Wellington, FL -February 12, 2018, 7:00 pm RELEASE PDF – Wellington Regional Medical Center (WRMC) announced today its plans to expand access to emergency care in Central Palm Beach County with the construction of a freestanding emergency department in Westlake. The announcement comes after the hospital received approval of site plans at the City of Westlake planning and zoning meeting held on Monday, February 12, at council chambers.

Located on the east side of Seminole Pratt Whitney Road and the south side of Persimmon Boulevard East, the full-service emergency room will provide emergency care 24-hours a day, seven days a week. The new facility is expected to open in late 2018.

“We are honored and excited to be the first non-residential development in the Westlake community,” said Robbin Lee, CEO of WRMC. “By expanding our emergency services, we can better meet the needs of our growing community and provide access to emergency care where it is needed.  It has been our goal to create a true emergency department by including a full complement of services, staff and technology. We will be equipped to handle everything from scrapes and sprains, to patients who are experiencing chest pain and the symptoms of a stroke.”

Wellington Regional Medical Center is a 233-bed acute care hospital accredited by The Joint Commission. Celebrating more than 30 years of treating residents in Wellington and the surrounding community, the hospital offers a wide range of services, including comprehensive stroke care, comprehensive lung program, minimally invasive services, cardiac services, a birthing center and level III NICU, comprehensive women’s center, hepatobiliary surgical procedures, intraoperative radiation therapy, interventional procedures and a wellness and weight loss center. To learn more about the hospital, please visit