K. Alex Daneshmand, D.O., MBA, has been promoted to system medical director of clinical quality and safety at Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida.
Tenet Florida Physician Services (TFPS) is pleased to announce Brad Lamm, DPM, FACFAS, a board-certified podiatric foot and ankle surgeon, is joining the TFPS multispecialty physician network and The Paley Institute. Dr. Lamm will be the new Chief, Foot and Ankle Surgery as well as Director, Foot and Ankle Deformity Correction Fellowship at The Paley Institute. He is the former Head of Foot and Ankle Surgery at the International Center for Limb Lengthening (ICLL), Rubin Institute for Advanced Orthopedics at Sinai Hospital in Baltimore.
Mount Sinai Medical Center welcomes Dr. Billy H. Cordon-Galiano as its newest urologist and Assistant Professor of Urology at the Columbia University Division of Urology at Mount Sinai Medical Center.
Primary care physician Christopher da Fonseca, M.D., has joined Baptist Health Medical Group. He will be seeing patients at the Palmetto Bay office.
Lee Memorial Health System is pleased to announce that Robert Hubbard, M.D., recently joined the professional staff of Lee Physician Group – Family Medicine.
Broward Health Medical Center (BHMC) is the only hospital in Broward County to offer the world’s smallest pacemaker for patients with bradycardia. Recently approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Micra® Transcatheter Pacing System (TPS) is a new type of heart device that provides patients with the most advanced pacing technology at one-tenth the size of a traditional pacemaker. Micra is the only leadless pacemaker approved for use in the U.S. The first procedure was performed by Ahmed F. Osman, M.D., medical director of the cardiac electrophysiology laboratories at Broward Health Medical Center.
Comparable in size to a large vitamin, Broward Health Medical Center physicians have elected to use the Medtronic Micra TPS for patients with unsuitable venous access. Unlike traditional pacemakers, the device does not require cardiac wires (known as leads) or a surgical “pocket” under the skin to deliver a pacing therapy. Instead, the device is small enough to be delivered through a catheter and implanted directly into the heart with small tines, providing a safe alternative to conventional pacemakers without the complications associated with leads – all while being cosmetically invisible.
For decades, Fort Lauderdale plastic surgeon Dr. Jorge A. Perez has been South Florida’s go-to physician for image-conscious seniors hoping to maintain their youthful appearance through cosmetic surgery. Now, Dr. Perez has attracted the attention of an international TV show and will be featured on an upcoming episode of Rachel Hunter’s Tour of Beauty, a travel series focused on beauty, health and well-being hosted by international supermodel Rachel Hunter.
Health science students at Broward College are now able to receive an invaluable, immersive experience aboard the ALS (Advanced Life Support) and EMS (Emergency Medical Services) simulation training ambulance. The unit was generously gifted by Memorial Healthcare System. The College and the Healthcare System have a partnership that spans 25 years.
Florida International University (FIU) Nicole Wertheim College of Nursing & Health Sciences, (FIU NWCNHS) is answering the call to recruit and prepare nurses to care for the country’s military veterans with the launch of the Veteran Affairs (VA) Office of Academic Affiliation (OAA) Post-Baccalaureate Nurse Residency Program (PBNR) administered by Miami VA Healthcare System (“Miami VA”) in collaboration with the university. The nurse residency program is the first in the College’s and Miami VA’s respective histories, and promotes the Miami VA into an exclusive group of only 14 VA hospitals in the country to offer this specialized training program for nurses.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the 2015 performance year results for the Medicare Shared Savings Program and the Pioneer Accountable Care Organization Model that show physicians, hospitals and health care providers participating in Accountable Care Organizations continue to make significant improvements in the quality of care for Medicare beneficiaries, while achieving cost savings.