South Florida Hospital News
Sunday January 25, 2015
January 2015 - Volume 11 - Issue 7




Cleveland Clinic Florida announced that it has received a $2.5 million gift in support of its new Maroone Cancer Center. The gift is a joint donation from AutoNation, America’s largest automotive retailer, and Racing for Cancer, a non-profit founded by IndyCar champion Ryan Hunter-Reay for the purpose of promoting early cancer detection and prevention initiatives. 
Both organizations initially gifted $1 million to support cancer care at Cleveland Clinic Florida. However, AutoNation pledged an additional $500,000 -- $1,000 for every mile Hunter-Reay completed on his way to victory in the Indianapolis 500 this past May.  
Pictured (l-r) are AutoNation President Mike Maroone; Dr. Steven Roshon, Center Director, Cleveland Clinic Florida Maroone Cancer Center; Ryan Hunter-Reay, Indy500 Champion and Co-Founder of Racing for Cancer, his wife Beccy Hunter-Reay and son Ryden Hunter-Reay; and Tom Vossman, Co-Founder, Racing for Cancer. Photo Credit: Downtown Photo/Fort Lauderdale.
Children participated in a magical event full of activities, face painting, special treats and surprises by the mysterious creators and red amazon warriors from Cirque du Soleil. The Live Like Bella™ Foundation recently announced the Live Like Bella Pavilion at Miami Children's Hospital, which will offer temporary lodging for families of children receiving inpatient care at the hospital.



Holy Cross Hospital President and Chief Executive Officer Patrick A. Taylor, M.D., MBA, has been named by Becker's Hospital Review in its annual list of "100 Physician Leaders of Hospitals and Health Systems.” The leader of the non-profit hospital in Fort Lauderdale is the only health care executive in South Florida recognized this year.
Dr. Taylor was named president and CEO in 2010, becoming the hospital's sixth chief executive. He joined Holy Cross Hospital in 1988 as an emergency physician and was subsequently named medical director of the emergency department, senior vice president and COO.


The American Health Care Association (AHCA) has once again given recognition to Catholic Health Services Skilled Nursing Homes for achieving goals as part of the AHCA 2014 Quality Initiative Recognition Program. Villa Maria Nursing Center, in North Miami and St. John’s Nursing Center, in Lauderdale Lakes both achieved Tier 4 performance and St. Anne’s Nursing Center and Villa Maria West Nursing Center were recognized as Tier 3 Achiever
The AHCA Quality Initiative is an effort that builds upon the existing work of the long term and post-acute care field by setting specific, measurable targets to further improve quality of care in America’s skilled nursing centers and assisted living communities. To achieve recognition, AHCA Members are encouraged to reach defined, concrete goals over a three year program, in four core areas:
* Safely Reduce Hospital Readmissions by 15% or have a rate that is equal to or lower than the national rate for the top 25% of centers on this measure.
* Increase Staff Stability by 15% or have a turnover rate that is equal to or lower than national rate for the top 25% of centers on this measure.
*Achieve Customer Satisfaction of 90% for short-stay patients, long-stay residents, and/or family members that complete a customer satisfaction survey.
* Safely Reduce the Off-Label Use of Antipsychotics by 15% or have a rate that is equal to or lower than the national rate of the top 25% of centers on this measure.
Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center is proud to be awarded full accreditation for Carotid Artery Stenting (CAS) by the Accreditation for Cardiovascular Excellence (ACE), an independent, physician-led organization.
Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center earned the accreditation by meeting national standards in post-procedure care and by meeting or exceeding the patient outcomes at comparable facilities that follow medical best practices. The CAS accreditation applies to a procedure that widens narrowed portions of a patient’s neck arteries to improve or restore blood flow to the brain. A hospital with CAS accreditation means it has demonstrated an exceptional commitment to providing the best possible care to patients.


Coral Gables Hospital congratulates Idalia Moro, R.N., for being named this year’s fourth quarter DAISY Award winner. Moro has worked in the hospital’s Medical-Surgical Unit for seven years. Her co-worker’s said they admire her compassionate demeanor and look forward to working with her every day. Patients have described her as an “angel” whose caring personality helps them heal faster.
Moro was presented the "Extraordinary Nurse" award at the hospital’s nursing unit holiday party. The certificate reads: "In deep appreciation of all you do, who you are, and the incredibly meaningful difference you make in the lives of so many people." She also received a sculpture, called “A Healer’s Touch,” that was hand-carved by the artists of the Shona Tribe in Africa.
Florida Medical Center proudly names Annette Rooney, director of patient financial services and revenue cycle management, the winner of the 2014 CEO Award. Rooney was recognized for going above and beyond her job duties and making a positive impact on her co-workers.
Rooney’s designation was the result of her efforts to improve the physician satisfaction scores of her department. She also created new initiatives and took on additional responsibilities to ensure Florida Medical Center continues to be a top hospital in the area.



FoundCare, Inc. announces the hiring of two new health care providers.
Dr. Macdalie St-Preux has joined FoundCare as a full time dentist. Dr. St-Preux comes to FoundCare from Solution Dentistry Delray Beach. Prior to that position she worked as a Dentist at the Florida Community Health Center in Okeechobee and worked as a dental hygiene coordinator and instructor for the World Health Organization (WHO) in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. She received her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from Nova Southeastern University.
Melaine A. McLean, M.D., FAAP, joins the Health Center as a full time pediatrician. Dr. McLean recently worked at Pediatric Associates in Boynton Beach and prior to that position worked in New York City in various practices and hospitals. She received her Doctor of Medicine from Howard University College of Medicine, Washington, DC and completed her residency at New York Methodist Hospital and St. Lukes-Roosevelt Hospital Center in New York.
Tenet Florida Physician Services (TFPS) is pleased to announce Dr. Jennifer Capezzuti has opened a new family medicine practice to meet the community’s need for preventative and routine primary healthcare. Dr. Capezzuti is on staff at Florida Medical Center, a Campus of North Shore in Fort Lauderdale and other area hospitals.
Prior to joining TFPS, Dr. Capezzuti led a successful solo practice in Fort Lauderdale for seven years and spent one year caring for veterans in the hospital setting at the West Palm Beach VA Medical Center. She completed a Health Policy Fellowship with the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) and a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine located in Davie. Dr. Capezzuti finished her internship and residency training in family practice at a hospital in Fort Lauderdale. She also graduated with a master’s degree in public health from Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine.
Indian River Medical Center is proud to announce that Dr. Mary Quillinan, board certified in Internal Medicine, has joined the staff.
Dr. Quillinan's practice is located in Sebastian. She graduated from The Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine with her D.O. and completed her internship and residency at Suburban General Hospital, Norristown, PA, and JFK Memorial Hospital, Stratford, NJ. Prior to coming to IRMC, Dr. Quillinan served as director of the Diabetes Program and department chair of Internal Medicine at Lakeland Regional Medical Center in Lakeland, FL.
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