South Pointe Plaza, an award-winning rehabilitation and skilled nursing center that is part of Plaza Health Network, proudly announces its recognition as the first skilled nursing center in South Florida to earn Center of Excellence for Wound Care certification from VOHRA Wound Physicians. South Pointe is one of only 25 skilled nursing centers in the entire country to earn this designation.
Florida Blue has selected Broward Health North as a Blue Distinction Center+ for Knee and Hip Replacement as part of the Blue Distinction Specialty Care program. Blue Distinction Centers are nationally designated healthcare facilities shown to deliver improved patient safety and better health outcomes based on objective measures that were developed by Blue Cross Blue Shield companies with input from the medical community.
The Comprehensive Cancer Center at Broward Health Medical Center (BHMC) has been granted Affiliate Membership by NRG Oncology – a non-profit research organization that conducts oncologic clinical research and broadly disseminates study results for informing clinical decision-making and healthcare policy. Broward Health North was also approved as an affiliate site.
Christine “Tina” Gegeckas, RPh, BCOP, pharmacy director at the Regional Cancer Center, earned the 2016 Pharmacist of the Year Award from the Florida Society of Health-System Pharmacists (FSHP).
There are almost 800,000 patients in the United States who are intubated and require mechanical ventilation annually. More than half of these patients are awake, alert and desperately attempting to communicate with nurses, physicians and their loved ones. Current methods that exist today to assist patients with their communication needs are either antiquated, time consuming or just cumbersome.
Broward Health Medical Center (BHMC) is the first hospital in Broward County to implant a sutureless aortic valve in a patient with aortic stenosis through a newly U.S. Food and Drug Administration-approved, minimally invasive delivery system. The EDWARDS INTUITY Elite valve system is a rapid deployment device for surgical aortic valve replacement that incorporates some elements of transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), a minimally invasive valve replacement procedure.
Northwest Medical Center (NWMC) is pleased to announce the recent acquisition of the da Vinci® Xi™ Surgical System. NWMC is one of only two hospitals in Broward County to offer this leading edge technology and one of the only hospitals with two surgical robots on-site.
Phil Smith, president and CEO of the Phil Smith Automotive Group, has donated $7 million to fund state-of- the-art neurological care at Holy Cross Hospital. A longtime supporter of the hospital, Smith has designated these funds to name the Phil Smith Neuroscience Institute and to establish the Phil Smith ALS and Movement Disorder Clinic. He is earmarking $2 million of the gift as matching funds in a community challenge to bring first class research and treatments to South Florida.
West Boca Medical Center is planning a $9.9 million project designed to expand and enlarge operating room capabilities for modernization, improved efficiency and advanced technological capability. Construction, which is estimated to begin early next year, will include a new OR and the renovation and expansion of three of the five existing ORs. The beds in the post-anesthesia care unit will more than double from 6 to 14, and the unit will be remodeled as well.