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October 2019 - Volume 16 - Issue 4

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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.

The Brumback Clinics received a total of $176,501 in grants that include these three other awards:
• Access Enhancer Awards recognizes health centers that increased the total number of patients served and the number of patients receiving comprehensive services between 2017 and 2018.
• Health Disparities Reducer Awards recognizes health centers that met or exceeded the Healthy People 2020 goals, or made at least a 10% improvement across different racial/ethnic groups between 2017 and 2018.
• Patient Centered Medical Home recognition at multiple sites recognizes health centers that provide health care that is relationship-based with an orientation toward the whole person.

Tenet Florida Physician Services (TFPS) is pleased to announce Claire E. Shannon, M.D., a pediatric orthopaedic surgeon, is opening her new practice at the Paley Orthopedic & Spine Institute in West Palm Beach.

Prior to joining TFPS and Paley Orthopedic & Spine Institute, Dr. Shannon served as an assistant professor of orthopedic surgery in the division of pediatric orthopedic surgery at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine located in Baltimore, MD. Dr. Shannon is affiliated with Johns Hopkins as honorary faculty.
 
For her education and training, Dr. Shannon completed a fellowship in pediatric orthopedic surgery at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada. Dr. Shannon finished her residency and internship in orthopedic surgery at Case Western/ University Hospitals Case Medical Center in Cleveland, OH. She graduated medical school from the University of Rochester School of Medicine in Rochester, NY.

Tenet Florida Physician Services (TFPS) is pleased to announce Dr. Raghuram Sampath, an experienced neurosurgeon, has joined the Advanced Neuroscience Network Physicians (ANNP) practice in Hialeah and the Palm Beach Neuroscience Institute (PBNI) in West Palm Beach.

Prior to joining TFPS, Dr. Sampath worked as an attending neurosurgeon at Geisinger Health System in Wilkes-Barre, PA. In addition, Dr. Sampath instructed future neuroscientists as an associated faculty member in the Neuroendovascular Surgery Fellowship Program at the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine.
 
For his education and training, Dr. Sampath completed fellowships in cerebrovascular surgery from the Swedish Neuroscience Institute in Seattle, WA, and in skull base surgery from the University of Colorado, Denver, CO. He completed a residency in neurosurgery at St. Louis University Hospital, St. Louis, MO, and an internship in general surgery from New York-Presbyterian Hospital-Columbia/Cornell, New York, NY. Dr. Sampath completed medical school at the University of Delhi, Delhi, India.

Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital welcomes infectious disease physician Jorge Requena-Penenori, M.D. Dr. Requena-Penenori earned his medical degree at the Instituto Superior de Ciencias Medicas de la Havana in Havana, Cuba. He completed a family medicine residency at Comandante Manuel Fajardo Teaching Hospital in Havana, Cuba and an internal medicine residency at Wyckoff Heights Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY, as well as a fellowship in infectious disease at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, NC.

Dr. Requena-Penenori traveled the world as a primary care physician for the Ministry of Public Health of Cuba (MINSAP). In underprivileged Venezuelan communities, he provided comprehensive medical care and assisted in the prevention and treatment of diseases. In Cuba, he worked for MINSAP at Enrique Cabrera General Hospital. He served patients in general wards, intensive care units and outpatient departments. Dr. Requena-Penenori also traveled to Ecuador and performed preoperative evaluations for patients undergoing ocular surgeries through a humanitarian project developed for underserved populations. He provided preventative medical care for individuals and families in the area.
 
While in Winston-Salem, Dr. Requena-Penenori practiced at W. G. Hefner VA Medical Center and provided care at several outpatient clinics. An inpatient consultant in Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center’s general wards and intensive care units, he also cared for post-transplant and other immunocompromised patients.

Manuel Vicente Mendez, M.D., a vascular and endovascular surgeon, has joined Tenet Florida Cardiovascular Care (TFCC) in his practice in West Palm Beach, FL.

