South Florida Hospital News
Monday June 14, 2021
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June 2021 - Volume 17 - Issue 12
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The other primary challenge for Tampa General, and again, one faced by all health systems, is learning to coexist with COVID-19, John Couris, CEO, adds.

Fiscal Year 2021 is a difficult year for hospital Medicare reimbursement. Medicare “will cut payments to 83% of the 3,080 hospitals evaluated” under the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program.Reimbursement reductions “from 0.01% to the maximum of 3.0%”2 will compound the financial challenges emanating from the COVID pandemic.

Ever ask your team an obvious question and get vacant stares as a response? Like they either never thought you would ask, or even scarier, never truly asked themselves? As large states like Texas, Florida and California are predicting huge shortages in nurses in the years to come, the debate continues why this is happening.

Rated as South Florida’s first and most experienced pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplant Program, the Nicklaus Children’s Hospital state-of-the-art transplant unit is run by our KIDZ Medical team. According to the National Marrow Donor Program, the dedication and extensive training of our staff is credited with outcomes that well exceed predicted results.

As we enter the summer months and inching closer to herd immunity, many organizations are beginning the assiduous task of re-assembling their workforce. Though there is much uncertainty regarding the future, addressing workforce sustainability cannot be delayed. Staffing agencies are maintaining the status quo of high bill rates and conversion fees 

Miami Dade College (MDC) will recognize ten alumni on the frontlines of the pandemic in a special Heroes Edition of MDC’s annual Alumni Hall of Fame ceremony Wednesday, June 9.

When Randy Gross, FACHE, CEO of Broward Health Imperial Point, joined the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) as a graduate student in 1997, he hoped that it would help him learn more about the healthcare field. What he didn’t realize then was that it would open the door to his current position.

For healthcare executives, the pandemic pushed digital transformation into overdrive.
According to BDO’s 2021 Healthcare Digital Transformation Survey, as a result of the events of 2020, 60% of healthcare organizations are adding new digital projects and 42% are accelerating some or all existing digital transformation plans. 

Miramar Park of Commerce, the largest locally owned and managed business park in South Florida, donated 50,000 sq. ft. in temporary space and additional parking to Memorial Healthcare System in an effort to help them meet logistical needs experienced during the height of the pandemic and through the vaccine roll-out. 

Busy hospital systems need efficient parking more than any other industry sector. Visitors, in particular, want to get to their destination quickly and without confusion. All too often, erecting a parking garage can become a costly afterthought. The good news is that with the right planning and design expertise from the beginning

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