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Wednesday, April 20, 2011 - Broward Health Announces Chris Evert Children’s Hospital Affiliation at Coral Springs Medical Center

Coral Springs, FL - Broward Health this week announced that Coral Springs Medical Center is now an affiliate of the Chris Evert Children’s Hospital at Broward General Medical Center.

"By re-branding Coral Springs Medical Center children's program, we will enhance the awareness of the Broward Health Chris Evert Children's Hospital standard of care for our young patients in that region,” said Frank Nask, President/CEO of Broward Health.

“We are proud to serve the children of western Broward County with our new affiliation. From newborns to teens, we offer a full spectrum of patient and family-centered care,” said Dr. Patricia Rowe-King, Chief of Pediatrics at Chris Evert Children’s Hospital.

Board-certified pediatric specialists care for more than 27,000 children each year at Chris Evert Children’s Hospital at Broward General Medical Center. The hospital is nationally recognized for its pediatric sedation practices and its pediatric hematology/oncology center. It is a Regional Perinatal Intensive Care Center and a Level I Pediatric Trauma Center.

Last year, Coral Springs Medical Center’s ER for Kids was selected as “Broward County’s Best Pediatric ER” by South Florida Parenting Magazine. With its newly expanded pediatric ER, it now offers private rooms while continuing to provide award-winning healthcare.

“From a medical perspective, it is a reassurance to our medical team that our patients have access to top notch medical care should they need to be transferred within our health system,” said Dr. Edna Tello, Chief of Pediatrics at CSMC. “For parents, this means peace of mind knowing that we are committed to giving their child the very best.”       

Broward Health, providing service for more than 50 years, is a nationally recognized community health system offering world class health care services to our neighbors in South Florida.  One of the 10 largest public health systems in the nation, Broward Health operates more than 30 healthcare facilities, including Broward General Medical Center, North Broward Medical Center, Imperial Point Medical Center, Coral Springs Medical Center, Chris Evert Children’s Hospital, Broward Health Weston.  For more information visit www.BrowardHealth.org.