South Florida Hospital News
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September 2019 - Volume 16 - Issue 3




September 9, 2019 – Kendall Regional Medical Center collected 7.5 pounds of opioid medications during its “Crush the Crisis” opioid take back day on September 7 to help combat the nation’s opioid crisis. Community members participated in the event by dropping off unused and expired prescription medications.  

September 11, 2019 - Lee Health’s newest service line, Lee Physician Group Urology, will begin seeing patients today across four locations in Lee County. LPG Urology was formed following Lee Health’s acquisition of Southwest Florida Urology Associates, which has been practicing in the community for over 30 years. 

September 11, 2019  -Senior Living Pioneer Belmont Village Teams-up with the Alzheimer’s Association Southeast Florida and FAU’s Comprehensive Center for Brain Health 
WHAT: Belmont Village Fort Lauderdale, a new luxury senior-living community, is hosting a luncheon and panel event in partnership with the Alzheimer’s Association Southeast Florida Chapter and FAU’s Comprehensive Center for Brain Health. 
The event - Ask the Experts: Whole Brain Fitness: A Guide to a Healthy Brain and Successful Aging – will feature brain health and memory care experts who will share insight on the best ways to maintain a healthy brain at every stage in life, including preventative care and the benefits of a Whole Brain Fitness lifestyle. A panel of experts will also answer questions and provide insights on brain health and dementia including early signs, lifestyle, local resources and the family journey. 
September 11, 2019 - Doug Strong has been named Interim Chief Executive Officer of Holy Cross Hospital. He will work alongside Patrick Taylor, MD, MBA to transition the hospital until Dr. Taylor's October 30 departure.     
Strong is the former CEO of the University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers (now called Michigan Medicine), where he led the system to become nationally known for excellence in quality and safety.

September 10, 2019 - Michelle Happer has joined Lee Health as its newest system director of diversity. In this role, she will oversee and lead Lee Health’s diversity, patient care civil rights and language services. Happer has more than ten years of health care, education and community relations experience in diverse settings.  

September 9, 2019 – The latest in a series of videos by VITAS® Healthcare, the nation’s leading provider of end-of-life care, chronicles the advances in hospice technology—from handwritten intake forms detailing patient information to today’s use of virtual/augmented reality therapy for patients—and shows the many ways the company has innovated care at the patient bedside over the last four decades.

September 10, 2019  – Chris Evert Charities is excited to announce the star-studded lineup for the Chris Evert Pro-Celebrity Tennis Classic. Presented by Chase Private Client, the Classic is set for November 22 – 24.
Celebrities scheduled to play in the 30thannual event include Chris Noth, Carson Kressley, Jon Lovitz, David Cook, Hélio Castroneves, Shawn Hatosy, Tate Donovan, Jamie McShane and Maeve Quinlan.

September 10 , 2019 - The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) recognized the C. L. Brumback Primary Care Clinics with several Health Center Quality Improvement Fiscal Year 2019 Grant Awards, including a gold badge as a Health Center Quality Leader for ranking among the top 10% of health centers nationally for clinical quality.

September 9 ,2019 - Physician leader to provide strategic direction as hospital further evolves into a world-class regional medical center.
Jupiter Medical Center announced the appointment of physician leader Amit Rastogi, MD, MHCM as Chief Executive Officer of Jupiter Medical Center. Dr. Rastogi will be responsible for providing strategic direction and leadership for the medical center’s expanding clinical programs, state-of-the-art facilities and cutting-edge technologies.

Septemnber 9 2019 - PGA Hall of Famer and 2- time major golf champion Greg Norman recently paid a visit to the Paley Orthopedic & Spine Institute to tour the facility, take some photos, and pass out gifts to the children being treated at the hospital.

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