South Florida Hospital News
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November 2019 - Volume 16 - Issue 5




November 19 2019  - Nearly 200 children, parents, grandparents, hospital staff and Glades community leaders attended the 10th anniversary celebration of Lakeside Medical Center on November 9, 2019. In addition to music, food and fun activities, participants also received tips about staying healthy from the hospital's medical staff.

November 19 2019 - Maureen Fagan, D.N.P., FNP-BC, FAAN, UHealth’s Chief Patient Experience Officer, has been named Chief Nursing Executive (CNE) for the entire health system. 

November 19, 2019 — Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital will hold the CCIRH Auxiliary’s Florence Booms Celebration of Lights ceremony on Thursday, December 5, at 6 p.m. on the hospital grounds.

November 19, 2019 - Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) Chicago is pleased to announce it has received a 2019-2020 Press Ganey Guardian of Excellence Award® and Pinnacle of Excellence Award®.

November 18, 2019 — Javier Hernández-Lichtl has been named Chief Executive Officer of Doctors Hospital and Miami Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Institute. The seasoned healthcare leader currently serves as CEO of West Kendall Baptist Hospital. He will succeed Nelson Lazo, who has been named CEO of Baptist Health’s Bethesda Hospital East and Bethesda Hospital West.

NOVEMBER 18, 2019 – Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Foundation has appointed Oscar Feldenkreis, Mojdeh Khaghan, Adam Schimel, Jeffery A. Thornton, Brett Trembly, and Christine Valls to its board of directors.
“We are pleased to welcome our newest members to our board of directors. These six community leaders each have unique backgrounds and diverse experiences, which make them an asset to help drive our Foundation forward,” said Michelle Boggs, President of Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Foundation.

Thais Azevedo, RN, BSN, MHA, CCM  is the new director of case management at Hialeah Hospital, where she oversees the strategic leadership of care management and utilization management. She also coordinates the development of policies and procedures related to patient care, treatment and services.

November 18 2019 -  On Novemebr 18 2019 Governor DeSantis unveiled his recommended Bolder, Brighter, Better Future Budget that makes thoughtful and strategic investments to transform Florida’s health care delivery system. This budget prioritizes driving accountability for efficient and effective use of taxpayer resources, while preserving the health care safety net and enhancing the health and wellbeing of Florida’s most vulnerable citizens.

November 18, 2019 – Healthy Start Coalition of Miami-Dade (HSCMD), the county’s prenatal and infant care coalition, hosted the 2019 Miami-Dade Prematurity Symposium on November 14 and 15 in observance of Prematurity Awareness Month. To continue the Coalition’s efforts in providing education to families and the community, the symposium aimed to reduce preterm birth rates, increase equity and improve outcomes for premature infants through discussion of known causes, potential and evidence-based interventions, and best practices.

 November 18, 2019 — General surgeon Wilmer Mata, M.D., has joined Baptist Health Medical Group, a network of primary care doctors and specialists who provide high-quality medical care to patients of all ages. Dr. Mata treats a broad range of conditions that commonly require surgery, including appendicitis, hernias, gallbladder, stomach and intestinal issues. He has unique training and expertise in minimally invasive surgical procedures that result in reduced pain and faster recovery times for patients.


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