The American Cancer Society announced Orlando E. Silva, M.D., JD, as its 2016 event chair for the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk October 8, 2016 at Marlins Park, Miami. This event unites the community with a shared determination to finish the fight against breast cancer and celebrate the lives of those who have courageously survived it.
Dr. Jonathan Hersch, a Palm Beach County based orthopaedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist at Tenet Florida Physician Services (TFPS), is currently involved in a clinical research study for a new technique using biotechnology, a tissue engineering process and regenerative medicine for the treatment of knee injuries. Dr. Hersch is participating in a Phase III FDA trial to measure the success of NOVOCART® 3D autologous chondrocyte implant system vs. microfracture surgery for cartilage injuries of the knee. Dr. Hersch, on-staff at West Boca Medical Center, is studying the NOVOCART® 3D where cells are extracted from the patient in specialized laboratories, multiplied by way of natural growth processes and eventually re-transplanted into the patient. Those autologous chondrocyte implants received by each patient consist of an implant populated with their own cartilage with the application of chondrocytes.
The new Gunterberg Family Foundation/Culliton Family Cardiac Rehabilitation facility was recently unveiled at Cape Coral Hospital. Featured in the 4,000 square foot space is all new exercise equipment and 12 monitors, a 120’ track, men’s and women’s locker rooms, reflection room and consult rooms. Pictured (l-r): Scott Kashman, CAO of Cape Coral Hospital; Wendy Piascik, Cindy Brown, Keith Callahan, Therese Everly, Lee Memorial Health System Board of Directors; Skip Leonard, CFO, Lee Memorial Health System Foundation; Carol Rae Culliton, Richard Metzger, Charlie Culliton, Adam Culliton, and Sandy Childress.
Kendall Regional Medical Center (KRMC), an HCA East Florida facility, is proud to announce that effective May 1, 2016, the Florida Department of Health has designated the hospital as a provisional Level I Trauma Center.
Three medical imaging leaders in Miami-Dade County — Baptist Health South Florida, Radiology Associates of South Florida and UHealth - the University of Miami Health System — are among a select group now part of IBM Watson Health Medical Imaging Collaborative, which includes sixteen leading health systems, academic medical centers, ambulatory radiology providers and imaging technology companies. The collaborative aims to bring cognitive imaging into daily practice to help doctors address breast, lung, and other cancers; diabetes; eye health; brain disease; and heart disease and related conditions, such as stroke.
The K.I.T.E. (Knowing the Importance of Treatment Effects) Center at the Palm Beach Children’s Hospital is the only survivor resource available for children who have completed cancer therapy 2+ years ago. This multidisciplinary center is the first of its kind in Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties.
Holy Cross Hospital will open the doors of an Urgent Care and Imaging Center in Boca Raton in August. This is the third Urgent Care and Imaging Center for Holy Cross; additional centers are in east Boca Raton and Fort Lauderdale.
Some of the most leading medical professionals from around the world recently gathered at The Paley Institute for the 5th International Research Conference on Multiple Hereditary Exostoses (MHE). Top doctors, scientists and researchers from around the world joined the physicians from The Paley Institute to find cures and treatments for this rare, progressive bone disease which can cause debilitating bone and joint disorders.
The Palm Beach Children’s Hospital at St. Mary’s Medical Center recently held an open house to reveal the new décor of its pediatric emergency room. Updates include “under the sea” themed patient rooms and a floor-to-ceiling banner featuring the hospital’s new campaign messaging, “We Heal for Them.” The ER was designed specifically to make children and their parents feel as safe and comfortable as possible.