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When Alan Levine, the recently named president and CEO of the North Broward Hospital District, was profiled in an August issue of Modern Healthcare magazine as one of 30 leaders in the nation likely to have a powerful impact on the future of health care,...
Henry Thompson, CHE, CPPO, C.P.M., vice president, corporate affairs, Economic Opportunity Family Health Center, Inc., Miami, was the recipient of the 2006 Jessie Trice Outstanding Leadership Award presented by the Florida Association of Community Health...
Organ transplantation is one of the greatest success stories of modern medicine. It is generally viewed as an exchange between two parties – a donor and a recipient, plus their families. Usually, they are strangers whose lives intersect in this...
If you think the end of life is difficult, try compounding it with addiction. "If you haven’t been able to face life sober, death is a real challenge," says Donna Pedroza, LCSW, manager of bereavement and volunteer services for VITAS Innovative Hospice...
Many of us hope to live for a long time and age gracefully, however we need specialized legal documents to ensure that our wishes are carried out while considering our monetary and health needs at that time, in the event that we become mentally or...
New advances in radiology and imaging have led to a medical breakthrough in the way doctors are now able to locate and treat veins and arteries. The Vein Viewer™, which became available in June, is a new technology that uses infrared light to image red...
Being a doctor is a very stressful occupation, which is why many physicians relax by playing golf or tennis, or taking a vacation. Dr. Joshua Light of Ear, Nose and Throat Associates of South Florida takes a different approach to his downtime—he trains...
A generation ago, a prominent radiologist was noted to have a stethoscope hanging in a glass case in his office bearing the label: "obsolete medical instrument." Today, although every physician still wears or carries (or at least owns) that virtual badge...
In previous Hospital News columns I’ve discussed the plans currently underway to move the Medicaid-eligible population into private HMO-style managed care plans. A pilot version of the program is currently underway in Broward County. Yet another managed...
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