Prior to joining TFCC, Dr. Mendez worked in private practice as a vascular and endovascular surgery specialist at Palm Beach Endovascular in West Palm Beach, FL for the last 20 years. While serving the West Palm Beach community, he directed a non-invasive vascular laboratory. Earlier in his medical career, Dr. Mendez cared for the health needs of a countryside community as a primary care physician at Bauxiven Primary Care/Rural Clinic, Los Pijiguaos, Estado Bolivar, Venezuela. 
 
For his education and training, Dr. Mendez completed a Vascular Surgery Fellowship at Boston Medical Center and the Boston University School of Medicine. In addition, Dr. Mendez also completed an Endovascular Fellowship at Instituto Cardiovascular Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Dr. Mendez finished his general surgery residency program at UMass Medical Center, Worcester, MA. He graduated medical school from Universidad Central de Venezuela, Caracas, Venezuela. 
Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital welcomes internal medicine physician Lori Posk, M.D., FACP. Dr. Posk earned her doctor of medicine from Michigan State University and completed her internal medicine residency at Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Ohio. She is board certified in internal medicine and clinical informatics.
 
Dr. Posk served as Chief Medical Resident at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation prior to becoming Medical Director for MyChart at Cleveland Clinic and Medical Director at the Twinsburg Family Health and Surgery Center.
 
She joined the MyChart Team in July 2012 and led the team in several initiatives including Open Notes, electronic messaging, patient access and test result release.

Jessica Schwartz, D.O., an internist dedicated to providing the community with preventive and primary care has joined the practice of Mitchell Goldstein, D.O., family practitioner and Elizabeth Polsinelli, D.O., internist, with Tenet Florida Physician Services (TFPS) in Boca Raton.

Prior to joining TFPS, Dr. Schwartz finished residency and internship training in the Internal Medicine Program at Broward Health Medical Center located in Fort Lauderdale. Dr. Schwartz completed medical school at the Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Davie, FL.
 
 

Keith Jones, M.D., FACS, RPVI, a vascular and endovascular surgeon, has joined Tenet Florida Cardiovascular Care (TFCC) and opened his practice in West Palm Beach, FL.

Prior to joining TFCC, Dr. Jones worked as a vascular surgeon at Mercy Medical Group, a service of Dignity Health Foundation located in Carmichael, CA.
 
For his education and training, Dr. Jones completed a vascular surgery fellowship at Albany Medical Center, Albany, NY. In addition, Dr. Jones also finished his residency in general surgery at Loyola University Medical Center located in Maywood, IL. He graduated medical school from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Farmington, CT.

Holy Cross Medical Group has announced the addition of their new cardiothoracic surgeon, John Nicholas Melvan, M.D., Ph.D.

Dr. Melvan joins Holy Cross Hospital's Jim Moran Heart and Vascular Center from Emory University School of Medicine, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, where he completed a combined residency and fellowship training program.
 
Prior to joining Emory in Atlanta, Dr. Melvan received his bachelors of science degree from the University of Wisconsin. Thereafter, he earned his medical and doctoral degrees (M.D., Ph.D.) from Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans, Louisiana, where he also served as an instructor of cardiovascular physiology.

Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital’s Scully-Welsh Cancer Center welcomes dermatologist Jonathan Braue, M.D. Dr. Braue earned his medical degree from University of South Florida (USF) in Tampa and completed his medical internship and dermatology residency at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee.

Dr. Braue graduated as one of Vanderbilt’s top residents and has received many accolades from his mentors. In addition to being an expert in detection and treatment of skin cancer, he also has a passion for treating cutaneous lymphoma. He is a member of American Academy of Dermatology and the American Medical Association.
 
In addition to volunteering at USF’s student-run clinic and treating patients from underserved populations around the Tampa area, Dr. Braue spent time in Bolivia providing medical care to those lacking access to quality healthcare.
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