Boca Raton

Part of living well is living healthy, a lifestyle exemplified in Boca Raton, through its healthy, active communities. Whether it is joining a gym, running along the beach or just breathing in the fresh air at the park, Boca Raton provides an atmosphere for living well and feeling healthy.

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Greater Boca Raton Beach and Park District
Recreation Services Director
Mickey Gomez, CPRP
Deputy Recreation Services Director/R&L
John A. "Buddy" Parks, CPRP
Deputy Recreation Services Director/P&G
Joseph N. Cogley CPRP
Recreation Superintendent
J.D. Varney, CPRP
Golf Course Manager
Bob Burdett, CPRP
Aquatics Director
Manager of Library Services
Catherine O' Connell
Park Operation Manager
Diane M. Schwer
Parks Superintendent
Keith J. Noelk, CPRP

Park Ranger Headquarters
Carmen D'Arminio

Boca Raton Public Library
200 N.W. Boca Raton Blvd.
The Boca Raton Public Library has a collection of more than 133,000 books; almost 850 CD-ROMS, 450-500 current periodicals, pamphlets, clippings; 3,600 audio cassettes and books on tape, 8,600 CDs, microfilm of various newspapers and periodicals; and 14,200 videocassettes. Services include special sections for adults, young adults and children; largeprint; storytime programs; interlibrary loan; and a TDD unit for speech or hearing impaired people. Special programs are offered for children and young adults. Adult and child computer learning labs are provided for library users. Copy machines and microfilm reader printers are also available. The Library offers a full-scale reference service, which answers more than 190,000 questions annually. There is an active literacy volunteer program, a Friends of the Library group and a recently developed Library Foundation.
Hours: 9:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and noon-8:00 p.m. on Sunday. Free library card with proof of residency or ownership of city real estate. Outside city limits, a one-year library card costs $35.
County Library
20701 95th Avenue South
The South County Regional Library of the Palm Beach County Library System is visible from Glades Road, a half-mile west of Lyons Road. This facility opened in the fall of 1991, and serves the unincorporated areas of Boca Raton and Palm Beach County.
This branch offers 155,046 volumes and access to more than 1,052,251 through the PBC system, reference, children's story hours and special programs, books on tape, videos, CDs, magazines and large-print materials. There are also quiet study rooms and a young adult room.
Hours of operation are 10:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 12:00-5:00 p.m. on Sunday. Residents outside the PBC library taxing district pay $15 for a six-month card and $30 annually. Those who live in the district simply need proof of residency. 

Christian Science Reading Room
231 W. Camino Real


Boca Raton Community Hospital
800 Meadows Road
Boca Raton, Florida 33486
Named one of the top hospitals in the nation by HCIA Inc., this not-for-profit hospital was built by a caring community over three decades ago. Supported through donations to the Boca Raton Community Hospital Foundation, the hospital's staff of highly skilled, experienced professionals and physicians, complemented by 15,000 volunteers, works to provide top quality, service-oriented medical care. Fully accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations, Boca Raton Community Hospital is the largest hospital in southern Palm Beach County, with 394 beds. Its many special services and programs include the Lynn Regional Cancer Center, One Family Place Maternity and Pediatrics, cardiac and MRI services , the Center for Breast Care/Women's Center.
The SurgiCenter Plus outpatient surgical facility, the Care Center (which is part of its Emergency Center), the Toppel Center for Pediatric Care, the Davis Therapy Centers with rehabilitative services, wound care, pain management, and medical equipment supplies.

