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October 2019 - Volume 16 - Issue 4




OCTOBER 14 2019  – The American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk will be held Sunday, October 27, 2019 on the Florida Atlantic University Campus to unite communities, honor those touched by the disease and raise awareness and funds for a world without breast cancer. 

October 14, 2019 – Jupiter Medical Center will soon welcome patients through the new main entrance and 5-story patient tower. On Thursday, October 10, donors, administrators and dignitaries celebrated the philanthropy that made the expansion possible on two of the soon-to-be-open units located in the tower.


October 8 2019  - St. Mary’s Medical Center is being recognized with the Labor and Delivery Excellence Award™ and Obstetrics and Gynecology Excellence Award by Healthgrades for the second year in a row.  In fact, the hospital is the only one in Palm Beach County to achieve this.  This distinction places St. Mary’s Medical Center in the top 5% of all hospitals evaluated for the exceptional care of mothers during and after labor and delivery according to Healthgrades, a leading online resource for information about physicians and hospitals. In addition to the OBGYN and Labor and Delivery Excellence Awards, St. Mary’s Medical Center has been recognized as a five-star recipient for Vaginal Delivery and C-Section Delivery for the 5th consecutive year

October 10 2019 – Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center announces the appointment of Yvonne Hoang as its new Controller.  In this role, Hoang will be responsible for the planning, organizing, coordinating and directing of the activities of the Accounting Department in accordance with Tenet’s policies, and will report to the Chief Financial Officer.

October 10, 2019 – Ocutrx Vision Technologies, LLC, a California-based technology startup developing a state-of-the-art augmented reality headset, is excited to reveal the company’s most significant technology milestone to date—a next generation AR headset technology for Surgery Visualization called the ORLenz™, a second medical device related to their flagship Oculenz™ ARWear™ headset for Macular Degeneration. A prototype of this technology is being formally introduced at the American Academy of Ophthalmology 2019 Conference in San Francisco this October during the dedicated Retina Subspecialty Day. 

October 10 2019 - New Horizons of the Treasure Coast and Okeechobee raised $30,000 at the 9th annual Race for Recovery 5K Run/Walk at Indian River State College Pruitt Campus to help children and adult mental health clients achieve their wellness goals. 

October 9, 2019 — West Kendall Baptist Hospital, part of Baptist Health South Florida, attained Magnet recognition again, a testament to its continued dedication to high-quality nursing practice. The American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Magnet Recognition Program ® distinguishes health care organizations that meet rigorous standards for nursing excellence. This credential is the highest national honor for professional nursing practice. 

October 10 2019 -  Kevin Shapiro, a local real estate professional who is a lifelong resident of the Village of Wellington, has been named to the Board of Governors for Wellington Regional Medical Center. 

October 7, 2019 – The Alzheimer’s Association® is inviting Boca Raton residents to join the fight to end Alzheimer’s by participating in the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s. The Walk will take place Sunday, November 10, beginning at 6:30 a.m. at Mizner Park Amphitheater in Boca Raton.

October 10, 2019  -  VITAS® Healthcare, the nation’s leading provider of end-of-life care, redesigned its mobile app offering at-a-glance hospice eligibility information, streamlined secure patient referrals, and a user experience tailored to specific healthcare roles. 

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