South Florida Hospital News
Saturday August 1, 2015
July 2015 - Volume 12 - Issue 1




Indian River Medical Center (IRMC) welcomes Lisa Hedenstrom, Ph.D., RN, MBA, as the new Vice President of Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer.
Hedenstrom most recently worked at Piedmont Healthcare in Atlanta as system chief nursing officer and served as system chief nursing executive at Houston Healthcare in Warner Robins, GA. She earned her Ph.D. at Georgia State University and her Master of Business Administration from Brenau University in Gainesville, GA, and brings more than 30 years of nursing and administrative experience to IRMC.
Univita Health has appointed Jack S. Greenman as its Chief Financial Officer. Greenman is a seasoned financial healthcare executive with over 30 years of management experience.
Prior to joining Univita, Greenman served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Scott Holdings, LLC. He previously served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Florida Healthplan Administrators, LLC. Greenman has also served as Chief Financial Officer at PhyAmerica Physician Services, LLC, and Cyber, Inc. 

Bethesda Health is pleased to announce Todd C. Bridges, BSN, RN, as the new director of the Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit and the Cardiovascular Stepdown Unit at Bethesda Heart Hospital.

Prior to joining Bethesda’s team, Bridges served as the risk manager at CaroMont Health in Gastonia, NC. During his time at CaroMont Health, he also served as the clinical manager of the Coronary Care Unit, Heart Failure Therapy Unit, and Cardiovascular Surgery Unit.
Bridges earned his Bachelor’s degree in Nursing from Winston-Salem State University in North Carolina. 
Bethesda Health is pleased to announce Tiffiny Hayes, MSHCM, BSN, RN, as the new Director of Care Coordination.
Prior to joining Bethesda’s team, Hayes served as the Director of Nursing and House Supervisor at Ochsner Medical Center in Kenner, LA.
Hayes has a wealth of experience having previously worked at the VA Medical Center in New Orleans , LA and Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta, GA . She also served in the United States Army National Guard as an Admin Specialist for 16 years.
Hayes earned her Bachelor’s degree in Nursing from Mercer University in Georgia. She earned a Master’s degree in Health Care Management from the University of New Orleans.
Coral Gables Hospital appoints Patrick Downes as the hospital’s new chief executive officer.
Downes comes to Coral Gables Hospital after serving as the chief operating officer of Hialeah Hospital for four years.
Previously, Downes served as the associate administrator for Tenet Florida Physician Services. He has also held the position of associate administrator at North Shore Medical Center.
Downes earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Master of Science in Business Administration from Florida State University.


Jamie Schlifstein is the new Director of Nutrition Services at Broward Health Coral Springs /Aramark Nutritional Services Manager. Prior to her new role, Susan served as the Broward Health Clinical Nutrition Manager for the last 4 years where she oversaw the registered dieticians system-wide.
Also, welcome to the new BHCS/Aramark Environmental Service Manager, Susan Carson. Susan comes from Lincolnton, NC where she managed the local hospital Aramark account. She has an extensive healthcare background and track record for improving HCAHPS, patient flow, team building, and quality outcomes. 
Hialeah Hospital promotes its chief Nursing Officer, Lourdes Camps, RN, MHSA, to Chief Operating Officer.
Camps served the past eight years as Chief Nursing Officer of Hialeah Hospital.
Camps is a registered nurse in the state of Florida. She received her Bachelor in Science from Florida International University. In addition, she earned her Master in Health Service Administration from Nova Southeastern University.

St. Mary’s Medical Center appoints Denise Marie Nieman, County Attorney, as the hospital’s new governing board chair, and Dr. Lynda Bideau, pediatrician, as a new member.

Nieman started with the County Attorney’s Office nearly three decades ago, and in 1996, was appointed to the position of County Attorney. She served on the 15th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission and on the Federal Magistrate reappointment panel for the Southern District.
Dr. Bideau is a general pediatric physician on the medical staff at St. Mary’s with over 29 years of medical expertise. She is a member of several prestigious medical associations including the Palm Beach Pediatric Society, Palm Beach Medical Society, Florida Medical Society and American Academy of Pediatrics. She is also a Diplomate of the National Board of Medical Examiners.
Marian Wossum has joined Martin Health System as vice president and chief legal officer. Wossum comes to Martin Health from Arlington, TX, where she served as associate general counsel for Texas Health Resources, a health care organization with three acute care hospitals. She previously served Martin Health from 2006 – 2011 as chief compliance officer.
A graduate of Texas Tech University and Harvard Law School, Marian is board certified in health law, and brings a wealth of experience in health care law and regulatory, risk management and operational matters.
Indian River Medical Center (IRMC) welcomes Bruce Madara, RPh, CPh, as its new Pharmacy Director.
Madara arrived at IRMC in February as Pharmacy Operations Manager. Prior to that, he worked in Pharmacy Information Technology (IT) at Oxford Global Resources in Beverly, MA, Healthcare IT Leaders in Alpharetta, GA, and Martin Memorial Health Systems in Stuart, FL. Before working in Pharmacy IT, Madara worked as a pharmacy staff member at medical centers in California and Pennsylvania. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy at Creighton University School of Pharmacy in Omaha, NE, and his Bachelor of Science in Biology at Penn State University in University Park, PA, and brings more than 30 years of pharmacy and computer technology experience to IRMC.
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