New services include the Dodson Family Foundation Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitative Services, a neuroscience center, the Eugene M. and Christine E. Lynn Clinical Research Center, and the John W. Henry Center for Integrated Care.
Delray Medical Center
5352 Linton Blvd.
Delray Beach, Florida 33484
Since opening in 1982, Delray Medical Center has become a major provider of specialized cardiac services including open heart surgery while also providing a broad range of medical, surgical and 24-hour emergency/ trauma services for the community. Since May of 1991, more than 7,000 patients have been treated here as south Palm Beach County's state-designated level II trauma center. Delray Medical Center, accredited with commendation twice in succession by the JCAHO and distinguished as one of the 100 top orthopedic hospitals in the country by HCI, is a 343-bed, acute-care facility with more than 500 physicians on staff. For physician referral, call 800/897-9789.
North Broward Medical Center
201 E. Sample Road
Pompano Beach, Florida 33064
North Broward Medical Center is a comprehensive, 409-bed healthcare facility conveniently located at Interstate 95 and Sample Road in Broward County. More than 650 physicians and 1,500 employees contribute to the high quality of patient care provided at the tax-assisted medical center.
Designated as an Adult Level II Trauma Center, the Emergency Department is open around the clock to serve residents of Broward and nearby southern Palm Beach County. In addition to treating everything from minor ills to major injuries, the department is now a designated Chest Pain Center where rapid assessment of chest pain is focused on saving lives and reducing damage to the heart. More than 50,000 people are treated in the ED each year and they receive approximately 650 trauma patients annually.
North Broward Medical Center plays an active role in the community, participating in an assortment of programs. NBMC volunteers work with students through Broward County's Partners in Education program. The Senior Research Center, classrooms and 250-seat conference center house monthly lectures, meetings, support groups and screenings.
North Ridge Medical Center
5757 N. Dixie Highway
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33334
In central Broward County, North Ridge Medical Center is a 391-bed facility and is the largest open heart surgery provider in both Broward and Palm Beach counties. North Ridge is recognized for its extensive cardiac and neuroscience services at the North Ridge Cardiac and Vascular Institute and the North Ridge NeuroScience Center. Other hospital specialties include the Orthopedic and Joint Replacement Center, Maternity Center, Breast Center, Transitional Rehabilitation Unit and the North Ridge Outpatient Center. Additional services include wellness center, 24-hour emergency, Tenet home health and a variety of educational wellness opportunities for the community. A part of Tenet South Florida HealthSystem, North Ridge is a fully accredited facility with more than 600 physicians on staff. For a free physician referral, call 800/879-8796.
West Boca Medical Center
21644 State Road 7
Boca Raton, Florida 33428
Phone: (561) 488-8000
Fax: (561) 488-8105
A part of Tenet South Florida HealthSystems, West Boca Medical Cted physicians in more than 45 specialties. Specialized services for women, infants and children are offered in the BirthCare Pavilion, Pediatric Pavilion, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Pediatric Emergency Services and a Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (the highest level designated by the state). West Boca Medical Center is an active member of more than 40 managed care health plans throughout the United States. For a physician referral or information on support groups, programs and birth care classes, please call 1-888-TENET-4U.
Boca Raton Sleep Disorders Center
899 Meadows Road, Suite 101
Boca Raton, Florida 33486
This is the only sleep disorder center in Palm Beach and Broward counties accredited by the American Sleep Disorders Association. The Boca Raton Sleep Disorder Center provides non-invasive overnight sleep monitoring in a home-like setting. Medical Director Natalio J. Chediak M.D. is board certified in neurology and sleep medicine. Evaluation of all sleep disorders is provided, including insomnia, snoring, sleep apnea and daytime sleepiness. Treatments are offered on an individual basis.
The Center for Breast Care
Debbie-Rand Pavilion
690 Meadows Road
Boca Raton, Florida 33486
This state-of-the-art facility offers total breast care including screening, diagnostics, consultation and research. Using a team approach, staff professionals on-hand from all related disciplines include radiologists, oncologists, surgeons, nurses, technologists, pathologists and psychologists. Among its many services, the center also offers a second opinion service and a risk-assessment service.
Community Blood Center of South Florida
8903 Glades Road, Bay A-12
Boca Raton, Florida 33434
Community Blood Centers of South Florida, a nonprofit agency, operates three division. Palm Beach Community Blood Center in Boca Raton provides 100,000 pints of blood annually to 18 South Florida hospitals and many dialysis and home health care centers. Donors must be at least 17 years old and weigh at least 100 pounds. For more information, call 561/451-4389 or 800/357-GIVE.
Habilitation Center for the Handicapped
22313 Boca Rio Road
Boca Raton, Florida 33433
This private, not-for-profit agency was founded in 1978 to serve adults with physical and mental disabilities in Palm Beach and Broward counties. It offers a broad spectrum of comprehensive educational and vocational training, therapeutic and support services. The Sheltered Workshop provides manufacturing services and the Plant Nursery provides bedding plants to area businesses.
Mae Volen Senior Center
1515 W. Palmetto Park Road
Boca Raton, Florida 33486
Intergenerational programs, home delivered and congregate meals, house-keeping and adult day health care are just a few of the services offered here. In addition, the facility provides Social Security and Medicare counseling, support for the visually impaired, sign language, exercise for the physically impaired and a senior sharing support group. Transportation is also available, along with emergency alert/response, personal care, recreation, lectures, nutrition programs and tax aid.
Hospice By the Sea
1531 W. Palmetto Park Road
Boca Raton, Florida 33486
Hospice by the Sea has provided a special kind of caring for almost two decades to those whom cure is no longer possible. An interdisciplinary team of nurses, social workers, clergy, therapists and specially trained volunteers work with patients' physicians to develop a plan of care. The team controls symptoms of illness and supports emotional well-being. The center's goal is to help its patients stay at home, but the staff also works with the patient and family in its 32-bed private care center, at nursing homes and in adult congregate living facilities. Admission is based on need only; the facility receives reimbursement from Medicare, Medicaid, insurance, grants and donations. On-call emergency care is available 24 hours a day. Trudi Webb is president/CEO.
Lynn Regional Cancer Center
800 Meadows Road
Boca Raton, Florida 33486
16313 S. Military Trail
Delray Beach, Florida 33484
Accredited by the American College of Surgeons, the Lynn Regional Cancer Center of Boca Raton Community Hospital is a comprehensive cancer program with locations within the main hospital and a satellite facility in Delray Beach. This nationally renowned cancer center provides surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, educational programs and support groups.
Care Center of Boca Raton Community Hospital
(Adjacent to Emergency Room)
800 Meadows Road
Boca Raton, Florida 33486
The Care Center at the Boca Community Hospital provides care for the bruises, cuts, earaches, flu symptoms and other minor medical emergencies. The center is open 8:00 a.m.-midnight seven days a week, so appointments are unnecessary. Patients are seen in the order in which they arrive. Pediatricians complement emergency room physicians weeknights-6282
Administrator: Phillip Sites
Pompano Rehabilitation and Nursing Center 51 W. Sample Road Pompano Beach, Florida 33064 954/942-5530 Administrator: Gary Krulewitz  
Courtney Silverman
Courtney Silverman
Silverman Real Estate Group