South Florida Hospital News
Sunday October 4, 2015
October 2015 - Volume 12 - Issue 4



Tenet Florida Physician Services (TFPS) is pleased to announce the opening of the Florida Institute for Atrial Fibrillation - a multidisciplinary center focused on treating heart arrhythmias and cardiac related conditions. The Florida Institute for Atrial Fibrillation is led by the team of Dr. David Weisman and Dr. Matthew Klein, two of Palm Beach County’s leading cardiac electrophysiologists, and Dr. Neil I. Galindez, a cardiothoracic surgeon. Together, this trio of TFPS physicians will employ a team oriented approach to treat complex atrial fibrillation (AFib) cases. The Florida Institute for Atrial Fibrillation features the latest advanced technology, medications and surgical treatment options for symptomatic atrial fibrillation (AFib).
Treatment options at the Florida Institute for Atrial Fibrillation include the hybrid convergent procedure, electrical cardioversion, radiofrequency catheter ablation, pacemaker implementation and the MAZE procedure.





Indian River Medical Center (IRMC) congratulates Megan McFall on her promotion as its new Director of Women’s Health Services.

In 2009, McFall joined IRMC as a staff nurse and quickly rose to charge nurse, providing direct patient care in the labor and delivery setting; developing an individualized plan of care for mothers and babies; and caring for gynecological surgical patients. She was promoted as interim nurse manager in May of this year.
McFall earned her RN degree at Indian River State College and has a Bachelor of Education from Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, TN. 

Plaza Health Network has announced the appointment of Harry Fruhman as Chief Financial Officer.

Prior to joining Plaza Health Network, Fruhman was chief financial officer of Millennium Management. He also served as the vice president for finance and chief financial officer at Brunswick Hospital Center in Amityville, NY, and was controller of Bellevue Hospital in New York City.
Natacha Delince, MHA, NHA, has recently joined the family of Larkin Community Hospital as the new Nursing Home Administrator for its skilled nursing facility, the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills.
Delince holds a Masters in Health Administration and brings over eight years of experience in the health care field. Delince is a United States Army veteran, who served two tours overseas in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. She has advocated for residents in long-term care facilities by previously volunteering as a Long-term Care Ombudsman, and is a current member of the American College of Health Care Administrators (ACHCA).



AlphaNet CEO Robert C. Barrett named Martha A. Sanchez as Chief Operating Officer. Sanchez has an extensive background with more than 30 years of experience in both the clinical and management aspects of the healthcare service industry.
With a bachelor degree in nursing and an MBA, both from the University of Miami, Sanchez began her career in nursing and risk management eventually moving into a key role as Controller and Director of Clinical Operations with the Health Foundation of South Florida. She continued combining her management, clinical and financial backgrounds during her 11-year stint as CEO of the Miami-Dade Area Health Education Center and as founder and owner of a business consulting firm.


Governor Rick Scott has announced the appointment of Michael G. Joseph to the Florida International University Board of Trustees.

Michael G. Joseph is president of HCA’s East Florida Division. Previously, Joseph served as CEO of University Hospital; president of HCA’s Southwest Florida Market; president and CEO of Cedars Medical Center and Westside Regional Medical Center; CEO at Columbia Hospital; and as COO at Aventura Hospital and Medical Center, and the Miami Heart Institute.
Joseph is a graduate of the University of Miami with a bachelor’s and master’s degree in business administration. 

Brett Rose and Randi Schwartz, leaders in the Broward County philanthropic community, have become members of the Memorial and Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital Foundations’ Board of Directors.

Rose, president/CEO at UNCS is a former board chair at Make-A-Wish Southern Florida, a member of Broward House’s Spirit of Hope Foundation, and a trustee for the Fort Lauderdale Board of Realtors Charitable Foundation.
Schwartz, also from Fort Lauderdale, formerly chaired the Memorial Foundation’s Circle of Friends Committee and been a leader with the Diamond Angels of the Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital Foundation. For two years, she also directed the annual fund campaign at Pine Crest School. 
With more than three decades of healthcare experience, Teresa C. Urquhart is the new chief operating officer at Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center.
Prior to her current role, Urquhart was the chief operating officer at Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center’s sister hospital, North Fulton Hospital in Roswell, GA. Before moving to Georgia, she served as chief executive officer at another Tenet Healthcare hospital, Coastal Carolina Hospital in Hardeeville, SC.
Urquhart received her Bachelor of Science in Medical Records Administration at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, NC. She later completed a 120-hour health risk management course at Pepperdine University in Culver City, CA. She continued her education and earned her Master of Arts in Health Services Administration from Webster University in El Paso, TX. 
Ana Lopez-Blazquez, chief executive officer of Baptist Health Enterprises, was named executive vice president and chief strategy and transformation officer of Baptist Health South Florida.
In addition to her new role, Lopez-Blazquez will continue to lead Baptist Health Enterprises (BHE) as chief executive officer, spearheading all Baptist Health’s real estate holdings. Furthermore, Lopez-Blazquez will continue to serve as the lead strategic advisor to the president and chief executive officer of Baptist Health, as well as to other Baptist Health executives and board members on issues of long-term impact to the organization and the healthcare industry.
Lopez-Blazquez joined Baptist Hospital of Miami in 1987 as director of planning and has led the strategic planning and business/market development functions of Baptist Health since then. Before joining Baptist, Lopez-Blazquez worked at Orlando Regional Medical Center as an administrative resident while completing her graduate studies. She also worked at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida as a Medicare compliance auditor and audit supervisor.
Craig Wengler, M.D., recently returned to Stuart where he was born and raised and has joined Martin Health Physician Group.
Dr. Wengler University received his medical degree from the University of South Florida College of Medicine and completed his general surgery residency at Mercer School of Medicine at the Medical Center of Central Georgia. He completed a breast surgical oncology fellowship at Cleveland Clinic in Ohio.
Dr. Wengler sees patients in the Stuart and Port St. Lucie offices of Martin Treasure Coast Surgeons.



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