South Florida Hospital News
Saturday November 25, 2017

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November 2017 - Volume 14 - Issue 5




Statewide law firm Broad and Cassel LLP announced the addition of Associate Jamie Gelfman to the firm’s Health Law Practice Group in the Fort Lauderdale office.

Prior to joining Broad and Cassel, Gelfman was an associate at Panza, Maurer & Maynard, P.A. where she primarily practiced in the arenas of administrative and regulatory law. While there, she advised clients on health care compliance issues; aided in the investigation, mitigation and reporting of HIPAA breaches; assisted with reimbursement issues and licensure issues with AHCA; and prepared HIPAA Privacy and Security Policies, Notices of Privacy Practices, HIPAA Authorizations for Use and Disclosure, Business Associate Agreements, and Informed Consents.
Gelfman is admitted to practice in Florida and before the U.S. District Courts for the Southern, Middle and Northern Districts of Florida. Active in local professional associations, Gelfman is a member of both the American Health Lawyers Association and the Health Care Compliance Association. She also is the editor and a contributing writer for The Florida Bar Health Law Updates.

Good Samaritan Medical Center appoints Tara McCoy to the position of chief executive officer.  Tara is a healthcare executive with a background in strategic development and physician recruitment.  

Prior to her appointment as CEO, Tara spent the last five years as a service line administrator for Tenet’s Florida Region, now part of the Coastal Division. During her time as a service line administrator, Tara developed the Heart and Vascular Network and achieved interdisciplinary cooperation between the region’s hospitals.
Tara received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Tulane University and her Master of Science in Industrial Engineering from the University of South Florida. In service to her community she has also volunteered on the Executive Leadership Committee for the American Heart Association for Go Red for Women.

For 12 years, Aristides (Ardy) Pallin has had a special relationship with Catholic Health Services. “From the first meeting I attended as a member of the board of directors I became a huge fan of this organization. The more I learned and the more special people I met along the way, the further I was convinced that this was definitely an organization I wanted to stay close to and grow with,” shares Ardy, the newly appointed CHS Chief Operating Officer.

Among the many ways Ardy can be described, the most accurate would be that he is truly a transformational healthcare industry leader. He takes on his new challenge at CHS with a proven track record across financial, operational, technological and executive roles in multiple provider and payor settings in the south Florida community.
Before leaving his post as member of the CHS Board of Directors and his position as VP Jackson Health System, he was solely responsible for the strategic and business development of a new health campus in West Miami-Dade County. As executive vice president and chief operating officer of Leon Medical Centers, Ardy was at the forefront of dramatic growth and expansion for the organization. 

Ronald C. Brandenburg, II has been named vice president and chief financial officer of Holy Cross Hospital in Fort Lauderdale.

Brandenburg previously held the role of chief financial officer at Broward Health Coral Springs. A member of the Healthcare Financial Management Association and the American Management Association, he has more than 30 years of healthcare experience in accounting, financial decision support, business leadership, and management.
Brandenburg received his Bachelor of Business Administration degree in management/finance from Florida Atlantic University. 

The Harry T. Mangurian, Jr. Foundation has made a $2 million commitment to The Campaign for Cleveland Clinic Florida in support of medical education through the establishment of The Harry T. Mangurian, Jr. Simulation Center on the Weston campus.

The late Harry T. Mangurian, Jr., was a successful businessman, sportsman and philanthropist who lived in Fort Lauderdale many years. He and his wife Dorothy, who passed away in 2008 and 2015, respectively, established The Harry T. Mangurian, Jr. Foundation in 1999, with a focus on advancing causes in health, higher education and hospital care.
“Everyone at Cleveland Clinic Florida is grateful to the Mangurian Foundation for their dedication to advancing their legacy,” said Wael Barsoum, MD, President of Cleveland Clinic Florida. “The foundation’s support of medical education promises to transform patient care today and well into the future.”
The Harry T. Mangurian, Jr. Simulation Center will leverage advanced technology to provide opportunities for caregivers to work in teams and replicate several real-life scenarios that take place in an emergency department trauma bay, a full-scale operating room, and a critical care (ICU) room. The center will provide learning opportunities for residents and fellows enrolled in Cleveland Clinic Florida’s graduate medical education (GME) program, as well as nurses, technicians, EMS workers, firefighters and other members of the local medical community.

