South Florida Hospital News
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April 2016 - Volume 12 - Issue 10




Miami Dade College Medical Campus welcomes Dr. Kenneth Lee as Dean of the School of Health Sciences.

Dr. Lee brings an incredible amount of experience to the Campus, having worked as Chairperson with the School of Health Sciences for the past several years and as faculty in the Physical Therapy program for several years (started in 1997). He has been instrumental with forging relationships with City of Miami’s Fire Department, Baptist Health System, 5000 Role Models, Jackson and many others. His programs are some of the largest at the Medical Campus and student success is his #1 priority. He has assisted with grant writing, marketing and promotional efforts and has played a role with the development of our Health Sciences Community of Interest. He has been a recipient of an Endowed Chair, has been a champion for technology in the classroom and has been instrumental with faculty development. He has taken the lead on annual reports, program reports and self-studies for various programs. He has fantastic relationships with faculty from across all programs.
Dr. Lee has a Doctorate in Physical, is Doctoral Candidate in Education at Capella, and possesses a Master in Education from NOVA. He is a licensed and practicing physical therapist.
Jon Hendrickson has joined Lower Keys Medical Center as its Medical Surgical Director and Intensive Care Unit Director. He has transferred to Key West from another CHS hospital, Heart of Lancaster Regional Medical Center in Lancaster, PA. Hendrickson brings 28 years of nursing experience to Key West.
Doctor of Physical Therapy, Izzy Kohler has joined Lower Keys Medical Center as its 
Rehabilitation Director overseeing its inpatient and outpatient physical and occupational 

therapy departments. She has relocated to Key West from Bradenton, FL where she was theRegional Therapy Director at US Healthworks in Florida, Georgia, Tennessee and North Carolina. Izzy brings 8 years of rehabilitation experience to Key West.
Andrew “Andy” Zutter has joined Lower Keys Medical Center as its Director of Physician Practices overseeing its employed physician group, Keys Medical Group. He has relocated to Key West from Noblesville, a suburb of Indianapolis, Indiana where he was the Practice Administrator for the Center for Ear, Nose, Throat & Allergy, P.C. in Carmel, IN. Mr. Zutter brings nearly 24 years of healthcare management experience to Key West.

Arthur J. Ross III, M.D., M.B.A., has joined the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University as interim dean. He succeeds David J. Bjorkman, M.D., M.S.P.H., who recently announced that he would step down as dean and executive director of medical affairs after serving as dean for four years. 

A pediatric surgeon and researcher, Dr. Ross recently retired as dean at West Virginia University School of Medicine. His distinguished career includes serving as a faculty physician at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia/University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine; as the founding regional dean for the Western Clinical Campus of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine; and as dean of Chicago Medical School and vice president for medical affairs of Rosalind Franklin University.
Five executives at the Boca Raton-based Cancer Treatment Centers of America Global, Inc. (CTCA) were recently appointed to a variety of board positions in South Florida.
· Michael Bracchi, PharmD, JD, MS, Vice President of Pharmacy Services, was named to the 14-member board of directors of Gilda’s Club South Florida;
· Karin Daly, Vice President of Integrated Media, was appointed to the board of directors for Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida;
· Audrey Grolig, Vice President of Talent Attraction and Selection, 

was named to the board of directors for Habitat for Humanity of South Palm Beach County;
· Michael Myers, Senior Vice President of Public Affairs, was appointed to the advisory board of the American Cancer Society’s South Florida chapter; and
· Abigail Obre, Manager of Public Affairs, was selected to serve on the board 
of directors for the American Lung Association serving South Florida.



Mount Sinai Medical Center welcomes Diana Salinas as its new Chief Compliance and Ethics Officer.
With 14 years of experience overseeing daily compliance functions pertaining to health care regulations, Salinas has developed several effective compliance, ethics and privacy programs. She most recently held the position of Chief Compliance, Ethics and Privacy Officer at Fremont Rideout Health Group in Yuba City, CA. Prior to that, she was with Jackson Health System where she began as the Baker Act Compliance Officer in 2002 before being promoted to Director of Compliance and Privacy in 2006, and Chief Compliance and Ethics Officer in 2009.
Salinas is certified in Healthcare Compliance by the Healthcare Compliance Association and is a member of the State Bar Association of Florida. She graduated from the University of Miami School of Law in 2001 where she received her Juris Doctor degree, and her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from FIU in 1989.  

Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center welcomes Andrew Silverman, R.N. as the new Medical/Surgical Director of the Ortho-Neuro Units.

Silverman brings over 20 years of clinical practice, including six years of progressively responsible management experience. Most recently, he served as the Clinical Director of Inpatient Nursing Operations at Cooper University Medical Center in New Jersey, where he oversaw the Cardiothoracic and Neuro-Interventional Intensive Care Unit, the Cardiac Care Unit and the PICC team. His previous employment history also includes tenure at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Jersey and the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

Good Samaritan Medical Center welcomes Anthony Bajak as its new chief operating officer.

Bajak has over 20 years of hospital management experience. He started his tenure with Tenet Healthcare in 2008 as the director of business development/associate administrator at Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center. Less than a year later, he was promoted to director of business development for Tenet’s Palm Beach Market, consisting of five hospitals.
Bajak is a member of the advisory board for the Floridian Community Bank and a member of the board of directors for Ignatianum America. He received his Bachelor of Arts from Boston College in Chestnut Hill, MA.

Romaine Layne joins the staff at Coral Gables Hospital as the new controller.

Prior to her current position, Layne served as an assistant controller at sister hospital, North Shore Medical Center, where she managed the accounting department’s daily operations. She was also previously a senior accountant for Penrod Management Group in Miami.
Layne received a dual bachelor’s degree in accounting and business administration from Florida International University. She also earned her Master of Science in Accounting from Nova Southeastern University.
Jay Phillip Parker, CEO of Douglas Elliman’s Florida Brokerage, is the new president of the Mount Sinai Medical Center Foundation.
Parker has been actively involved with Mount Sinai in a variety of roles. He began as a member of Mount Sinai’s Foundation in 2003 and now serves on the hospital’s Executive Board of Trustees.
Parker began his career at the Law Firm of Gunster Yoakley Valdez Fauli & Stewart. In 2000, Parker moved to New York City where he was General Counsel for LandTel Communications.
Parker is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario located in London, Ontario Canada, where he received his B.A. degree. He continued his studies at the University of Miami, School of Law, where he earned his Juris Doctorate in May of 1998. 

Larkin Community Hospital is launching a new Cancer Center led by Orlando E. Silva, M.D., JD, Hematologist/Oncologist. Dr. Silva joins Larkin Community Hospital from the University of Miami where he served for 14 years in the clinical role of Attending Physician in Medical Oncology and Hematology and Director of Breast Cancer Education at the Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine with a special focus in fighting breast cancer. Dr. Silva has also been an active faculty member in the Jay Weiss Center for Social Medicine and Health Equity at the University of Miami as well as the Surgical Oncology Fellowship Program at Jackson Memorial Hospital/University of Miami Medical Center.

In 2001, Dr. Silva founded the Emmaus Medical Mission, which has sponsored to date 43 medical missions to South America, Central America, and Africa. In 2002, Dr. Silva founded Silva’s Army, a community of thousands of people focused on patient advocacy, education, and well being as well as fundraising for the American Cancer Society and other cancer fighting opportunities. These accomplishments led to his receiving the Outstanding Hispanic Award at The Americano’s First Annual Hispanic Forum, held in Washington, D.C. in 2010 and the Hispanic Philanthropist Leader Award by Philantroguia in Miami at Northern Trust Bank in 2014.
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