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September 2020 - Volume 17 - Issue 3
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Dr. Daniel Gelrud performs first case using EUS J10 Series Video Gastroscope
 
September 21, 2020 - Gastro Health, a national leading medical group specializing in digestive health, is the first institution in the United States to utilize the latest diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy technology, the J10 Series Ultrasound Video Gastroscope. 
 
Daniel Gelrud, MD, FACP, gastroenterologist and advanced endoscopist with Gastro Health, became the first physician to utilize the technology to examine a tumor in the wall of the patient’s stomach.
 

September 21 2020 - Broward Health Medical Center has welcomed Laura Thomas, MHA, as its new Chief Financial Officer. Thomas has more than 15 years of financial leadership experience. Thomas will provide strategic leadership and oversight of the fiscal operations at Broward Health Medical Center and Salah Foundation Children’s Hospital.

September 21, 2020 - Aventura Hospital and Medical Center has named David Was, MBA, to the Chief Operating Officer (COO) role effective August 17, 2020. In this position, David will be responsible for the oversight of surgical services, emergency services, ancillary and support services, construction and expansion, and the facility’s service line growth and development.

September 16 2020 - The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Department of Defense (DoD) today released two documents outlining the Trump Administration’s detailed strategy to deliver safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine doses to the American people as quickly and reliably as possible. 

September 17 2020 - Holy Cross Medical Group, a multi-specialty physician employed group of more than 160 physicians providing services throughout Broward and Palm Beach counties, announces the addition of Jennifer Capezzuti, DO, MPH, MBA.

September 17, 2020 – Urologist Lunan Ji, M.D., has joined Baptist Health South Florida. Dr. Ji specializes in general, reconstructive and female urology. Dr. Ji is also experienced in robotic and minimally invasive surgery. He sees patients for a variety of urological conditions, including voiding dysfunction, incontinence, prostate and urinary disorders, pelvic organ prolapse, kidney stones and erectile dysfunction. He is fluent in both English and Mandarin.

South Florida Science Center and Aquarium Announces Blockbuster Exhibit
 
September 17 2020 -  No bones about it! The South Florida Science Center is announcing the fall blockbuster exhibit, Real Bodies: The Exhibition presented by the Stiles-Nicholson Foundation. Opening September 28, 2020, the exhibit will be on display until April 11, 2021.
 
Appropriate for all ages, Real Bodies goes beyond skin deep to reveal the mysteries of human anatomy, exploring the body through physiology, culture and emotion. Visitors will tour real, preserved human bodies, digging deeper into what it means to be alive.

 
Monthlong campaign offers support at a time when 40% of Americans are suffering from 
mental health issues or substance abuse related to the pandemic.
 
September 17 2020 - Palm Health Foundation is preparing to launch its fourth annual Train the Brain community health campaign at a time when the need for behavioral health support is soaring.  According to a recent CDC study, in June 2020, 40% of Americans reported some mental health issue or substance abuse related to the pandemic. In the same study, 11% of American adults reported seriously considering suicide, about double the percentage who did so for the same period in 2019. The Train the Brain theme for 2020, “Resilience & Self-Care in the Face of Adversity,” responds to the behavioral health challenges Palm Beach County residents are experiencing from social isolation, financial struggles and racial injustice.
 
Ambrozie will lead organization-wide digital transformation, optimizing the consumer and clinician experience
 
September 17, 2020 – Baptist Health South Florida, the largest not-for-profit healthcare organization in South Florida has named Tony Ambrozie as its inaugural Senior Vice President and Chief Digital Officer.  He will assume his new role on October 1. 
 

September 17 2020 - Despite mandated COVID-19 prevention measures that restricted visitation, the Edward J. Healey Rehabilitation and Nursing Center has kept the lines of communication open over the past six months for its 111 residents and their families. Gary Teitelbaum appreciates the ongoing information he receives about his 56-year old brother Eric, who has lived at the skilled nursing center in Riviera Beach for the past five years.

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