Broward Health has developed an International Program designed to provide comprehensive, quality health care services for international patients.
Broward Health International offers a full spectrum of medical services, including specialized treatment in cardiology care, advanced cancer treatment, liver transplants, minimally invasive surgical treatments with the robotic da Vinci® Surgical System and noninvasive CyberKnife® Stereotactic Radiosurgery. We also offer patients comprehensive neurological care, a first-class pediatric hematology/oncology program, surgical eye center offering treatment for delicate eye problems and a leading orthopedic and sports medicine center.
International Coordination and Concierge Service
Entering into a foreign country can be overwhelming, especially when medical attention is needed. At Broward Health International we understand this and offer a concierge approach to put patients' minds at ease. When an international patient arrives, a member of our staff greets them in the lobby and walks them through the admittance process, answering any questions they may have.
Broward Health International offers the following services:
- Physician referral
- Medical documentation for Visa
- Travel planning
- Hotel accommodations
- Translation services
- Local transportation
- Coordination of physician and hospital visits
- Financial arrangements
- Transfer of medical records
- Follow-up arrangements
- Personalized guidance throughout treatment
- Air Ambulance coordination
- Assistance to traveling family members
Patients from around the world can take advantage of the system's experience and dedication through a program that offers a broad span of medical services:
Broward Health has invested more than $33 million in emergency department expansions. Broward Health Imperial Point recently completed a transforming expansion, which more than tripled the emergency department space and Broward Health Coral Springs completed a similar project in 2011, doubling the size of their emergency department.
Two of the three trauma centers in Broward County are Broward Health facilities: Level I (adults and pediatrics) at Broward Health Medical Center and Level II (adults) at Broward Health North.
The Heart Center of Excellence at Broward Health Medical Center specializes in open heart surgery and is led by internationally-recognized physicians and surgeons. The Center, one of the nations' top centers for cardiovascular treatment, gives patients access to a medical team of experts and the most advanced technology needed to combat heart disease and its related conditions.
Our team of cardiac physicians and cardio-thoracic surgeons are among the most talented and experienced in Broward. Patients have access to a cardiac rehabilitation program, as well as a wide range of services at all of our hospitals for prevention, diagnosis and treatment. In fact, Broward Health Imperial Point's Heart Failure Management program was the hospital in South Florida to receive the Gold Seal of Approval™ for health care quality from the Joint Commission.
Affiliated with the world-renowned Moffitt Cancer Center, our Comprehensive Cancer Centers are solely dedicated to the rapid translation of research discoveries to directly benefit people with cancer. We are proud to offer our international patients a full spectrum of cancer care services.
Our cancer-fighting arsenal includes the Varian Trilogy and Varian iX Image Guided Radiation Therapy System, which spare a patient's healthy tissue while delivering precise doses of radiation to the tumor. We are home to Broward's first hospital-based CyberKnife® Robotic Radiosurgery system, located at Broward Health North. The CyberKnife® allows for pain-free treatment of cranial, spine, pancreas, liver and lung tumors that were once considered inoperable. The da Vinci® surgical systems at Broward Health Medical Center, Broward Health Imperial Point and Broward Health Coral Springs provide the best in minimally invasive robotic surgery.
Our board-certified pediatric specialists at Chris Evert Children's Hospital offer a complete range of services for pediatric patients and their families. From the pediatric emergency department to the pediatric intensive care unit, we deliver the most advanced care for children. Our neonatal intensive care unit provides the highest level of care for infants who are critically ill, premature or have special needs. Our pediatric hematology and oncology program is a designated Center of Excellence and is offered as part of our comprehensive care center at Chris Evert Children's Hospital. Our pediatric oncologists treat all children 0-18 who have been diagnosed with cancer and blood disorders.
The Lillian S. Wells Women's Health Center at Broward Health Medical Center offers a full range of health care services for women, all conveniently housed under one roof. The Center, opened in November 2010, created a beautiful, spa-like setting that combines care with comfort, thanks to a gift of more than $4.5 million. Its specialized, comprehensive women's health care services include:
- bone density screenings
- specialized cardiac assessments and screenings
- support groups
- health and wellness classes
- therapeutic massage
- gynecological services
- cosmetic services
- breast magnetic resonance imaging
- digital mammography
- and more
The management and staff have all completed the Women Certified™ training and certification program – evidence of our commitment to providing health care services and a comforting atmosphere for the women who visit the center.
The Women's Center at Broward Health Weston is committed to providing professional evaluations and a high degree of care and compassion to our patients. Our team of medical professionals includes radiology and certified radiology technologists. The staff at the Women's Center is committed to breast care and detection of osteoporosis by providing services such as digital mammography, ultrasound, breast MRI and digital bone densitometry.
Broward Health Coral Springs takes women's health seriously with its New Beginnings maternity services, Women's Diagnostic and Wellness Center and Enlightened Women's Club. With state-of-the art capabilities and a coordinated team of experts, we are dedicated to making it easier than ever for women to receive the best in breast care and detection of osteoporosis. Broward Health Coral Springs also partnered with the Lisa Boccard Breast Cancer Fund to educate, screen, treat and heal many women in our community.
To increase the number of minimally invasive surgical options available to patients, the surgical team at Broward Health employs robotic technology, such as the da Vinci® Surgical System. These techniques result in less pain, faster recoveries, less scarring and excellent clinical outcomes.
Our neurological program features state-of-the-art technology, complete quality service and highly trained professionals who are nationally certified in neurology. Truly comprehensive, this unparalleled program treats the full spectrum of neurological problems in an individualized format, even taking into account the needs of families and caregivers. The neurological program also provides evaluation and treatment for a full range of neurological conditions, including Deep Brain Stimulation for Parkinson's disease patients.
Our hospitals are all recognized as certified Primary Stroke Centers by the Joint Commission for Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations.
As shown by our 99 percent patient satisfaction rating, our Surgical Eye Center at Broward Health Imperial Point far exceeds national standards in outpatient customer service. We offer treatment for delicate retinal, cornea and cataract problems, employing state-of-the-art ophthalmology equipment, including specialized microscopes and lasers. Our Center performs more retinal procedures than any other hospital in Broward County.
If you're looking for the most experienced orthopedists that perform the most orthopedic cases in Broward County – then look no further than Broward Health. Our Orthopedic Sports Medicine Center, which works with professional sports teams and athletics, is a leader in the diagnosis and advanced treatment of orthopedic and sports injuries, with physicians among the most experienced in the fields of sports medicine and orthopedic surgery. Patients rely on us for help in recovering from injuries, eliminating pain from their normal daily activities and achieving top competitive performance.
As the leading provider of orthopedic services, our physicians perform more joint replacements than any other health care system in Broward. Our orthopedic services include: mini-incision hip replacement surgery, spine, hand reconstructive procedures and gender-specific knee replacement. Our facilities offer inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation and therapy programs to help our patients regain their mobility and independence.
Gold Coast Home Health and Hospice Services ensure quality and consistency of care for patients by working with physicians to develop an individualized plan of care for patients and their families. Medication and durable medical equipment are available through our affiliation with Broward Infusion Group.