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November 2018 - Volume 15 - Issue 5

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In September, Baptist Health South Florida, the largest not-for-profit healthcare organization in South Florida, named Matthew Arsenault as its new executive vice president and chief financial officer. He succeeds Ralph Lawson, who recently announced his retirement after 30 years with Baptist Health.

In August, Miami Dade College (MDC) Medical Campus named Dr. Bryan Stewart as its new campus president.

“I am honored to join a college system like Miami Dade College and have met so many wonderful colleagues across the institution,” he says. “With this said, I’m proud to say, I am MDC.”

In hospice, we often frame the end of life as a “journey,” a microcosmic narrative with recurring characters, ups and downs, days both good and bad, that ultimately declines into a final silence.

This framing helps patients and families better conceptualize the vagueness of the period before death and understand that, whether it’s traversed quickly or slowly, a path is laid out to an unavoidable destination

The field of athletic training encompasses the prevention, examination, diagnosis and treatment of emergent, acute or chronic injuries and medical conditions. Specifically, Athletic Trainers (ATs) are highly qualified, multi-skilled healthcare professionals who collaborate with physicians to provide preventive services, emergency care, clinical diagnosis, therapeutic interventions and rehabilitation of sports-related injuries and medical conditions. 

Don’t get me wrong, I really love this time of year. The mere fact that Carol actually allows candy to darken the doors of the Felix house (even if it is crappy candy that she buys based on cost divided by number of pieces) is cause for celebration. We generally go all out with Halloween decorations, allowing me to add to my animated collection of scary clowns and talking goblins each year 

Leah Carpenter’s career spans over thirty years in healthcare with exceptional leadership experience in a variety of healthcare settings. She has been part of the Memorial Healthcare System for the past fourteen years. Leah joined the Memorial Healthcare System in 2002 as the Chief Nursing Officer of Memorial Hospital Pembroke and was appointed as the Chief Nursing Officer of Memorial Hospital Miramar in 2004

Retirement saving is not on most millennials’ list of top priorities. That may be why many experts expect that millennials will not be able to retire until well into their 70s.

In fact, according to Gallup’s 2014 Economy and Personal Finance poll, the top financial concerns of millennials are student loan debts, lagging wages, housing and living costs, bills and credit cards/debt and lack of employment.

Phishing attacks continue to be some of the most popular methods of cyber attack, representing at least 90% of cyber attacks worldwide. Even organizations with dedicated cyber defense budgets, such as hospitals and healthcare organizations, find themselves challenged by phishing attacks. 

Mental Health Issues and their impact on our community are staggering. Businesses often find themselves not knowing what to do when an employee is experiencing some form of mental illness, stress, anxiety, postpartum depression, either with themselves or a family member. Learn how to identify and watch for red flags and deal with employees’ mental health issues and walk away with some resources we can all use.

Ever get thrown the equivalent of a customer experience curveball? Where you are expecting one thing, good or bad, and get another? That recently happened to me.

There is a local restaurant I really like. Great atmosphere, excellent food, but most importantly, it always has exceptional customer service. So imagine my surprise when I walked in and the usual cheery hostess was not quite herself. 
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