South Florida Hospital News
Thursday April 2, 2020

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April 2020 - Volume 16 - Issue 10




March 25, 2020 - As the world prioritizes social distancing to stop or slow down the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), a new study by researchers at Florida Atlantic University demonstrates that mother-infant touch and contact are essential for optimal neurodevelopmental regulation in early infancy. Kangaroo Care, a skin-to-skin, chest-to-chest method of caring for a baby, especially one who is premature, has been associated with promoting neurophysiological development. 

March 25, 2020 - In light of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), Epilepsy Florida has announced its continued availability to help South Florida consumers navigate healthcare coverage options for Affordable Care Act (ACA/Obamacare) marketplace health insurance during the ongoing pandemic. 
In my 78 years, I have never seen anything like the times in which we are living. Each of us is being tested. May each of us rise to the challenge before all of us.
Our work continues, even as we on The Children’s Movement staff work remotely. Video calls and conference calls are replacing our normal travel across the state. The needs of children and families remain our first focus.

1,147 positive cases in Florida Residents and 80 positive cases in non-Florida residents

March 23 2020 - To keep Florida residents and visitors safe, informed and aware about the status of the virus, The Florida Department of Health has launched a COVID-19 dashboard that will be updated twice daily. Today, as of 6 p.m., there are 1,227 total** Florida cases. Data in released reports are provisional and subject to change. In this release, we are correcting the number of COVID-19 related deaths from information previously released on the COVID-19 dashboard.
I am forwarding a message from a trusted friend about Hand Sanitizer
In an effort to fight COVID-19 and help Hospitals, the Post Offices and the like, they have converted their operation into making sorely-needed high-quality hand sanitizers. They have been fulfilling orders around the clock for hospitals, post offices and other. 
Selling them at breakeven: 32 oz plastic bottle for $22. 
If interested, please call their sales exec Jim Connelly at 973.452.6650.

March 24, 2020 – The OneBlood Mobile Unit will be at the Phil Smith Neuroscience Institute at Holy Cross Hospital for an emergency blood drive on Wednesday, March 25 from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The unit will be set up in the valet parking area at 4725 N. Federal Highway (off of Federal Highway and NE 47th Street).

March 23 2020 - A new telephonic pre-registration process has been established to reduce wait time at the C.B. Smith Park COVID-19 Drive-Thru Test Collection site. People will be able to complete the crucial criteria screening and provide demographic information ahead of time, which is required in order to get tested at the park.

March 23, 2020 - Since January, Jupiter Medical Center’s medical staff leadership, infection prevention experts and executive team have been developing plans to screen, isolate and treat COVID-19 patients, including conducting drills and training for hospital team members, and ensuring the careful stewardship of equipment and supplies. The medical center was one of the first hospitals to implement CDC guidelines for the screening, diagnosis and treatment of COVID-19, and in the interim has also been working closely with the Florida Department of Health to strictly adhere to state and federal guidelines.

March 21, 2020 - Jackson Health System’s top priority is to protect our patients, guests and healthcare workers. Effective immediately, we will not allow visitors for most of our hospital patients. We encourage the use of phone calls, electronic messages, and videoconference.

Description of Study

The purpose of this study is to learn more about the impact of COVID-19 on cannabis users. 
Study Procedures
You will be asked to complete a questionnaire. The questions ask you to provide information about yourself and your health. It also asks about your medical cannabis use. You may want to complete the survey on a private computer. Completing the survey should take about 10-15 minutes.
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