Delray Medical Center is now offering a newly approved device designed to help patients diagnosed with a patent foramen ovale (PFO) – a small opening between the upper chambers of the heart. The AMPLATZER™ PFO Occluder is the first and only FDA-approved device designed to close the PFO and reduce the risk of recurrent ischemic strokes caused by dangerous clots passing between the heart chambers and up to the brain.
With the first one-stop-shop outpatient health center of its kind in Wellington, moms can get their mammograms, while their kids get their back-to-school physicals. Bethesda Health is proud to introduce its new Bethesda Health Urgent Care/Women’s Health and Imaging Center. This new state-of-the-art medical plaza is redefining healthcare and providing quality not-for-profit health services in a caring manner, Bethesda Health’s mission in serving Palm Beach County since 1959.
A new Lee Convenient Care and Lee Physician Group (LPG) multi-specialty practices are planned to open next year on Metro Parkway, near Gulf Coast Medical Center. Lee Health Board of Directors approved a lease with Metro-Daniels (North Parcel) Investors, LLC, for 40,000 square feet of space in a new facility to be constructed and ready for occupancy in the fall of 2017.
Hilton and Baptist Health South Florida recently broke ground on Hilton Miami/Dadeland, a full service, 184-room hotel, on the Baptist Hospital campus. Scheduled to open in late 2018, the hotel will feature 150 guest rooms, 34 rooms tailored to guests staying for longer periods, the largest meeting space in the area, a wellness center, farm-to-table restaurant and more.
Good Samaritan Medical Center sponsored hands-only, adult CPR demonstrations, taught by local EMS providers from the City of West Palm Beach Fire Rescue, Palm Beach County Fire Rescue and Town of Palm Beach Fire Rescue. This free event was designed to educate the community on how to administer CPR. Effective bystander CPR provided immediately after sudden cardiac arrest can double or triple a victim’s chance of survival.
On November 7 and 8, Broward Health North presented evidence based practice at the American College of Surgeons Trauma Quality Improvement Project. The international conference held in Orlando featured trauma experts from all over the world. This year’s conference topic was “Massive Transfusion.” Thomas Ellison, Trauma Program Manager at Broward Health North, presented “Implementation of a New Massive Transfusion Protocol, using TQIP Guidelines.” Over 1600 attendees heard how BHN implemented the “how and why” of this evidence based clinical practice. The presentation was exceptionally well received and gained praises from many level I and II trauma centers. Thomas Ellison, R.N., and Igor Nichiporenko, M.D., both stated how this was a great honor for the trauma program and demonstrates the high caliber of quality care delivered daily at BHN.
On November 5, volleyball players converged on Deerfield Beach for the 7th annual Ranse Volleyball Classic. Proceeds from the tournament will support the Ranse Jones Stroke Awareness Fund at Broward Health North.
Baptist Health South Florida announced a partnership with Friends of The Underline to build a Healing Garden adjacent to U.S. 1 near South Miami Hospital’s East Tower Building. The Healing Garden will provide a peaceful area for people to relax, rest and reflect.
Nearly 200 attendees( breast cancer survivors or anyone touched by breast cancer) donned their creatively PINK decorated hats dazzled in jewels, sparkles, bling and even breasts - all in the name of breast cancer awareness for Broward Health Coral Springs’ (BHCS) annual Mad Hatter’s Tea. With proceeds benefiting the Lisa Boccard Breast Cancer Fund, guests even had the opportunity for a meet and greet with Lisa Boccard herself.