South Florida Hospital News
Thursday December 8, 2016

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December 2016 - Volume 13 - Issue 6




Miami Children’s Health System (MCHS), through its partnership with Startupbootcamp, has entered into an agreement with Mediconecta, the leader in telehealth for the Spanish-speaking world.

Startupbootcamp, one of the world’s largest accelerators, and nonprofit Nicklaus Children's Hospital, part of Miami Children's Health System and the leading provider of children's healthcare services in South Florida, entered a partnership late in 2015 to incubate and scale the best digital health innovations across the globe. 

After collectively reviewing hundreds of applications from over 40 countries, Startupbootcamp chose nine companies to participate in its program, many of which are actively working with Nicklaus Children’s Hospital. The agreement with Mediconecta marks the first collaboration to emerge from the partnership.  

The American Academy of Optometry (AAO) recently announced Nova Southeastern University (NSU) College of Optometry Professor Rachel A. "Stacey" Coulter, O.D., M.S.Ed., FAAO, FCOVD, as the recipient of the prestigious 2016 William Feinbloom Award. Dr. Coulter was recognized at the Academy 2016 Anaheim Awards Ceremony on November 11, 2016.

Each year the AAO recognizes distinguished individuals who have made countless contributions to advancing the profession of optometry. Established in 1983, the William Feinbloom Award is presented annually to an individual who has made a distinguished and significant contribution to clinical excellence and the direct clinical advancement of visual and optometric service and thus the visual enhancement of the public.

On Saturday, November 26, 2016, at 9:45 a.m., Wellington Mayor Anne Gerwig and Vice Mayor John McGovern spoke at the official Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony with Bethesda Health President and CEO Roger Kirk. This historic occasion commemorating Bethesda Health’s commitment to serving the residents of Wellington with a multi-level care outpatient health facility to call their own, with not-for-profit Bethesda Hospital West, located on State Road 7/US-441.

The Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce honored Fred Lippman, R.Ph., Ed.D., chancellor of Nova Southeastern University's (NSU) Health Professions Division, with its Meritorious Service Award at the annual Excellence in Healthcare Awards Luncheon™. Dr. Lippman accepted the honor at the Chamber’s Perspectives in Florida’s Healthcare™ event on November 17, 2016 at the Marriott Harbor Beach Fort Lauderdale.

While presenting the award, event Co-chair Ashley Boxer from Memorial Healthcare System said, “Dr. Fred Lippman has made an enormous impact in the lives of millions of people throughout our region, our state and our nation.”
As chancellor of NSU’s Health Professions Division, Dr. Lippman is responsible for overseeing eight colleges, including dental medicine, health care sciences, medical sciences, nursing, optometry, osteopathic medicine, pharmacy and the soon-to-open College of Allopathic Medicine (M.D. college).
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