South Florida Hospital News
Tuesday August 11, 2020

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August 2020 - Volume 17 - Issue 2


Thirteen recipients to launch a broad range of programs benefitting
residents and behavioral health professionals.  
August 10 2020 - BeWellPBC, a countywide behavioral health initiative engaging residents, providers and systems to advance behavioral health and wellness, announced the recipients of their inaugural “Be Well Do Well Mini-Grants” during a celebration on July 29, 2020.  Thirteen awardees, including residents, nonprofit organizations, the faith community, and schools received grant awards between $1,000 and $5,000 to launch their innovative ideas for improving mental health in the coming year.

August 10, 2020 - Construction manager Robins & Morton and the Cherokee Indian Hospital Authority (CIHA) announced the completion of the new Phase II addition and crisis stabilization unit located on the Cherokee Indian Hospital campus in Cherokee, North Carolina.

Jung also to serve as director of Center for Global and Emerging Pathogens Research
August, 10, 2020 - Cleveland Clinic has appointed Jae Jung, Ph.D., chair of Lerner Research Institute’s Department of Cancer Biology. Jung will also serve as director of the new Center for Global and Emerging Pathogens Research, which will focus on public health threats ranging from the Zika virus to SARS-CoV-2 (which causes COVID-19). 
Technology is first to capture patient-specific brain signals for more personalized data-driven treatment 
August 10 2020 - Delray Medical Center reported that it is the first hospital in South Florida to perform a Percept PC Deep Brain Stimulation procedure.  This technology is the first and only system with the ability to chronically capture and record brain signals while delivering therapy to patients with neurologic disorders associated with Parkinson’s disease, essential tremors, dystonia, epilepsy or obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).  Dr. Lloyd Zucker, medical director of neurosurgery at Delray Medical Center, completed the first case at the hospital.

It is often said that “Life is what happens to us while we’re making other plans.”

COVID-19 made other plans for us.  Obviously, the pandemic has changed everyone’s routines.  Back in early March, it seemed we would be changing our habits for a couple weeks or a month and then things would be “back to normal.” At that point, it seemed fine to delay our regular routines-such as doctors’ visits and any sort of non-urgent care.

August 10 2020 - Gary Shifrin, MD, FACC has joined Mount Sinai Heart New York in Palm Beach to provide general and preventative cardiovascular care to patients in West Palm Beach.  Dr. Shifrin is a board-certified clinical cardiologist who has been caring for the people of Palm Beach County since 1988.   His clinical interests include treatment and diagnosis of Coronary Artery disease, Hypertension, Lipid and Cholesterol disorders, Valvular heart disease and Arrhythmias. 

American Heart Association Award recognizes Palms West Hospital’s commitment to quality stroke care
August 7, 2020 - Palms West Hospital has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Silver Plus and the Stroke Bronze Quality Achievement Award. The awards recognize the hospital’s commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence.
August 7, 2020 - Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital welcomes board-certified internal medicine physician Richard J. Wyderski, MD, MMM, FACP. Dr. Wyderski is now accepting new patients at Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital’s Health & Wellness Center located at 3450 11th Court in Vero Beach. To schedule an appointment, call 772.794.3364. 

August 7 2020 - HCA Healthcare East Florida Division (NYSE:HCA), today announced that it has received a donation of 2,800 face shields from Bombardier Aviation, a global leader in the design, manufacturing and entry into service of cutting edge business jets. The shields were delivered to Fort Lauderdale International Airport aboard a Global 7500 aircraft and were transported to HCA’s Supply Chain distribution center. The materials will then be distributed to HCA’s 14-affiliated facilities across East Florida. 

American Heart Association recognizes HCA East Florida’s Miami-Dade facilities for their commitment to quality stroke care
AUGUST 6 2020 - HCA East Florida is proud to announce that its Miami-Dade facilities, Aventura Hospital and Medical Center and Kendall Regional Medical Center have been recognized by the American Heart Association with its coveted Get With The Guidelines® Target: Stroke Honor Roll Gold Plus Elite Quality Achievement Award. Mercy Hospital was recognized with Target: Stroke Honor Roll Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. Aventura Hospital also achieved the Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll Quality Achievement Award. The awards recognize each hospital’s commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence.
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