The Martin Health System Board of Directors, physicians, associates and volunteers recently welcomed a new president and CEO - Robert L. Lord, Jr. Lord joined Martin Health 18 years ago as vice president and chief legal officer, becoming a senior vice president in 2012. He played a pivotal role in the development of Tradition Medical Center. In 2014, he was promoted to senior vice president and chief operating officer.
Mercy Hospital, a facility of HCA East Florida, is pleased to announce the appointment of Monica Couso as Directory of Marketing and Public Relations.
Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center welcomes Christy Wise as its new emergency department director.
Statewide law firm Broad and Cassel announced Shachi Mankodi, senior counsel in the firm’s Fort Lauderdale office, has been elected to The Florida Bar Health Law Section’s Executive Council. She will serve a three-year term.
Florida Medical Center welcomes Patricia Rosenberg as its new chief nursing officer.
Rosenberg joins the leadership team with more than 35 years of healthcare experience, having most recently served as system director of clinical transformation at Trinity Health in Livonia, MI. Her previous leadership roles include administrative nursing director and chief nursing officer.
Coral Gables Hospital Cardiopulmonary Director George Diaz was honored as a “Tenet Hero,” a distinction awarded by Tenet Healthcare. Diaz joined the Coral Gables Hospital family in 1977 as a respiratory therapist and is described as having contagious charisma and an unconditional willingness to lend a helping hand.
West Kendall Baptist Hospital appoints new South Florida community leaders to its Board of Directors.
St. Mary’s Medical Center and the Palm Beach Children’s Hospital appoint Sandra (Sandie) Foland, CEO of Baron Sign Manufacturing, as one of the hospital’s new governing board members.
Broward Health Children’s Hospital has introduced a child-friendly robot named MEDi® to its pediatric patients to help reduce pain, anxiety and fear associated with common medical procedures. The two-foot-tall robot is designed to ease the stress of the hospital experience for both patients and parents alike and is exclusive to South Florida. Broward Health Children’s Hospital is one of only eight hospitals in the nation that utilizes MEDi®. The purchase of MEDi® was made possible through a generous gift from the 1000+ Club to Benefit Cancer, Inc. Their gift of $20,000 to Broward Health Foundation also funded an art therapist for the adult infusion patients at Broward Health Medical Center.
Jupiter Medical Center Foundation announced the launch of a $300-million-dollar comprehensive campaign. The goal of the campaign - Vision. Innovation. Impact. - is to raise funds needed to expand access to superior health care across the region and to fulfill the critical vision outlined in Jupiter Medical Center’s aggressive strategic plan.