South Florida Hospital News
Monday June 27, 2016

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June 2016 - Volume 12 - Issue 12




Board certified in Plastic Surgery, Jeffrey Weinzweig, M.D., joins the Medical Staff at Lower Keys Medical Center. He brings with him 18 years of plastic and reconstructive surgery experience to Key West and is currently the Chief of Craniofacial Surgery at the Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center in Chicago, IL and is an Associate Professor of Surgery at the University of Illinois.
A graduate from Columbia University, Dr. Weinzweig received his medical degree with Special Distinction for Research in Surgery from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in 1988. He completed his general surgery residency at the University of Chicago and his plastic surgery residency at Brown University. He completed a fellowship in Hand Surgery at the University of Connecticut and a Craniofacial Surgery fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania and the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

In recognition of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week (NCVRW) in April, Coral Gables Hospital received the “Justice for All Award” for its outstanding contributions to victims of crime. Representatives from the Coral Gables Police Department and the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office visited the hospital to present the award to the administrative team. Through this year’s theme – Serving Victims. Building Trust. Restoring Hope. – NCVRW aims to inspire the community, raise awareness of victims’ rights and emphasize the importance of early intervention.



Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center is proud to recognize and show appreciation for its nursing staff by participating in the DAISY Foundation’s nursing award celebration.

 During the hospital’s most recent awards ceremony, Kathy Olsen, R.N., was selected as the winner. She has been working in the cardiac rehabilitation department for 18 years and is not only an exceptional nurse, but is extremely thoughtful and genuinely cares about her patients. 

Thomas Ellison recently received national recognition for reaching a significant milestone in the nursing profession. Since 1994 he has consistently maintained CCRN® certification through AACN Certification Corporation. Thomas is one of 1,079 CCRNs being honored this year by the corporation and the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses for 20 years of continuous certification.

Thomas started his nursing career in 1976 after graduating from Mid Trent College of Nursing and Midwifery. Prior to becoming the Regional Manager of Trauma Services at BHN Thomas’s specialty of care was in Trauma Management for the Florida of Department of Health. During his 20 years as CCRN, he worked in various roles such as Trauma Director, VP of Trauma Services, and recently for the Department of Health In Tallahassee.
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