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June 2017 - Volume 13 - Issue 12

One of the first banks in the county with an environmental and social mission, First GREEN Bank, a local bank with a global mission, was founded in 2009 by a team of experienced and successful local bankers after being given the last bank charter in the state of Florida.

"Speed to Market" is a constant in healthcare construction. Frank Vilar, President of OHL‑Arellano, a Florida healthcare leader, does not see this trend going away soon: "Our clients have an immediate demand for space. Owners are in a hurry to get their projects completed to get their patients in." 

It’s been 25 years since Hurricane Andrew’s 165-mph winds pummeled and broke apart Homestead Hospital, just 30 miles south of Miami.

The night of terror, the grueling aftermath and the long road to rebuilding as the hospital’s president gave me first-hand experience in preparing for the next natural disaster. 

Last month, Miami Children’s Health System (MCHS), parent organization of Miami-based Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, announced a collaboration with Tyto Care, a telehealth company with technology for conducting remote diagnostic telehealth evaluations and visits.

Just Imagine …

living with a dinosaur (Carol) who is a true skeptic when it comes to the applications of social media. While she completely understands and appreciates the finer points of networking (my forte) and its benefits, she’s remains very uncomfortable and reluctant with the personal side of it. 

A financial plan is a snapshot of your current financial situation. It’s a compilation of what information you give your advisor, what information your advisor decides to put in the plan, and how his specific software generates the information you will review together.

Electronic Medical Records (EMR) software functions have very practical benefits and are increasingly required for reimbursement purposes. The purpose of technology is to create efficiency and software aids a physician by ensuring a note is complete for treatment purposes and contains all the information required to make a claim valid and payable. 

Q. We keep hearing that a “hard” market is coming for malpractice insurance in Florida. What does this really mean and when should we be concerned?

A. The market cycle for malpractice insurance in Florida has fairly predictable cycles, with extreme fluctuations in pricing and insurers’ underwriting. 

Plaza Health Network (PHN) and Jackson Health System have collaborated to provide clinically complex patients with an option for sub-acute care recovery. PHN’s seven skilled nursing can all receive and treat clinically complex patients as part of this arrangement.

Recently I was having lunch with a Healthcare executive whom, over the years, I have developed a great deal of respect for. Although we only see each other every 4-6 months, I always appreciate his insights on the industry, especially as it relates to patient care. 

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