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Tuesday October 15, 2019
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October 2019 - Volume 16 - Issue 4

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October 1, 2019 – Michael (Mike) E. Maroone, South Florida philanthropist and business leader, has been named Chair of Cleveland Clinic Florida Regional Health System’s Board of Directors. The Board was established to provide strategic oversight as Cleveland Clinic continues to expand across the state of Florida. 

 The Conference and Community Awareness event on October 18th will have an afternoon session open to the public for free, 4:15 – 6:30 pm

October 1, 2019 – Rogers Behavioral Health, a leading nationwide, not-for-profit provider of behavioral health services, announces its support for the OCD Awareness Week 2019 Day Conference and Community Awareness Event in Miami hosted by OCD Central & South Florida Affiliate on Friday, October 18th, 2019. 
 

 

Fort Lauderdale, Florida – The North Broward Hospital District Board of Commissioners cut taxes by reducing the millage rate, setting a new rate of 1.0324, which was also the proposed rollback rate. Last year’s millage rate was 1.0855. This rate reduction, compared to last year’s set millage rate, results in tax savings of almost $7 million for county taxpayers. 

Susan G. Komen Florida, an innovator in breast cancer advocacy, continues the fight with the expansion of new policy and community care initiatives
 
October 1, 2019 – As we enter Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Susan G. Komen Florida, the First Responders to Breast Cancer, are standing behind their commitment to improving women’s health in the state, and fair and greater access to affordable screenings and treatments. In a momentous move, and for the entire month of October, the state capital will turn pink to pay tribute to Floridians who have been diagnosed, are living with breast cancer and to those who have lost their battle. 
 
FAU Nursing Study Also Shows All Older African, European and Hispanic Americans Are Below Recommended Levels of Protein Intake 
 
September 30, 2019 - As the population of older adults in the United States continues to grow and becomes more diverse, health concerns increase in parallel. The loss of skeletal muscle mass, strength and function is one such concern and can begin to occur as early as age 40 and accelerates after age 60. A contributing factor to the age-related changes in muscle is insufficient protein intake by older adults who fail to consume adequate protein levels. 
 
September 30, 2019 -  The Board of Commissioners of the South Broward Hospital District, which oversees the operations for Memorial Healthcare System, voted on a new millage rate during its September board meeting. The Board voted to adopt a millage rate of 0.1260. 
 
This is the ninth year in a row that the Board has voted to lower the overall millage rate for the District with 0.1260 resulting in the lowest rate in the history of the South Broward Hospital District. The 0.1260 millage rate represents a 10.92 percent decrease from last year’s rate of 0.1414. The resulting gross tax revenues are estimated to reach $7.8 million. 
 

September 27, 2019 - Memorial Healthcare System’s Graduate Medical Education (GME) program is growing again, with two new residency programs, Anesthesia and OB/GYN, now certified by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. 

 
Memorial is now licensed by ACGME to train doctors in eight specialties, with the first residents for the new programs to arrive next year. On deck to start in July 2020, pending certification, are programs in cardiology, hematology/oncology, and emergency medicine. 
 
September 26, 2019 – The Dr. M. Lee Pearce Foundation, Inc. welcomes Tatjana Rundek, M.D., Ph.D. as a new board member.  
 
Rundek is a professor of neurology and public health sciences at the University of Miami and serves as executive vice chair for research and faculty affairs in the school’s department of neurology. She is also the scientific director of the Evelyn F. McKnight Brain Institute at the University of Miami’s Miller School of Medicine and has been honored as an Evelyn F. McKnight Endowed Chair for Learning and Memory in Aging.
 
 

September 23, 2019 — Medical oncologist and clinical researcher Yuliya Linhares, M.D., has been named Chief of the Lymphoma Service at Miami Cancer Institute at Baptist Health South Florida, the state’s only member of the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Alliance. 

September 23, 2019 – Holly L. Neville, MD, a fellowship-trained, pediatric general surgeon has been named to lead the division of pediatric general surgery at Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital in Hollywood. 

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