South Florida Hospital News
Wednesday November 14, 2018

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November 2018 - Volume 15 - Issue 5



Two doctors have been added to the Holy Cross Medical Group, a multi-specialty physician employed group of more than 150 physicians providing services throughout Broward and Palm Beach counties.

Bethesda Hospital East, a part of Baptist Health South Florida, has purchased 276 beds to provide greater comfort to patients. The new beds promote safety, reduce the possibility of falls and help to prevent pressure ulcers. This is the 401-bed hospital’s largest bed investment in its 59-year history.

Indian River Medical Center will hold the IRMC Auxiliary’s Florence Booms Celebration of Lights ceremony on Thursday, December 6, at 6 p.m. on the hospital grounds.

Children’s Diagnostic & Treatment Center (CDTC) is gearing up to participate in The SMART Ride (Southern Most AIDS/HIV Ride) for the eighth consecutive year. The two-day bike ride on November 16th & 17th is devoted to raising awareness and funds for those living with HIV & AIDS in Florida. 100 percent of the funds raised by riders, crew and volunteers provide direct services to local residents most in need.

MediXall Group Inc., (OTCQB: MDXL), is pleased to announce that users now have access to the MediXallRX Discount program. By signing up for a account, consumer can utilize drug price look-up and comparison technology that provides accurate drug prices from national pharmacy chains as well as regional and local drug stores across the nation. The MediXallRx program benefits underinsured consumers that have gaps in prescription coverage, high co-pays, and/or high deductibles as well as the uninsured.  

Martha Musino has been appointed General Manager of VITAS Healthcare in Broward County, responsible for VITAS’ program operations in Fort Lauderdale, Miramar and throughout Broward County. In her role, she also develops and expands business potential, and represents VITAS in the community. 

Nicklaus Children's Health System (NCHS) has been named 2018 Most Wired Hospital by the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME). 
This award recognizes hospitals and health systems that are at the forefront of using healthcare IT to improve the delivery of care, have maximized the benefits of foundational technologies, and are embracing new technologies that support population management and value-based care. NCHS has been recognized in the “Most Wired” ranking since 2013, as is currently included among the top 10 organizations on the list.  

With the health insurance marketplace open enrollment beginning on November 1, 2018 and running through December 15, 2018, Hialeah Hospital community education and outreach program aims to raise awareness and understanding of the Marketplace, as well as the insurance options available for those currently without insurance or looking to change plans

Over 550 of the most philanthropic members of our community came together over the weekend to celebrate the 12th Annual Diamond Ball – Beyond Tomorrow at the JW Marriott Marquis Miami. The event raised over one million dollars to benefit the children and families cared for at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital.

The North Broward Hospital District Board of Commissioners has named Gino Santorio acting CEO of Broward Health. Santorio, who has been executive vice president and chief operating officer of Broward Health since 2017, will assume the acting CEO position immediately.
“I’m very proud of the significant accomplishments made in the past year at Broward Health,” said Santorio. “I’m humbled by the overwhelming support to lead the district, and I’m excited to work with our stakeholders, both internal and external, as we continue to focus on the quality of care and financial performance.”
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