South Florida Hospital News
Wednesday November 22, 2017

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November 2017 - Volume 14 - Issue 5




Innovation Institute Miami, a venture led by Baptist Health South Florida and i360medical, a health technology innovation, IP, development and commercialization company, announced the launch of an open pipeline that allows inventors to submit ideas for healthcare advancements.

The initial scope includes medical devices (implantable and non-implantable), technology development, applications linked to devices and other process improvements with a focus on solving unmet needs in the patient experience. Clinicians, inventors and other entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to have their ideas evaluated and, in some cases, developed by i360medical’s team of engineering, development, industry and commercialization specialists.

Jupiter Medical Center is pleased to announce Donald McKenna will become the organization’s new President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) effective January 2018. McKenna currently serves as the President and CEO of St. Mary’s Health Care System in Athens, Georgia – a fully integrated, not-for-profit health care system that includes three hospitals serving 13 counties in northeast Georgia.

“On behalf of the Trustees of Jupiter Medical Center, we are proud of this outstanding appointment and confident that we have selected a chief executive who shares our dedication and commitment to ensuring that Jupiter Medical Center remains the leading provider of world-class health care in our region,” said Robert J. Stilley, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Jupiter Medical Center. “Don is an exemplary leader and the committee was particularly impressed with his success in establishing the first academic residency program in northeast Georgia as well as his demonstrated commitment to increasing both access and quality of care. We look forward to having his expertise and passion focused on Jupiter Medical Center.”

Karen Davis, a Senior Director of Alvarez and Marsal, a national leader in healthcare consulting, was selected today to be Interim President and CEO of Indian River Medical Center by the IRMC Board of Directors.

Davis will take the helm of IRMC from Jeffrey Susi, who is retiring from the CEO role on December 31 after nearly two decades of distinguished service.

With more than 30 years of healthcare experience, Teresa C. Urquhart is the new chief operating officer at Delray Medical Center. She will manage daily operations and oversee the development and implementation of long- range plans, goals and objectives for the hospital.

“We are very pleased to have Teresa, who has worked for Tenet Healthcare for over 30 years, to provide leadership for our inpatient and outpatient services,” said Mark Bryan, hospital chief executive officer. “We feel confident that her passion and understanding of our organization will be a valuable asset to Delray Medical Center.”

Broward Health has named Alice Taylor as Chief Executive Officer of Broward Health North and Sandra J. Todd-Atkinson, BSN, MBA, EdD, NEA-BC as Chief Executive Officer of Broward Health Medical Center. They will both report to Broward Health system’s CEO. 

“We are very pleased to be welcoming Alice and Sandra as they take on their new roles,” said Beverly Capasso, interim president and CEO of Broward Health. “With their level of experience and leadership skills, we are confident they will help us continue to improve the quality of care provided to our patients while lowering our dependence on taxpayer dollars.”  
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