South Florida Hospital News
Tuesday July 16, 2019

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July 2019 - Volume 16 - Issue 1




July 15, 2019 - Florida Medical Center is pleased to announce that it donated 15,000 servings of cereal to the Boys and Girls Club, during its Healthy Over Hungry® Cereal Drive, which ran from June 7-14, 2019.  

July 15, 2019 - Palmetto General Hospital proudly honors Dr. Iian Rzadkowolsky - Raoli, interventional radiologist, as the hospital’s Physician of the Month.  Dr. Raoli was nominated because his colleagues describe him as highly engaged, and he is beloved by both staff and patients. Dr. Raoli is being recognized for his outstanding service, commitment and dedication to caring for patients and the hospital staff. 

July 11, 2019 - David C. Starnes has joined the staff at Memorial Hospital Pembroke as its chief nursing officer. He had been director of emergency services at Memorial Regional Hospital (MRH), a position he held for the past six years.

July 12, 2019 - The late Dr. Sanjiv Bhatia, esteemed pediatric neurosurgeon, was honored with a street renaming ceremony at Nicklaus Children's Hospital on Wednesday, July 9.  Dr. Bhatia’s wife, Dr. Rita Ghose Bhatia and the couple’s children, along with former patients and colleagues of the beloved doctor were joined by Miami-Dade County Commissioner Rebeca Sosa to dedicate Southwest 60 Court and 30 Street as "Dr. Sanjiv Bhatia Way." 
The Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine’s recently created Department of Interventional Radiology is one of the first and few of its kind in the nation. The new department is headed by Dr. Barry T. Katzen, an internationally recognized pioneer in the development of interventional radiology and multidisciplinary models for delivering cardiovascular care.

July 11, 2019 - Jupiter Medical Center has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. Representing the highest level of recognition, the Gold Plus designation is awarded to hospitals that demonstrate at least 85 percent compliance in each of the seven different Quality Measures, for 24 consecutive months or more. 

July 9, 2019 - More than 2.8 million people in Florida, including 800,000 children and 500,000 seniors, are food insecure—meaning they are unable to access sufficient and nutritious food for an active life. That is why GuideWell has partnered with Synapse to issue a statewide challenge to all entrepreneurs, nonprofits, innovators and organizations—pitch us your innovative ideas for ending food insecurity in your community. The Block by Block Food Insecurity Challenge will award $40,000 in prize monies to organizations with sustainable, innovative approaches for reducing or eliminating food insecurity in their local communities across Florida. 
July 9, 2019 - Weight loss surgery may be a successful option for people who have tried many diets over the years, yet without sustaining weight loss that keeps them at a healthy weight. However, myths about weight loss surgery get a lot of attention. Below, we bust six common myths about bariatric surgery.

July 9, 2019 -  Lee Health recently celebrated the graduation of the Class of 2019 of The Florida State University College of Medicine Family Medicine Residency Program. The residency program, based at Lee Memorial Hospital, was created to address an expected national shortage of primary care physicians. This issue is compounded locally by a rapidly growing aging population.

June 25, 2019 - Careaga Plastic Surgery (CPS) proudly announces Dr. Paul D. Durand, MD as the practice’s new surgeon. On May 30th, CPS hosted an event to officially unveil the new and high-tech surgical center and to announce the addition of its newest surgeon. 

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