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Wednesday October 17, 2018
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October 2018 - Volume 15 - Issue 4

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On Wednesday, October 3, 2018, the Florida chapters of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) held their Annual Meeting and Awards Dinner in Orlando. Two members of the South Florida Healthcare Executive Forum (SFHEF) received the Regent’s Award for outstanding commitment and dedication to advancing healthcare

With a distinct eye on the future of health care, the University of Miami is pleased to announce the formation of the UHealth Board of Directors, a panel of highly respected leaders who will provide strategic oversight to the University of Miami Health System.
 
The University is making this bold move to position UHealth to be more responsive to its overall mission to its patients, research and medical education. As health care evolves rapidly, health care systems must operate in an environment of thoughtful decision making that is nimble and adaptive to the market. Building this Board, made up of experienced leaders in health care and business, creates a critical framework to guide the strategic vision of UHealth in order to serve better its patients and the community. 
Desmond Fonji, DO, has joined the staff at Indian River Medical Center. 
Dr. Fonji graduated cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in biology from The City College of New York and received his medical training at the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his residency in family medicine at St. Petersburg General Hospital, and served as residency preceptor for Lakeside Medical Center’s Family Medicine Residency Program.

All County Health Care is proud to announce that our employees we will be participating in the Making Strides Against Cancer – Broward 2018 event on October 27th, 7:00 AM. We are proud that our team is helping the American Cancer Society team to help save lives. Big support to our Case Manger Donna Brown.

 

The University of Miami Health System is pleased to announce Keith J. Murphy as its new vice president of Supply Chain Services. 
In this newly created role, Mr. Murphy will support the goals of the University and UHealth by providing oversight of the supply chain of the health system, including the hospital-based and ambulatory facilities, and the UM Medical Group. 
 

Cardiologist Tarak Rambhatla, M.D., has joined Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute, part of Baptist Health South Florida and the region’s largest and most comprehensive cardiovascular facility. Dr. Rambhatla specializes in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of complex cardiovascular disease and its risk factors.

Stilley has served as chairman of the Board of Trustees at Jupiter Medical Center since 2017
Robert J. Stilley, chairman of the Jupiter Medical Center Board of Trustees, was named Trustee of the Year by the Florida Hospital Association during the organization’s annual Celebration of Achievement in Quality and Service Awards. 
The awards program, which took place on Thursday, Oct. 4, in Orlando, recognizes caregivers, hospital trustees and hospitals around the state for notable achievement in improving quality and patient safety, as well as for making significant impacts on their local communities, engaging hospital staff, transforming care delivery, and increasing efficiency.
 

Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center names Pat Rosenberg, RN, MSN, as Chief Nursing Officer.  In her new role, Rosenberg will assume the operational responsibility of nursing care at Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center. As a member of the administrative team, Rosenberg will play a key role in facilitating and directing nursing leadership and quality of nursing patient care.  

Private Grantmaking Organization Allocates Nearly $900,000 for Third Quarter Whole Health Initiatives

The board of trustees of Quantum Foundation, under the leadership of Mrs. Donna Mulholland, chair, recently approved nine new grants totaling $887,500 to health-related nonprofits based throughout Palm Beach County.

Quantum Foundation’s mission is to fund initiatives that improve the overall health of people living in Palm Beach County. In its 20th year of community investment, the foundation has assets of approximately $150 million and since its inception has awarded $130 million to hundreds of local nonprofit grantees. Every dollar the foundation grants stays in the county to benefit local communities.

On October 3, 2017, the intensive 18-month effort to secure Indian River Medical Center’s future neared its conclusion today as the IRMC Board of Directors and the Indian River County Hospital District Trustees voted to approve a series of agreements that will result in IRMC joining the Cleveland Clinic health system. We expect to formally sign the agreements later this week.
Under the terms of the transaction, Cleveland Clinic is committing to invest at least $250 million in IRMC over the next 10 years.
 
 
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