Stephanie Dardanello Hospital AdministratorIt’s my pleasure to join Lakeside Medical Center as Hospital Administrator. For the past 22 years I’ve served as a hospital and healthcare executive at for-profit, not-for-profit, and academic facilities, including Johns Hopkins Medicine International in Maryland and a large, acute and long-term care hospital in New Jersey. I’ve also run my own healthcare consulting firm here in South Florida. Throughout my career, my priority has been constant: provide patients access to safe, quality health care and deliver that care with compassion.


Since joining the Health Care District of Palm Beach County, I’ve been impressed by the team of professionals at Lakeside Medical Center. Some members of our hospital staff have cared for generations of families in the Glades. While many live in this community, others travel as many as three hours, past several other hospitals, to work at Lakeside Medical Center. Our staff shares my commitment of providing quality, compassionate care in a safe and welcoming environment. We are focused on your health and the health of this agriculturally-rich region. In fact, we are cultivating new physicians every year through our Family Medicine Residency Program. Lakeside Medical Center, which is accredited by The Joint Commission, is one of the few rural teaching hospitals in the state of Florida. This past June we graduated our fifth class of medical residents following three years of clinical training.

We know you have a choice in hospital care. We look forward to providing you, your family, and your neighbors with quality medical care and exceptional customer service as we do our best to meet your health care needs. Our team is committed to going above and beyond in order to exceed your expectations every day. My goal is for you to be so impressed with the quality of the care you receive that you share your experience with others in the community. I welcome your comments and suggestions concerning the care you receive while a patient at Lakeside Medical Center. Your feedback is shared with our staff. It helps us to recognize them as well as make improvements.

I look forward to hearing from you. Feel free to contact me at or at 561-996-6571 ext. 348426.
Thank you for making Lakeside Medical Center your hospital of choice.


Stephanie M. Dardanello
Hospital Administrator