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May 2019 - Volume 15 - Issue 11

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In mid-March, Jupiter Medical Center appointed Joanne Miller and Steven Seeley as interim co-CEOs, giving the hospital’s board of trustees time to select a new president and CEO.

In the dynamic healthcare industry, today’s leaders must equip themselves with the ability to guide their organizations through times of change. Nowhere has that been more evident than at Broward Health, which in the past six months appointed through internal promotion a new CEO, CAO and CFO. 

Nursing education has come a long way from the prototype Resusci-Annie used in early CPR training, but that was the beginning of Clinical Assistant Professor Henry Henao’s interests in blending technology with health care education and training.

I’ve seen firsthand the powerful impact of nurse innovators.

Nurses, the front line to direct patient care, spend significantly more time with an individual patient than the attending physician or subspecialty consultant and can in turn recognize and address issues that may otherwise go unnoticed.

It’s May so I really shouldn’t have been surprised when Carol gleefully reminded me to make it short and sweet. In fact this year with all the Nurses’ Salutes and Health Care Heroes contained within these pages, she even threatened to leave me out altogether! But I’ve managed to snatch at least 100 words of space

Medicare is proposing to implement a new program called Emergency Triage, Treat and Transport, or ET3. The idea is to determine whether a person who calls the 911 emergency line can be taken to a more suitable place than automatically being sent to an emergency room. Matt Johnson, general manager of Century Ambulance Service, 

Healthcare systems are made up of thousands of moving parts, and when any one of them doesn’t work efficiently, it causes frustration for staff and takes the focus away from where it should be—on the patient. Being able to quickly and easily access scrubs, for example, makes it easier for healthcare providers to do their jobs, and gives them one less area of concern.

Cybersecurity continues to be top of mind these days, especially as we continue to rely on technology and technologies become more sophisticated. On December 28, 2018, a Task Group that includes U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) personnel and private-sector health care industry leaders published new guidance for health care organizations on cybersecurity best practices.

Physician residents deal with a lot of debt. For some residents and medical students it can range from $200K-$500K or more in debt. According to the 2016 Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Medical School Graduation Questionnaire, 4 out of 5 medical students borrow from student loan institutions to finance their studies.

If you were hanging out with a group of friends and trying to decide what your next fun event together would be, I doubt anyone would jump to suggest going to a symphony orchestra. Even if you are a fan, when the words symphony orchestra are presented, words like formal, sophisticated, and maybe even dry come to mind.

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