Top Honors for another Palm Beach County hospital

Delray Medical Center was named one of America’s 50 Best in 2014 for the eighth consecutive year. The distinction as given by Healthgrades, a popular online resource for information about doctors and hospitals.

The center’s patients had fewer potentially preventable errors during their hospital stays in comparison to 4,500 other hospitals nationwide, giving it a top-tier distinction. Possible errors include a fatal serious complication after surgery.

The center is one of only eight Florida hospitals on the Top 50 list. The other in Palm Beach County is Boca Raton Regional Hospital.

See how Delray Medical Center stacks up in several clinical areas here.

Delray Medical Center is a 493-bed acute care hospital and Level I Trauma Center located at 5352 Linton Boulevard, Delray Beach. For more information, call 1-800-897-9789 or visit www.delraymedicalctr.com.

In other news…

The Florida Brain Cancer 5K is celebrating its fifth anniversary. This year’s event st arts at 7:30 a.m., Sunday, March 30, at John Prince Park in Lake Worth (4759 S. Congress Ave.).

The event, hosted by Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure, raises funds to support brain cancer research.

The cost before March 25 is $25 for adults and $15 for runners under 18. After that, prices go up to $30 for adults and $20 for those under 18. Kids younger than 5 can run for free in the kids’ fun run.

If you don’t want to run but want to support the cause and have some fun doing it, you can register as a volunteer.

For more information about the Florida Brain Cancer 5K, email florida5k@abc2.org or call 202/419-3140. To find out more about the cause, visit the Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure’s website.

Still more fitness fun

Finally, don’t forget the Delray Beach Twilight Festival this weekend (March 22-23). This health and lifestyle festival involves cycling events for people of all ages and levels. Whether or not you’re a cyclist, you’re sure to enjoy the many activities in Downtown Delray. Read more about the event in Boca Raton magazine’s March/April issue, page 68, or, on the event website.

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