South Florida Hospital News
Sunday June 26, 2016

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June 2016 - Volume 12 - Issue 12




Board certified in Orthopaedic Surgery, Jonathan R. Gottlieb, M.D., joins the Medical Staff at Lower Keys Medical Center. He brings with him over 14 years of orthopaedic and spine surgery experience to Key West.
Dr. Gottlieb comes to Key West from Miami where he was Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopaedics, Division of Spine Surgery and Assistant Professor, Department of Neurologic Surgery at University of Miami School of Medicine. During his time in Miami he achieved the title of Chief of Orthopaedic Surgery at University of Miami Hospitals/Sylvester Cancer Center. He was also awarded the Outstanding Teacher at University of Miami Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Dr. Gottlieb currently splits his time between Miami and Key West. 

Florida Medical Center is proud to unveil The Specialty Surgical Suites, designed for post-surgery patients to return to good health. Located on the 5th floor of the hospital, the 31-bed unit will provide more space and greater privacy for patients and family members.

The suites aim to deliver a VIP experience, offering private rooms and bathrooms, 32” flat screen TVs, family rooms, and quiet hours to promote rest and healing. Patients will have 24-hour access to physicians and specially certified nurses.
Individuals residing in The Specialty Surgical Suites will be recovering from several types of procedures including joint replacement, hip fractures, back, emergency, breast and general, gynecological and weight loss.

Baptist Health Primary Care has expanded with a new office in Cutler Bay in the East Ridge community. This new location is open to all Cutler Bay residents, along with East Ridge residents. The Cutler Bay community is now able to make an appointment with primary care physician Rozan Razzouk, M.D., in this convenient new location, for all their healthcare needs.

Baptist Health Primary Care makes healthcare convenient, with extended hours, minimal wait times and same-day or next-day appointments with an available physician or advanced practitioner. Patients can renew prescriptions, get test results and communicate with their care team online. And with an on-site lab, dietitian and licensed clinical social worker, it’s easy ‚Äčto take care of all primary care services in one visit.

Planning is underway for the expansion of Lee Memorial Health System’s Regional Cancer Center, with the recent approval by the Board of Directors to begin contract negotiations with Skansa-Gates as construction manager at risk and HDR for architectural design services.  Plans call for the addition of 24,000 square feet to the existing RCC, located near Interstate 75 and Colonial Blvd., to accommodate a growth in services, including expansion of the pharmacy, palliative care, genetic counseling and survivorship programs.

“The RCC has seen double digit growth every year since it opened in 2008,” says Sharon MacDonald, Chief Administrative Officer of Oncology and Home Health Services for Lee Memorial Health System. “Our multidisciplinary team offers a comprehensive approach to care and having these services provided all under the same roof makes a world of difference. In recent years, we’ve added genetics services and greatly enhanced care coordination through nurse navigators, requiring some of our services to move to another building nearby. Centralizing all services in one place again will be an invaluable convenience for those in our care. We anticipate growth in many of our services, and we are preparing for the future to best serve our patients.”
The RCC is a unique collaboration between Lee Memorial Health System, 21st Century Oncology and Florida Cancer Specialists and Research Institute - offering treatment for nearly every aspect of cancer care, all under one roof.
In addition to comprehensive, evidence-based care that is convenient, accessible and personalized, the RCC offers a healing garden, meditation room, deli and Cookie's Place, a special boutique dedicated to men and women diagnosed with cancer, undergoing treatment or caring for a loved one. The shop boasts a huge variety, from high quality wigs and post-surgical and mastectomy forms and garments to essential oils, jewelry, soaps and other specialty items. 

Commissioners, hospital administrators, city officials and staff recently gathered for a groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate the hospital expansion project at Broward Health Coral Springs (BHCS).

Expected to be completed in 2018, the 110,000-square-foot expansion includes four floors of healthcare services that will meet the needs of patients and their families.
The ceremony included a showing of an artist's rendering of the new project that will include the following:
· On the first floor, we will offer labor and delivery, as well as C-section rooms for expectant mothers
· On the second floor will be 28 private mother/baby post-partum rooms and a new 10-bed NICU
· On the third floor will be 28 private med/surg beds
· And on the fourth floor will be shell space for future clinical services

Delray Medical Center recently opened the area’s first stand-alone Emergency Center in Lake Worth.

