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April 2015 - Volume 11 - Issue 10

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 One of the things I enjoy most as director of volunteer services at Holy Cross Hospital in Fort Lauderdale is matching volunteers to areas of service about which they can be passionate and providing experiences that may help their future.

 Hospitals lose millions every year providing medical treatment to uninsured patients. As a result, hospitals end up writing off the majority of those bills as charitable care or take a smaller percentage from governments or the patient.

Marty Matak’s aha moment started in South Florida about 20 years ago while coaching Little League and basketball. Full of life and energy, 12-to 16 year-old boys were always seeing how high they could jump. 

 Across the U.S., hospitals and healthcare systems are increasingly being tasked to improve the quality of patient care and to rein in escalating costs. 

Publishing a monthly newspaper is a bit like being a hamster on a wheel, there isn’t a beginning and when you finish one loop (edition) it’s time to start on the next. 

Now more than ever, physicians and hospital officials should be reviewing their compensation arrangements to conform to legal requirements under the health care laws. 

I have the honor of sitting on the board of South Florida Health Executive Forum (SFHEF), as Networking-Chair Elect. I have been an active member of SFHEF, the local chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), since undergraduate school.

When it comes to sports, the best trained, best coached and best lead teams usually win. When it comes to patient care, it is no different. Over the next three months, we will dig into each area.

A contract with your telecom carrier usually lasts 3 years. Since you’re contractually obligated to pay a pre-determined rate, your carrier’s goal isn’t to proactively find you the lowest rates. 

On February 10, 2015, a Palm Beach County jury returned a verdict of $8.5 million against MDVIP, the largest concierge medical practice in the country. 

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