South Florida Hospital News
Saturday September 23, 2017

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September 2017 - Volume 14 - Issue 3




The American College of Healthcare Architects (ACHA) has announced that Charles Michelson AIA LEED AP has earned his board certification in healthcare architecture. Charles passed an accredited examination that assesses the knowledge and understanding of architects specializing in healthcare. With this certification, Mr. Michelson joins the ranks of more than 400 board-certified healthcare architects in the United States and Canada who have received this important architectural credential.


Cinthia Rodrigues joins the staff at Florida Medical Center as the director of the cath lab and interventional services.   In this role, she will be planning, directing, leading and evaluating care provided by the cardiac catheterization laboratory. Rodrigues will also be working closely with other department heads to ensure safe, quality patient care is provided. 

FAU Neuroscientist Receives $2.3 Million NIH Grant 

Alterations in a naturally occurring chemical in the brain called serotonin have been linked to a number of neuropsychiatric disorders including depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder as well as autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Randy Blakely, Ph.D., executive director of Florida Atlantic University’s Brain Institute and a professor of biomedical science in FAU’s Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, and his team, have been studying this mood-regulating gene in the brain that carries signals across the synapse, or the gap between nerve cells. The supply of serotonin is tightly regulated by the serotonin transporter (SERT) and inappropriate shifts in SERT activity can have dramatic consequences. 

Palm Healthcare Foundation, Inc. announced that it has awarded nearly $2 Million to local non-profits. Together, the funding will support the increased health and wellbeing of Palm Beach County residents.  All of the grant dollars were awarded in fiscal year 2017.

“Palm Healthcare Foundation has been committed to solving critical healthcare issues through creative and community-wide collaborations for the past 17 years,” said Patrick McNamara, President and CEO. Together with our many wonderful community partners, we will continue to push at the boundaries to lead change for better health.  It’s our vision that all Palm Beach County residents have an opportunity to reach their full health potential and thrive.”

Click on the link below to view our interview with the Chief Nursing Officer at Delray Medical Center, Jennifer Chiusano on August 24, 2017. 








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