South Florida Hospital News
Sunday June 13, 2021

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May 2021 - Volume 17 - Issue 11

COVID-19 has drawn attention to many nursing trends throughout the nation, whether pre-existing, rising in priority, or brand new to our field. As leaders, we need to understand these issues and appropriately intervene so that our profession can emerge from the pandemic stronger than when it began.

Hospital walls don’t confine this nurse scholar from applying her hands-on research findings gained from healing experiences in the adult populations of critical care units, long-term care facilities and community groups focused on the needs of aging, marginalized, vulnerable and underserved populations.

While most healthcare vendors were impacted negatively by the COVID-19 pandemic, ImageFIRST, the largest and leading provider of medical linens in South Florida, grew on the strength of its service and reliability. They were able to persevere through the hardships and continued to provide its healthcare clients with exceptional care and quality service.

Earlier this spring, the North Broward Hospital District Board of Commissioners named Shane Strum as the new President and CEO of Broward Health, one of the 10 largest public health systems in the U.S.

This is a big month for all of us at South Florida Hospital News & Healthcare Report as we celebrate our Annual Salute to Nurses and National Hospital Week. At no time in our collective memories have we understood more clearly the significance of the question: Where would we be without nurses and healthcare professionals, the heroes of health care?

With so many groundbreaking cyber-attacks threatening healthcare organizations, many are upgrading their cyber protection. Unfortunately, what most don’t realize is that the threat isn’t always from within—the majority of cyber hacks are coming through third-party vendors.

Burnout. A term used so frequently that we can become desensitized to its meaning and its repercussions for the healthcare industry. COVID-19 intensified burnout and turnover, further straining the already limited supply of nurses, leaving many organizations scrambling to find staff.

Mother’s Day is an opportunity to celebrate motherhood and honor the mothers and mother figures in our lives. Daughters and sons who are missing their mothers this year are invited to join VITAS Healthcare for the “Remembering Our Mothers” virtual memorial event.


Ademola Ayo Akinkunmi, PMP, FACHE, MHA, CCM, RN, describes himself as a mosaic of many pieces that is still being built. He says that he is eternally grateful to God and to those who have contributed to making him who he is, and for the myriad opportunities he has had in his healthcare journey.

In the haste to pass legislation to codify the rights of parents to direct all health care services offered to or provided to their children, the Florida Legislature has muddied the water for physicians that may be called to render acute care and first aid to an injured child outside of the hospital setting.

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