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July 2020 - Volume 17 - Issue 1
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Cleveland Clinic has been part of my family for most of my life. My father trained in anesthesia at Cleveland Clinic in the 1970s. Twenty-three years ago while I was an orthopaedic resident, I met my beautiful wife, Michelle, when she worked as a child life specialist at Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital. My two oldest daughters were born at Fairview Hospital.
 
Initiative Has Raised $150K for COVID-19 Relief
 
June 25, 2020 - Helping children is not seasonal, and efforts to bring pediatric care to families in need certainly does not end after a holiday. So, after successfully launching the “Wear the Bear. Show You Care.” campaign just prior to Father’s Day, Jack and Barbara Nicklaus and the Nicklaus Children’s Health Care Foundation will extend the program to continue raising money for the COVID-19 Relief Fund at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital.
 
June 25 2020 - The Miguel “Mike” B. Fernandez Family Pediatric Trauma Center at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Emergency Department successfully completed the Florida Department of Health review process and has successfully achieved Pediatric Trauma Center reverification. Attaining this revalidation demonstrates the hospital’s commitment to providing life-saving care to children within the South Florida community and beyond.
 
 
Palms West Hospital in the top 5% in the Nation for Patient Safety
 
June 18, 2020 - Palms West Hospital announced today that it is a recipient of the Healthgrades 2020 Patient Safety Excellence AwardTM. This distinction places Palms West Hospital among the top 5% of all short-term acute care hospitals reporting patient safety data as evaluated by Healthgrades, the leading resource that connects consumers, physicians and health systems. 
 
‘Cardiogenic Shock Team’ Provides Urgent Screening, Treatment of Serious Heart Condition 
 
The Cardiogenic Shock Team at Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute and Baptist Hospital is ready around-the-clock to assist with the immediate evaluation and management of “cardiogenic shock” — a life-threatening condition in which the heart is unable to pump sufficient blood throughout the body.
 
Commission Continues Approving Telehealth Funding During Coronavirus Pandemic
 
June 24, 2020—The Federal Communications Commission’s Wireline Competition Bureau today approved an additional 77 funding applications for the COVID-19 Telehealth Program.  Health care providers in both urban and rural areas of the country will use this $29.41 million in funding to provide telehealth services during the coronavirus pandemic.  To date, the FCC’s COVID-19 Telehealth Program, which was authorized by the CARES Act, has approved 444 funding applications in 46 states plus Washington, D.C. for a total of $157.64 million in funding. 
 

June 24 2020 - Community Health of South Florida, Inc. (CHI) is adjusting its hours for free COVID-19 testing and criteria. The new criteria will allow for more people to be tested during this pandemic. 

June 24th 2020 - Good Samaritan Medical Center promotes Sheri Montgomery to the role of chief executive officer (CEO).  In this role, Montgomery will be responsible for all strategic growth, operations and finances for the hospital.

June 23 2020 – Jorge Gonzalez, vice chairman and chief executive officer of City National Bank of Florida (CNB), has joined the Board of Directors of Nicklaus Children’s Health System, parent organization of Nicklaus Children’s Hospital. Mr. Gonzalez has also been a member since 2016 of the Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Board of Directors, serving on the hospital’s board finance and investment committees. 

FAU Researcher Examines Impact of Dog-walking Intervention on
 Physiological and PTSD Symptoms in Military Veterans 
 
June 23, 2020 - The United States is home to more than 21 million military veterans, many of whom have difficulty reintegrating into civilian life. A staggering 20 percent of them suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), one of the most common trauma-induced mental illnesses. Moreover, it is estimated that 20 veterans die of suicide each day, resulting in about 6,000 deaths by suicide each year. With President Trump’s announcement last week for a roadmap to increase public awareness and training to curb these deaths in our military veterans, a unique study exploring the human-animal bond could play an important role in helping this initiative.
 
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