South Florida Hospital News
Thursday July 27, 2017

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July 2017 - Volume 14 - Issue 1




 As part of West Boca Medical Center’s commitment to quality patient care, the hospital appoints Leisha Peters as its new compliance officer. Peters has extensive experience in corporate compliance working in a similar role for the past four years at a children’s hospital in South Florida as an ethics and compliance specialist. 

One of Only Two Hospitals in the Region to Receive an Accreditation for Cardiovascular Excellence 

Mount Sinai Heart New York at Jupiter Medical Center announced today that its cardiac program has been fully accredited for cardiac catheterization by Accreditation for Cardiovascular ExcellenceTM (ACE), an independent, physician-led organization that evaluates and monitors providers of cardiovascular care.  ACE accreditation is a professional review of an organization’s structure, internal processes, patient safety practices, and clinical outcomes to determine if it meets the nationally-accepted best practice standards established by experts in cardiac and endovascular care.

HCA Healthcare (NYSE: HCA), which operates 174 hospitals, 119 freestanding surgery centers, and numerous other outpatient centers in 20 states and the United Kingdom, announced an agreement to acquire Highlands Regional Medical Center in Sebring, Florida, from subsidiaries of Community Health Systems, Inc. Upon completion of the transaction, Highlands Regional Medical Center, a 126-bed hospital 75 miles west of Fort Pierce, would be part of HCA’s East Florida Division.

 The University of Miami at Holy Cross (UM-HCH) Internal Medicine Faculty and Resident Practice is expanding at the Holy Cross Medical Group's Wilton Manors office from three days a week to five days a week. Additionally, the practice also has expanded to HCMG's North Ridge location.

All 36 UM-HCH internal medicine residents will be practicing medicine at these two locations five days a week.

Prestige Health Choice, a Medicaid managed care plan serving 55 of Florida’s 67 counties and a joint venture between AmeriHealth Caritas and Florida Blue, awarded $1.7M in bonuses in May and June to top-performing medical practices in Florida through value-based compensation programs established to reward physicians who provided quality care to its 330,000 enrolled members in 2016.

Over 800 medical practices around the state received incentive bonuses from Prestige for meeting or exceeding HEDIS® performance measures established by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) — the standards by which health plans’ performance is measured on important dimensions of care and service.


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