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August 2018 - Volume 15 - Issue 2

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On Thursday August 16, Broward Health Coral Springs was thrilled to share with community the next level of healthcare with the opening of our new state-of-the-art $65 million patient tower expansion.

PCCSF operates the Hollywood, Florida-based children’s hospital’s pediatric intensive care unit
 
Gerald Lavandosky, MD, FAAP, FCCP, senior partner at Pediatric Critical Care of South Florida, has been appointed as the new Chief of Staff of Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital. In this new role, Dr. Lavandosky will continue to advance the agenda of the JDCH medical staff set forth by the immediate past chief of staff, Dr. Gary Birken, who served in this role for three years.
Representatives of the Indian River Medical Center Board of Directors, the Indian River County Hospital District Board of Trustees and Cleveland Clinic have been having productive discussions on plans for Cleveland Clinic to operate IRMC, and will offer an update on those talks at a public meeting Sept. 25.
 
The meeting, which will be attended by members of the IRMC Board and the District Board of Trustees, will be held at 1 p.m. at the Richardson Center located on the Mueller Campus of Indian River State College, 6155 College Lane, Vero Beach.
 

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The Fort Lauderdale hospital ranked high-performing in five areas of care, tied for 3rd in South Florida and 13th in the state  
 
Holy Cross Hospital has been recognized as a Best Hospital for 2018-19 by U.S. News & World Report.
 
The annual Best Hospitals rankings, now in their 29th year, are designed to assist patients and their doctors in making informed decisions about where to receive care for challenging health conditions or for common elective procedures.
 
Holy Cross Hospital was also recognized as High-Performing in Heart Failure, Colon Cancer Surgery, COPD, Hip Replacement and Knee Replacement. 
 
“Our physicians, nurses and associates are committed to serving the community with medical excellence, highly personalized care, sincere compassion and understanding,” said Dr. Patrick Taylor, president and CEO of Holy Cross Hospital. “This ranking speaks to our operational excellence, effective stewardship, leadership nationally and outstanding outcomes. I am very proud of our team for this outstanding achievement.” 
 
 

Palm Healthcare Foundation has promoted Jeff Groves to director of philanthropy.  With more than ten years of experience working at nonprofit organizations and a strong record of fundraising success, Groves will direct the foundation’s development efforts to lead change for better health in Palm Beach County.  In his new role, Groves will guide individual donors, businesses, advisors, and fellow foundations to support results-driven health programs for current community needs and in the future through planned giving. 

The West Palm Beach VA Medical Center has announced the release of its 2018-2025 Strategic Plan. The medical center’s vision - We earn our Veterans' trust by consistently delivering compassionate and quality care – is in line with its renewed focus on putting Veterans first.
 
The plan outlines six detailed priorities to be implemented over the short and long term. The medical center cultivated the plan with the help of a diverse team and feedback from Veterans, Veteran Service Organizations and other stakeholders.

With the acquisition of Curve Image Guided Surgery and the Zeiss Kinevo Microscope System, the Palm Beach Children’s Hospital Neurosurgeons Now Possess Command and Control Center for Information-Guided Surgery

 
St. Mary’s Medical Center and Palm Beach Children’s Hospital are proud to launch a new pediatric neurosurgery program. With the recruitment of two fellowship-trained, pediatric neurosurgeons, and the new Curve Image Guided Surgery equipment, along with the Zeiss Kinevo Microscope by Brainlab, the program offers some of the most innovative neurosurgery procedures to help detect and remove tumors and other central nervous system disorders.  
 
 

Boca Raton Regional Hospital has again been recognized as a top-ranked regional hospital in U.S. News & World Report’s 2018–2019 annual review of its Best Hospitals. The Hospital is currently ranked 13th out of approximately 300 hospitals in Florida and 3rd in the Miami-Fort Lauderdale metro area, making it the highest ranked hospital in Palm Beach County. Last year, Boca Regional was ranked 16th in Florida and 6th in the Miami-Fort Lauderdale metro area.

Cancer Treatment Centers of America® Global, Inc. has named Francine (Fran) Paschall, MBA, DNP, RN, CENP, as its Chief Nurse Executive.

Paschall previously served as Chief Nursing Executive for Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) East Florida Division, and prior to that as Senior Vice President of Patient Care Services/Chief Nursing Officer for HCA’s Riverside Community Hospital in California.
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