South Florida Hospital News
Wednesday April 8, 2020

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April 2020 - Volume 16 - Issue 10




April 8 2020 - In the nearly two weeks since launching the COVID-19 Relief Fund to benefit front line caregivers, Broward Health Foundation has received an outpouring of support from the South Florida community and beyond. On April 7, two Fort Lauderdale dentists joined the swell of supporters by delivering N95 masks and other much-needed medical supplies.
Taking proactive steps to keep our patients and staff safe while serving the needs of our community
April 3, 2020 – Wellington Physicians Urgent Care has launched its new Telehealth service, enabling virtual visits for fast access to care, from the comfort of your home. Telehealth allows patients to receive high-quality care from a clinician, while also keeping them safe during this uncertain time. Telehealth utilizes a user-friendly, HIPAA-compliant platform that fosters connectivity.  
Important Coronavirus Update
We remind our community to follow the guidance: If individuals develop a fever or cough or have difficulty breathing, or have had close contact with someone who has had a positive COVID-19 test result, please seek medical attention by calling your provider’s office or Urgent Care Clinic. For more information regarding the coronavirus, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website.

 April 7 2020 - A Tampa company is continuing to help with the COVID-19 response. On Tuesday, SynDaver announced it has begun shifting manufacturing resources to alleviate a massive shortage of respirator-type masks in the USA. 

It all started a little over a week ago when SynDaver made their first prototype with a 3D printer, which SynDaver then offered for free online as a 3D printer template. The template essentially enables anyone with a 3D printer to make a safety respirator with commercially available filter materials. Immediately, the post received significant attention. 
VA is making it easier to get virtual care through My HealtheVet and the VA Video Connect App!
My HealtheVet allows Veterans to manage their care - with online Rx Refills, VA Appointments, labs and test results, radiology reports and images, and Secure Messaging.

Managing the mission is a crucial part of the day-to-day operations for any organization, but during times of crisis it becomes even more vital to ensure an organization’s strategic plans are up to the challenge. Join us as we host a workshop on how to manage your mission and move forward in a time of crisis. 

April 7, 2020 -  Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) announced Robins & Morton as the 2019 National Excellence in Construction Eagle Award winner for three projects in healthcare and commercial categories on April 6.
Eagle Awards are equitable to first place and are followed by Pyramid Awards. Projects are eligible to compete for a national excellence designation after earning award-winning status in their respective regions. Robins & Morton’s national award winners include: 

April 7, 2020 - Cleveland Clinic Florida announced that it has created a new philanthropic program to benefit first responders in South Florida and the Treasure Coast who are on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic.  The Cleveland Clinic First Responder Hardship Program will provide financial support to first responders who are experiencing a temporary financial hardship due to COVID-19 and wish to request consideration for financial assistance.  The program will be provided in conjunction with one available to Cleveland Clinic Florida caregivers, and is funded by charitable donations from generous individuals in our local communities. Allocations will be distributed based on fund availability.

April 7 2020 - To help protect medical professionals on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic, Speedway—the Ohio-based company and one of the nation’s largest owners and operators of convenience stores—has donated 7,000 N95 masks and 3,000 surgical masks to 11 Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (CMNH), including Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, in hotspot areas to help provide protection when treating the youngest members of the community. The masks will be used by Nicklaus Children’s clinical staff as they care for young patients, helping the hospital shore up its supplies in the face of a growing global resource shortage due to COVID-19.

April 7 2020 - During the coronavirus pandemic, physicians and other frontline health care professionals are facing financial hardships, including layoffs and reduced revenue. Small practices are particulary vulnerable as they already were operating on thin margins before the pandemic.  
The AMA and other physician organizations are urging HHS to provide one month of revenue to each physician, nurse practitioner, and physician assistant enrolled in Medicare or Medicaid to account for financial losses and non-reimbursable expenses. 

April 7, 2020 - Conviva Care Centers is a physician-led care delivery organization that has leveraged six different healthcare companies to provide a unified patient-centric approach to senior care.  The coronavirus pandemic brings to the forefront the value of its medical teams’ expertise at numerous centers throughout Florida and Texas.

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