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June 2008 - Volume 4 - Issue 12

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With recent emphasis placed on publicly-reported data in the healthcare environment, many hospitals are finding themselves in the quality spotlight. And, since this information is widely available as a result of transparency requirements, consumers have...
When it comes to grieving the loss of a loved one, there’s no easy way to cope—especially for a child. But Hospice by the Sea, which serves Palm Beach and Broward Counties, is hoping kids can learn to grieve in a healthy way at Camp Good Grief.
The 2008 hurricane season is fast approaching and experts are predicting that it will be quite active. Broward Health Emergency Preparedness Department wants to stress the need to make preparations in advance. Storms bring challenges at all phases -...
Hospice of Palm Beach County has the experience and knowledge to provide care and consultation in a prompt, professional and well-organized manner in a crisis situation to include hurricane season. Internally, emergency and disaster plans are managed by a...
Every healthcare practice in Florida should have a hurricane preparation plan. The plan does not necessarily have to be extensive, but should consider the most likely storm scenarios. To create the plan, an assessment of potential risks should be...
As part of your disaster recovery preparation, it is important to ensure that your hospital has an alternative form of communication that links to other hospitals, local Emergency Operations Center (EOC), Emergency Medical Services (EMS), and...
What do health clinicians or administrators have in common with Home Depot? Making that answer obvious is a goal of The Florida Public Health Institute (FPHI), led by Claude Earl Fox, M.D., M.P.H., a public health physician on the forefront of federal,...
In times of crisis, the need for standardization and speed are greatly magnified. Examples of this are things like different radios by emergency response personnel, or different types of equipment or medication set-up on crash carts, which may cause user...
HospiceCare of Southeast Florida, Inc. survived Hurricane Wilma. It was a difficult two weeks, but the stories about the patients and staff members are truly amazing and made it all worthwhile. We have so many people and organizations to thank for their...
Emergency departments in South Florida hospitals are faced with several issues on a daily basis. The decline in patient volumes is a reflection of poor primary care access and increasing numbers of uninsured clients, resulting in fierce competition among
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