Designed for minimal wait times in a warm, home-like environment, the Emergency Center is an extension of Delray Medical Center’s Emergency Department and offers the same high-quality treatment and diagnostic services in an easy-access location.
The Emergency Center is equipped to handle serious conditions, such as lacerations, orthopedic and sports injuries, dehydration, abdominal pain, respiratory problems, head injuries, strokes and heart attacks. Additionally, the center features dedicated rooms for bariatrics, behavioral health, OB/GYN and trauma patients.
Pictured at the ribbon cutting ceremony are (l-r) Daniel Millstone, Chief of Training, PBC Fire Rescue; Mark Bryan, CEO, Delray Medical Center; Robert Schulbaum, President, Alliance of Delray; Glen Harvie, President, COBWRA; Dr. Hank Wagner, Medical Director of the Emergency Center - Lake Worth.

Researchers from the University of Miami – Nova Southeastern University Center for Autism and Related Disabilities (UM-NSU CARD) within the University of Miami (UM) Department of Psychology in Coral Gables, helped launch SPARK, an online research initiative designed to become the largest autism study ever undertaken in the United States.

Sponsored by the Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative (SFARI), SPARK will collect information and DNA for genetic analysis from 50,000 individuals with autism — and their families — to advance our understanding of the causes of this condition and to hasten the discovery of supports and treatments.
Housed in the UM College of Arts & Sciences Department of Psychology, UM-NSU CARD is a state-funded resource and support program dedicated to improving the lives of individuals with autism and related disabilities including deaf-blindness and pervasive developmental disorders.
Broward Health North is pleased to announce that their patient experience survey partner, Avatar Solutions, has recognized BHN with an award for their patient experience accomplishments for 2015.
Highlighting their consistent dedication to providing a high-quality patient experience, BHN is being awarded the following honors:
HCAHPS Best Performer - Large Hospital - Communication with Nurses
HCAHPS Best Performer - Large Hospital - Communication about Medications
HCAHPS Best Performer - Large Hospital - Cleanliness
HCAHPS Most Improved - Large Hospital - Communication about Medications
Over the past 25 years, Palm Beach County’s Trauma System, which is funded and overseen by the Health Care District of Palm Beach County, has treated more than 64,000 traumatically-injured patients. Through an integrated system of dedicated professionals, many of those patients have been returned back home to live and work in their communities.
In April 1990, the Health Care District’s Board launched the Aeromedical Program when it approved the purchase of the first of two Trauma Hawk helicopters. In May of 1991, the coordinated Trauma System began providing lifesaving care to the first critically-injured patients at the two local trauma centers at St. Mary’s Medical Center and Delray Medical Center.
The Trauma System has since matured into a nationally-recognized system, featuring an efficient and integrated model of care. In 2015, the Trauma System treated more than 3,700 Palm Beach County residents and visitors.
This coordinated emergency-response system includes: employees with the District’s Aeromedical Program, which features two Sikorsky S76-C+ Trauma Hawk air ambulances; the county’s enhanced 911 communications and dispatch system; the county’s EMS providers, who support the Trauma System’s pre-hospital component; the trauma physicians, nurses and staff at the county’s two privately-operated Level 1 Trauma Centers and their rehabilitation facilities; and staff of the Trauma Agency, who daily oversee a system-wide quality management program and provide injury prevention outreach and education.
Since the Trauma System took flight in May of 1991, more than 14,500 patients have received safe, efficient air transport services and care through the District’s Aeromedical Program. The highly-skilled and experienced flight crew includes airline transport-rated pilots, a nurse who also is a state-certified paramedic, and an additional state-certified flight paramedic. The medical team members are Palm Beach County Fire Rescue personnel.
Indian River Medical Center (IRMC) welcomes Sarah Mondano, B.S.N., as the new Director of Musculoskeletal Services.
Mondano most recently worked at the Visiting Nurse Association of the Treasure Coast as Vice President of Business Development and Sales. She earned her BSN at Duke University School of Nursing in Durham, NC, and brings more than 25 years of nursing and administrative experience to IRMC.
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