South Florida Hospital News
Sunday May 28, 2017
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May 2017 - Volume 13 - Issue 11

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Nicklaus Children’s Hospital welcomes veteran healthcare executive George R. Lesmes as chief operating officer and executive director of Pediatric Specialists of America (PSA), the physician-led multispecialty group practice of Miami Children’s Health System.

Dr. Lesmes will oversee the health system’s physician practices at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital and its network of outpatient centers located throughout South Florida.

The Lee Health Board of Directors has chosen Larry Antonucci, M.D. to succeed Jim Nathan as President/CEO of the health system. Dr. Antonucci has served as system Chief Operating Officer since 2011. He also served as Chief Administrative Officer for Cape Coral Hospital.

 Mount Sinai Medical Center’s eighth satellite office will provide expert, comprehensive care in primary care, cardiology and urology. “We are pleased to offer the residents of Skylake Mount Sinai’s high quality healthcare at a convenient location,” said Steven D. Sonenreich, President and CEO of Mount Sinai Medical Center. 

Moffitt Cancer Center  and Memorial Healthcare System (MHS) have entered into a clinical partnership that will enhance the care of leukemia and lymphoma and establish a comprehensive Blood and Marrow Transplant Cellular Therapy Program for South Florida residents starting July 1. With both institutions recognized nationally and internationally as leaders in cancer care, this collaboration provides major benefits to patients seeking highly specialized cancer care close to home.

Moffitt has a lasting commitment to the prevention and cure of cancer, through patient care, scientific discovery and education. That includes bringing these components to areas outside the Tampa region. MHS has been a leader in providing high-quality health care services to South Florida with a caring philosophy to treat the whole patient – physically, emotionally and psychologically – through an integrated treatment approach that includes services from pain and symptom management to social services and support groups.

Surgery without an incision is now a possibility.  The new Transoral Incisionless Fundoplication procedure, or TIF, using the innovative EsophyX® device for the treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is now available at Delray Medical Center.
“The TIF procedure can significantly improve quality of life for our patients.” said Dr. Andrew Zwick, gastroenterologist at Delray Medical Center. “GERD is an anatomical problem which needs an anatomical solution. Reflux medication like PPIs (proton pump inhibitors) can help relieve patients' heartburn symptoms but don't solve the underlying anatomical problems or prevent further disease progression. 

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