South Florida Hospital News
Wednesday June 20, 2018

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June 2018 - Volume 14 - Issue 12




Groundbreaking changes in the healthcare industry have increased the scope and complexity of a healthcare organization’s risks. Risks appear to be around every corner, from legislation and regulatory developments to operational and financial concerns. It is becoming more imperative that an organization go through a robust comprehensive enterprise-wide risk assessment that goes beyond traditional boundaries and reaches more clinical, operational and strategic areas.

Child Support is an amount of money one parent pays to the other that is ordered by the Court. Typically, child support covers or subsidizes a portion of the receiving parent’s mortgage or rent expense, utilities, food and regular monthly expenses. If not specifically stated in an agreement or Court order, then it also may cover the children’s clothing and entertainment expense

No matter what you think about plugging your car into an electrical outlet at the end of the day, Tesla is changing the automobile industry in incredible ways. If you have not been to a Tesla dealership, stop by. You will generally find one in a non-traditional spot: inside a mall for example. 

Medical necessity disputes are causing hospitals to leave revenue on the table.

Hospitals are already facing increased financial pressures as care moves outside of facility-based models and more of them adjust to value-based reimbursement.

The South Florida Healthcare Executive Forum (SFHEF) is the local chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE). SFHEF’s mission is to improve healthcare delivery by providing members with access to educational, networking and career development activities.

The American College of Health Care Administrators (ACHCA) honored Barry Preter, administrator of Plaza Health Network’s Arch Plaza Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in North Miami, FL with the 2018 Eli Pick Facility Leadership Award.

A Medicare/Medicaid healthcare program designed to keep at-risk seniors out of nursing homes is expanding into South Miami to better serve South Florida’s aged.

The Program of All Inclusive Care for the Elderly, known as PACE, is growing its Westchester location by nine new zip codes. 

Florida has the nation’s second-highest number of residents with Alzheimer’s disease.

In response, private organizations are stepping up with innovative ways to support patients and caregivers.
Among the new approaches is the ReServe® Dementia Care Coach Program. ReServe South Florida engages retired workers age 50 and up, known as ReServists,

According to the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2017 National Population Projections, by 2035, older adults will outnumber children for the first time in U.S. history. Here in South Florida, it is estimated that nearly one in four people will be at least 65 years old by 2040.

Gresham, Smith and Partners is a privately held firm of architects, engineers, interior designers and planners who collaborate with our clients to improve the towns and cities we call home. With our legacy in healthcare design, we help you move the needle where it matters most: patient safety, operational efficiency, technology integration, adaptability/resiliency, sustainability and the human experience.

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