South Florida Hospital News
Saturday February 25, 2017
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February 2017 - Volume 13 - Issue 8

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 IBM (NYSE: IBM) and Jupiter Medical Center today announced that Jupiter Medical Center will adopt Watson for Oncology trained by Memorial Sloan Kettering, a cognitive computing platform to provide insights to physicians to help them deliver personalized, evidence-based cancer treatment. Jupiter is the first U.S. community hospital to adopt Watson for Oncology, which will go live at the facility in the beginning of March.

In the U.S., there will be an estimated 1.7M new cancer cases this year, with 125,000 in Florida alone(1). As healthcare providers and systems seek to enable data-driven, evidence-based cancer care, an explosion of medical information has created both challenges and opportunities to improve quality care. Currently, approximately 50,000 oncology research papers are published annually,(2) and by 2020 medical information is projected to double every 73 days(3), outpacing the ability of humans to keep up with the proliferation of medical knowledge. 

Indian River Medical Center (IRMC) welcomes board-certified Medical Oncologist Patrick Judson, M.D., to its multi-specialty group of physicians.
Dr. Judson received his baccalaureate and medical degrees from George Washington University in Washington, DC. He completed his internship and residency in Internal Medicine at Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu, Hawaii and served a fellowship in Hematology and Medical Oncology at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Bethesda, MD. He is board certified in Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology, Hematology and Hospice and Palliative Medicine from the American Board of Internal Medicine.

 Baptist Health South Florida and Fishermen’s Community Hospital have signed an affiliation agreement.  The closing of the affiliation is expected to occur June 30, 2017 and is subject to various contingencies and approvals.Both organizations have compatible not-for-profit cultures committed to quality and community benefit. 

Approval from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education

granted both programs Initial Accreditation
 
The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and Larkin Community Hospital (LCH) recently announced the initial accreditation of two residency programs in Anesthesiology and Diagnostic Radiology.

The Broward Health Foundation, the fundraising arm of Broward Health, is pleased to announce the recent appointment of Daniel Westphal, M.D., senior vice president and chief medical officer for Broward Health, to its board of directors.

Prior to joining Broward Health, Dr. Westphal served in a number of executive positions at local hospitals, including Director of Medical Affairs at Memorial Hospital Pembroke, Chief Medical Officer at Florida Medical Center, and Chief Medical Officer at Broward Health North.
Dr. Westphal is Associate Clinical Professor at Florida Atlantic University’s Charles E. Schmidt School of Medicine in Boca Raton. He is also Chairman of the American Board of Medical Quality and this year was inducted as a fellow of the American College of Medical Quality.
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