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April 2019 - Volume 15 - Issue 10




April 18, 2019 - At Quantum Foundation’s first board meeting of the year, West Palm Beach resident Ethel Isaacs Williams presided in her new role as the foundation’s chair of the board of trustees for the next two years. She has served as a board member for the local private health foundation since January of 2012 and as Chair of the organization’s Grants Committee since 2017.

April 12th 2019-Tenet Healthcare congratulates its honorees from the Heroes in Medicine awards as selected by the Palm Beach County Medical Society. The 2019 Annual Heroes in Medicine Awards honors local individuals and organizations who provide extraordinary services that address or have responded to health care needs in the county, the nation or around the world. 

April 17, 2019 – Leah A. Carpenter, CEO at Memorial Hospital West, has been selected to chair the 2019 March for Babies Broward County. The event is an opportunity for the community to come together to fight for the health of all moms and babies.
“As a hospital administrator and a former NICU nurse, this cause is near and dear to my heart,” said Carpenter. “When you March for Babies, you make a commitment to creating a world in which healthy moms and strong babies are a priority for us all.”
April 18, 2019 - St. Mary’s Medical Center reported that it is the first hospital in Palm Beach and Broward counties to use the Surpass Streamline Flow Diverter to treat unruptured large and giant wide neck intracranial aneurysms.  The device is the second flow diverting stent to gain FDA approval in the U.S.  It is also approved and available in many markets around the world. 
April 17, 2019 – Cardiac surgeon Dr. Jose Navia, has been appointed Chairman of Cardiothoracic Surgery and Center Director of Cleveland Clinic Weston’s Heart and Vascular Center. 
Board certified in cardiovascular and general surgery, Dr. Navia is a national leader in successfully and safely utilizing various techniques in minimally invasive off-pump bypass surgery, as well as transcatheter aortic, mitral and tricuspid valve procedures. He is also involved in advances in cardiac resynchronization therapy and mechanical circulatory device therapy. Dr. Navia’s research focuses on robotic cardiac surgery, video-assisted minimally invasive cardiac surgery, and a stentless mitral valve — an original design for mitral valve replacement that is being used across the country.
Marfan syndrome was first described in the 1890s by the French professor of pediatrics Antoine Bernard-Jean Marfan when he presented the case of a five-year-old girl to the Société Médicale des Hôpitaux de Paris. He reported her disproportionately long limbs, long slender fingers and other skeletal abnormalities. 
We now know Marfan syndrome is an autosomal dominant inherited connective tissue disorder with variable penetrance.  Only one copy of the defective gene has to be inherited in an autosomal chromosome to acquire the disease. The clinical manifestations vary considerably from person to person making it difficult to diagnose. 

April 16, 2019 - Antibiotic resistance has been called one of the biggest public health threats of our time. There is a pressing need for new and novel antibiotics to combat the rise in antibiotic-resistant bacteria worldwide.

April 16, 2019 - Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital announced it has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Advanced Certification for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement. The advanced certification is for Joint Commission-accredited hospitals, critical access hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers seeking to elevate the quality, consistency and safety of their services and patient care. 

South Florida-Based Organization and Its Supporters Honor Those Who Have Helped Drive Therapy Breakthroughs Together
The Mathew Forbes Romer Foundation (MFRF), a non-profit organization dedicated to the education and research of children’s genetic diseases of the brain, marked its 21st year with a celebration of Gene Therapy, which included fundraising over $90,000 for the cause

April 11, 2019 - Health care providers that want to participate in Medicare’s Bundled Payments for Care Improvement Advanced program (BPCI Advanced) can soon look to Cerner, a global leader in health care technology, and naviHealth, an industry leader in post-acute care management, which plan to create a new offering for the program. The new value-based care offering is expected to support affordable and accessible health care centered on the patient.

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