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Thursday November 27, 2014
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November 2014 - Volume 11 - Issue 5

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Many healthcare executives have seen their share of challenges in the health care industry these days. But Calvin Glidewell, CEO of Broward Health Medical Center, is hard-pressed to remember a time in his 30+ year career when the issues are more daunting and pressing than they are today.

National Hospice and Palliative Care Month, observed every November, is a celebration of the reasons that many nurses and other health care professionals choose to focus on caring for patients and families at the end of life.
Whether it's offering classes for license renewal, launching new programs in burgeoning areas of health care, or collaborating on new curricula with the credit side of Miami Dade College, the focus of the School of Continuing Education and Professional Development at the College’s Medical Campus is on the community.

All healthcare systems constantly juggle cash flow management, waste elimination and maximizing profits. Despite an influx of patients coming through your doors and monthly revenue growth, your hospital or practice might struggle to make a healthy profit.

O.K., I understand this isn’t quite so earthshattering a phenomenon as our current elections (although it could possibly compete with Fangate), but it seems like Fall 2014 has been the season of the pumpkin.

My name is Michelle Marsh, Vice President of Strategic Planning for Broward Health (BH), a role in which I have served since February of 2012. Prior to joining BH, I oversaw marketing, advertising, public relations and business development with the HCA East Florida Division–Broward Region for eight years,

Anyone in the health care industry who deals with HIPAA compliance or is in the process of attesting for Meaningful Use is probably very familiar with the requirement for needing to conduct a security risk assessment (SRA) in one’s organization.

When was the last time you had a "Wow Moment"? You know, when something happened that was so much better than you expected, that you just smiled and said "Wow"?

With Ebola in the news lately, the importance of microbial contamination in one’s environment seems to have become a focal point of our consciousness, but, it’s always been the case.

As numbers of medical doctors in this country are expected to diminish over the next several decades, and the American population continues to grow and live longer, the need for physician assistants and nurse practitioners will be more pressing than ever.

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