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October 2020 - Volume 17 - Issue 4


October 30 2020 - Gino Santorio, President and CEO of Broward Health, has been appointed to the Florida Hospital Association’s (FHA) Board of Trustees. On Oct. 22, Santorio formally joined 16 board members who are led by Mary Mayhew, FHA’s president and CEO. Mayhew most recently served as Secretary of the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration (ACHA).

October 30 2020 - Mount Sinai Medical Center Reports : As we continue to monitor an increase in cases of COVID-19 around the country and in South Florida, we are modifying our visitor policy, in an abundance of caution. 

The funds will help support the Coalition’s efforts and aid in community recovery 
October 30, 2020 – The Healthy Start Coalition of Miami-Dade (HSCMD) recently announced that the Miami Foundation has awarded funding for its program in Miami-Dade County. Amid the pandemic and the economic impact which nonprofits have faced, the $47,500 grant will support HSCMD’s local initiatives as they continue in their efforts to provide a healthy start for pregnant women, new moms, babies, and their families.


 October 28, 2020 – Patients at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital received a special “reverse trick-or-treat” visit today from “Franky the Robot,” A.K.A. an iPad on wheels, to follow social distancing guidelines. The hospital visit was part of Spirit of Children’s annual tradition hosted around this time of the year for patients.

October 28 2020 - Holy Cross Health has rebranded and expanded its Community Assistance Program (CAP) to include financial counseling and the Medicaid eligibility department, which assists those applying for governmental assistance. 
CAP assists patients in the enrollment of medical insurance programs and connects them to healthcare services at Holy Cross Health to help them live a healthy lifestyle.

October 28 2020 - Under President Trump’s leadership, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is taking steps to ensure all Americans, including the nation’s seniors, have access to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccine at no cost when it becomes available. Today, the agency released a comprehensive plan with proactive measures to remove regulatory barriers and ensure consistent coverage and payment for the administration of an eventual vaccine for millions of Americans.

October 29, 2020 - Keralty, an international health enterprise, has acquired Westchester General Hospital in Miami, Florida, and will take over operations immediately. The acquisition will complement the 59 U.S. Sanitas Medical Centers Keralty designed as part of its strategy to develop a healthcare model and efficient ecosystem, enabling a better end-to-end patient experience journey.

Physician practice will be part of Cleveland Clinic Florida region
October 28, 2020, VERO BEACH, Fla.: Primary Care of the Treasure Coast and Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital announced today that the physician practice has agreed to join the Cleveland Clinic Florida region. 
Company committed to providing digital health solutions to improve access
and the delivery of care to high-risk patient populations 
 October 28, 2020 – Clear Arch Health, a leading provider of remote patient monitoring (RPM) and mobile personal emergency response system (mPERS) solutions, announced today its membership in the American Telemedicine Association (ATA), the only organization completely focused on accelerating the adoption of telehealth.

October 28, 2020 - Cleveland Clinic Weston is pleased to announce that Steven Wexner, MD, PhD, FACS, was elected Vice-Chair of the Board of Regents of the American College of Surgeons (ACS). Dr. Wexner was appointed to this position during the College’s virtual Clinical Congress 2020 in October. Dr. Wexner currently serves as the chair of the department of colorectal surgery and director of the Digestive Disease Institute at Cleveland Clinic Florida, and clinical professor, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University. 

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