Dr. Ariol Labrada, a board-certified neurologist, achieves top recognition from Hialeah Hospital as the 2016 Physician of the Year. Dr. Labrada exemplifies Hialeah Hospital’s mission statement, which is to provide safety, comfort and excellence in customer service. Dr. Labrada was nominated and selected by the hospital employees for this year’s award.
Holy Cross Hospital in Fort Lauderdale has named Marc H. Bivins, M.D., MBA, as Chief Medical Officer for the hospital.
Dr. Bivins most recently served as medical director for quality and clinical resource management at Broward Health Medical Center. He previously practiced as a hospitalist and founded American Hospitalist Company in Jacksonville, FL.
The Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University recently appointed Janet Robishaw, Ph.D., as chair of the Department of Biomedical Sciences. Robishaw, an accomplished functional and translational genomics researcher with 30 years of sustained federal funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), comes to FAU from Geisinger Health System in central Pennsylvania. Most recently, she served as senior scientist and associate director at Geisinger’s Weis Center for Research.
Broward Health Coral Springs is pleased to announce Teri Dutts as the Nurse Manager for 4 West. Teri has many years of nursing management experience including CNO at a long term facility in Michigan. She has her Bachelors of Science degree from Siena Heights University in Adrian, Michigan. She joined BHCS as an Administrative Nursing Supervisor in 2013 and has been serving as 4 West Interim NM since March.
Sean O’Bannon, a retired veteran fire administrator with Palm Beach County Fire Rescue, was sworn in as the newest Health Care District Board member by Commissioner Philip H. Ward, III, Board Chair, at last Wednesday’s Health Care District of Palm Beach County Board meeting. Mr. O’Bannon was appointed to the Health Care District Board on December 6th by the Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners to serve a four-year term. He replaces Carol A. Roberts, former Palm Beach County Commissioner, who served on the volunteer Health Care District Board for eight years before being term limited. Mr. O’Bannon was the former Division Chief of Operations for Palm Beach County Fire Rescue before retiring in 2012 after 35 years of service.
Miami Jewish Health recently elected new officers to its Board of Directors for the upcoming year. The board provides leadership for the health system’s continued efforts to provide innovative senior care.
Holy Cross Hospital has opened its newly renovated maternity unit as the Doreen Koenig Blessed Beginnings Maternity Unit.
Three local non-profit organizations received grants totaling $25,000 from Holy Cross Hospital for food security initiatives.
When it came time to blow out his candles on his 14th birthday, Estefano Reano had only one wish: a new heart. Just 40 minutes later, the Pediatric Heart Transplant team at Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital surprised his family with a phone call that made his wish come true making the Weston teen the hospital’s 30th heart transplant recipient.