South Florida Hospital News
Tuesday July 16, 2019

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July 2019 - Volume 16 - Issue 1




July 9, 2019 - The National Institutes of Health’s Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development has awarded Cristina Palacios, associate professor in the department of Dietetics and Nutrition at FIU’s Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work, a $2.8 million grant to study the effects of soluble corn fiber as a dietary supplement to optimize bone mass in adolescents.

July 9, 2019 - A clinical team from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine’s Comprehensive Epilepsy Center and the Department of Neurosurgery recently performed Florida’s second deep brain stimulation (DBS) surgery for a patient with intractable epilepsy.  The new treatment, which was approved by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) in 2018, offers a new therapeutic strategy for patients whose epilepsy cannot be treated effectively by medications or resective surgery.
July 9. 2019 - Janet D. Moreland, who was raised and educated in the Glades, has been named Hospital Administrator of Lakeside Medical Center, the 70-bed, acute care facility in Belle Glade.
“I am truly excited about this opportunity,” said Janet D. Moreland, APRN, MSN, LHRM. “I look forward to engaging with the people who live and work in the Glades – the community where I grew up – to share all of the great things we have planned for the coming year.”

 July 8, 2019 - SOL Global Investments Corp. ("SOL Global" or the "Company") (CSE: SOL) (OTCQB: SOLCF) (Frankfurt: 9SB) is pleased to announce that it has completed a $50,000,000 private placement financing (the "Transaction") by way of the issue and sale of a senior secured non-convertible debenture (the "Debenture") to an arm's length institutional investor (the "Lender"). 

July 8, 2019 — Seasoned healthcare executive Bill Duquette has been named chief executive officer of South Miami Hospital, a 453-bed acute-care hospital that is part of Baptist Health South Florida, the largest not-for-profit healthcare organization in the region. He succeeds Lincoln Mendez, who was named chief executive officer of Boca Raton Regional Hospital, Baptist Health’s newest affiliate. 


July 8, 2019 – Nicklaus Children's Health System (NCHS) has once again received an A+ bond rating from Fitch Ratings credit rating agency. The health system, which includes a 309-bed freestanding children's hospital and a growing network of pediatric outpatient centers, was also recognized by the agency as having a stable fiscal outlook for the future.

July 8, 2019 - The Board of Directors of the Dade County Medical Association (DCMA) is pleased to announce that Dr. Antonio Mesa is the new President of the Association.  Dr. Mesa is the first Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) to serve as President of the oldest county medical association in Florida. Dr. Barbara Montford, Immediate Past President of the DCMA, expressed her confidence in Dr. Mesa’s leadership during the Presidential Inauguration.   “He will continue to work on the plan initiated over the past year to transform the association and benefits we offer physicians in our community” commented Dr. Montford.

Almost 40 percent of U.S. adults and 18.5 percent of youth are obese, according to the 2015-2016 findings by the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. The findings are important because obesity health risks create a number of medical issues such as high blood pressure, diabetes and heart disease. Obesity hampers mobility and may have a negative effect on self-esteem. 

July 6, 2019 ― North Shore Medical Center, a comprehensive stroke center, received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines® Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence.

July 3, 2019 - A new GRASP (Grief Recovery After a Substance Passing) chapter will begin hosting monthly support group meetings in West Palm Beach starting July 10. The recurring GRASP meeting is part of a relationship between Hanley Foundation’s Project COPE (Connect for Overdose Prevention and Education) and GRASP, a national organization. 
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