South Florida Hospital News
Wednesday September 28, 2016
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September 2016 - Volume 13 - Issue 3

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A degree in health services administration can help you open doors to positions within the healthcare sector as well as help others reach for higher levels of employment. The Health Services Administration Program at Florida International University (FIU) offers a contemporary plan of study for students wishing to pursue careers in health services administration.

Agustin Arellano, Sr. is well-known in health care construction circles; more than 40 years ago, he started his own company at the age of 26, where he specialized in health care and higher education facilities including projects for Baptist Health, the University of Miami, Jackson Memorial, HCA, Mt. Sinai, and many others. 

Telemedicine is taking the medical world by storm. And one can easily see why. Telemedicine, the remote diagnosis and treatment of patients by means of telecommunications technology, allows healthcare professionals to provide services in ways not known before in traditional medical appointments.  

"Addiction is never just addiction; it's addiction plus something else. And I think we're really good at figuring out the 'something else'." That's how Dr. Christopher La Tourette La Riche describes the work he does when helping patients at Lucida Treatment Center.

As many of you know, life at the Felix house is a lot like living at a B&B (without the meals … luckily for the guests). This month’s guests included my sister and brother-in-law Bobbi and Bob, my niece/goddaughter Ali, and her little boy Brooks – all from Atlanta. 

Vice President Joe Biden took a bold step during his cancer summit when he threatened to cut federal funding to researchers who fail to quickly share clinical-trial data.

Florida employers have enjoyed a series of decreases in workers’ compensation rates since the 2003 legislative overhaul that has led to a reduction of over 50% in rates over the past 13 years. It appears the good times are about to come to an end for all Florida businesses

This August, Coral Gables Hospital, located in the heart of historic Coral Gables held a 90th anniversary celebration. Said hospital CEO Patrick Downes, “Ninety years represents a long legacy of offering high quality healthcare to the Coral Gables and Miami communities.

While kidney stones are a fairly common condition, people living in the ‘stone belt,’ where weather is hot and humid year-round, are often more susceptible than those who live outside the Southeast.

With M&A activity at an all-time high in the healthcare industry, you may be considering expanding your hospital or physician group through a merger or acquisition. Many organizations invest considerable time and resources up front to identify an appropriate target, 

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