South Florida Hospital News
Thursday December 12, 2019

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December 2019 - Volume 16 - Issue 6



December 4 2019 - Dr. LaTanya L. McNeal, Executive Dean for Palm Beach State College’s Belle Glade campus, was recently appointed to the Lakeside Health Advisory Board, the Health Care District of Palm Beach County’s hospital advisory board. The board advises the Health Care District Board of Commissioners on issues related to the overall health and wellness of Glades residents, visitors and underserved members of the community. Dr. McNeal fills the seat vacated by Maria M. Vallejo, PhD who retired in March as Vice President for Growth & Expansion and Provost for the Palm Beach State College’s Belle Glade and Loxahatchee campuses. 

December 4 2019 - Children’s Diagnostic & Treatment Center (CDTC) has announced the addition of Dr. Helena Gaviria to its Primary Care Center.
A board-certified pediatrician, Dr. Gaviria is a fellow member of the American Academy of Pediatrics and is part of the Chapters for Obesity, Children with Disabilities and Integrative Nutrition. Her passion for nutrition and wellness inspired her to also complete a certification as a health coach from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in 2017. 


December 4, 2019 -  West Boca Medical Center welcomes Cory Harow, M.D. FACEP, as the new medical director of the emergency department. He is board certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine.   Dr. Harow joined the West Boca Medical Staff in November 2017, and with 20 years of experience, he is well prepared to step into this leadership role.

Palmetto General Hospital hosted a food drive to gather donations for food baskets to be delivered to Centro Mater, a nonprofit organization that provides early childhood education and social services to low income families. The food baskets are to be divided among many families in need throughout the holiday season. “We are so pleased to be able to help provide a celebratory Thanksgiving meal to families in our community,” said Ana Mederos, Chief Executive Officer of Palmetto General Hospital.

December 4 2019  - Wellington Regional Medical Center has acquired 35 additional acres in Westlake from Minto Communities for the future development of a medical campus. The transaction closed November 25. Terms were not disclosed. 
The land is adjacent to a five-acre parcel on which the hospital built a freestanding emergency medical facility that opened to patients in April 2019. The ER at Westlake, located at 16750 Persimmon Boulevard, provides emergency medical care 24-hours a day, seven days a week with eight exam rooms, three rapid medical exam bays, one triage room, on-site lab services and on-site radiological services.

December 4, 2019 - Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center is actively participating in a new medical study (TRILUMINATE Pivotal Trial), and enrolling patients who have severe symptomatic tricuspid regurgitation (leakage through the tricuspid valve), and are deemed appropriate for transcatheter intervention. This study is being conducted by Abbott, and is designed to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of the TriClip device for the treatment of severe tricuspid regurgitation.  Potential participants must go through a screening process prior to being enrolled in the study.

December 3, 2019 - Migraine headache is the third most common disease in the world affecting about 1 in 7 people. More prevalent than diabetes, epilepsy and asthma combined, migraine headaches are among the most common and potentially debilitating disorders encountered by primary health care providers. Migraines also are associated with an increased risk of stroke. 

December 3, 2019 — Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute (FCS) is pleased to announce the addition of Shekeab Jauhari, MD as a principal investigator on its research team. Dr. Jauhari is a medical oncologist/hematologist who will be leading Phase 1 clinical trials at the newest FCS Drug Development Unit in Lake Mary, FL, which is part of Sarah Cannon Research Institute (Sarah Cannon) and scheduled to open in early 2020. As a strategic research site for Sarah Cannon, one of the leading clinical research organizations in the world, FCS conducts clinical trials at more than 36 locations throughout the state.

December 3 2019 - With increasing demand to help underserved populations gain access to quality healthcare, FoundCare, Inc. celebrated its most recent expansion with a ribbon cutting ceremony for its pediatric office at FoundCare Pediatric North. Three experienced physicians oversee the approximately 4,500 square foot space located in the Mollie Wilmot Palm Healthcare Pavilion at 5205 Greenwood Avenue in West Palm Beach. 

December 2 2019 - Four renowned oncologists who have been treating cancer patients in this region for many years are joining Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, part of the University of Miami Health System, and South Florida’s only cancer center to achieve the prestigious National Cancer Institute designation. 
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