South Florida Hospital News
Thursday October 17, 2019

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October 2019 - Volume 16 - Issue 4



Dawn MacCartney serves as the assistant manager for pediatric case management at St. Mary’s Medical Center and Palm Beach Children’s Hospital. In her role, MacCartney is responsible for the utilization management and discharge planning for the assigned patient populations. Her duties also include timely clinical reviews and communication with payer sources,

Darci Davis is the manager of case management and clinical social services at West Boca Medical Center, and has been with the hospital for over 20 years. Darci is responsible for the hospital utilization performance, and operational management of the department,

Claudia Cardona started working at Palmetto General Hospital as a nurse in July 2012. In November, 2014, she transitioned to a case manager role. As a case manager at Palmetto General Hospital, she facilitates patients along the continuum of care so they can have a safe discharge. 

Yanara Martinez, is a registered nurse (RN) and has worked as a case manager at Hialeah Hospital since 2016. Martinez’s path in healthcare started as a psychologist in Cuba, graduating from the Universidad de la Habana in 2003. She decided to become a nurse and serve her community in a more personal manner providing extraordinary patient care and satisfaction. 

Sherese Young is a social worker and case manager at Florida Medical Center, a campus of North Shore. She joined Florida Medical Center this past January. Sherese handles patient assessments in complex cases, and assists in the patient discharge process. She works closely with the physicians as well. 

As a case manager at Coral Gables Hospital, Lissette Pozo assesses patient conditions and needs in order to develop a personalized care plan. Her responsibilities include collecting patient data, social and medical assessment of patients for social needs. 

Across the country, medical marijuana has become accepted as a treatment alternative in several different nursing homes for residents who have chronic conditions. If a current pilot program goes well, Florida could soon make cannabis available to statewide nursing homes as well.

“Amazon" John Easterling, founder of Happy Tree Microbes, spent over two decades in and out of the Amazon rainforest planting medicine. He researched and brought to market a variety of Amazonian medicinal and therapeutic plants after formulating them in America using advanced technological methods. As a result, he helped his former company, Amazon Herb Company, sell over $100 million of those products.

If you turn on the news today, chances are you’ll catch a report about illnesses or deaths caused by vaping. Not only is there a lot of confusion among users as to whether the products that they are using are safe, but the government is also starting to take note of this smoking method, in which users inhale the vapors of e-cigarettes or vape pens.

As a UK-based company, Liberty Herbal Technologies would like to reduce the risk for cannabis inhalation, more precise, simpler and sustainable for all patients and consumers of cannabis. That’s why the company created hapac®, a unique dry-vaping system that consists of ready to use filter-paper packs (or sachets) of pre-ground cannabis flower

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