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Hospitals and Facilities

 

Delray Medical Center

genuitThis hospital sponsors a 53-bed general psychiatry inpatient service with additional specialty units for addiction medicine and gero-psychiatry. As a Baker Act institution, this sponsoring hospital has 24-hour emergency assessment of the psychiatric needs of community residents. The trauma service, ICU and physical medicine services seek about 15 consults a day for consultation liaison psychiatry.   ECT therapy services for inpatients and outpatients treat 2,400 patients a year. 

Residents on all services receive direct supervision tailored to their stage of training. The institution provides committed staff support for this residency as well as residency offices, call rooms, lounge and interactive virtual classrooms so residents can participate conferences through out the Florida Atlantic University College of Medicine Graduate Medical Education Consortium. Residents will teach third- and fourth-year medical students as part of a team approach to psychiatry care.

Delray Medical Center is a community-based acute care hospital that offers a wide range of specialized medical and surgical services. The hospital is certified as Level I trauma center for adults and children, and has It has over 490 beds, 18,000 admissions, 79,000 outpatient visits, and 42,000 ER visits per year. Five separate Intensive Care Units support care of the surgery, trauma, medical, neurosurgical and cardiac/medical patients. The hospital has been the recipient of the Healthgrades ‘America’s 50 Best’ and ‘Distinguished Hospital Award - Clinical Excellence’ awards™ for nine years in a row, has been listed by the Joint Commission rated as "Top Performer" for surgical care, and received an “A” rating by The Leap Frog Group for safety and avoidance of errors.

For more information please visit: https://www.delraymedicalctr.com/

 

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South County Mental Health Center

South CountyEstablished in 1974, South County Mental Health Center is a not-for-profit charitable corporation governed by a Board of Directors who are volunteers from the community. Center programs are licensed by the State of Florida. South County Mental Health Center is committed to providing quality care in the community, advocating for services in the least restrictive environment, and the development of alternatives to hospitalization. The center's outpatient programs serve all of Palm Beach County south of Southern Boulevard, an area which includes approximately 600,000 residents. Annually, the staff serves more than 5,000 clients, with approximately 18,000 patient visits including approximately 3,000 child and adolescent visits. An average of 400 individuals initiate requests for emergency and non-emergency services each month.

The center's mission is to operate as a working model of how a community mental health center should function. SCMHC's belief is that quality care is only possible when sound clinical practices are melded with compassion and sensitivity. The staff at South County Mental Health Center functions with this concept in mind. Continuous quality improvement programs and Joint Commission accreditation contribute to the educational experience of the psychiatry residents. SCMHC is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations.

 

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Boca Raton Regional Hospital

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Boca Raton Regional Hospital has evolved from a community hospital into one of the preeminent tertiary medical centers in Florida, offering a full range of medical services. Boca Raton Regional hospital offers unique opportunities to be exposed to the interface between psychiatry and neurology through the Marcus Neuroscience Institute located here. The hospital is located one mile from the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine Campus and will house the program's administrative office. The hospital has over 400 beds, over 19,000 admissions, 180,000 outpatient visits and over 40,000 ER visits per year; it serves as a regional center for oncology, heart disease and neurosciences, and recently added a state-of-the-art Women's health Center, serving as the basis for comprehensive breast disease and gynecologic care. The hospital has been Joint Commission rated as "Top Performer" for surgical care and “A” rated by The Leap Frog Group, for safety and avoidance of errors. 

 

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Additional Research and Scholarly Activity Opportunities

In addition to the research and scholarly activity opportunities within the clinical rotations above, research electives or collaborations may be arranged through several additional programs located across FAU's campuses.

 

FAU Brain Institute

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The Brain Institute supports research, education and community outreach, with efforts spanning all of the FAU campuses. The Brain Institute administrative home is on the FAU MacArthur campus in Jupiter, Florida that also houses the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, the Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience and the Scripps Florida Research Institute.

The Brain Institute supports state-of-the-art research and innovative educational activities of more than 100 neuroscience faculty-level investigators located at FAU and affiliate research centers, and is the sponsor for the FAU Neuroscience Student Organization. Collectively, we seek to unlock the secrets of brain development, function and plasticity and how the mechanisms uncovered can be compromised to drive devastating brain disorders such as Autism, Schizophrenia, Depression and Alzheimer’s Disease.

 

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FAU Healthy Aging Institute

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FAU Healthy Aging Institute offers a number of programs and services to support research and innovation. The Institute for Healthy Aging and Lifespan Studies (I-HEAL) is dedicated to the advancement of health through pioneering research and practical application. The I-HeAL team is leading the way in redesigning the healthcare infrastructure to create novel intervention programs to improve the care of older adults with dementia and their caregivers, leading to improved care confidence and mobility, delayed nursing home placement, reduced hospital re-admission and decreased health care costs.

 

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Scripps Florida

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Scripps Florida is an academic research facility with investigators in six of the institute's 15 departments: Cancer Biology, Chemistry, Immunology and Microbial Science, Metabolism and Aging, Molecular Therapeutics, and Neuroscience, as well as the unique Translational Research Institute, which includes the Advanced Technologies and Drug Discovery divisions. While the focus of basic scientific research is to understand the mechanisms that lead to disease and its potential treatment, the Translational Research Institute seeks to identify new biochemical targets for drug development, and to optimize and further develop these drug candidate lead compounds.

 

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Max Planck Institute for Neuroscience

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Part of the prestigious Max Planck Society based in Germany, MPFI is the first and only institute of its kind in North America. Situated in the new biosciences cluster in scenic Palm Beach County in South Florida, MPFI provides a vibrant, collaborative environment where scientists are provided generous ongoing support to conduct high impact research at the cutting edge.

 

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