost-effective neurological care.
“The Institute is honored to have been selected as a partner with
the VA and help ensure the veterans of our community receive the care
they deserve,” said Frank Vrionis, MD, PhD, Director of MNI. “It
is fitting that we announce this relationship around Veterans Day. It
reflects both our commitment to care for those who served and the VA's
confidence in us to provide care in a highly effective and efficient manner.”
The collaboration will open lines of communication to better track patient
progress and outcomes. A joint committee with representatives from both
BRRH and VAMC will be formed to accurately measure the impact of this
relationship. Metrics will be reviewed on a quarterly basis by the number
of veterans served, timeliness for initial consultation to procedure,
complication rate, 30-day readmission rate and patient satisfaction.
“The West Palm Beach VA Medical Center is proud to honor President
Lincoln’s promise to care for those who have ‘borne the battle’
by offering our nation’s Veterans the very best care and services,”
said Donna Katen-Bahensky, Director of the West Palm Beach VA Medical
Center. “This partnership with Boca Raton Regional Hospital demonstrates
our focus on service excellence and our willingness to go above and beyond
traditional methods of delivering VA health care.”
The VA Mission Act is designed to improve the VA's ability to utilize
high-quality health care professionals, streamline VA community care programs,
expand caregiver benefits to pre-9/11 veterans and create a process to
examine VA's capital infrastructure to better serve veterans. The
Act was signed into law by President Trump in June 2018.
About the Marcus Neuroscience Institute
The Marcus Neuroscience Institute at Boca Raton Regional Hospital is an
innovative nexus for neurologic and neurosurgical care. The 57,000-square-foot
facility houses a 20-bed Neuro Intensive Care and Step-Down Unit, four
dedicated operating rooms — including one equipped with intraoperative
MRI and two with intraoperative CT capability — and a biplane angiography
suite, a crucial component in the diagnosis and care of neurological conditions.
The Institute has a staff of five neurosurgeons and nine neurologists
who represent some of the most respected clinicians in their fields and
is affiliated with Florida Atlantic University’s Charles E. Schmidt
College of Medicine.
About Boca Raton Regional Hospital – Advancing the boundaries of medicine.
Boca Raton Regional Hospital is an advanced, tertiary medical center (BRRH.com) with 400 beds, 2,800 employees and more than 800 primary and specialty
physicians on staff. The Hospital is a recognized leader in Oncology,
Cardiovascular Disease and Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Orthopedics,
Women’s Health, Emergency Medicine and the Neurosciences, all of
which offer state-of-the-art diagnostic and imaging capabilities. The
Hospital is a designated Comprehensive Stroke Center by the Florida Agency
for Health Care Administration (AHCA).
About the West Palm Beach VA Medical Center –
Earning our Veterans' trust by consistently delivering compassionate and quality care.
The West Palm Beach VA Medical Center (WPBVAMC) is a 1C-level complexity general medical and surgical facility with over
250 beds and more than 2,600 staff members providing a full range of patient
care services, as well as comprehensive medical education and residency
programs. All-inclusive health care is provided through primary care,
emergency care and long-term care in the areas of medicine, surgery, mental
health, physical medicine and rehabilitation, radiology, telemedicine,
dentistry, hemodialysis, comprehensive Cancer Center and geriatrics and
extended care including hospice and palliative care. The medical center
provides health services to Veterans throughout South Florida and the
Treasure Coast at its main facility in West Palm Beach and six contractor-operated
community-based outpatient clinics in Boca Raton, Delray Beach, Fort Pierce,
Okeechobee, Stuart and Vero Beach. The facility also operates a 13-bed
Blind Rehabilitation Service, which is the referral center for blind and
visually impaired Veterans throughout the state of Florida.
Michael Maucker, 561.955.4706