New Endovascular Surgical Suite Opens at Bethesda Hospital West

The Eloise Kimmelman Foundation Center for Interventional Treatment and Research Offers Minimally Invasive Procedures for Endovascular and Cardiac Care


(Boynton Beach, FL) Bethesda Health celebrated the opening of The Eloise Kimmelman Foundation Center for Interventional Treatment and Research with a special ribbon cutting ceremony and reception on Wednesday, April 8 at Bethesda Hospital West.

Guests were treated to a tour of this new $3.6 million state-of-the-art surgical suite that offers minimally invasive procedures for endovascular and cardiac care. It is a unique hybrid operating room capable of diagnostic cardiac catheterizations, endovascular procedures and interventional radiology procedures. It is an expansion of the endovascular services at Bethesda Hospital East in The Walter S. and Lucienne Driskill Endovascular Center. This is the first expansion at Bethesda Hospital West since its opening in January 2013.

The Bethesda Hospital Foundation is delighted to recognize the generous donation of $1.8 million from the Eloise Kimmelman Foundation for the creation of this hybrid endovascular and cardiac catheterization suite. Eloise and David Kimmelman were supporters of healthcare in our community for many years. Their estate was used to create the Eloise Kimmelman Foundation, a charitable organization devoted to funding education and medical treatment for cardiovascular and vascular disease.

The Bethesda Hospital Foundation also recognizes and thanks other donors who have stepped forward to support life-saving endovascular care at Bethesda: Mrs. Mary Ella Alfring, Mr. Craig E. Lundberg, Mr. and Mrs. Buzz Newton, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Howard and the Thomas F. Staley Foundation.


About Bethesda Health, Inc.

Founded in 1959, Bethesda Health, Inc., is a healthcare organization serving the medical needs of South Palm Beach County with a mission to provide quality health services in a caring manner. With two not-for-profit hospitals, 401-bed Bethesda Hospital East and 80-bed Bethesda Hospital West, Bethesda Health is comprised of more than 670 physicians and 2,700 employees.  Bethesda Health and its affiliates offer a full array of healthcare services, including Bethesda Heart Hospital for cardiovascular services, general, vascular and endovascular surgery, maternity, neonatal and pediatric intensive care, women’s health and the Bethesda Comprehensive Cancer Center. Bethesda Hospital West, which opened in January 2013, is an all-private room, state-of-the-art hospital, with a 24-hour Emergency Department for adults and children to serve our western communities. Bethesda Hospital West provides general medical, surgical and intensive care services, imaging and rehabilitation. Visit us at: