South Florida Hospital News
Sunday June 26, 2016

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June 2016 - Volume 12 - Issue 12




Three medical imaging leaders in Miami-Dade County — Baptist Health South Florida, Radiology Associates of South Florida and UHealth - the University of Miami Health System — are among a select group now part of IBM Watson Health Medical Imaging Collaborative, which includes sixteen leading health systems, academic medical centers, ambulatory radiology providers and imaging technology companies. The collaborative aims to bring cognitive imaging into daily practice to help doctors address breast, lung, and other cancers; diabetes; eye health; brain disease; and heart disease and related conditions, such as stroke. 


On June 9, 2016, the South Florida Hospital and Healthcare Association’s Board of Directors voted Interim President Jaime Caldwell as President of the Association. Caldwell served as the Association’s Vice President for more than seven years and as its Interim President since December 2015. 

Cancer Treatment Centers of America Global, Inc. (CTCA) today announced that Dr. Raj Garg, a highly regarded health care industry leader with more than 25 years of experience across the health care spectrum, will become its President and CEO effective June 20, 2016. He will also serve as a member of the company’s national Board of Directors. 

Video of Dr. Rajesh K. Garg

 HCA East Florida announces the appointment of Francine E. Paschall as Chief Nursing Executive (CNE).  Paschall will work to establish the overall strategic direction for the practice of nursing and nursing operations across the Division

 Indian River Medical Center (IRMC) welcomes Camie Patterson, FACHE, CPA, FHFMA, as the new Chief Operating Officer. In this role, she will oversee day-to-day operations of assigned patient care and support service areas and programs, as well as various freestanding outpatient services.


 HCA  East  Florida  announces  the  appointment  of  Robert  Lee  as  CEO  of  Plantation  General  Hospital  (PGH). Lee  will  start  his  new  position  at  PGH  on  June  1,  2016.

 West Boca Medical Center welcomes Ryan Lee as its new chief operating officer. As COO, he will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the hospital and for providing management oversight for the development of new clinical initiatives. 

 Tenet Florida Physician Services (TFPS) announced Heather Woolf, RN, has been named Chief Operating Officer of the multi-specialty physician practice. As Chief Operating Officer, Woolf will be responsible for the daily operations of the practice and its ancillary services as well as performance improvement initiatives.

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