South Florida Hospital News
Wednesday July 27, 2016

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July 2016 - Volume 13 - Issue 1




Broward Health Children’s Hospital has introduced a child-friendly robot named MEDi® to its pediatric patients to help reduce pain, anxiety and fear associated with common medical procedures. The two-foot-tall robot is designed to ease the stress of the hospital experience for both patients and parents alike and is exclusive to South Florida.

 Nationally Recognized for Staying at the Forefront of Health and Wellness Best Practices

Jupiter Medical Center announced today that they have wrapped up a successful spring season with awards recognizing the excellence of their programs and accreditations. The team at the Center continually reevaluates how to best serve the community’s health and wellness, and these recognitions are evidence of that endeavor.

The Lillian S. Wells Foundation has donated $1 million toward a $2.5 million renovation project at Broward Health North, which will locate all of the hospital’s neurological services into one convenient area while allowing for the expansion of neurological treatments and services.

 The ACPE accredits Doctor of Pharmacy programs offered by Colleges and Schools of Pharmacy in the United States and selected non-US sites. For a Doctor of Pharmacy program offered by a new College or School of Pharmacy, ACPE accreditation generally involves three steps: Precandidate status, Candidate status, and Accredited status.

 HCA East Florida, a division of Hospital Corporation of America (HCA), announced today that it is embarking on a major capital investment initiative that will invest approximately $650 million in healthcare facilities in Miami Dade, Broward, Palm Beach, and St. Lucie Counties.  This initiative includes building new facilities and expanding and improving existing healthcare facilities within the East Florida market over the next three years. The capital investments underscore the company’s commitment to the region, which includes 14 hospitals and multiple healthcare facilities.

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