South Florida Hospital News
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September 2020 - Volume 17 - Issue 3

Chronic burning sensation could signal more serious conditions
September 23 2020 - Broward Health Coral Springs, which has been treating heartburn sufferers for more than two decades, has recently launched a new Heartburn Center that offers the latest in surgical treatments and endoscopic therapies. This specialized, multidisciplinary center provides treatment for a wide variety of conditions that cause heartburn, such as gastro esophageal reflux disease (GERD).
Every year, the 26th of September marks Mesothelioma Awareness Day, a time dedicated to patients and families affected by mesothelioma. As one of the few non-genetic forms of cancer, the only known cause of mesothelioma is exposure to asbestos. In light of the 17th anniversary of this day, spreading awareness of this disease and asbestos exposure is important in avoiding cases in the future. 

September 22 2020 - Coral Gables Hospital proudly honors pulmonologist, Dr. Jaime Avecillas, as the hospital’s Physician of the Second Quarter for 2020. Dr. Avecillas was nominated because his colleagues describe him as highly engaged, and he is beloved by both staff and patients.

September 22 2020 - Dr. Dror Paley, medical director of the Paley Orthopedic and Spine Institute at St. Mary’s Medical Center & the Palm Beach Children’s Hospital, is one of the most influential business leaders in the state after being named as one of the Florida 500 for 2020, by Florida Trend magazine.

Hospital will celebrate its patronage and namesake on Facebook Live on Thursday September 24th at 6:00 pm
September 22, 2020 - Mercy Hospital, Miami-Dade County’s only acute care catholic hospital, is excited to announce that its Thirty-Third Annual Feast of our Lady of Mercy Mass will be live streamed on Facebook on Thursday September 24, beginning at 6:00 pm. The mass will be available for viewing on Facebook Live at The Main Celebrant will be Bishop Enrique Delgado.
FAU’s College of Engineering and Computer Science Awarded $1 Million NSF Grant for Accelerated Five-year Program
SeptEMBER 22, 2020 - Researchers from Florida Atlantic University’s College of Engineering and Computer Science have received a four-year, $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation for a project to make the master’s degree in artificial intelligence (AI) accessible to high-achieving, low-income students.
September 22, 2020  -  Cleveland Clinic has named Conor Delaney, M.D., Ph.D., as President and CEO of the Cleveland Clinic Florida region, effective Oct. 15, 2020. 
Delaney will oversee a region that includes five hospitals, a state-of-the-art research center and numerous outpatient centers located in five counties across Southeast Florida.
“Dr. Delaney’s accomplishments and leadership experience will further advance our mission and expand our capabilities throughout Florida,” says Cleveland Clinic CEO and President Tom Mihaljevic, M.D. “He brings a remarkable dedication and commitment to providing the highest level of quality and safe care for our patients.”
Dr. Daniel Gelrud performs first case using EUS J10 Series Video Gastroscope
September 21, 2020 - Gastro Health, a national leading medical group specializing in digestive health, is the first institution in the United States to utilize the latest diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy technology, the J10 Series Ultrasound Video Gastroscope. 
Daniel Gelrud, MD, FACP, gastroenterologist and advanced endoscopist with Gastro Health, became the first physician to utilize the technology to examine a tumor in the wall of the patient’s stomach.

September 21 2020 - Broward Health Medical Center has welcomed Laura Thomas, MHA, as its new Chief Financial Officer. Thomas has more than 15 years of financial leadership experience. Thomas will provide strategic leadership and oversight of the fiscal operations at Broward Health Medical Center and Salah Foundation Children’s Hospital.

September 21, 2020 - Aventura Hospital and Medical Center has named David Was, MBA, to the Chief Operating Officer (COO) role effective August 17, 2020. In this position, David will be responsible for the oversight of surgical services, emergency services, ancillary and support services, construction and expansion, and the facility’s service line growth and development.

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