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June 2017 - Volume 13 - Issue 12


Employers pay about 20% of all health care expenses in the United States, and as of 2015, employer health care expenditures were $638 Billion.(1 ) Most of those expenditures are for insurance premiums and the care provided under self-funded plans. In 2016, employer sponsored insurance premiums were, on average, $6,435 for the individual employee 

Asad (aka "A.J.") Minhas works for Florida Medical Center in Broward County as a Nurse Manager of CV Services. He has 15 years executive leadership experience specializing in Cardiovascular Service Lines and has been a Registered Nurse 29 years specializing in Trauma, CV and Critical Care.

Since 2008, HeartWell LLP, a 23-physician cardiology practice in South Miami-Dade County, has been providing its patients with high-quality care. And while its patients certainly appreciate the personal attention and positive outcomes, the practice’s patient-centered focus also caught the attention of Orange Accountable Care of South Florida.

The American healthcare workforce has faced ongoing shortages. Individuals and families face longer wait times, greater difficulty accessing providers, shortened time with providers, some frustration with care delivery, and increased ED visits and hospital readmissions.

2017 marks the 15th Annual Student Case Competition for the South Florida Health Executive Forum (SFHEF). On April 15, students from Health Services Administration programs from Universities in the South Florida region convened at Broward Health North to compete in presenting their recommendations for a case study.

Construction crews have been hard at work on the expansion of Tradition Medical Center in Port St. Lucie, with a completion date of the end of this year. The state-of-the-art hospital, which is part of Martin Health System, exceeded projections since opening in December 2013 and is growing to meet demand.

Healthcare provider teams strive to provide every patient with a place of healing in order to speed their return to wellness.  A key factor in the healing process is the Patient Experience.  The acoustical environment at the healthcare facility plays a large part in the efforts to achieve the goal of successful outcomes.

Board of Commissioners from the South Broward Hospital District, executives and staff from Memorial Healthcare System gathered recently to celebrate a construction milestone that will improve the overall parking experience at Memorial Regional Hospital, the system’s flagship.

How does one prepare for probable but unpredictable weather disasters?

Learn from experience, according to Charles (Chuck) Lawrence, long time Hospital Safety Officer who counts probably a dozen South Florida hurricanes under his belt.

As fortunate as we have been over the past several years, we must be prepared to endure the potential of hurricane damage as Hurricane Season once again nears. Our facility preparedness is inextricably intertwined with the process and procedures which are familiar to all of you. 

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