South Florida Hospital News
Monday January 20, 2020

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October 2014 - Volume 11 - Issue 4




Investments in IT, specifically patient portal software and EHRs, are one of the highest costs to hospitals right now. In fact, about half of CIOs say their strategic IT plan plays an important role

Susan G. Komen® South Florida issued its Request for Applications (RFA) for the 2015-2016 grants cycle. Winning grantees will receive a portion of funds raised by the Komen South Florida Affiliate

Genetic research is leading to a brave new world of personalized healthcare. It is giving us the tools to predict the likelihood of developing a particular disease and to determine in advance

Surgical treatment for breast cancer has evolved over the years from the radical mastectomy (where the surgeon would have to remove all of the patient’s breast skin and tissue, pectoral muscle, and lymph)

Receiving a diagnosis of breast cancer takes patients on a journey that is unfamiliar and unexpected. Suddenly, they are facing medical tests, doctor visits and a torrent of new information that can cause fear, anxiety and uncertainty about the future.

Oncology research continues to occur at a rapid pace, creating a number of novel systemic therapies and strategies that have recently entered clinical practice in the field of breast cancer.

Just about all of us know of someone who has been diagnosed with breast cancer. As we recognize October as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we should be mindful of those in our community who do not have access

Time seemed to stop, and I was overcome with emotion, as I watched Dexter Sereda, M.D., Medical Director of the Division of General Surgery at Memorial Healthcare System, perform a double mastectomy at Memorial Hospital Pembroke.

Bobette Henslee, R.N., B.S.N., has served as an outstanding case manager at Broward Health Medical Center (BHMC) since 2006. She began her career at BHMC over 17 years ago as a trauma outreach coordinator

Readmissions are both a financial and clinical problem. CMS began penalizing hospitals for 30-day readmissions in October 2012 (CHF, AMI, Pneumonia), with penalties ranging from 1 percent in 2012 to 2 percent in 2013.

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