South Florida Hospital News
Saturday February 28, 2015
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February 2015 - Volume 11 - Issue 8

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 An event that occurred in Brianna Parker's life when she was young is turning out to be a blessing to the nursing community. Parker said she had always wanted to be a teacher, but when her sister was diagnosed with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, she saw what a struggle it was for the family. 

The University of Miami School of Business Administration is putting the finishing touches on its conference titled "The Business of Health Care: Disruptive Technology, Access and Efficiency." 

The start of 2015 marks a fresh beginning for the South Florida Hospital & Healthcare Association (SFHHA) as Lincoln Mendez, CEO of South Miami Hospital, takes over as chairman.

 As the new president and CEO of the North Broward Hospital District, Dr. Nabil El Sanadi will be leading one of the largest public health systems in the United States. 

 As many of you know, I’m not much of a philosopher. (In fact, as Carol delights in pointing out — I probably can’t even spell the word without Spell-check!)

 I am honored to serve as President of South Florida Healthcare Executive Forum (SFHEF) this year and am very proud of the contributions our organization makes to the profession of healthcare executive leadership. 

This is a classic story of cheap versus good. With the extremely competitive climate in the Florida professional liability insurance market for physicians and surgeons, one can often lose sight of the most-important factors in choosing an insurance company. 

 Scarcely a week goes by without a media report of a HIPAA breach – or a Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) press release announcing a settlement agreement with an organization that suffered a breach. 

Until the March 2014 Florida Supreme Court decision in Estate of McCall v. United States(1), there were limitations on non-economic damages for the negligence of healthcare providers in medical negligence actions.

What the patient hears. The words we choose and how we use them also have a great impact on their satisfaction. It is always impressive when the people greeting and interacting with patients have big smiles on their faces

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