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January 2018 - Volume 14 - Issue 7

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Last month, David Wagner accepted the reins for the next two years as Chairman of SFHHA from outgoing Chair, Chantal LeConte, Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital CEO, with much praise and admiration for her leadership.

This coming January will mark the one-year anniversary of the Miami Cancer Institute. The $430 million, 445,000 sq. ft. facility has rapidly grown in volume since its inception and is now seeing up to 850 unique patients a day. Its radiation therapy unit is also seeing far beyond its anticipated number of patients.

Since the emergence of the hospice programs in 1982, cancer treatment has undergone sweeping changes and advancements, marked by hundreds of new cancer drugs and biologics, genetic technologies, targeted therapies, greater access to clinical trials, and massive investments in cancer treatment centers.

The Florida Chapter of the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) is pleased to announce a partnership with South Florida Hospital & Healthcare News (SFHN). We are excited about the opportunity to promote the benefits of membership in Florida HFMA through this media outlet and promote our upcoming meetings and events.

This past month definitely went by in a blur … a blur of activity, business, family, and friends (and don’t even get me started on those 7 “banned” words.) Of course, whenever Carol and I cram too much in, other things suffer. My giant inflatable Chanukah bear blew a fuse and Carol ended up with a cold and cough that makes her sound like Darth Vader. 

If you are like many Americans, the current economic environment continues to make it difficult for your family to make ends meet. Many of us have readjusted our spending habits to such an extent that there is now a new normal. For example, we may no longer shop as much as or where we used to; we may settle for a staycation, rather than a true getaway

Adrian Parker, director of business physician development and strategic planning for Jackson North Medical Center, part of Jackson Health System, takes over the reigns as president of the South Florida Healthcare Executive Forum, Inc. (SFHEF). The organization serves as a primary resource for education to local healthcare business professionals

On Friday, January 26, the International Career and Business Alliance (ICABA) is sponsoring its first-ever, Global Health Summit at Florida Memorial University. Leading professionals and experts will address critical issues facing healthcare for communities of color worldwide.

Michael Dennis, M.D., the president of the Palm Beach County Medical Society Services, recently issued a call for community Heroes — people who place the needs of others above themselves and have made significant, positive impacts on the people they serve in the greater health care community.

If you were to ask five different lawyers what to do with your home during the divorce, you would receive five different answers.  So how do you decide what the best course of action is during your divorce when deciding what to do with the marital residence? 

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