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December 2009 - Volume 6 - Issue 6

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Broward Health Coral Springs Medical Center: 2009-A Year in Review

As we end this year, we have been faced with many challenges in healthcare such as rising health insurance costs and growing ranks of the uninsured and underinsured. This is accompanied with an increase demand for services in a hospital setting. But even with these financial and operational challenges, significant measures were taken to lead this hospital to a stronger financial position while never losing sight of the excellent care that was provided daily. This has lead to tremendous growth opportunities—all with an end goal of continuing to improve the quality of care to the people we serve and advancing our capabilities, balanced with the financial health of our hospital. With that I’d like to highlight some of our accomplishments over the past year:
  • Coral Springs Medical Center became the first and only hospital in Broward, and among the few in the nation, to acquire the da Vinci® Si™ Surgical System. The state-of-the-art robotic platform, designed to enhance the capabilities of surgeons, provides a new, minimally invasive approach to a series of complex surgeries, including hysterectomies and myomectomies, prostate and other urologic procedures; as well as cardiothoracic, colorectal and bariatric surgeries.
  • Coral Springs Medical Center broke ground for the $21 million emergency room expansion. It will more than double its current size from12,000-sq ft to 28,000 sq ft increasing the number of beds from 23 to 40 (26 adult, eight pediatric and six fast track beds) all in larger, private rooms with separate phones and televisions. The completion of this expansion is expected to be completed by December 2010.
  • Coral Springs Medical Center received a license from the state of Florida to be a Primary Stroke Center. This will allow residents of Coral Springs and the surrounding cities to be treated for all emergent neurological needs. This comprehensive coverage will allow the local EMS to bring patients to our hospital to be treated for a stroke rather than driving past us to a competitor facility. When time is of the essence, this is a life saving service to the community.
  • Coral Springs Medical Center continues to find creative ways to give back to women in need through its Lisa Boccard Breast Cancer Fund, a fund that provides women in northwest Broward County the opportunity to receive free mammograms. With the launch of the Recipes for Life Cookbook, more than $19,000 has been raised. In addition, its’ 2009 Annual Race for Women’s Wellness drew nearly 300 participants. To date, this annual event has raised over $55,000 for the Lisa Boccard Breast Cancer Fund.
  • In respect of the Sabbath (a Jewish ritual observance of rest and spiritual enrichment that begins every Friday at sunset and ends every Saturday after sunset), Coral Springs Medical Center opened its new Shabbat Room, an exclusive quiet and personal room for observant Jewish families to celebrate the Sabbath when their loved ones are in the hospital.
All these accomplishments are made possible by our committed employees and physicians who deserve recognition for their daily dedication, and through the leadership and dedication of our Board of Directors.
Patrick Maloney, CEO of Broward Health Coral Springs Medical Center, can be reached at pmaloney@browardhealth.org.
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