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April 2021 - Volume 17 - Issue 10
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HEALTHY START COALITION OF MIAMI-DADE GATHERED VIRTUALLY TO HONOR HEALTHCARE WORKERS AT ITS ANNUAL AWARDS AND RECOGNITION CEREMONY

October 27, 2020 - The Healthy Start Coalition of Miami-Dade (HSCMD) held its Annual Awards and Recognition Ceremony on Friday, October 23, 2020 as a virtual event. The ceremony celebrated the critical work performed by clinicians, case managers, colleagues, volunteers, Board members and staff that contribute to HSCMD remaining a leader in maternal, infant and child health in Miami-Dade County. 
 
The Healthy Start Coalition of Miami-Dade honored over 50 individuals and organizations for their diligent pledge in ensuring every baby in our community has a Healthy Start in life. 
 
“The Healthy Start Coalition of Miami-Dade has tirelessly served Miami-Dade County for the past 19 years, focused entirely on promoting maternal, infant, and child health,” said Manuel “Manny” Fermin, HSCMD Chief Executive Officer. “It is always extremely gratifying to celebrate the accomplishments of our colleagues, particularly during such trying times. We look forward to carrying on this work for years to come.”
 
The Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative (FPQC) and Healthy Start Coalition of Miami-Dade jointly recognized hospitals that have committed to healthcare quality improvement for mothers and babies with the Champion of Quality Recognition. 
 
Hialeah Hospital                                 
Homestead Hospital                            
Jackson North Medical Center           
Jackson South Medical Center           
Kendall Regional Medical Center      
Mercy Hospital, a Campus of Plantation General Hospital               
Mount Sinai Medical Center              
North Shore Medical Center               
Palmetto General Hospital                  
South Miami Hospital                         
The Women’s Hospital at                   
Jackson Memorial                               
West Kendall Baptist Hospital           
 
Additional award categories included the Excellence in Maternal, Infant, and Child Health for hospital partners and prenatal care providers for completion of the universal Healthy Start postnatal and prenatal screen, and Champion of Change Evidence-Based Maternity Care Recognition for hospitals that have made progress toward designation as a Baby-Friendly® hospital.        
 
Celestino P. Castellon, M.D. – Obstetrics and Gynecology   
Citrus Health Network, Inc.
Community Health of South Florida, Inc. – Doris Ison Health Center
Community Health of South Florida, Inc. – Martin Luther King Jr. Clinica Campesina      
Faris Hanna, M.D., F.A.C.O.G., P.A. – Obstetrics and Gynecology
Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade County Women’s Health Program – Florida City
Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade County Women’s Health Program – Health District Center
Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade County Women’s Health Program –West Dade
Jessie Trice Community Health Center – Main Campus
Metro-Miami OB/GYN Associates
Miami Beach Community Health Center, Inc. – Beverly Press Center
Miami Beach Community Health Center, Inc. – North Miami Center
Miami Beach Community Health Center, Inc. – Stanley C. Myers Center
            
Senator Anitere Flores was recognized as a Champion of Maternal, Infant, and Child Health for her ongoing support of efforts that improve the lives of women, infants, and families in our community.
 
Individuals who have dedicated 5, 10 and 15 years to improving the lives of mothers, infants and children in Miami-Dade County were also recognized. Please see addendum for a complete list of awardees.
 
The Healthy Start Coalition of Miami-Dade is a community-based, non-profit organization that serves as the County’s prenatal and infant care coalition. They partner with local community-based organizations to provide free, high-quality health and education services to women of childbearing age, children up to age three, and their families. The primary goal of HSCMD is to reduce infant mortality and the number of low-birth weight and pre-term births as well as improve maternal child health and developmental outcomes in Miami-Dade County.
 
The Annual Awards & Recognition Ceremony was sponsored by Sunshine Health, The Children’s Trust, Florida Power & Light Company, Molina Healthcare, United Health Care Community & State, Aetna Better Health of Florida, Community Health of South Florida, Inc., North Shore Medical Center, South Miami Hospital, ZipData.net Tech Support Server Cloud, Valley National Bank, Miami Beach Community Health Center, Inc. and Nurse-Family Partnership National Service Office. 
 
 
 
About Healthy Start Coalition of Miami-Dade
The Healthy Start Coalition of Miami-Dade (HSCMD) is a community-based non-profit organization statutorily designated and funded by the State of Florida Department of Health (FDOH) and the Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) to serve as Miami-Dade County’s prenatal and infant care coalition. HSCMD partners with local community-based organizations and healthcare professionals to plan, coordinate, and provide high quality health and education services to women of childbearing age, infants up to age three, and their families. For more information, visit www.hscmd.org and follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for the latest news and updates.  
 
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