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April 2015 - Volume 11 - Issue 10

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On April 15, in honor of Transplant Nurses Day, Broward Health Medical Center will recognize our transplant nurses and the ways they contribute to the program and our patients’ success. The Adult Liver Transplant Program at BHMC has had a profound impact on the lives of our patients and their families each year. Transplant nurses play a critical role in every patient’s transplant journey. Providing personalized care is standard practice in the Transplant Program. Transplant nurses are specially-trained, professional, intelligent, and caring nurses who believe in family-centered care.
 
“I see firsthand our nurses’ dedication as they interact with patients on the inpatient floors, the operating room, intensive care unit and the transplant clinic,” said Audra Lopez, ARNP, Program Manager of Liver Transplant Program.
 
The process of organ transplantation is one that occurs over time. It begins with a comprehensive evaluation of the patient, then being placed on a waiting list for an organ, and finally, coordination of the transplant procedure. After surgery, when the patient is ready to go home, our transplant nurses and support team continue to assist patients with successful management of their transplanted liver.
 
In honor of BHMC Transplant Program organ donors and transplant recipients, a recognition bench was recently built by Erik Lopez-Hutton, son of Program Manager Audra Lopez, and placed at the hospital.
 
Broward Health Medical Center is proud to recognize its Adult Liver Transplant Program nurses and thank them for their dedication and service.
 

Dr. Jose E. Valerio is the newest member of the team at the Miami Neuroscience Center team at Larkin.

 
Dr. Jose E. Valerio is an experienced Neurosurgeon with fellowship training in Neurosurgical Oncology and Spine Surgery. Dr. Valerio is trained and experienced in radiosurgery utilizing CyberKnife and Leksell Gamma Knife. His extensive experience in Neurosurgical Oncology provides him the ability to conduct clinical trials and advanced therapies for glioblastoma, including 6 pillar technique surgical treatment, Neuroblate Therapy (LASER Interstitial Thermo Therapy), Novo TTF 100, the use of Fluorescence for tumor removal, Intraoperative Ultrasound and Intraoperative MRI neuronavigation for tumor removal and awake craniotomies. 
 
Tenet Florida Physician Services (TFPS) welcomes Paayal Patel, M.D., a neurologist specializing in cognitive disorders including dementia to the Palm Beach Neuroscience Institute (PBNI). Dr. Patel is on staff at St. Mary’s Medical Center and Good Samaritan Medical Center in West Palm Beach.
 
Prior to joining PBNI, Dr. Patel completed a fellowship in cognitive behavioral neurology at the Cognitive Neurology & Alzheimer’s Disease Center at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, IL. She conducted her residency in neurology and internship at the University Of Illinois College Of Medicine Peoria, OSF Saint Francis Medical Center located in Peoria, IL. She earned her medical degree at the Ross University of Medicine in Roseau, Dominica, West Indies. 
Tenet Florida Physician Services (TFPS) is pleased to announce Carlos E. Moreyra, M.D., an orthopaedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist, has opened offices in Pembroke Pines and Hialeah. Dr. Moreyra is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and on is staff at Palmetto General Hospital in Hialeah and Hialeah Hospital. He is bilingual in English and Spanish.
 
Prior to joining TFPS, Dr. Moreyra served in the Navy as staff orthopaedic surgeon at the Naval Hospital in Pensacola, FL and was deployed with the NATO Role 3 Multinational Medical Unit to Kandahar Air Field, Afghanistan. Before his tour, he also worked as a flight surgeon and general medical officer on seven other U.S. Navy assignments. Today, Dr. Moreyra is a Commander, Medical Corps, U.S. Navy Reserve. His civilian professional experience in the Miami area included orthopaedic clinical assistant, research fellow and full-time clinical research associate consultant. Dr. Moreyra has been practicing medicine since 1997. 
The Florida Department of Health Injury Prevention Section, in partnership with the Florida Injury Prevention Advisory Council (FIPAC), announces Patricia M. Byers, M.D., FACS as the 2014 Injury Prevention Award recipient.
 
Dr. Byers is the principal investigator for the Motorcycle Education and Injury Prevention Program: Survive the Ride. She has over 30 years of experience as a trauma surgeon and serves as the Trauma Medical Director and as the Chief of Surgical Nutrition at Jackson Memorial Hospital South.
 
