South Florida Hospital News
Wednesday April 14, 2021

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April 2021 - Volume 17 - Issue 10


April 14, 2021 - Cris Martinez joins the Alzheimer’s Association as the 2021 Walk to End Alzheimer’s event chair in Palm Beach. Martinez is a certified broadcast meteorologist at WPBF 25 ABC Television in West Palm Beach and a member of the Board of Directors for the Southeast Florida Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association.

April 6, 2021  - NCH Healthcare System (NCH) announced that Dr. Robert J.Cubeddu has joined the organization as its new President of the NCH Heart Institute. This ispart of NCH’s strategy and commitment to transform its cardiovascular services into a premier destination center for South Florida and beyond.

Center of Excellence Recognizes High Degree of Experience with New Technology
April 13 2021 - Lief Urology today announced that Matthew S. Lief M.D. has been designated as a Center of Excellence for Rezum™ Water Vapor Therapy treatment – a minimally invasive in-office procedure for men looking to treat their benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), not just the symptoms. Rezum Therapy uses natural water vapor to reduce the size of the prostate and provide lasting symptom relief from BPH without invasive surgery or some of the potential side effects of prescription drugs.
April 13, 2021 – Maribel A. Torres, MSM, BS, RN-BC, joins the staff of North Shore Medical Center as the hospital’s new chief nursing officer. Torres has more than 30 years of clinical and administrative experience in nursing. In her new role at North Shore Medical Center, Torres is responsible for overseeing and coordinating the hospital’s nursing units and their daily operations.
Patients Must Pre-Register at
Broward Health is currently accepting new appointment requests for COVID-19 vaccination. With consistently low wait times, the entire process – from check-in to completing observation – averages about 45 minutes. The majority of vaccinations are held at Inter Miami CF Stadium in Fort Lauderdale.

April 12, 2021 – John’s Island Community Service League (JICSL) has awarded a $30,000 grant to Tykes & Teens, a leading provider of the highest quality, evidence-based mental health services and programs for children and adolescents for 25 years. The funding will support the Alternative to Out of School Suspension (ALTOSS) program in Indian River County that is housed at the Gifford Youth Achievement Center.

FAU Schmidt College of Medicine and an International Team Publish Study Findings in ‘International Journal of Cardiology’  
April 12, 2021 — Family history of early cardiac events in first degree relatives such as a parent or sibling is a major risk factor, especially for premature events. Currently, data on risks in close relatives of patients with a family history of premature heart attacks, chronic stable angina or peripheral vascular disease are sparse.
April 12, 2021 - After pausing community contributions and sponsorships last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Lee Health is proud to reopen sponsorship requests for virtual and outdoor events.
Lee Health is dedicated to giving back to the community and, through its Community Contributions Program, provides support to registered 501(c)(3) organizations in Southwest Florida. 

April 12 2021 - The West Palm Beach VA Medical Center is proud to partner with the Indian River State College to host a COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic on April 14, 2021 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Indian River State College Mueller Campus in  Vero Beach (6155 College Lane, Vero Beach, FL 32966). The Clinic will offer the single dose Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine to all Veterans (of any age), all spouses of Veterans and all Caregivers of Veterans by appointment or as a walk-in.

April 5 2021 - Good Samaritan Medical Center recently announced 19 DAISY Award winners for their hard work and dedication to the nursing profession.  The hospital selected nurses who have been a part of Good Sam’s nursing team for 30 or more years.

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