South Florida Hospital News
Friday May 29, 2015
May 2015 - Volume 11 - Issue 11




Promise Healthcare expands its industry presence to 19 facilities in eight states with the grand opening of its first hospital built and managed in South Florida.

 Dr. Angela Prestia, the Chief Nursing Officer for nearly six years at Good Samaritan Medical Center, was recently honored for her career accomplishments from her alma mater, Florida Atlantic University 

At the 50th Annual South Florida Federal Employee of the Year Awards Program held in Miami, Jennifer Swiger, a nurse at West Palm Beach VA Medical Center, won both the Award for Valor and Employee of the Year Award.

 At its annual meeting, the Health Care District of Palm Beach County’s Board of Commissioners elected its new Board Chair and officers. In a unanimous vote, the Board elected its Vice Chair, Philip H. Ward, III, to serve as Chair of the volunteer Health Care District Board

Nearly 5 million people in the U.S. are living with heart failure. To assure that South Florida cardiovascular disease patients receive care from knowledgeable and skilled nurses, Broward College’s Continuing Education and Workforce Development program is offering a new Advanced Heart Failure course.

Many patients undergoing lumpectomy surgery at JFK Medical Center for the removal of breast cancer are benefitting from new intra-operative technology that detects microscopic amounts of cancer cells within 1 mm of the edges of removed tissue

 The Health Care District of Palm Beach County will honor Holly Hoover, RN, the Health Care District’s School Nurse at Jupiter Elementary School, for her critical role in assessing the need for a Jupiter Elementary School first-grade student to receive urgent follow-up care. 

Dade Medical College Chairman, Ernesto Perez, announces the appointment of Dr. Elizabeth Lagaron as the President of the college. She will replace outgoing President, Roger Lopez.

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