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May 2019 - Volume 15 - Issue 11

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May 24, 2019 – Boca Raton Regional Hospital and Baptist Health South Florida today announced that they have signed a Definitive Agreement regarding a strategic partnership between the two organizations. This agreement solidifies their plans for affiliation, which is expected to be completed by early summer.
 

May 24, 2019 - Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital Foundation recently hosted an ‘80s-themed fundraiser,  “Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital Casino Night,” that featured $10,000 in cash and prizes, a slot tournament, unlimited buffet, open bar, live music, and auctions. The event at Calder Casino was attended by nearly 300 people and raised more than $60,000.

May 23, 2019 - Ten caregivers at Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital were recognized by their peers at the annual Clinical Excellence Award ceremony, held at the hospital on May 9.  The honorees include nine individuals who directly care for patients and one support associate nominated and selected by their colleagues.  Established in 1999 by Joseph Laraja and endowed with a gift to Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital Foundation from The Laraja Foundation, Inc., the awards recognize professional commitment, teamwork, expertise and positive communication skills.

May 20, 2019 — Bilingual children are on equal footing with monolingual children when it comes to regulating their behavior, planning and problem-solving, according to a new FIU study.
For more than 20 years, research has suggested children who are bilingual have an advantage when it comes to executive functions, which are the cognitive processes that have to do with managing behaviors and attention. But researchers at the FIU Center for Children and Families say that is not the case for American 9- and 10-year-olds.
 

 May 22, 2019 - Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital welcomes family medicine physician Thomas V. Schalcosky, DO, DPM, FAAFP. Dr. Schalcosky earned a degree in podiatric medicine at the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio, and completed a podiatric and surgical residency at the Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Medical Center in Richmond, Virginia. He earned his doctor of osteopathic medicine degree from the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine in Lewisburg, Virginia. He completed his internship at Richmond Heights General Hospital in Richmond Heights, Ohio, and his family practice residency at the University of Virginia at Lynchburg.

May 21, 2019 – The Annual Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce Healthcare Heroes Awards luncheon was held today at Jungle Island. The event included more than 420 attendees plus many sponsors and exhibitors.

May 22, 2019 - Insurance Care Direct (ICD), one of the nation's largest health and life insurance agencies, today announced it has named former United States Senator and Governor of Nebraska E. Benjamin Nelson as Chief Executive Officer (CEO). In this new role, Senator Nelson will be responsible for day-to-day leadership of the Company. He will also continue to serve on the Advisory Board of ICD.

May 15, 2019 - Dignity Memorial® has partnered with filmmaker Eric Gordon to host a series of screenings of When All That’s Left is Love across the country. The inaugural screening took place Wednesday, April 17 at Allegro Senior Living in Boynton Beach where Dignity Memorial® presented a check in support of this important initiative.
 
When All That's Left is Love is the emotionally gripping story of a wife's determination to care for her Alzheimer's-stricken husband in their home. With unprecedented, behind-the-scenes access, the film reveals the toll that the disease takes on families coping with Alzheimer's, while also showcasing the power of love that sustains both patients and caregivers. Director Eric Gordon's story focuses on his mother, Marilyn, and a neighbor, Arline Rothman, as they struggle to care for spouses who are living with moderate to severe stages of Alzheimer's disease.
 

May 22, 2019 - Dr. Reynald Jean, Director of Tuberculosis Control and Prevention, Epidemiology, Disease Control, Clinical Laboratory, Immunization Services and Public Health Preparedness for the Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade County (DOH-Miami-Dade) is the proud recipient of the 2019 Health Care Heroes Award in the category of Health Care Professionals. 

Every Memorial Day, friends and families get together for cookouts in celebration of the start of summer. However, for the staff at the Burn & Reconstructive Centers of Florida at Kendall Regional Medical Center in Miami, the holiday is a time to spotlight safety.
 
As the #1 Burn Hospital in South Florida, Kendall Regional’s team strives to spread awareness on burn prevention and safety tips. Dr. Haaris Mir, the Medical Director of the Burn and Reconstructive Center, explains how injuries they see can range from severe burns caused by bonfires, to minor burns caused by people touching hot surfaces, such as the closed lid of a grill. 
 
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