The Lillian S. Wells Foundation has donated $1 million toward a $2.5 million renovation project at Broward Health North, which will locate all of the hospital’s neurological services into one convenient area while allowing for the expansion of neurological treatments and services.
Aventura Hospital and Medical Center, a facility of HCA East Florida, has broken ground on its Emergency Room Expansion Project. The Hollywood Premier themed event marked the beginning of a $61 million investment to increase emergency room capacity and bring a new patient tower and parking garage to Aventura Hospital and Medical Center. The indoor ceremony featured a sand castle rendering of Aventura Hospital and Medical Center with its future expansion in place.
Nicklaus Children’s is among the first pediatric facilities in the region to offer robotic single-site incision surgery for children utilizing the da Vinci Xi® system. The technique offers a single incision minimally invasive surgical option for gallbladder or ovarian surgeries in children.
HeartWell, LLP cardiologists are among a select group of doctors who will be part of a promising pilot program called SMARTCare. Designed to support physicians who work with stable ischemic heart disease patients, the program offers tools for doctors and patients to collaborate more effectively for better outcomes.
The Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) accredits Doctor of Pharmacy programs offered by Colleges and Schools of Pharmacy in the United States and selected non-US sites. For a Doctor of Pharmacy program offered by a new College or School of Pharmacy, ACPE accreditation generally involves three steps: Precandidate status, Candidate status, and Accredited status. Precandidate status denotes a developmental program that is expected to mature in accord with stated plans and within a defined time period. Precandidate status is awarded to a new program of a College or School of Pharmacy that has not yet enrolled students in the professional program and authorizes the school to admit its first class. The status was awarded during the June 24, 2016, meeting of the ACPE Board of Directors based upon an on-site evaluation conducted on April 27-28, 2016, and discussion with LHSI and College officials. The College of Pharmacy will welcome the inaugural class to campus on August 08. More than fifty percent of students in the inaugural class are residents of Miami-Dade County, distinguishing the college as Miami's College of Pharmacy.
Indian River Medical Center (IRMC) recently welcomed 15 new third- and fourth-year medical students from The Florida State University College of Medicine. It is the ninth year IRMC has participated in the educational program.
The road to becoming a physician includes extensive training and development. Medical students from Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine will embark on their next medical journey at Bethesda Hospital East, the flagship hospital of Bethesda Health, Inc.
Family, friends and colleagues recently gathered at Lakeside Medical Center to celebrate the graduation of four residents from its Family Medicine Residency Program. This is the fourth class of residents to graduate from the program, which was established at the acute-care facility in 2011 and is one of the few of its kind to focus on the special health care needs of rural, underserved areas.
Teresa “Terry” Fedele, a nurse and retired hospital executive who has served as a member of the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing’s Advisory Board since 2013, will now serve as chair of the board.
Stephanie Gernant, PharmD., M.S., assistant professor of pharmacy practice at Nova Southeastern University’s (NSU) College of Pharmacy, was elected as the New Practitioner Officer of the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) Academy of Pharmacy Practice Management Executive Committee.