South Florida Hospital News
Tuesday August 22, 2017

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August 2017 - Volume 14 - Issue 2



One of only five centers nationally and first in Florida to employ unique system that provides significant patient benefits

Boca Raton Regional Hospital is the first in Florida and one of only five centers nationally to non-invasively map irregular heartbeats in patients with chronic atrial fibrillation and other arrhythmias who have not responded adequately to medication or prior ablation procedures. Atrial fibrillation (AFib) is a quivering or irregular heartbeat that can lead to blood clots, stroke, heart failure or other heart-related complications. A total of 2.7 to 6.1 million Americans are living with the condition.
The South Broward Hospital District Board of Commissioners that oversees all actions of Memorial Healthcare System elected its officers at the July 26th board meeting. Jose Basulto was elected Chairman, Vic Narang was elected Vice Chairman and Douglas A. Harrison was elected Secretary/Treasurer. The board members serving alongside the officers are Hobel Florido, Karen L. Harrington, Frank Ledee and Laura R. Miller.  

One of Only Two Hospitals in the Region to Receive an Accreditation for Cardiovascular Excellence 

Mount Sinai Heart New York at Jupiter Medical Center announced today that its cardiac program has been fully accredited for cardiac catheterization by Accreditation for Cardiovascular ExcellenceTM (ACE), an independent, physician-led organization that evaluates and monitors providers of cardiovascular care.  ACE accreditation is a professional review of an organization’s structure, internal processes, patient safety practices, and clinical outcomes to determine if it meets the nationally-accepted best practice standards established by experts in cardiac and endovascular care.

HCA Healthcare (NYSE: HCA), which operates 174 hospitals, 119 freestanding surgery centers, and numerous other outpatient centers in 20 states and the United Kingdom, announced an agreement to acquire Highlands Regional Medical Center in Sebring, Florida, from subsidiaries of Community Health Systems, Inc. Upon completion of the transaction, Highlands Regional Medical Center, a 126-bed hospital 75 miles west of Fort Pierce, would be part of HCA’s East Florida Division.

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