West Boca Medical Center selects Marianne Sevcik, R.N., as its new Director of Maternity Services.
In 1999, Marianne began her career working at Alliance Community Hospital in Alliance, OH as a staff R.N. in the maternal child department. She worked her way up to Nursing Supervisor 10 years later and then became the hospital’s Director of Obstetrics in 2011. In that role, she managed 10 labor, delivery recovery and postpartum rooms, a surgical suite and a Level I Nursery.
Catholic Hospice names Javier Diaz, Manager of Volunteer Services.
Diaz graduated from Florida International University with a Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management. Previously, he held the position of Community Relation Coordinator at Catholic Hospice where he focused on creating community awareness and developed relationships within different organizations.
The Latin Builders Association® (LBA) recently installed Guillermo Fernandez, President of Link Construction Group, Inc., as their 21st President.
Guillermo “Willy” Fernandez is a Miami native. He graduated Belen Jesuit High School and went on to obtain his Bachelor of Science in Construction Management from Florida International University. Fernandez is also a State of Florida Certified Licensed General Contractor.
Fernandez strongly believes in giving back to the community. In 2011, Fernandez took on a pro bono project with International Solidarity for Human Rights in collaboration with Miami Dade College North Campus. The project, Route to Human Rights Plazas, unveiled a series of 10 sculptures called NINOS that promotes the education of human rights through the arts.
In 2012, Fernandez along with Link Construction employees participated in Habitat for Humanity’s Blitz Build, a two-week, ten -home accelerated building event in Liberty City. Fernandez has also been involved with the American Heart Association, and Kristi’s House.
Dr. Rosann Spiegel, JD, DNAP, CRNA, earned a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNAP) degree from Virginia Commonwealth University earlier this year and was recently inducted as Vice President of the Florida Association of Nurse Anesthetists (FANA).
Dr. Spiegel, an assistant professor of Anesthesiology and assistant program director of Didactic Education for the Anesthesiology Program at Barry, has been a CRNA and a member of FANA since 1986 and has been a member of the Florida Bar since 2005. She previously served on the FANA Government Relations Committee and was the FANA representative for the Leadership Action Team of the Florida Action Coalition.
In addition, she teaches anesthesiology as an adjunct assistant professor for the School of Podiatric Medicine at Barry and she engages in clinical practice as a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) for the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine.
Dr. Spiegel is a licensed attorney and is admitted to the practice of law in the State of Florida and the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida. She earned a Juris Doctor degree, magna cum laude, from Florida International University in 2004 and served as an Assistant Public Defender for the Eleventh Judicial Circuit of Florida until 2006. Prior to joining the faculty at Barry, Dr. Spiegel’s law practice focused primarily on representing the insured in disability insurance disputes. She joined the Barry faculty in January 2011.
On October 28, 2013, Florida National University (FNU) and South Miami Hospital proudly welcomed Kimberley Cumberbatch, a Registered Respiratory Therapist from Barbados. Cumberbatch will be attending a four-month Respiratory Therapy Review Course at FNU in order to refresh her skills before returning to The Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Barbados.
Joel Shepherd has been elected chairman of the Mariners Hospital Foundation Board of Directors. He most recently served as vice chairman.
Shepherd is a graduate of the University of Texas in Austin. He has served in the U.S. Army and operated Shepherd Products Co., which originally sold specialty papers for industrial and military packaging. Today, the company’s major business is selling specialty treated paper to the animal research industry.
North Shore Medical Center has appointed Patrick Beaver, RN, MSN, MBA, as chief nursing officer.
Prior to joining North Shore Medical Center, Beaver served as the chief operating officer, chief nursing officer and vice-president of patient care services at East Liverpool City Hospital in Ohio.
Beaver attended Fairmont State University and earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in English and received his Master of Science in nursing degree from Florida Atlantic University. In 2010 he completed his Master of Business Administration in Healthcare from Waynesburg University. He is also a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives and the American Association of Critical Care Nurses.
