South Florida Hospital News
Sunday January 20, 2019

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January 2019 - Volume 15 - Issue 7




 The Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade County is pleased to announce the newly elected 2019-2020 Consortium for a Healthier Miami-Dade Committee Chairs and Vice-Chairs that provide guidance to the Consortium.

Cleveland Clinic, Indian River Medical Center and Martin Health System officials celebrated the addition of Indian River Medical Center (IRMC) and Martin Health System as full members of the Cleveland Clinic health system, during events in Port St. Lucie, Fla., and Vero Beach, Fla., on Wednesday. 
 Hospital leaders from all three organizations came together today to meet with caregivers, and celebrate. In addition they shared the integration vision and welcomed all to the Cleveland Clinic family.
Addressing and Combating Substance Abuse in the Legal Profession seminars at FAU Jupiter and FAU Boca, which provide Continuing Legal Education Credit Hours for Ethics and Substance Abuse
Hanley Foundation, a statewide leader in substance use disorder education, will host two insightful “Lunch & Learn” seminars for legal professionals entitled Addressing and Combating Substance Abuse in the Legal Profession on Friday, February 1, 2019 and Monday, February 4, 2019. Both seminars are from Noon-4 p.m., include lunch and provide four Continuing Legal Education credits per session, including two ethics credits.

North Shore Medical Center honors Delana Benn, Nursing Director of Medical Surgical and Support Services, as the hospital’s Director of the Year. She was nominated because her colleagues describe her as highly engaged, and she is beloved by both staff and patients. Delana is being recognized for her outstanding service, commitment and dedication to caring for patients and the hospital staff.  She started her career at North Shore Medical Center in 1991 and has been part of the North Shore Medical Center family for 27 years. She has held the roles of Director of Medical Surgical and Dialysis Services, Nurse Manager, Clinical Coordinator, Acute Care Clinical Educator and Clinical Care Coordinator. 


As an emergency room nurse at North Shore Medical Center, Daniel Batista, RN, is recognized for striving to make a difference one patient at a time. This nomination is a testament to his hard work. He received the Daisy Award for his compassion, kindness and patience. He is a team player. 


North Shore Medical Center has been serving Miami Dade County for more than 61 years. 
During 2018, the physicians and employees upheld the goal of the hospital’s high standard of consistently delivering the best care to its patients. 

Florida Medical Center recently conducted a food drive to gather up canned food donations for food baskets to be delivered to area families. “We are so pleased to be able to participate in providing food baskets to the people in the community who need it most – so that they, too, may have a nice holiday season,” said Jeffrey M. Welch, Chief Executive Officer of Florida Medical Center. The food baskets are to be divided among many families in need throughout the holiday season. 


The employees, medical staff and administrative team at Coral Gables Hospital worked diligently throughout 2018 to provide the community with high quality care. The hospital celebrated many recognitions and achievements in 2018. 


Internationally renowned pediatric spinal surgeon, Thomas J. Errico, MD, has joined the Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Orthopedic Surgery Program’s Center for Spinal Disorders and Pediatric Specialists of America (PSA), the multispecialty group practice of Nicklaus Children’s Health System. Prior to joining Nicklaus Children’s, Dr. Errico served as chief of the Spine Center at NYU Langone Health in New York City, where he led for more than two decades a team renowned for its innovation and patient-centric care. 


Cardiac Electrophysiologist Juan Viles-Gonzalez, M.D., FACC, FAHA, FEHRA, FHRS, has joined Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute, part of Baptist Health South Florida and the region’s largest and most comprehensive cardiovascular facility. Triple board certified in cardiac electrophysiology, cardiovascular medicine and internal medicine, Dr. Viles-Gonzalez specializes in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of complex cardiac arrhythmias and its risk factors.

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