South Florida Hospital News
Monday August 19, 2019

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August 2019 - Volume 16 - Issue 2




Weight loss surgery is a personal decision that only you — with the help of your family and your doctors — can make. Chances are if you’re considering weight loss surgery, you’ve tried every diet and exercise routine you know. Over time, the results of weight loss surgery are often life changing, but there are many considerations with any surgery. Like anything, bariatric surgeries have evolved and there are several types and techniques to fit your health needs, aesthetic hopes and lifestyle.

Hispanic Americans represent 17.6 percent of the present U.S. population, or about 56.6 million people. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, people of Cuban, Mexican, Puerto Rican, South or Central-American or other Spanish culture or origin are projected to comprise 28.6 percent of the U.S. population by the year 2060, or about 119 million individuals. This growing group of Hispanic Americans faces significant health concerns that put them at high risk for both heart disease and diabetes.

August 5, 2019 — Miami Cancer Institute at Baptist Health South Florida, the state’s only member of the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Alliance, welcomes medical oncologist and clinical researcher Bruno Bastos, M.D., to its multidisciplinary team of cancer care specialists. Dr. Bastos specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of genitourinary cancer, which includes the prostate, bladder, kidney, ureter and urethra. He has expertise in the use of the most advanced systemic therapies, such as chemotherapy, hormone therapy and targeted therapy, both in the adjuvant and metastatic setting.

August 5, 2019 — Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute (FCS) is pleased to announce the appointment of Nathan H. Walcker to the Executive Leadership Team as Chief Financial Officer. In this role, Walcker will oversee the organization’s finance and accounting operations, business planning and investments, and fiscal compliance policy and practices.

August 5, 2019 - Southwest Florida parents can rest easy knowing their infants are sleeping well at three Lee Health Certified Safe Sleep Champion hospitals. 
Cape Coral Hospital, Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida and HealthPark Medical Center recently earned the highest possible gold-level certification from the National Safe Sleep Hospital Certification Program for their commitment to best practices and education on infant safe sleep. The hospitals are three of ten in Florida to earn gold certification. 

August 5, 2019  - Chemo rooms are cold, cancer is scary, and hope is what everyone on that journey is yearning for. Dyer Subaru and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Palm Beach-Treasure Coast Chapter have once again joined together to provide that hope and a little bit of warmth.

August 1, 2019 - In a U.S. News & World Report ranking of specialties at children’s hospitals throughout the U.S., orthopaedics at Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital was ranked 33rd in the nation, based on patient outcomes, clinical resources, and utilization of best practices. The Hollywood-based hospital was the highest rated in Florida and moved up two spots from the 2018 orthopaedic rankings. 

August 2, 2019 - DNA damage—caused by environmental agents or the body’s normal processes—plays a critical role in the development of many major human diseases, with profound public health implications. 
Marcus S. Cooke, professor at Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work’s Department of Environmental Health Sciences, has been awarded $149,846 from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences to develop an automated device to support the assessment of DNA damage and repair. Facilitating such measures will help advance knowledge of the role of DNA damage in health and disease.
August 2, 2019 - Pets Help The Heart Heal Inc. delivers interactive opportunities, introducing career paths and the human-animal bond 
On Saturday, August 24 from 3 to 6 p.m. Animal Hospital of Ft. Lauderdale will host the second interactive learning event organized by Pets Help the Heart Heal Inc. Developed by veterinarian and partner, Dr. Stephanie Jones, after looking for a way to use the hospital and the animals as a way to help children, the non-profit organization offers foster children the opportunity to learn about veterinary medicine and interact with animals to help heal the feelings of abandonment, abuse, rejection and grief. 
Vaccinate Broward is a collaboration driven by Broward Health, Memorial Healthcare System, and Community Care Plan to ensure that children in Broward County are fully vaccinated.  Vaccinate Broward events will provide free vaccinations to Broward County children and young adults, ages 4 to 20, on Saturday, August 3. 
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