South Florida Hospital News
Friday March 24, 2017
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March 2017 - Volume 13 - Issue 9

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Physicians who invest in malpractice insurance in Florida have had the benefit of buying in a soft market - characterized by low rates and low claims - but according to insurance specialist Matt Gracey, CEO of Danna-Gracey, the leading independent medical malpractice insurance agency in the state, that is about to change.

The chief medical officer’s role continues to evolve. Digital disruption in the healthcare field over the past decade has driven much of this change and will continue to do so in the future. Advances in healthcare technology, and processes is altering the healthcare landscape.

When Trey Abshier took over the position of CEO at Florida Medical Center in January 2016, he was not unaware of some of the issues with the hospital. "I came from a sister hospital with Tenet, Delray Medical Center," he said, "so I was familiar with the campus.

In a healthcare facility, there are many duties that fall on staff and administrators that have nothing to do with patient care. Jay Juffre, ImageFIRST’s Regional Vice President/National Service Director, doesn’t think that those tasks should include managing laundry.

Back in mid-February (was it only 2 weeks ago?), Carol and I loaded up her SUV and headed north to Atlanta to visit with our son Josh’s family and for a little grand-baby sitting with our youngest Wyatt.

In December, Dr. Robert Briskin, founder of VIP Primary Care Associates, P.A., across from the Jupiter Medical Center, attended the December 2016 National Physicians Council for Healthcare Policy meeting sponsored by Rep. Pete Sessions (R-TX).

Physicians play an integral role in helping people understand their body and the ailments they may be suffering. There is no doubt that without the expertise of physicians, people would not be able to have their illnesses cured or live longer than expected.

Coastal Wealth is a Florida based financial services firm which provides holistic, comprehensive financial services to more than 100,000+ households in our community. We have 12 offices conveniently located between the Florida Keys and Tampa, and have over 200 financial professionals and support staff members.

Scott Singer is an Associate Administrator at Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital at Memorial in Hollywood. He has been with the Memorial Healthcare System since 2004 serving in various positions including Operations Manager 

I am a senior consultant with Healthcare Navigation Systems; a fairly new company that provides consultation and support for outcomes improvement initiatives. Our team is experienced in the health care delivery system 

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