St. Lucie Medical Center
For more than 25 years, St. Lucie Medical Center has continued to grow and provide world-class care to the residents of Port St. Lucie.

FSU College of Medicine Fort Pierce Campus Honors St. Lucie Medical Center Surgeon

Dr Rene Loyola, Guardian of the Mission

A St. Lucie Medical Center surgeon received a prestigious award on Sept. 19, when the Fort Pierce Regional Campus of the Florida State University College of Medicine gathered its faculty members for a night of appreciation and academic updates.

Kenneth Bridges, M.D., the surgery clerkship director, presented the Guardian of the Mission award to Rene Loyola, M.D., a surgeon at St. Lucie Medical Center in Port St. Lucie. This award is for a physician whose activities have furthered the college’s mission: to “educate and develop exemplary physicians who practice patient-centered health care, discover and advance knowledge and are responsive to community needs, especially through service to elder, rural, minority and underserved populations.” Dr. Loyola has been a Clinical Assistant Professor for the Fort Pierce Regional Campus since it opened in 2007, teaching surgery to third- and fourth year students. He has developed a highly respected and successful practice while still finding time for community service.  Since 1992, he has provided 6 week rotations to mentor high school students interested in medicine. He has served on boards and committees in leadership roles for the hospitals. He regularly volunteers his outstanding surgical skills for Light of the World charities, going on medical mission trips to Honduras, Haiti and Nicaragua. He also does volunteer surgeries right here on the Treasure Coast, through Stateside Surgeries.

The event took place at the Treasure Coast Public Safety Training Complex on the campus of Indian River State College in Fort Pierce. The keynote speaker was John P. Fogarty, M.D., dean of the FSU College of Medicine, who presented an update on the achievements and ongoing success of the college. 

The regional campus faculty is composed of over 240 active Treasure Coast physicians who take turns teaching 37 third- and fourth-year medical students. The students work one-on-one with the physicians and gain clinical experience through seeing patients in the local hospitals, surgery centers, physicians’ offices and other ambulatory care facilities. 

Take a Tour of the Orthopedic & Spine Institute at St. Lucie Medical Center

Have you been told that you require spine surgery? Then come to St. Lucie Medical Center to experience our state-of-the-art Orthopedic & Spine Institute.

This video demonstrates the qualities that set the Orthopedic & Spine Institute apart from other healthcare facilities. Comfort is of the utmost important at St. Lucie Medical Center. To put you at ease, we have created a serene environment throughout our Orthopedic & Spine Institute. Even family members can benefit from our spacious lounge quarters. We also provide our services in the same location; you can undergo spine surgery and receive rehabilitation without ever having to leave our department.

Would you like to learn more about the Orthopedic & Spine Institute at St. Lucie Medical Center? Call (772) 200-2278 to schedule a tour of our facilities in Port St. Lucie.

Signs Your Child Needs to Visit the Emergency Room

Caring for a child involves constant concern for his wellbeing. When your little one suffers a fall, cut, or burn, it can be difficult to know when his medical needs require professional emergency care. Other health problems can be even more ambiguous and worrisome. St. Lucie Medical Center wants to put parents at ease. Our emergency care center offers specialized treatment for pediatric medical crises. If your child experiences any of the following problems, bring him in for swift and effective emergency care. 

Signs Your Child Needs to Visit the Emergency Room

He Will Not Eat

Has your child’s appetite drastically changed? Does he refuse to eat his favorite foods? A child with little or no appetite could be experiencing any number of medical issues. If his lack of appetite is coupled with stomach pain, diarrhea, or vomiting, it could be the flu, an intestinal obstruction, or another problem. To find out what is bothering your child, get him emergency care as soon as possible.

He Suffers a Seizure

Witnessing your child having a seizure is a horrific event. With expert emergency assistance, you can quickly get him the help he needs. While epilepsy is a common cause of seizures, it is far from the only reason why they occur. Your child might also experience this symptom as the result of an infection or head injury.

He Has a High Fever

A fever in a child should never be ignored. Small children in particular require emergency care if they suffer a fever of 100 degrees or higher. A fever can point to several issues, including heat exhaustion or an infection in the body.

St. Lucie Medical Center in Port St. Lucie is here to help you address your child’s most severe medical issues. If you have any questions about our emergency care services, don’t hesitate to contact us. Call (772) 200-2278 or visit our website for additional information on our full range of services for children and adults. 

Benefit Concert for Typhoon Haiyan Victims - Dec. 14, 2013

Typhoon Haiyan Benefit Concert Flyer1

Children of the Storm in cooperation with the City of Port St. Lucie is proud to present a Benefit Concert for Typhoon Haiyan Victims from the Philippines on Dec. 14th from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tickets are $5 and will benefit victims of the storm. 

The concert will be held at the South County Regional Stadium in front of St. Lucie Mets Stadium and will feature the following:

  • Bands from all of Florida
  • Food Truck invasion
  • Fun Run 
  • Entertainers from Filipino-American communities

The Fun Run is sponsored by the Treasure Coast Healthcare System (Lawnwood Regional Medical Center and St. Lucie Medical Center) and will begin at 11 a.m. Registration begins at 10 a.m. and is $20 per person and a max of $50 per family. The registration form is below.

We hope to see you there!

Fun Run Registriation Form

Reducing the Risk of Burn Injuries

Reducing the Risk of Burn Injuries - St. Lucie Medical Center

Burns can cause severe pain and disfigurement. In some cases, they may even be fatal. You can reduce your risk of suffering a severe burn by keeping in mind some simple safety tips. It is essential for your safety to have smoke alarms installed throughout your home. When you or your child is about to take a shower or bath, check the water temperature prior to getting into the tub or under the water stream. When using the stove, keep your children away so they cannot touch the oven and singe their fingers. Steam can also cause burns; when draining a pot of boiling water, be certain that you have a firm grip on the pot handles before walking to the sink. Clear your walkway of any obstructions to avoid slip and fall accidents that could cause you to spill water on yourself.

St. Lucie Medical Center offers rapid response care for wounds and other medical emergencies. Call (772) 200-2276 or visit our website to learn more about our services for residents in the greater Port St. Lucie area.

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