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The Hospital

Banner photo displays the front of the Lakeside Medical Center building

Opened in October 2009, Lakeside Medical Center serves the western Palm Beach County communities in the rural agricultural region bordering Lake Okeechobee. The 70-bed hospital was constructed and is operated by the Health Care District of Palm Beach County, a comprehensive safety-net system established by voters in 1988.

The mission of the Health Care District is to ensure access to quality health care for the residents of Palm Beach County, including the medically underserved population of rural western Palm Beach County. Lakeside Medical Center is Palm Beach County’s only public hospital. The hospital features:

  • All single-occupancy rooms,
  • Advanced digital technologies,
  • An innovative Birthplace, and
  • A veteran staff with deep roots in the community and extraordinary dedication to their mission.