South Florida Hospital News
Thursday December 12, 2019

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December 2019 - Volume 16 - Issue 6




December 10, 2019 - Lourdes Boue has been named Chief Executive Officer of West Kendall Baptist Hospital. Boue previously served as Vice President of Operations for the hospital, and was part of the team that opened West Kendall Baptist Hospital, Miami-Dade County’s first new hospital in more than 35 years.  She succeeds Javier Hernandez-Lichtl, who was recently named CEO of Doctors Hospital and Miami Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Institute. 

Maria A. Suarez, DNP, MSN, APRN, ACNP-BC, the Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs at Baptist Health South Florida has been elected to the role of President-elect of the Nursing Consortium of South Florida.  She will serve through 2020 as President-elect and will transition to role of President for two years beginning in 2021.

Good Samaritan Medical Center announces it is a recipient of Healthgrades 2019 Labor and Delivery Excellence Award™. This distinction places Good Samaritan in the top 10 percent of all hospitals evaluated for the exceptional care of mothers during and after labor and delivery, according to Healthgrades, the leading online resource for information about physicians and hospitals.

December 11, 2019  - Antoinita “Annie” Ifill has been appointed to the position of project director, Healthier Glades, a Palm Health Foundation Healthier Together initiative focused on supporting the behavioral health and well-being of Glades residents.  In her new role, Ifill will promote behavioral health by focusing on the strengths of the Glades residents through advocacy, education and awareness and community collaboration.

December 10, 2019 – VITAS Healthcare, the nation’s leading provider of end-of-life care, welcomes individuals interested in sharing their time and talents through volunteer opportunities in hospice. Because hospice patients have unique end-of-life needs, VITAS seeks volunteers from all backgrounds, experiences and cultures. 

North Shore Medical Center partnered with the City of Sunny Isles during their Winter Wonderland celebration. Members of the North Shore staff met with members of the community and shared health information, and answered questions regarding all the services the hospital has to offer.  The children that attended the event got to visit with Dr. Dog, the hospital mascot.  

December 11 2019  - Broward Health will be ringing in the holidays as a key sponsor of the Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade. As part of the agreement, Broward Health will host Santa Claus and his elves, as well as stilt walkers and other entertainment, for guests enjoying the parade from the Grandstand Viewing Area on Saturday, December 14. Families are welcome to meet Santa and take pictures with him as the decorated boats cruise down the Intracoastal Waterway. Caregivers on site will be distribute healthy holiday tips.

December 10 2019 – Broward Health has welcomed several leaders with proven healthcare experience to its system. David Weisman, Teresa Deasy and Nacny Thompson.

December 10 2019 - Bill Diggs has been named president of the Broward Health Foundation, the fundraising arm of Broward Health, one of the largest public healthcare systems in the nation. In his new role, Diggs will oversee the Foundation’s fund development, major gifts, annual giving, special events and all capital campaign initiatives.

December 10 2019 - Cycling, running, and walking are common Sunday activities for many South Floridians, but their workout routines will generate extra benefits the morning of February 23, 2020. That’s when the 11th annual ANF Group Tour de Broward will take place at Miramar Regional Park and thousands will exercise to help children and families at Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital, one of the region’s leading pediatric facilities.

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