South Florida Hospital News
Wednesday November 20, 2019

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November 2019 - Volume 16 - Issue 5




November 16, 2019 — Miami HEAT fans, cancer survivors, novice and experienced dribblers and others who want to make a difference in the fight against cancer took to the streets of Miami today in an event like no other:  The first-ever community-wide “Dribble Drive Against Cancer.”

November 16 2019 - HCA announced that Charles Gressle has been named president of HCA Healthcare’s Fort Lauderdale-based East Florida Division, effective December 1. Gressle will assume leadership from Michael Joseph, who is retiring after 31 years with the Company. 
Gressle, who has been with HCA Healthcare for 14 years, is currently chief administrative officer for the East Florida Division, where he has direct oversight of several hospitals and division-wide initiatives. Before assuming that role in May of this year, Gressle held numerous leadership positions in HCA Healthcare, including CEO of Medical City Plano, COO at Medical City Dallas and Medical City Children’s Hospital, COO at The Woman’s Hospital of Texas, and Senior Vice President in HCA Healthcare’s Continental Division. Gressle started his career in healthcare as a caregiver, holding positions as a certified nursing assistant and a paramedic. 

Baptist Health and UnitedHealthcare have reached an agreement to renew our network relationship for Boca Raton Regional Hospital. Beginning December 1, 2019, UnitedHealthcare members enrolled in employer-sponsored, individual, Medicare Advantage and Medicaid benefit plans will have network access to Boca Raton Regional Hospital, giving them enhanced access to top-quality care for preventive, elective and emergency procedures right in their community.

November 15th, 2019 - SR Construction Services, a FL statewide vertically integrated turnkey General Contractor, has been awarded the East Point Towers upcoming remodel project that includes all common areas including lobbies in both the north and south towers.

November 13, 2019 – Kendall Regional Medical Center is one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery, Joint Replacement, General Surgery, Prostate Surgeries and Gastrointestinal Care according to a national study by Healthgrades, the leading online resource for information about physicians and hospitals. Every year, Healthgrades evaluates hospital performance at nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide for 32 of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions using Medicare data, and outcomes in appendectomy and bariatric surgery using all-payer data provided by 15 states. 

“A new study issued today found electronic medical records (EHRs) - as currently designed, implemented and regulated - lack usability as a necessary feature, resulting in EHRs that are extremely hard to use compared to other common technologies. Poor EHR usability was found to be highly correlated with physician burnout.

November 14, 2019 — Tracy Edelstein, DNP, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, has been named vice president and chief nursing officer of Bethesda Hospital. In this role, she will lead the hospital’s nursing division and collaborate with the administrative team to execute the nursing strategic plan. She will also direct the Bethesda College of Health Sciences, which offers programs to prepare competent and caring health professionals by bridging the gap between education and clinical practice.

November 13 2019 - The Michael and Dianne Bienes Cancer Center at Holy Cross Hospital has received a three-year, full reaccreditation designation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC). 

November 13 2019 - For its work with Siemens, DSignage received the company's "Small Business Award Supplier of the Year."  Siemens is a global corporation that is one of the world's largest producers of energy-efficient, resource-saving technologies; and DSignage is a digital signage agency that provides solutions to help clients improve their internal communications with employees and visitors, by using digital screens to engage and educate the audience.

November 13, 2019 – MorseLife Hospice and Palliative Care has released the results of a new online survey of 2,008 U.S. adults age 18+ conducted on its behalf by The Harris Poll in September 2019. The top three insights include overwhelming support of medical marijuana, opinions on religion when dealing with a life-limiting illness and overall understanding of hospice care. 

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