(l-r) Gary Gregory, Chairman, Miami Children's Hospital Board of Directors; John Couris, President and CEO of Jupiter Medical Center; Dr. M. Narendra Kini, President and CEO of Miami Children’s Hospital; and Paul Chiapparone, Chairman, Board of Trustees, Jupiter Medical Center.
Jupiter Medical Center (JMC) and Miami Children’s Hospital (MCH) announced a partnership to make Miami Children’s Hospital the pediatric partner for Jupiter Medical Center. The partnership will take shape in two phases over the next two years. By working together, Jupiter Medical Center and Miami Children’s Hospital are enhancing the world-class pediatric clinical services and programs currently offered to the community at the Miami Children’s Hospital Nicklaus Outpatient Center in Palm Beach Gardens and in the private pediatric practices throughout the county.
“Miami Children’s Hospital is pleased to partner with Jupiter Medical Center as part of our commitment to be where the children are in South Florida. This new affiliation with Jupiter Medical Center – a leader in adult healthcare quality and service excellence – builds on the vision of the Nicklaus Children’s Health Care Foundation to expand access for children and families in need of specialized care and assessment,” said M. Narendra Kini, M.D., MHA, President and CEO of Miami Children’s Hospital.
“Jupiter Medical Center and Miami Children’s Hospital are very similar institutions – we have similar cultures, similar values and beliefs, and a similar dedication to provide world-class quality and excellent patient care,” said John Couris, President and CEO of Jupiter Medical Center. “Together, through our partnership with Miami Children’s Hospital, we can bridge the gap from world-class adult healthcare, to world-class pediatric healthcare, where our entire community benefits.”
The first phase of the partnership, which will be implemented over the next six months, includes implementing telehealth technology in Jupiter Medical Center’s Emergency Department. Telehealth will allow Miami Children’s Hospital physicians to interact with Jupiter Medical Center’s physicians and patients remotely, giving them the ability to review images, lab results, and capture vital assessment information in real time. Future plans include the addition of a rotation of Miami Children’s Hospital Pediatric Emergency Physicians onsite in Jupiter Medical Center’s Emergency Room, as well.
In addition to telehealth, plans include partnering on Jupiter Medical Center’s Urgent Care Center, offering adult and pediatric care urgent care at JMC’s Jupiter facility. The organizations will combine their pediatric therapy programs, housing the program at the MCH Nicklaus Outpatient Center. The organizations will also partner on pediatric imaging services, as well as outpatient surgical procedures in ENT and urology.
The second phase of the partnership will focus on implementing a Level 2 NICU and an inpatient pediatric wing at Jupiter Medical Center.
Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, part of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, announces the appointment of Ney Alves, M.D., and Raja Mudad, M.D., F.A.C.P., to its multidisciplinary team of cancer specialists. With the addition of these two oncologic experts to the Sylvester roster, Drs. Alves’ and Mudad’s Hollywood practice will become the newest satellite facility, Sylvester at Hollywood.
Dr. Alves is a board certified hematologic oncologist who earned his medical degree at the University of São Paulo School of Medicine in São Paulo, Brazil. He completed his residency in internal medicine at the University of São Paulo School of Medicine and upon arriving in the United States, completed his residency at St. Louis University School of Medicine.
Dr. Mudad rounds out the new Hollywood team, and is a board certified hematologic oncologist who earned his medical degree at the American University of Beirut in Beirut, Lebanon. He completed his residency programs at Duke University Medical Center.
Board-Certified Family Medicine Physician, Linda Jean, M.D., joins La Clinique Soleil/Hollywood Medical Clinic and Aventura Hospital. She serves also as a Captain in the U.S. Army Reserves. She completed her family medicine residency training at Memorial Health University Medical Center affiliated with Mercer University School of Medicine in Savannah, GA. Her interest lies in Public Health/Preventative Medicine and she has a special interest in Integrative Medicine.
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