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November 2017 - Volume 14 - Issue 5

Health systems are always looking to save money, especially on reoccurring expenses. One area that has always been problematic is the “borrowing” of scrubs—many of which never get returned.

On Thursday, November 30, the American Lung Association in Florida will host “Salute to Our Physicians in Lung Health,” an event celebrating the medical heroes at the forefront of helping patients battling lung disease.

Work and life have routine lulls punctuated by intense and dramatic incidents … the end result is STRESS. The cause of stress varies depending on individual circumstances but an argument with your teenager as you are leaving for work can be just as stressful as taking care of a heart attack patient or treating a child in severe pain. 

As Hurricane Irma made its way across the Atlantic and took aim at Florida, VITAS Healthcare, the nation’s leading hospice care provider, swung into well-oiled action as our Florida programs went into disaster preparation and recovery mode.

Did you know that the definition of millstone is a heavy burden a.k.a. “an elliptical machine?” Yes, I’m kidding, but haven’t we all been there?

As I may have said a million times or more, Carol is the family Scrooge. Before I even open my mouth, she’ll usually say a) we can’t afford it; b) we don’t need it; or c) are you completely nuts?

Former Secretary of Defense, Donald Rumsfeld, once said, “Simply because you do not have evidence that something exists does not mean that you have evidence that it doesn't exist.” Unfortunately for employers, not having employment records of employees is often held against employers in Court and may be sufficient “proof” of violation of the wage and hour laws.

Some financial planning situations require specialized advice.

These circumstances include families with special needs, LGBT, cohabitation, divorce, dual physician spouses, and alcohol and substance abuse.
Special needs loved ones can be emotionally draining on a family. The specialized expertise required to manage their welfare varies by state.

It’s 3:00 a.m. The administrator on duty gets a frantic call from the pharmacy. “We ran out of cytarabine! This means no treatment for our existing leukemia patients and turning away ten newly diagnosed with appointments tomorrow! My doctors are screaming at me!

Community health centers across the country will continue to pressure Congress to reauthorize funding as the funding cliff remains unsettled.

Health Centers, such as Community Health of South Florida (CHI), serve the working poor, uninsured and homeless around the state. If no new funding is authorized by early December, federally qualified health centers could lose up to 70 percent of their 2018 funding

Cyber criminals have stolen credit card information for years. Now, they are turning their eyes to something more lucrative: your patients’ health data. More than 170 million patient health records have been breached since 2009, according to Redspin’s 2016 Breach Report, and that number keeps growing.

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