South Florida Hospital News
Wednesday September 28, 2016

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September 2016 - Volume 13 - Issue 3




 Nova Southeastern University (NSU) officially opened its Center for Collaborative Research (CCR), one of the largest and most advanced research facilities in Florida. 

As part of the ceremony, which was held September 21, 2016, NSU announced a gift from AutoNation to name NSU’s AutoNation Institute for Breast and Solid Tumor Cancer Research, located within the CCR. The Institute is focused on developing and advancing improved methods of prevention and treatment to ultimately eradicate cancer. The gift to name NSU’s AutoNation Institute brings the company’s cumulative giving to NSU to more than $10 million. 

Florida Blue has selected Broward Health North as a Blue Distinction Center+ for Knee and Hip Replacement as part of the Blue Distinction Specialty Care program.  

Drs. Ana Victoria Soto, Christian Koelbl and Jeffrey Lin join Columbia University cardiology affiliated group

Mount Sinai Medical Center welcomes Drs. Ana Victoria Soto, Christian Koelbl and Jeffrey Lin to the Columbia University Division of Cardiology at Mount Sinai Medical Center.  Mount Sinai’s cardiology team is the region’s leader in heart care offering patients the best heart attack survival rate in Florida and the only Ivy-League affiliated cardiology program in South Florida. All three new physicians will join this esteemed group in August of 2016 and, like all members of Mount Sinai’s cardiology department, will hold assistant professor of clinical medicine titles at Columbia University’s School of Medicine.  

West Boca Medical Center is planning a $9.9 million project designed to expand and enlarge operating room capabilities for modernization, improved efficiency and advanced technological capability.  

 Largest Donation in Foundation History Will Build State-of-the Art Comprehensive Cancer Institute

Jupiter Medical Center Foundation, whose mission is to empower Jupiter Medical Center with the resources to reimagine the community’s health and wellness, announced today that it has received a $25 million dollar gift from an unnamed individual donor. The largest gift in the Foundation’s history will support the construction of a new Comprehensive Cancer Institute at Jupiter Medical Center. 

Yazmin Odia, M.D., has joined the growing team of specialists at Miami Cancer Institute at Baptist Health South Florida as lead physician of Medical Neuro-Oncology. In her new role, Dr. Odia – the only Board-certified neuro-oncologist in practice south of Orlando – further rounds out the Institute’s highly specialized and comprehensive brain tumor program, providing the southern two-thirds of the state, Latin America and the Caribbean singular access to her unique expertise in neuro-oncology cancer care.  

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