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Friday May 29, 2020
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May 2020 - Volume 16 - Issue 11

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Coral Gables Hospital staff supports Red Nose Day. Red Nose Day is a campaign with the mission to end child poverty by funding programs that keep children safe, healthy, and educated. “We wanted to be a part of Red Nose Day to support our community in creating awareness for the children that need the most support,” said Coral Gables CEO, Cristina Jimenez.
 
 
FAU’s Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing Uses Robotic Pets
to Comfort and Engage Older Adults with Dementia during Pandemic
  
May 28, 2020 - In the wake of widespread social distancing and isolation due to the COVID-19 pandemic, people who have pets have gained a greater appreciation for the unconditional love and companionship they provide. However, for many older adults, especially those living with Alzheimer’s disease and/or related dementias (ADRD), caring for a pet is difficult. Moreover, because of the pandemic, people with ADRD and their caregivers remain alone for extended periods of time.
 
Story gallery to be featured by Spady Cultural Heritage Museum 
as a reflection on one of the greatest crises of our time.
 
May 28 2020 - A new website launched by Palm Health Foundation is sharing the COVID-19 personal experiences of Palm Beach County residents. Searchable by city, concern, age, gender and emotions, the story gallery located at phfshares.com provides the public with an intimate glimpse into the lives of neighbors as they live through one of the greatest crises of modern times. Realizing the historical significance of the project, the Spady Cultural Heritage Museum is working with the foundation on a virtual gallery exhibit that will launch on June 3, 2020 to share the community’s collective experience.
 

 Frontline workers are the silent everyday hero’s, currently showing the world what it truly means to be BOLD. As a response, starting May 26th, 2020, BeBOLD bars is donating a total of 38,500 energy bars to Memorial Hospital in Hollywood, FL, Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, FL and the Lakeland Medical Center in Lakeland, FL. to fuel their frontline workers who are risking their lives, to save others, during the COVID-19 Pandemic. 

The new locations for Tampa General Hospital Cancer Care will be TGH’s first locations on the East Coast of Florida.
 
May 28, 2020 - Tampa General Hospital and the Cancer Center of South Florida have formed a new alliance, enabling cancer patients in Palm Beach County and the Treasure Coast to receive the world-class care and complex services that a major academic medical center provides right in their own backyard.
 

May 28 2020 - It’s all about having fun and raising funds and Susan G. Komen Florida’s BigWigs campaign does both while helping in the fight against breast cancer. The organization is proud to once again host their BigWigs fundraising campaign and invites area business and community leaders to join in raising awareness, and funds during a friendly competition that runs from September 21st through October 31st.

On May 27 at 10am, Community Health of South Florida, Inc. (CHI) will celebrate a virtual groundbreaking for the first Children’s Crisis Center in southern Miami Dade and Monroe Counties to coincide with National Mental Health Awareness month. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, CHI cancelled its anticipated ceremony last month.

May 27 2020 - Broward Health’s Hung Nguyen, M.D., psychiatry, is being recognized for his outstanding contributions as a clinical educator by Florida International University’s Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine.

Funds to support organizations addressing food insecurity and other social determinants of health
 
May 27 2020 - The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the lives of all Americans, and residents of South Florida are no exception. In an effort to support Prestige Health Choice members during this difficult time, the Medicaid health plan is donating funds and goods to organizations in its seven-county Florida service area. The donations will help provide for the needs of those affected by the pandemic. 
 
Connection continues to Expand its Industry-Leading Sales Team
 
May 26 2020  - Connection a leading technology solutions provider to healthcare, is pleased to announce that Grant McGaugh, based in Boca Raton Fl, has joined the company as Healthcare Account Executive. Mr. McGaugh is responsible for demonstrating the breadth of services and solutions available to Healthcare IT teams through professional consulting with keen focus on improving the patient experience for the Healthcare Industry.
 
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