South Florida Hospital News
Tuesday November 24, 2020

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November 2020 - Volume 17 - Issue 5


November 24 2020 - When former Florida Governor Rick Scott invited Christopher Ure to join the North Broward Hospital District’s Board of Commissioners in 2015, the strategic appointment helped lay the foundation for what was to become the health system’s extraordinary transformation. Although he had never served in a similar capacity in healthcare or politics, or perhaps precisely because he had not, Ure brought fresh perspective, business skills and leadership to one of the nation’s 10 largest public health systems, seen through the unique lens of a successful CEO.

For Fourth Consecutive Year, IBM Watson Health Includes HealthPark Medical Center 
on List of 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals
November 24, 2020Lee Health’s HealthPark Medical Center is among the 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals again, joining some of the most elite hospitals in the country for top heart care. The honor marks the fourth consecutive year the hospital has earned a top spot on the list.
While UV light may kill bacteria and viruses, improper use is dangerous
November 24, 2020 - In a paper published in the journalOcular Immunology and Inflammation, physicians from the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine reported that several patients using germicidal lamps in an attempt to sanitize against the coronavirus, developed painful inflammation of the cornea, a condition called photokeratitis. These consumer-available ultraviolet (UV) emitting devices were being usedin an attempt toeliminate coronavirusfrom homes and offices.
November 23, 2020 – The Harcourt M. and Virginia W. Sylvester Foundation has made a $2.5 million gift to Keeping the Promise…The Campaign for Boca Raton Regional Hospital. The Foundation’s gift has helped the campaign raise nearly $170 million toward its
$250 million goal.

November 23 2020 - As we continue to build on our national reputation of delivering high-quality care, we are pleased to announce the forming of the Columbia University Division of Orthopedics at Mount Sinai Medical Center. Our partnership with Columbia gives you access to the only Ivy League affiliated orthopedics program in South Florida.

November 23, 2020 – Jupiter Medical Center has named Patti Patrick, as Vice President and Chief Strategy & Growth Officer. In this role, she is responsible for the identification, assessment and implementation of strategic Initiatives in the areas of physician partnerships, business development, physician relations and marketing and communications.

November 23, 2020 – Cardiologist Vianka Perez, DO, recently joined Tenet Florida Physician Services (TFPS) and opened her practice in an established TFPS cardiology office located on the campus of Palmetto General Hospital in Hialeah.

Community Leaders in Hendry, Okeechobee, Glades Counties Form Consortium
November 23 2020 - Thanks to a recent $1 million grant from the federal Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Rural Communities Opioid Response Program, Hanley Foundation is facilitating a consortium of community leaders to examine the impact of the opioid crisis in rural Florida. The Hendry, Okeechobee and Glades Opioid Consortium (HOGOC) will use those funds over the next three years to address the prevention, treatment and recovery needs of residents of those counties.

November 23, 2020 – This week, a virtual ribbon-cutting event officially welcomed a new, convenient option for the residents of Broward County with the opening of Baptist Health’s wellness and medical complex in Plantation. The new 112,000-square-foot facility, located at 1228 South Pine Island Road, just north of I-595, is an addition to the healthcare landscape in central Broward County.

November 20, 2020: A prominent group of pediatric pulmonologists has joined KIDZ Medical Services (KIDZ), a physician-owned healthcare organization that provides pediatric, neonatal, and obstetrical care in seven counties in Florida.

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