South Florida Hospital News
Friday October 24, 2014
October 2014 - Volume 11 - Issue 4



Catholic Hospice names Ricardo Pol, RN, MSN, MBA, HCM, Director of Professional Services. Pol has over 30 years of healthcare and hospice experience, and was previously a Senior Director of Professional Services for Heartland Hospice.
Pol received his Bachelors Degree of Nursing from the University of Kentucky and also holds a Master’s of replica watches uk Science in Nursing and a Masters in Business Administration and Health Care Management from the University of Phoenix. He is also a Certified Legal Nurse Consultant.

Link Construction Group Inc. is pleased to announce the promotion of Mike Quesada to the position of Vice President of Construction.

Throughout his career, Quesada has served as a Director of Operations, Superintendent, Project Manager, Estimator and Construction Manager. He has successfully replica watches completed over 20 million square-feet of product valued at over $1 Billion dollars.

Bob West joins the Link Construction Group team as its Vice President of Operations.

West, an accomplished, results-driven, proven leader has over 29 years of experience in the replica watches uk commercial construction industry. As a construction executive in South Florida, West has managed field operations producing over $100 Million in annual revenue with a diverse portfolio.

West graduated with a Bachelors degree in Building Construction from the University of Florida and is a Certified General Contractor with the State of Florida.

St. Mary’s Medical Center is proud to welcome four new members to its 2014 Governing Board.

The new board members are Denise Marie Nieman, Esq., Palm Beach County Attorney; Rudolph P. Scheerer, M.D., Thoracic Surgeon; Catherine A. Fanjul, Community Resident; and William Fleming, President, Palm Beach Atlantic University.

John C. Johnson, former executive vice president of ministry operations for Catholic Heath East in Philadelphia and former president and CEO of Holy Cross Hospital in Fort Lauderdale has announced the formation of his own executive coaching firm.
A highly respected leader with a proven track record of success, Johnson is a veteran, bottom line oriented executive who has replica watches ukbeen successful managing large and complex organizations. Johnson brings a unique perspective to C-suite and upper-level executives seeking to work with an executive coach. He has extensive development and construction experience and a record of raising consideration capital.
Among his many accomplishments at Holy Cross Hospital, Johnson initiated more than $100 million in capital improvements and replica watches construction and raised more than $100 million in philanthropy. Holy Cross Hospital recently announced a $25,000 grant program for food security programs in Broward County in honor of Johnson’s legacy.

Miami Jewish Health Systems announces that Rabbi Israel de la Piedra has joined the organization full time as on-site rabbi and director of spiritual cares. Rabbi Israel joins Miami Jewish Health Systems with the support of Mishkan Miami, the Jewish Connection for Spiritual Support of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation. Rabbi Israel has made working with elders the focus of his rabbinate. Previous to his work in Miami, the rabbi worked in Boston, MA as a chaplain at Hebrew Senior Life and with bereaved families at Stanetsky Memorial Chapels.

Before becoming a rabbi, Rabbi Israel was an economist with the International Monetary Fund (IMF), where he had the opportunity to work in many countries around the world and to be posted in both Ghana and in Burundi as IMF Resident Representative. He received his rabbinic ordination and a Masters degree in Jewish Studies from the Rabbinical School of Hebrew College in Newton Centre, MA. He also has a graduate degree in economics from Boston University.

Florida-based law firm Broad and Cassel announced that Joshua Boxer, senior counsel in the Miami office, has earned Florida Bar board certification in health law.
Boxer is a member of Broad and Cassel’s Commercial Litigation and Health Law Practice Groups. He advises institutional and individual healthcare providers regarding health care replica watches uk operations, compliance, transactions and litigation issues, including HIPAA, EMTALA, False Claims Act, Stark, anti-kickback, government investigations and subpoenas, bioethics, peer review, quality and medical staff issues.

Miami Jewish Health Systems is pleased to announce Teresa Valdes-Fauli Weintraub as the newest member to the organization’s Board of Directors.

Since 1998, Weintraub has been President, CEO and member of the Board of Fiduciary Trust International of the South, a trust and investment management company.

Weintraub is a member of The Florida Bar and serves on the Boards of the International Women’s Forum (IWF) and its Florida Forum, Boston College Law School Board of Overseers and co-chairs the Dade County Leave A Legacy Program. She also co-chaired the IWF Global Conference in October 2009 and has served on numerous charitable Boards of Directors including National Planned Giving Committee, Miami-Dade Planned Giving Council, Dade Community Foundation, Miami Children’s Hospital and United Way.

Sarah Siebert has been appointed as Delray Medical Center’s director of nursing at Pinecrest Rehabilitation and Outpatient Hospital.

Prior to her recent promotion, Siebert was the clinical manager of Delray Medical Center’s Cardiovascular Stepdown Unit. Before that, Siebert held various positions in the Cardiac Stepdown and Medical Intensive Care Units between 2010 and 2013. She began her career at DMC as a nurse extern and worked as a registered nurse before she was promoted to assistant nurse manager.



Larkin Community Hospital has appointed Mercedes Perez De Salazar, DNP, MBA, MSN, RN, NE-BC, Vice President of Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer. Perez has served as Patient Care Manager for Baptist Hospital of Miami from 2006 to 2012, and then as the Dean of the School of Nursing at the University of Southernmost Florida until 2014.

Perez earned a Post-Master of Nursing Education and a Master of Nursing Healthcare Administration from Barry University. In addition, Perez earned an MBA in Healthcare Administration & Policy from the University of Miami, a Bachelor of Nursing from Barry University and a Doctorate in Nursing Practice from University of Miami. She is an active member of several professional associations, including the National League of Nurses and Sigma Theta Tau International.

Charles Tyson joins the staff at Coral Gables Hospital as the new controller. Tyson previously served as assistant controller at Delray Medical Center. Prior to that role, he was a senior accountant for Tenet Healthcare’s Florida Region.

Tyson received his Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Georgia and his Master of Health Administration from Florida Atlantic University, where he is also currently pursuing his Master of Accountancy.


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