Rosendo Collazo, D.O., has joined Baptist Health Medical Group.
Dr. Collazo received his undergraduate degree from the University of Miami, and his doctor of osteopathic medicine degree from Nova Southeastern University. He completed his internship at Botsford General Hospital in Farmington Hills, Michigan, and his residency at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital, where he was chief medical resident.
Mount Sinai Medical Center welcomes Dr. Nicolas Kuritzky as its new chairman of radiation oncology.
Dr. Kuritzky completed his undergraduate studies at Stanford University and his medical degree at the University of Pennsylvania. He trained in radiation oncology at New York-Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York City, where he was chief resident of radiation oncology.
Mount Sinai Medical Center also welcomes Dr. Harry Moyses as an attending physician in the radiation oncology department.
Dr. Moyses completed his undergraduate degree at Harvard University before moving onto University of Southern California, where he completed his medical degree and residency in radiation oncology.
Dr. Moyses is a fellow of the American College of Radiation Oncology and a writer for the American Board of Radiology.
St. Mary’s Medical Center proudly appoints Paul Acevedo, M.D., as medical director of the Memory Disorder Center at St. Mary’s Medical Center.
Dr. Acevedo specializes in Adult Neurology and Stroke. He currently serves as Assistant Clinical Professor/Director Neurology Clerkship at the University of Vermont and as an Assistant Clinical Professor at Florida Atlantic University.
Endocrinologist, Fuad S. Ashkar, M.D., has been elected president of the medical staff at Kendall Regional Medical, which consists of more than 575 physicians.
Dr. Ashkar is a member of the senior active medical staff, Immediate-Past Chairman of the Department of Medicine and Chief of Endocrinology at Kendall Regional Medical Center.
Dr. Ashkar trained at the UM/JMH and the N.I.H. in Endocrinology and Nuclear Medicine, and was a member of the medical faculty of the University of Miami. He was also Chairman of the Florida Board of Medicine and member of the board for 12 years; and is a diplomat of the American Board of Nuclear Medicine and a Fellow of the American College of Endocrinology and a Certified Health Care Risk Manager.
Lester Perling, a partner with the statewide law firm Broad and Cassel and a Florida Bar Board-Certified Health Law Attorney, recently became Certified in Healthcare Compliance (CHC). Awarded by the Health Care Compliance Association’s Compliance Certification Board (CCB), the designation requires successful completion of a rigorous examination.
A past chair of the Florida Bar’s Health Law Section, Lester Perling is a member of The Joint Commission’s Home Care Professional and Technical Advisory Committee (PTAC) and is the author of the Medicare Claims Appeals Process Handbook. Perling, who has been with Broad and Cassel for more than 10 years, holds a master’s degree in Health Care Administration and spent more than a decade as a health care executive prior to earning his law degree.
Catherine “Kate” Branton, RN, APN-BC, CWOCN, has been named stroke coordinator at Broward Health North (BHN).
Prior to joining BHN, she worked at Broward Health Imperial Point for 10 years as a clinical specialist for med-surg and telemetry. Before that she lived in Philadelphia, where she was an ARNP for a pulmonary and allergy practice for three years.
Branton has a diploma in Nursing from Thomas Jefferson School of Nursing in Philadelphia, a bachelor’s degree in Nursing from Hahnemann University School of Health Sciences and Humanities in Philadelphia and a master’s degree in Nursing from Rutgers State University of New Jersey.
Rosemary Schiel, R.N., B.S.N., joins the talented staff of West Boca Medical Center as the new director of case management.
Prior to joining West Boca Medical Center, Schiel served as director of case management at Florida Medical Center, a campus of North Shore. Since 2010, Schiel collaboratively worked with the chief medical officer and chief financial officer to ensure patient care and demonstrated fiscal responsibility. Board certified as a case manager and professional healthcare manager, Schiel is a member of the Case Management Society of America. Schiel earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Florida Atlantic University, Summa com Laude, and is currently enrolled in a Master’s of Science in nursing program.
Lower Keys Medical Center Respiratory Therapist, Brent Holland, RRT-NPS, has been elected Region Director of the Florida Society For Respiratory Care (FSRC). Brent will be representing Region One, which includes all respiratory care practitioners in Miami Dade and Monroe Counties.
Brent’s goal for FSRC Region One is to raise the bar on the requirements for Continuing Education Units (CEU’s) as the current CEU requirements are outdated.
West Boca Medical Center congratulates Beata Norek on her promotion as the hospital’s director of laboratory.
Since 2008, Norek has been the laboratory supervisor at West Boca Medical Center. Her 21-year laboratory career includes experience working in four different hospital laboratories and as a college instructor. Norek served as an adjunct instructor for the Medical Laboratory Science Department at Florida Atlantic University. During her tenure, she taught computer applications. Norek graduated from the School of Medicine and Health Sciences at the University of North Dakota with a Bachelor of Science degree in Clinical Laboratory Science.
Joseph Melchiode, FACHE, has been appointed CEO of University Hospital and Medical Center.
Melchiode has over 19 years of healthcare experience, most of them within HCA. Since 2005, he served as the Chief Operating Officer at MountainView Hospital in Las Vegas, NV. Prior to that, he held the position of Chief Operating Officer for three years at University Hospital and Medical Center and various other leadership positions throughout HCA.
Melchiode received his Bachelor of Arts degree at The University of Texas at Austin and his Master of Health Administration/Master of Business Administration degree at the University of Houston-Clear Lake.
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