Over 40 commercial real estate brokers recently gathered with representatives of developer Cypress Creek Medical Pavilion, LLC and development partner ANF Group to learn about leasing opportunities and incentives at Cypress Creek Medical Pavilion.

The future 82,000 SF multi-tenant medical pavilion with ambulatory surgery center began construction in Fort Lauderdale in March and is on track for completion at the end of the first quarter of 2018.
At the broker event, Nelson Fernandez, Executive Vice President of ANF Group welcomed brokers and introduced a firsthand experience virtual reality tour showcasing the future medical pavilion.
Peter Messina, CCIM (pictured), First Vice President of CBRE who is the brokerage representative for Cypress Creek Medical Pavilion, shared space information along with floorplans and samples of the building’s Class A finishes, as well as tenant and leasing incentives. 

Jupiter Medical Center recently opened a new urgent care center at 625 North Flagler Drive in West Palm Beach, giving area residents and businesses access to the same high-quality urgent care and outpatient services that their neighbors to the north enjoy.

Located on the first floor of the new Jupiter Medical Center Mount Sinai New York Plaza – formerly known as the Bank of America Centre – the new urgent care center offers fast and affordable walk-in service for minor emergencies, injuries and illnesses.
Patients will receive care for everything from the common cold, the flu and sinus infections to cuts, burns, sprains, strains and more. The center also provides on-site laboratory testing, digital X-rays and additional services to enable the rapid diagnosis and treatment of urgent medical conditions and minor trauma. Services to support healthier living are also available, such as immunizations like flu shots, travel vaccines or preoperative clearance. In addition, the center offers companies and employers in the bustling downtown West Palm business district convenient access to pre-employment screenings and medical examinations.

Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center is the signature sponsor of the Palm Beach Gardens Green Market for the third year in a row. The hospital will have a tent, and perform free blood pressure screenings twice a month at the outdoor market located behind City Hall. The vision at PBGMC is to build up the community by helping people make healthy choices and take preventative measures to live long, flourishing lives. Chief Nursing Officer, Kerry Johnson presented a check to the mayor of Palm Beach Gardens and fellow council members on behalf of the hospital.

Pictured (l-r): David Levy, Former Councilmember; Eric Jablin, Former Councilmember; Joseph R. Russo, Former Councilmember; Maria G. Marino, Mayor; Kerry Johnson, PBGMC Chief Nursing Officer; Rachelle Litt, Councilmember; Mark Marciano, Councilmember.

Jupiter Medical Center is pleased to announce that it now offers Bronchial Thermoplasty (BT) delivered by the Alair™ System. BT is a safe, outpatient procedure that is proven to reduce asthma attacks and emergency rooms visits for at least five years in adult patients with severe asthma, and is shown to improve asthma-related quality of life for people living with the disease.

In a clinical study, at year one compared to a control group, patients who had the BT procedure showed:
- a 32 percent reduction in severe asthma attacks
- an 84 percent reduction in emergency room visits for respiratory related symptoms
- 66 percent fewer days lost from work, school, and other activities due to asthma symptoms
Prior to the BT procedure, doctors had only pharmaceutical medications to offer their severe asthma patients, which offered temporary relief from asthma symptoms. Jupiter Medical Center now has this first-of-its-kind medical device procedure to provide severe asthma patients with a safe, long-lasting, proven treatment option to help reduce asthma attacks.
The treatment works by using controlled radiofrequency to heat up the lungs, coagulating the proteins in the smooth muscle fibers that can produce bronchial spams. The tissue then becomes weaker, lessening its ability to constrict the flow of oxygen.

Martin Health System has purchased 13 acres of land located in the northeast corner of Indian Street and Kanner Highway in south Stuart. This parcel will be the site of a new state-of-the-art outpatient facility that will house a variety of health care services.

The facility is in its early planning stages with an anticipated completion date of summer 2019. More details will be made available early next year.
“This project supports our long-standing commitment to provide high quality medical services to the residents of Stuart, Palm City and Port Salerno,” said Rob Lord, Martin Health System’s President and CEO. “This location enhances access and convenience for many of our current patients and provides the opportunity for future growth.”
With this significant investment in outpatient medical services, Martin Health is also pleased to contribute to the area’s economic development.
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