South Florida Hospital News
Sunday September 23, 2018

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September 2018 - Volume 15 - Issue 3




The Joint Commission in collaboration with the American Heart Association/ American Stroke Association recognizes Memorial Hospital West as the first hospital in Florida to receive the Thrombectomy –Capable Stroke Center Certification (TSC).
The certification recognizes hospitals that meet rigorous standards for performing endovascular thrombectomy and providing post procedural care.
Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center recently hosted a meet and greet for new CEO, Trey Abshier at Salute Market.  A “Talk with Trey” brought out Palm Beach Gardens leaders to learn about the new CEO, changes to the hospital, and what the future holds for the hospital.

Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center is proud to show appreciation to its nursing staff by participating in the DAISY Foundation's nursing award celebration. This quarter, the hospital names Jaclyn Youngkin, RN and assistant nurse manager of the third floor its Daisy Award winner for providing extraordinary, compassionate and skillful care.


The West Palm Beach VA Medical Center has earned a perfect score on its recent annual inspection from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its mammography program.

The areas surveyed by the FDA inspector include but are not limited to medical records, quality assurance, medical audit and outcome analysis, staff education and credentialing and quality control. This year was the fifth year in a row that the medical center has received a perfect score in all areas surveyed.

Eminent pediatric neurosurgeon Gregory W. Hornig, MD, has joined the Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital’s Brain Institute and Pediatric Specialists of America (PSA), the multispecialty group practice of Nicklaus Children’s Health System. 
Prior to joining Nicklaus Children’s, Dr. Hornig served for more than 20 years as the section chief of pediatric neurosurgery at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri.
“Dr. Hornig is a nationally and internationally renowned expert in pediatric neurosurgery,” commented John Ragheb, MD, director of the Division of Neurosurgery at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital. “We are delighted to have him on board.” 

North Broward Hospital District, d/b/a Broward Health, has been awarded the Health Center Quality Leader certificate of achievement by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, in recognition of exemplary service and commitment to quality healthcare.

The Health Care District of Palm Beach County recognized five of its founders and five veteran staff members at its 30th Anniversary Legacy Awards reception on Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at the West Palm Beach Hilton. The honorees have dedicated years of service in supporting this unique public health care system.

Miami Cancer Institute, a next-generation cancer treatment destination and Florida’s only member of the Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK) Cancer Alliance, proudly announced today that Albert H. Nahmad has been named chair of the Institute’s Board of Directors. He succeeds S. Lawrence “Larry” Kahn III, the Institute’s visionary, founding Board chair and founder of Coral Gables-based Lowell Homes, who recently passed away following a long battle with lymphoma. Mr. Nahmad shares Mr. Kahn’s passion for philanthropy and a desire to continue to help elevate Miami Cancer Institute as a cancer treatment destination both here in Miami and in neighboring regions.

Kara S. Nickel has Joined Nicklaus Children’s Health System (which includes Nicklaus Children’s Hospital and a network of outpatient centers) as Associate General Counsel.  In this role, she will be responsible for employment, regulatory and general contracting matters.  Prior to joining the System, Kara was in private practice in South Florida. 


HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital at Martin Health will unveil its new name and brand as part of its company’s name change and rebranding initiative. Beginning Oct.1, the inpatient rehabilitation hospital will be known as Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital, an affiliate of Martin Health and will continue to provide the same high-quality, post-acute care for patients overcoming a variety of debilitating illnesses and injuries.


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