South Florida Hospital News
Thursday October 17, 2019

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October 2019 - Volume 16 - Issue 4




October 16, 2019 - As a staff nurse step down at Hialeah Hospital, Laura Gomez, RN, is recognized for striving to make a difference one patient at a time. This nomination is a testament to her hard work. She received the Daisy Award for her compassion, kindness and patience.  She ensures that both the patient and the patient's family, receive exceptional care. “We congratulate Laura Gomez for being a Daisy Award winner.  She is a selfless, friendly nurse, who is constantly striving to learn, and is an example to her colleagues,” said Michael Bell, CEO of Hialeah Hospital. 
October 16, 2019 -  VERO BEACH: Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital has expanded access to healthcare by launching an online service that enables patients to see a medical professional 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Through Express Care Online, patients can see and communicate quickly with a healthcare provider about urgent healthcare matters using any mobile device, such as a smartphone, tablet, or a desktop computer. The provider can evaluate, diagnose and treat an ailment, and prescribe medication if necessary.

October 16, 2019 – Thriving Mind South Florida (contracting as South Florida Behavioral Health Network, Inc), a nonprofit organization supported by Florida’s Department of Children and Families that funds prevention and treatment services for serious mental illness and substance use disorders for the uninsured population of Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties, along with Miami-Dade Police Department, the Eleventh Judicial Circuit of Florida and Florida Department of Children and Families, were awarded a three-year, $749,997 grant from the U.S. Department of Justice.

October 14, 2019 - U.S. News & World Report has recognized Broward Health Medical Center and Broward Health North as high performance hospitals in several procedures and conditions. 
Broward Health Medical Center has received the Best Regional Hospital Award Badge in Miami-Fort Lauderdale from U.S. News & World Report. The hospital was also rated as high performing in hip replacement procedures and for its treatment of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and congestive heart failure. Broward Health North was also recognized for its high performance in hip replacement procedures. 

October 15, 2019 – In recognition of Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month, the Healthy Start Coalition of Miami-Dade (HSCMD) announced it will be hosting a When a Baby Dies sensitivity seminar on Tuesday, October 22nd to help bereaved parents, children and grandparents cope with a loss of a baby. The seminar will also work to educate professionals on the proper ways to assist parents in the grief process.  

October 15 2019 - A microscopic image of liver tissue affected by non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). The large and small white spots are excess fat droplets filling liver cells (hepatocytes). Dr. David Kleiner, NCI. Researchers at the National Institutes of Health and their colleagues at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) in Boston report that the injectable hormone tesamorelin reduces liver fat and prevents liver fibrosis (scarring) in people living with HIV. The study was conducted by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and the National Cancer Institute, both parts of NIH. The findings were published online today in The Lancet HIV

October 15, 2019 – Baptist Health South Florida is proud to announce the newly opened Miami HEAT Sports Medicine Center in Coral Gables. The 49,000-square-foot extension of the Miami Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Institute at Doctors Hospital, 1150 Campo Sano Avenue, houses most of the Institute’s orthopedic specialties under one roof, including an ambulatory surgery center.

October 15, 2019 - In Palm Beach County it is not unusual for someone to speak both English and Spanish, but John Cucuras, DDS, brings a third language skill to his new role as Dental Program Director at the C. L. Brumback Primary Care Clinics – he speaks Greek.

Palmetto General Hospital proudly honors Dr. Roberto Sanchez, neurologist, as the hospital’s Physician of the Month for October. Dr. Sanchez was nominated because his colleagues describe him as highly engaged, and he is beloved by both staff and patients. Dr. Sanchez is being recognized for his outstanding service, commitment and dedication to caring for patients and the hospital staff. 

As a staff nurse in the step down unit at Hialeah Hospital, Anny Tuya, RN, is recognized for her hard work and the way she cares for her patients. This nomination is to recognize her achievements. She received the Daisy Award for her compassion and kindness. “We congratulate Anny Tuya for being the Daisy Award winner. She is an example and leader on her team, and she is an inspiration to all the staff," said Michael Bell, CEO of Hialeah Hospital. 

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