Employees from Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA), a national network of five cancer hospitals, and Boca Raton officials and executives from the Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce and the Chamber of Commerce of the Palm Beaches gathered recently for a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the new 77,000 square-foot headquarters of CTCA® at 5900 Broken Sound Parkway.
Tenet Florida Physician Services (TFPS) is pleased to welcome neurologist Amy L. Jarvis, M.D. She has opened a practice with Miami-Dade Neuroscience Institute (MDNI).
Dr. Suzanne Rizzardi is the newest member of the Genesis Community Health staff, and as a dentist, she will care for the oral health of patients who may not completely grasp just how important it is to maintain their dental care.
Prior to joining Genesis, Dr. Rizzardi was a public health dentist for the Palm Beach County Health Department. She was also a contract dentist for Florida Atlantic University and worked for the Marion Dental Group of Ocala and the Department of Health of Anne Arundel County in Annapolis, MD.
Palmetto General Hospital names Dr. Cristina Mata, endocrinologist, as its new chief medical officer. She has five years of experience in serving as CMO at various medical institutions.
Broward Health Coral Springs (BHCS) announces the appointment of Guy V. Zingaro. as Chief of Staff. In his new role, Dr. Zingaro is responsible for representing the medical staff in matters of concern to administration and the North Broward Hospital District Board of Commissioners and in external professional and public relations efforts. In addition, he is responsible for working in conjunction with administration on patient care issues. Dr. Zingaro is a Gastroenterologist. Prior to his election as Chief of Staff, Dr. Zingaro served as Chairman of Patient Quality Care Committee at BHCS.
Each month, Broward Health honors and recognizes clinicians from throughout the system who offer cutting-edge, life-saving care. Dr. Juan Bravo, Medical Director of the Center for Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine at Broward Health Coral Springs , was honored by the North Broward Hospital District Board of Commissioners. Dr. Bravo is a Certified Wound Care Physician and has worked in the center since 2007 where he has contributed to the Center's award winning recognition of the "Center of Distinction Award for 6 years in a row and the Robert A Warriner, III MD Award for 4 years in a row" The award is in recognition for meeting or exceeding national benchmarks in Healing outcomes, Patient Satisfaction, outlier management and days to heal.
ImageFIRST Healthcare Laundry Specialist is proud to announce that its SE Florida operations has passed its re-certification HLAC inspection (Hospital Laundry Accreditation Council). Six years ago the Miami location became the first healthcare laundry facility in Florida to achieve HLAC certification. At the time, the national accreditation set a new standard of excellence for the area’s Healthcare Laundries. Now many hospitals, surgery centers and doctors look to HLAC accreditation to help ensure Infection Prevention and Control for their patients. The SE Florida operations service 100’s of clients (and therefore indirectly tens of thousands of patients) from Space Coast to just east of the Keys.
Catholic Hospice has been selected to participate in the Medicare Care Choices Model, announced recently by Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell. The model provides Medicare beneficiaries who qualify for coverage under the Medicare Hospice Benefit and dually eligible beneficiaries who qualify for the Medicaid Hospice Benefit the option to elect to receive supportive care services typically provided by hospice and continue to receive curative services at the same time. The model empowers beneficiaries, their families, and clinicians by providing them with greater flexibility in deciding between hospice care and curative treatment when faced with life limiting illness. Today’s announcement is part of a larger effort to transform our health care system to deliver better care, spend our dollars in a smarter way, and put patients in the center of their care.
Hospice care is covered by both the Medicare and Medicaid programs. When hospice care is chosen, a beneficiary is no longer eligible to receive curative care. According to March 2015 Medicare Payment Policy Report to the Congress, only 47.3 percent of Medicare and 42 percent of dually eligible beneficiaries used hospice care and most only for a short period of time. This data reflects the struggle in having to choose between palliative and curative care during these difficult times.