A Message from the President
I am pleased to announce that Bethesda Hospital has achieved the Pathway to Excellence® designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. This distinction makes Bethesda the 106th hospital organization in the nation, the second hospital in Florida and the only hospital in Palm Beach County to receive this award. Our community can be very proud of our entire nursing staff and the invaluable contributions they make to ensure that Bethesda is providing quality health services in a caring manner for our patients.
In addition, I would like to take a moment to remember a dear member of the Bethesda family, James Byrnes, M.D., who passed away in July after a long illness. Dr. Byrnes was the Chief of the Medical Staff and was instrumental in establishing Bethesda’s Medical Residency program with the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and Florida Atlantic University. Bethesda will sincerely miss this visionary leader who was always a dedicated mentor to others and a champion for his patients.
Roger L. Kirk, FACHE