Paley Institute Lauds Frank Theatres and Variety Children’s Charity for Patient Gift
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Paley Institute Lauds Frank Theatres and
Variety Children’s Charity for Patient Gift
Dr. Dror Paley Says Gift of Mobility Bike Will Make “Real Difference” in Patients’ Lives
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – The Paley Institute at St. Mary’s Medical Center celebrates the generosity and spirit shown by Frank Theatres and Frank Theatres CineBowl and Grille, as well as the Variety Children’s Charity, for their gift of a mobility bike to benefit the institute’s patients. Dr. Dror Paley, who founded and leads the Paley Institute, said the gift will be a positive force for those recovering at the world-renowned orthopedic and limb lengthening institute.
“Our patients and staff here at the Paley Institute are grateful for the kindness and generosity of Frank Theatres and Variety Children’s Charity,” said Dr. Dror Paley, founder and director of The Paley Institute. “Patients come to the Paley Institute seeking cutting-edge treatment for complex orthopedic conditions, and oftentimes the road to recovery includes work on a mobility bike. This generous gift will make a real difference in the lives of these patients as they recover.”
“We take great pride in our affiliation with the Paley Institute, which treats patients from all over the world,” said Gabrielle Finley-Hazle, CEO of St. Mary’s Medical Center and the Palm Beach Children’s Hospital. “Frank Theatres and the Variety Children’s Charity recognize the importance of having such a prestigious program in our community. We couldn’t be more appreciative of their kind gesture on behalf of the Paley Institute and the community we have the privilege to serve.”
The gift of the mobility bike is a result of the Gold Heart Pin Campaign, the keynote fundraising campaign run by the Variety Children’s Charity. Since its inception in 1991, Variety has worked with a number of major motion picture studios to design pins based on classic movie characters, including R2D2, Kermit the Frog, and Mickey Mouse.
The funds for the campaign were raised with the sale of special collector’s pins promoting “Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens” sold at Frank Theatres across Florida between November 2015 and January 31, 2016. Frank Theatres is hosting an event at the Delray CineBowl & Grille on August 26 to celebrate Variety Children’s Charity and the nearly $19,000 raised for the organization via Frank Theatres’ participation in the Gold Heart Pin Campaign.
About The Paley Institute at St. Mary’s Medical Center
The Paley Institute at St. Mary’s Medical Center offers a full spectrum of outstanding orthopedic care and physical therapy to patients from around the world. The Paley Institute provides patients and visiting surgeons the most technologically advanced limb-lengthening, spine deformity, joint preservation and deformity correction treatments available. The physicians at the institute have treated more than 15,000 patients and offer a comprehensive range of services, from hip replacements and pediatric orthopedics, to bone reconstruction and rare orthopedic conditions. To learn more, visit www.paleyinstitute.org.
About St. Mary’s Medical Center
St. Mary’s Medical Center is a 464-bed acute care hospital located at 901 45th Street in West Palm Beach. The hospital has been serving the medical and health care needs of the greater West Palm Beach area for more than 75 years.
St. Mary’s Medical Center offers a broad array of adult and pediatric services, including: a Level 1 Trauma Center, a state-designated Pediatric Trauma Referral Center, Comprehensive Stroke Center, and a state-designated Brain and Spinal Cord Acute Injury Center. Additional services include the Neuroscience Center, High-Risk Obstetrical Unit with a Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, the Institute for Advanced Orthopedics, the Rehabilitation Institute, the Memory Disorders Center, Kaplan Cancer Center, Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine Center, Schwartz Kidney Dialysis Center and the Institute for Mental Health.
Pediatric services are provided at the Palm Beach Children’s Hospital at St. Mary’s Medical Center, with 24/7 dedicated pediatric emergency and trauma care. Specialties include limb reconstruction and lengthening at the Paley Institute, pediatric oncology program, which includes membership in the Children’s Oncology Group – a clinical trials group supported by the National Cancer Institute, and pediatric orthopedics. Outpatient services include pediatric rehabilitation, the Concussion Treatment Center and Cystic Fibrosis Center. In addition, in-house pediatric intensivists work with area pediatricians to care for children while staying at Palm Beach Children’s Hospital.
St. Mary’s Medical Center is fully accredited by the Joint Commission, the nation’s oldest and largest hospital accreditation agency, and is a member of the Children’s Hospital Association. The hospital has won many prestigious awards, including the Tenet Circle of Excellence award two out of the last three years. Additionally, the hospital earned an “A” Hospital Safety Score from the Leapfrog Group. To learn more about St. Mary’s Medical Center and Palm Beach Children’s Hospital, visit www.stmarysmc.com, www.palmbeachchildrens.com or call 561-844-6300.