South Florida Hospital News
Wednesday November 21, 2018

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November 2018 - Volume 15 - Issue 5




Thanksgiving will be a bit brighter for 78 families in need, thanks to a contribution from Jupiter Medical Center, and the Palm Beach Harvest. The medical center donated 78 turkeys, weighing between 20 and 24 pounds each, to Palm Beach Harvest with the goal of serving families who might otherwise have to forgo a turkey dinner for the holiday.

Professionally-facilitated, eight-week support group program features tailored content focused on psychosocial needs of people starting on their Parkinson’s disease journey
 The American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA) is expanding a unique eight-week standardized support group program to now serve people with Parkinson’s disease (PD) in West Palm Beach, FL.  The Parkinson’s Roadmap for Education and Support Services™ (PRESS™) program was created in an effort to elevate the quality of support provided to people living with PD featuring a specific curriculum designed to address the psychosocial aspects of life with PD.

Cleveland Clinic Florida has announced extended hours for Express Care services in Weston and the addition of new locations where Express Care services are available. Now available at Cleveland Clinic’s medical offices in Parkland, Palm Beach Gardens and Wellington, Express Care Clinics are designed to give patients walk-in treatment for common health issues from board-certified physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants. 

Nicklaus Children's is the Only Facility in South Florida Verified as a Level I Pediatric Trauma Center
Nicklaus Children's Hospital has been verified as a Level I Pediatric Trauma Center by the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and is the only hospital in South Florida to achieve Level I Pediatric Trauma Center verification. 
"This verification is a testament to our dedicated staff that works tirelessly to ensure children in our community are provided the highest standards in pediatric care. We look forward to continuing to serve the children and their families, said Dr. Leopoldo Malvezzi, pediatric surgeon and Director of Trauma Program at Nicklaus Children's Hospital.
Paul Simeone, Ph.D. has joined Lee Health as Vice President of Mental and Behavioral Health. In his new role, Simeone will lead Lee Health’s behavioral and mental health initiatives while working with community partners to improve behavioral health care in Southwest Florida.  
Simeone has more than 30 years’ experience in mental and behavioral health as an educator, administrator and practicing clinical psychologist. 
“We’re thrilled to bring Paul on board. He brings extensive mental and behavioral health experience with highly-regarded organizations around the country,” said John Chomeau, Lee Health’s Chief Population Health Officer. “Paul’s unique combination of leadership, teaching, operations and clinical practice will help Lee Health drive improvements to behavioral and mental health care in Southwest Florida.” 

Dicom Systems, Inc. (, a leader in Enterprise Imaging IT, and WinguMD, ( a clinical collaboration mobile app, have announced a joint deployment for Nicklaus Children's Hospital in Miami, Florida.

With more than 30 years of healthcare experience, Teresa C. Urquhart returns to Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center to serve as the hospital’s chief executive officer. She will be responsible for overseeing all strategic, operational and clinical activities at the hospital. 
“Teresa’s return to Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center is a homecoming for her,” said CEO of Tenet Healthcare’s Palm Beach Group, Maggie Gill. “We are thrilled to have her back in this role, serving in the community where she lives.”

Susan G. Komen South Florida based in West Palm Beach, Florida has significantly expanded its reach to become Susan G. Komen Florida.  The new state-wide organization will serve the entire state, except for Broward, Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties, which will continue to be supported by Komen Miami/Ft. Lauderdale. 

MediXall Group Inc., (OTCQB: MDXL), creator of, a new generation healthcare marketplace platform designed to address the growing need of self-pay and high deductible consumers for greater transparency and price competition in their healthcare costs, is pleased to announce today the appointment of Kuldeep Hajela, CPA as CFO of and to the MediXall Group Board of Advisors. Mr. Hajela brings more than 20 years of executive-level financial leadership in the healthcare industry to MediXall and holds a CPA and law degree.

Broward Health has recently seen growth in its employed physician group. Since January 2018, Broward Health Physician Group has added 20 physicians to its employed medical staff. With specialties that include adult and pediatric primary care, cardiology, interventional cardiology, infectious disease, vascular surgery, transplant surgery, thoracic surgery, hematology/oncology and adult and pediatric endocrinology, the Broward Health Physician Group continues to meet the growing and diverse healthcare needs of Broward County residents.

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