South Florida Hospital News
Sunday August 25, 2019

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May 2017 - Volume 13 - Issue 11




 As of this publication, it has been about a month since a passenger (who United Airlines decided to randomly bump with three others) was violently dragged off a domestic flight from Chicago to Louisville. Days after the incident, despite an eventual apology from United’s CEO and to nobody’s surprise, the passenger lawyered up. 

Howard Wolkowitz a representative of the Coastal Wealth’s Medical Division, a general agency of Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual), spoke on Planning Your Career in Healthcare at the South Florida Healthcare Executive Forum on Thursday, April 20th, 2017 at Memorial Regional Hospital.

Urmala Roopnarinesingh currently serves as the Campus College Chair for the School of Health Ser-vices Administration at the University of Phoenix in South Florida. Her role includes enhancing relationships between the university and the local healthcare community. 

At Plaza Health Network’s seven award-winning skilled nursing and rehabilitation centers - Ponce Plaza, University Plaza, Sinai Plaza, Arch Plaza, Jackson Plaza, Aventura Plaza and South Pointe Plaza - advanced registered nurse practitioners (ARNPs) are a part of the changing face of health care in our facilities. 

 When you hear about Cheryl Wild's background, you realize her experience has been leading her to what she considers to be the "perfect job." Wild joined Good Samaritan Medical Center in February as the Chief Nursing Officer, transferring from Delray Medical Center, where she had been assistant CNO for four years.

Sam Villegas dreamed of working in healthcare since he was a child. He is a trained scrub nurse, circulating nurse and also works on patients recovering from robotic surgery procedures. He was the first recipient of the Daisy Awards at Florida Medical Center. He enjoys helping people and assisting his patients to get healthier. Sam attended Pam Beach Community College.

Elizabeth Taylor has been on staff at Broward Health North since 2000 when she was hired as patient care associate. In 2005, she received her nursing degree and was hired as a registered nurse on the neuro/orthopedic trauma unit.

The role of advanced registered nurse practitioner (ARNP) has been taking on greater significance in recent years by addressing the gap created with the shortage of MDs as well as by meeting the requirements of patient-centered medical homes and accountable care organizations.  

The Broward Health Imperial Point Department of Nursing and the Holistic Care Council (HCC) recently announced a unique partnership with the Rwamagana School of Nursing in Rwanda, Africa. The HCC hosted a nursing textbook and supply drive in February 2017 to ship and support the school in Rwanda as a way of building relationships outside of our community

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