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Saturday September 24, 2016
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September 2016 - Volume 13 - Issue 3

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Lee Memorial Health System is proud to welcome Michael Nachef, Director, Government Relations.

 
Nachef has more than six years of experience working in Florida State Government. As a legislative aide to Senator Garrett Richter, he helped craft legislation and move it through the legislative process. He also worked with the office of the University President at Florida Gulf Coast University. Nachef currently serves as a member of the Florida Gulf Coast University Alumni Board of Directors; and, as a graduate of College Leadership Florida, he is an active member of the Leadership Florida organization.
 
 
 
 

North Shore Medical Center is pleased to promote Arianna Urquia from controller to chief financial officer. With over 10 years of financial healthcare experience, Urquia will be responsible for overseeing the financial operations of the 337-bed acute care hospital and its departments.

Urquia has worked her entire career at Tenet Healthcare hospitals, most recently serving as the controller at North Shore Medical Center. Prior to that, she worked as an assistant controller at Florida Medical Center – a campus of North Shore. Urquia was also previously a senior accountant at Coral Gables Hospital and an accounting assistant/financial analyst at Palmetto General Hospital.
 
Urquia earned her Master of Business Administration and bachelor’s in finance from Florida International University.

Lee Memorial Health System Foundation is proud to welcome Anne Frazier, major gift officer.

Frazier is an experienced executive professional with more than 17 years of building relationships within local and global communities. Most recently, she worked in international development as the director of global strategy and partnerships for Hope for Haiti. She also served as president/CEO of Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida, and chief professional officer of the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Blue Ridge in Martinsville, VA.
 
Frazier currently serves on the board of the Leadership Collier Foundation and chairs the Alumni Association™ Leadership Lunch Series. She is secretary of the Greater Naples Area Planned Giving Council and serves on the advisory board for Gulfshore Business magazine.
 
 
 

Michael L. Harrington has joined Nicklaus Children’s Hospital as president and chief operating officer.

Harrington brings to the position more than 20 years of experience in healthcare leadership. Most recently he served as president of Christus Health Louisiana. Previously, Harrington served as chief operating officer at Danville Regional Medical Center in Danville, VA and at Cape Fear Valley Health System in Fayetteville, NC.
 
Harrington received a master of business administration degree from Webster College in Sarasota, FL, a master of arts in counseling psychology from Rollins College in Winter Park, FL and has earned a Lean Six-Sigma yellow belt.
 
 
 

Florida Medical Center appoints Matt Garner as its new Chief Operating Officer. In his previous role, Garner served as the Associate Administrator at Florida Medical Center.

Prior to joining Florida Medical Center, Garner was the Assistant Administrator at sister hospital, Delray Medical Center, where he led several initiatives and co-chaired the Tenet Florida Regional Biomedical and Plant Operations Committees. Garner started with Tenet Healthcare in May 2013 as an Administrative Intern and has continued to develop and excel within the organization.
 
 
 
 

Kaufman Rossin announced the promotion of Gregory Katsikas, CPA, to assurance and advisory services principal.

Katsikas joined Kaufman Rossin in 2001 with six years prior experience in public accounting with a national firm. His experience includes performing audit, review and consulting services for retirement benefit plans, public companies and entrepreneurial businesses in a variety of industries, with a focus in healthcare and banking.
 
He is a Certified Public Accountant in Florida and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants (FICPA).
 
 
 

The Health Care District of Palm Beach County recently announced the promotion of Belma Andrić, M.D., MPH, who is joining the executive team as Chief Medical Officer.

Dr. Andrić joined the Health Care District in 2013 after serving as the Medical Director of the Lantana Health Center for the Palm Beach County Health Department since 2009. She holds a Doctor of Medicine degree from College of Medicine, University of Novi Sad in Serbia. Dr. Andrić earned a Master of Public Health from Florida International University and received her residency training in Preventive Medicine/Public Health from the Palm Beach County Health Department as well as residency training in Surgery from Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach.
 
 
 

Lee Memorial Health System is pleased to announce that Adam Manko, M.D., recently joined the professional staff of Lee Physician Group – Pulmonology.

Dr. Manko earned his medical degree at Wright State University School of Medicine, Dayton, OH. He completed an internal medicine residency at University Hospitals Case Medical Center, Cleveland, OH and a pulmonary/critical care fellowship at Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, OH.
 
Lee Memorial Health System also announces that Ana Victoria Salas, M.D., recently joined the professional staff of Lee Physician Group – Infectious Diseases.
 
Dr. Salas earned her medical degree at Universidad de Costa Rica in San Jose, Costa Rica, where she also completed an internship, internal medicine postgraduate studies and earned a postgraduate master’s degree in immunology.

Tenet Florida Physician Services (TFPS) is pleased to announce Jessica Okun, D.O., MS, a highly-skilled neurological surgeon, has joined Sunrise Medical Group in Sunrise. Dr. Okun was the administrative chief neurological surgery resident of the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM).

For her education and training, Dr. Okun finished a neurological surgery residency at PCOM where she was Administrative and Didactics Chief Resident and her surgical transitional internship at Mercy Health System in Philadelphia. Dr. Okun graduated medical school with highest honors as a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) from the Nova Southeastern University College of Medicine in Fort Lauderdale and Summa Cum Laude with a Master of Science (MS) in Biomedical Sciences from Barry University in Miami.
 
 
 

At the second Physician of the Quarter awards ceremony, Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center recognized Dr. Shady Salib, internist. During the event, he was presented with a plaque from CEO Jeffrey M. Welch in honor of the achievement. Dr. Salib was nominated by 11 employees for his upbeat, humble and courteous demeanor and his commitment to excellent patient care.

 

 

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