Welcome letter

Dr Thomas-MateseThank you for your interest in the Emergency Medicine residency-training program at St. Lucie Medical Center.

The St. Lucie Medical Center is a 229-bed acute care hospital nestled in Port St. Lucie, a thriving community located in the middle of the Treasure Coast of Florida, a pristine coastal locale with easy access to Orlando, Miami and Tampa.

The hospital offers a full range of services including in house OB and psychiatry and is an accredited STEMI and Stroke center and is an Orthopedic center of excellence.

In addition to their emergency medicine, US, anesthesia and OB rotations at St. Lucie Medical Center, our residents rotate though The Children's Hospital at Palms West Pediatric Residency Program for Pediatric Emergency Medicine and Pediatric ICU, JFK Medical Center for adult ICU and Lawnwood Regional Medical Center for Trauma and Trauma ICU.

Oversight of resident assignments and of the quality of the learning and working environment extends to all participating sites. Our program adheres to ACGME Institutional Requirements and ensures that each of its ACGME- accredited programs is in compliance.

Thomas H. Matese Jr., DO, FACP, FACEP

Program Director