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Spady Museum hosts community conversation
Head to Spady Museum from 7 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 25 for Delray Speaks: A Community Conversation. Delray Speaks is a community forum intended to encourage open dialogue about relevant topics affecting residents and visitors of South Florida.
The forum is hosted by the Spady Museum and facilitated by Delray Beach residents. Topics are selected at random by forum participants and organizers. All opinions expressed are acknowledged and respected and belong solely to their owners and do not necessarily reflect those of the Spady Museum, the facilitator or the forum organizers. These forums are open to the public and everyone is welcome. The event is free and donations are accepted.
Quantum Foundation awards grants to Delray nonprofits
The Quantum Foundation hosted a celebratory breakfast at the Riviera Beach Marina to award grants totaling $750,000 to 80 grassroots organizations in Palm Beach County.
The initiative provides funds for operating support in various amounts up to $25,000 to qualifying nonprofits that help meet the basic needs of the county’s most vulnerable residents. The grantee organizations represented all four corners of the county, from Tequesta to Boca Raton and from Belle Glade to Riviera Beach.
In Delray, Alliance Primitive Ministries, Cityhouse Delray Beach, Inc., Family Promise of North/Central Palm Beach County, Knights of Pythagoras Mentoring Network, Inc., Our Support for Children in Need, Philadelphia Church of God of the New Testament and Wheels from the Heart were all recipients.
After that breakfast, the foundation announced a second set of grants. Delray Community Wellness was selected to receive $35,000.
Volunteer with PBSO
The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Volunteer Services Traffic Monitoring Unit has vacancies for new members.
Unit members monitor traffic county-wide using radar equipped SUV vehicles. Members patrol main roads and school zones within the sheriff’s jurisdiction. All necessary training and uniforms will be provided. Men and women interested should contact Volunteer Lt. Bob Herzog at HerzogR@pbso.org with name, address and telephone number.
Delray Medical Center offers innovative, dissolvable heart stent
Staff report
Delray Medical Center is the first and only hospital from Miami to West Palm Beach to commercially utilize the Abbott Absorb bioresorbable vascular scaffold in the treatment of coronary artery disease.
The device is inserted into a patient’s clogged artery to keep it open and restore blood flow, and then gradually disappears in about three years. It is made of naturally dissolving material and is designed to reduce the risk of future blockages that can occur with traditional metal stents. While metal stents are permanent implants and can restrict vessel motion, the Absorb stent is made of a dissolving polymer, similar to dissolving sutures, allowing the artery to pulse and flex naturally.
“The introduction of this groundbreaking device marks the next generation of interventional cardiology,” said Mark Bryan, hospital CEO. “We are proud to be one of only seven hospitals in the state to offer this technology and continue our position as a leader in the area for exceptional heart care and research.”
For more information about the hospital’s heart & vascular services, visit www.delraymedicalctr.com/our-services/heart-vascular