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July 2020 - Volume 17 - Issue 1


Over 1,000 3D Printed Face Shields Delivered Throughout Palm Beach County
July 2 2020 - During the Coronavirus pandemic, the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium stepped up to provide more than 1,000 3D printed face shields to first responders when PPE was needed most. Educators delivered the protective equipment to front-line workers and other nonprofits throughout Palm Beach County and even as far as Orlando. Organizations such as the West Palm Beach Fire and Police Departments, FoundCare, Boca Regional and the Palm Beach Zoo were included in distribution.

July 2, 2020 - Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida, in partnership with Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Southwest Florida, offers a free monthly autism spectrum disorder screening for toddlers 18 months to five years of age. 

July 2, 2020- As regions of the country are seeing rebounding rates of COVID-19, the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) reminds everyone that practicing social distancing and continuing to cover your face when in public is the best recourse to slow the spread of the virus.

July 2 2020 - Memorial Healthcare System (MHS) has significantly increased its use of telehealth technology to connect patients, families, and care providers at its hospitals during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

July 2 2020 - Suncoast Mental Health Center, Inc (SMHC) is a leading agency on the Treasure Coast that provides psychiatric, counseling, and case management services to at-risk children, adults, and families. Recognizing their efforts in the community, the COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund and The Community Foundation Martin- St. Lucie have awarded Suncoast with a grant in the amount of $10,000.

Pedretti will oversee grant activities that support
increased COVID-19 testing and education throughout Collier County
July 1, 2020 - Julie Pedretti, APR, FACHE, has joined Healthcare Network as the new COVID-19 community relations director. The position is funded by a federal grant awarded to the organization by Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA). Pedretti will be responsible for directing grant activities that support increased COVID-19 testing and education throughout Collier County. 
July 1, 2020 - Florida Atlantic University has named Justin Perry, Ph.D., as the new dean of the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College. Perry will begin his new role starting today. 
Perry brings with him broad experience in academic leadership, applied research, grant funding, development, PK-12 education, and mental health practice. 
“The Wilkes Honors College is witnessing rapid, progressive changes, from the growth of its student body to new degree tracks and expanded research partnerships with Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience and Scripps Florida,” said Bret Danilowicz, Ph.D., provost and vice president for academic affairs at FAU. “Based on his administrative experiences and drive for success, Dr. Perry is the right leader to leverage this array of new opportunities for FAU students and faculty.”
Dr. David Krieger performed the innovative procedure at Aventura Hospital and Medical Center
July 1, 2020 - HCA East Florida’s Physician Services Group is proud to announce neurosurgeon David Krieger, MD, MS, FAANS, FACS is the first physician in South Florida to utilize a new device to treat degenerative disc disease, degenerative scoliosis and Grade I spondylolisthesis. The Mojave™ PL 3D expandable interbody system is the first expandable cage that allows for independent control of the anterior and posterior heights to aid in matching the fit of the implant to a patient’s anatomy, which can help treat these conditions. Three cases were performed last month at Aventura Hospital and Medical Center in Aventura, Florida, utilizing both traditional open as well as minimally invasive approaches.

July, 1, 2020 - Devinder Singh, M.D., joins the University of Miami Health System and Miller School of Medicine today as chief of the Division of Plastic Surgery and professor of clinical surgery.

MIAMI, FL – June 30, 2020 – Progressive Care Inc. (OTCQB: RXMD) (“Progressive Care” or the “Company”), a personalized healthcare services and technology company, today announced the launch of ClearMetrX, the Company’s first wholly owned data analytics company with services designed to support health care organizations across the country.

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