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July 2018 - Volume 15 - Issue 1



Broward College is proud to announce that its Health Sciences Simulation Center (HSSC) has been granted Provisional Accreditation in Teaching and Education from the Society for Simulation in Healthcare. 
Broward College’s HSSC is now one of 20 simulation centers and simulation labs in Florida. The Provisional Accreditation has been granted for a two year period and will allow the HSSC to continue future growth with a major focus on faculty development in simulation, along with simulation research. 
The National Institutes of Health’s Clinical Center has made a large-scale dataset of CT images publicly available to help the scientific community improve detection accuracy of lesions. While most publicly available medical image datasets have less than a thousand lesions, this dataset, named DeepLesion, has over 32,000 annotated lesions identified on CT images.
The images, which have been thoroughly anonymized, represent 4,400 unique patients, who are partners in research at the NIH. 
Once a patient steps out of a CT scanner, the corresponding images are sent to a radiologist to interpret. Radiologists at the Clinical Center then measure and mark clinically meaningful findings with an electronic bookmark tool. Similar to a physical bookmark, radiologists save their place and mark significant findings to be able to come back to at a later time. These bookmarks are complex – they provide arrows, lines, diameters, and text that can tell the exact location and size of a lesion so experts can identify growth or new disease.
Recognition marks fifth time a Lee Health hospital is named as one of the 20 most beautiful
Lee Health is proud to announce that Soliant, a leading specialty health care staffing provider and part of the Adecco Group, has named Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida as Soliant’s Most Beautiful Hospital in the U.S. for 2018.
Golisano Children’s Hospital was selected as the 2018 winner after more than 250,000 votes were cast nationally. The hospital treats more than 25,000 patients annually and is the only accredited children’s hospital between Tampa and Miami. Golisano Children’s Hospital opened its new facility in 2017, and currently contains 128 patient beds in rooms designed to help patients and their families feel at home. 

Will your patients and their caregivers have the knowledge and experience to have a positive home hospice experience?  Caregiving in home hospice can be a complicated journey filled with challenges and surprises. Navigating the caregiving and coordination activities takes knowledge and resources. 

With the growing demand for pediatric specialty services in the tri-county area, Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital is poised for continuous growth and expansion. As its new Chief Executive Officer, Caitlin Beck Stella, MPH, is ready for the challenge with commitment and dedication to leading the Children’s Hospital into the future. Stella replaces the recently retired Chantal Leconte, FACHE, who led the children’s hospital for the past five years.  
“I am honored to join this remarkable organization and privileged to continue its work in delivering the region’s highest quality pediatric healthcare services, always with love for our patients and families at the center of everything we do,” said Stella, who began her healthcare career as a volunteer at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in her hometown of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. 

Cleveland Clinic Florida officially open the Cleveland Clinic Florida Health Center in Coral Spring yesterday evening, July 19 with a Ribbon Cutting and Reception which included executive from Cleveland Clinic Florida, Cleveland Clinic Ohio and local officials from Coral Springs, Parkland, Coconut Creek and Broward County. 

On Monday, November 5, 2018 the Bethesda Hospital Foundation will celebrate its 19th Annual Women of Grace Luncheon at the Delray Beach Marriott. This event, with more than 500 attendees, honors six local women whose outstanding service inspires and enriches our community. This year the exemplary women were chosen for their selfless acts of kindness and charity towards others. Chairing this spectacular event are Nicole Pasqual and Karen Rogers.

 Coral Gables Hospital proudly honors emergency and internal medicine physician, Dr. Jose Vega, as the hospital’s Physician of the First Quarter for 2018.Dr. Vega was nominated because his colleagues describe him as highly engaged and he is beloved by both staff and patients. Dr. Vega was presented with a plaque in recognition of his outstanding service, commitment and dedication to caring for patients. 

South Florida Hospital News and Healthcare Report - WEEKLY PULSE NEWSLETTER THURSDAY JULY 19,  2018


Gail Pasterczyk and Nicole Martinez of Elbridge Gale Elementary School were honored at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) annual volunteer reception on June 14th at the Schumacher Infiniti Showroom in West Palm Beach. This school year marked Elbridge Gale’s 10th year of participation in Pennies for Patients with over $100,000 in total funds raised for LLS. They also continued their reign as the top fundraising school in Palm Beach County for Pennies for Patients.
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