Dr. Byers is also a professor of surgery at the University of Miami's Miller School of Medicine and is a faculty member in the Division of Trauma Surgery and Surgical Critical Care. She has served as both the Florida State Trauma Medical Director and as Chairperson of the American College of Surgeons Florida Committee on Trauma.
Indian River Medical Center (IRMC) welcomes Diane Loveday, R.N., to her new position as a patient care navigator. Loveday, who has more than 35 years of nursing experience, will serve as Heart Failure Acute Myocardial Infarction care coordinator.
 
After graduating from Lynn Hospital School of Nursing in Massachusetts, Loveday began her nursing career at Massachusetts General Hospital before moving to Florida to continue her career. She joined IRMC in 2011 working as an RN in the Cardiac Step-Down Unit and in the Telemetry Overflow Unit.

 

 

Derrick Glymph, DNAP, CRNA, Clinical Assistant Professor of anesthesiology nursing in the Nicole Wertheim College of Nursing and Health Sciences has been appointed by Governor Rick Scott to serve on the Florida Board of Nursing.
 
With over 20 years of experience in nursing, Dr. Glymph started his career as a licensed practical nurse (LPN) and continued his education and experience becoming a critical care Registered Nurse (RN) and later an advanced practice Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA). Dr. Glymph received his Associate and Bachelor of Science degrees in Nursing from Norfolk State University (1995 and 1997), and his Master of Science and Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice degrees from Virginia Commonwealth University (2004 and 2010).
 
Dr. Glymph teaches in the classroom, stimulation center and in clinical practice in the NW/CNHS Department of Nurse Anesthetist Practice. Dr. Glymph also holds a clinical staff appointment at Mount Sinai Medical Center, where he is engaged in anesthesia practice with Miami Beach Anesthesiology Associates. In addition, Dr. Glymph holds the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Army Reserves and serves as Chief Anestetist-4224 United States Army Hospital, USAR.

Naushira Pandya, M.D., CMD, FACP, professor and chair of the Department of Geriatrics at Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine, was elected president of the AMDA—the Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine Board of Directors.

 
Dr. Pandya was also invited to make a presentation on long-term care and participate in a panel at the inaugural Regional Forum for the White House Conference on Aging in Tampa, FL.
 
Doris Newman, D.O., FAAO, executive director of clinical education, for Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine, was inducted as president of the American Academy of Osteopathy at the annual convocation banquet.
Governor Rick Scott has announced one appointment and three reappointments to the Florida Board of Medicine, the latter of which includes Nabil El Sanadi, M.D., MBA, FACEP, FACHE, President/CEO of Broward Health. Dr. El Sanadi is reappointed for a term beginning March 12, 2015 and ending October 31, 2018.
 
As the recently appointed President/CEO of Broward Health, Dr. El Sanadi oversees all operations for one of the largest public health systems in the United States. As a board certified emergency medicine physician, he continues to practice medicine and treat patients. Prior to his appointment as President/CEO in December 2014, Dr. El Sanadi served as Broward Health’s chief of emergency medicine. He also serves as emergency medical services (EMS) medical director for several local municipalities in Broward County.  
Keiser University’s Miami campus has forged a new partnership with the City of Sweetwater to assist the City’s vibrant Mildred and Claude Pepper Senior Activities Center. 
 
As a result of a dialogue between Keiser University and Sweetwater Mayor Jose M. Diaz, it was determined there were mutual needs that could be met by creating this partnership. Keiser students will benefit from the opportunity to practice the skills learned in the classroom setting and the seniors will have the chance to receive services and presentations from students and faculty. The degree programs represented by students on March 26 will be Occupational Therapy Assistant - working on arts and crafts which promote the maintenance of cognitive and motor function; Nursing – providing blood pressure screening and education on hypertension diet, diabetic diet, diabetic foot care and home safety; Sports Medicine & Fitness Technology- leading group exercises to improved balance, flexibility, blood pressure regulation, and cognition; Psychology - leading structured group activities to improve memory; and Radiological Technology - promoting cognitive engagement through positive verbal interactions between students and seniors.
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