South Florida Hospital News
Tuesday November 24, 2020

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November 2020 - Volume 17 - Issue 5

November 23, 2020 – The Harcourt M. and Virginia W. Sylvester Foundation has made a $2.5 million gift to Keeping the Promise…The Campaign for Boca Raton Regional Hospital. The Foundation’s gift has helped the campaign raise nearly $170 million toward its
$250 million goal.

November 23 2020 - As we continue to build on our national reputation of delivering high-quality care, we are pleased to announce the forming of the Columbia University Division of Orthopedics at Mount Sinai Medical Center. Our partnership with Columbia gives you access to the only Ivy League affiliated orthopedics program in South Florida.

November 23, 2020 – Jupiter Medical Center has named Patti Patrick, as Vice President and Chief Strategy & Growth Officer. In this role, she is responsible for the identification, assessment and implementation of strategic Initiatives in the areas of physician partnerships, business development, physician relations and marketing and communications.

November 23, 2020 – Cardiologist Vianka Perez, DO, recently joined Tenet Florida Physician Services (TFPS) and opened her practice in an established TFPS cardiology office located on the campus of Palmetto General Hospital in Hialeah.

Community Leaders in Hendry, Okeechobee, Glades Counties Form Consortium
November 23 2020 - Thanks to a recent $1 million grant from the federal Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Rural Communities Opioid Response Program, Hanley Foundation is facilitating a consortium of community leaders to examine the impact of the opioid crisis in rural Florida. The Hendry, Okeechobee and Glades Opioid Consortium (HOGOC) will use those funds over the next three years to address the prevention, treatment and recovery needs of residents of those counties.

November 23, 2020 – This week, a virtual ribbon-cutting event officially welcomed a new, convenient option for the residents of Broward County with the opening of Baptist Health’s wellness and medical complex in Plantation. The new 112,000-square-foot facility, located at 1228 South Pine Island Road, just north of I-595, is an addition to the healthcare landscape in central Broward County.

November 20, 2020: A prominent group of pediatric pulmonologists has joined KIDZ Medical Services (KIDZ), a physician-owned healthcare organization that provides pediatric, neonatal, and obstetrical care in seven counties in Florida.

November 20, 2020 – This week, a virtual groundbreaking event officially kicked off a clinical expansion project at West Kendall Baptist Hospital, part of Baptist Health South Florida. At the heart of the project, scheduled to be completed in early 2023, is a four-story, 126,000-square-foot new tower that will house 35 additional emergency department treatment rooms, 70 new observation/inpatient beds and growth areas for imaging services and more.

November 19, 2020 - Lee Health is in urgent need of convalescent plasma donations to help refill supply levels. Under an emergency use authorization (EUA), the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has made investigational convalescent plasma available for the treatment of COVID-19 in hospitalized patients as part of the agency’s ongoing efforts to fight COVID-19.

November 19 2020 - On October 13th, 2020, the Treasure Coast Mental Health Community came together to put on a spectacular film and educational panel discussion. The free CEU panel discussion included some of the film producers and editors, as well as mental health professionals from a few of the supporting agencies in the Treasure Coast area.

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