HeartWell LLP announced that its 23-physician cardiology practice has been accepted into the AvMed 2017 High Performance Network (HPN). This decision was based on consistent quality outcomes and cost efficient care provided by HeartWell doctors. HeartWell is the only cardiology team in the HPN that takes hospital call at Baptist Hospital.
Broward Health North is proud to announce a new grant funded research study “Does loratadine dosed pre and post pegfilgrastim (Neulasta) injection decrease flu-like syndrome symptoms and increase quality of life in patients receiving outpatient chemotherapy?”
Florida Medical Center proudly honors the hospital’s first DAISY Award winner, Samuel Villegas, R.N. As a nurse in the Operating Room, Samuel Villegas is being recognized for being a team player and collaborating with his fellow nurses to deliver the best patient care possible. Sam goes above and beyond to help his patients and care for them with compassion. He always has a smile on his face, and his positive energy is contagious. Sam was nominated by his colleague, Lauren Walk, for his outstanding performance in the OR.
Broward Health Imperial Point is proud to honor Judith Gallagher, R.N., as the recipient for the prestigious DAISY Award for January 2017. According to one of her patients, Judith “has been a wonderful blessing during my hospitalization, she went out of her way to make sure I was comfortable and ensure my stay at the hospital was very nice. My girlfriend and I really appreciated the love, kindness and compassion that she showed us. It is the little things she did, like getting me a sandwich at 3:30 in the morning. I wish all nurses were as caring as Judith because she goes above and beyond for everyone.” Judith does more than just provide great care to her patients, she also supports hospital advancement by playing an active role in the Holistic Care Council.
Congratulations to December’s Broward Health Coral Springs DAISY Award Winner, Kirsten Franzese. She works on 4 West and is still within in her first year as a new nurse. What an honor to be nominated so early on in her career! She was nominated by one of her patients who described her as “…a gem and asset to any patient who benefits from her genuinely compassionate attention. She is an exceptional role model of a caring, professional nurse and made the stay pleasant and bearable under difficult circumstances.”
Holy Cross Hospital has named Fort Lauderdale resident Carla Spina, MHA, as its 2016 Director of the Year. Spina services as executive director of the central billing office of Holy Cross Medical Group.
Christopher R. DeMassi, M.D., Medical Director of the Memorial Neuroscience Institute Spine Center of Memorial Healthcare System was among 1,823 initiates from around the world who became Fellows of the American College of Surgeons (FACS).
Dr. Victor A. Velez-Aldahondo has joined the Holy Cross Medical Group.
Board-certified neuro-interventional radiologist Michal Obrzut, M.D., has joined the Department of Neurosurgery at Cleveland Clinic Florida’s Pauline Braathen Neurological Center.
Dr. Juan A. Fernandez, nephrologist on the medical staff of Coral Gables Hospital, joins the hospital’s leadership team as the chief of staff.