South Florida Hospital News
Tuesday June 18, 2019

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June 2019 - Volume 15 - Issue 12



As a member of a consulting firm, we are approached to value various types of entities. In addition to a valuation where we are seeking to determine value at the present day, there are often times whereby we are called upon to review the valuations of others or review prior transactions. 

Just how do new doctors “learn” bedside manner, or the compassion necessary to be an empathetic medical provider?

For the students of Florida Atlantic University’s Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, the answer is by getting to know the people they may treat one day – face-to-face and right now. This summer, beginning in August, a class of FAU medical students will conduct a Service Learning Project at PROPEL (People Reaching Out to Provide Education & Leadership), which works with local teenagers and pre-teens.

You and your spouse have discussed getting a divorce and have now agreed that one of you will act and hire an attorney. You are speaking civilly to one another and seem to have agreed to split the assets and liabilities fairly. You are not arguing in front of your children and they have no idea that a divorce is imminent.

Laurie Scarbrough began her career in nursing at Holy Cross Hospital in 1994. Over the next 18 years, she served as a bedside nurse, charge nurse, admission nurse and a preceptor/mentor to new nurses on staff. From 2012 to 2017, Scarbrough served as a nurse in the hospital’s cardiovascular intensive care unit before moving to her current nursing role in pre-operation holding and outpatient surgery.

Valued at trillions of dollars, the U.S. healthcare industry is growing in size each year. Not only does the industry provide invaluable medical and clinical services to American consumers, it is host to extremely sensitive and valuable information, including:

• Personally Identifiable Information (PII)

With the 2019 Florida Legislative Session officially over, it is time for our organization to reflect on the many accomplishments and challenges we faced in Tallahassee with an eye on how we expand our effectiveness moving forward.

In her role as the physician liaison at Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center, which is part of Tenet Health, Geness LeBron Bump understands the importance of connecting with leaders in the healthcare field. Not only does she work with both physicians and the executive team at the hospital to improve operability, but she also uses their input to help educate the community about Tenet’s service lines.

The following is a summary of the regulatory bills that have been passed so far this year by the Florida Legislature, and that are of particular interest to hospitals. All bills become effective July 1, 2019, with one exception, which is noted:

Tracy Romanello, D.O., is a unique hybrid of physician. A dual board-certified family practitioner and palliative care physician, she (like most palliative care providers) experienced a loved one’s journey through a life-threatening illness. She experienced loss at a young age and was inspired to make a difference in how healthcare is rendered.

There are few things in our lives that are universal; one of them is music. Somewhere or somehow, someone around the world is listening to a song that moves and speaks to them. As many have said before, music is a universal language. Death is also universal; which is difficult and heartbreaking, yet it’s a universal affliction everyone will encounter at one point or another.

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