South Florida Hospital News
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August 2019 - Volume 16 - Issue 2



August 22, 2019 – Palmetto General Hospital is pleased to announce it is being recognized as a High Performing Hospital for 2019-20 by U.S. News & World Report for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.  
The annual U.S. News & World Report Procedures & Conditions ratings, now in their 5th year, are designed to assist patients and their doctors in making informed decisions about where to receive care for common conditions and elective procedures. These ratings extend the U.S. News mission of providing consumers with patient decision support geared toward complex specialty care.

August 23, 2019 – Westside Regional Medical Center has joined forces to host the “Crush the Crisis” opioid take back event on Saturday, September 7. Community members invited to dispose of unused or expired medications.  Law enforcement officers from the Plantation Police Department will be on-site to assist with the collection and disposal of unused medications.

August 21, 2019--Sarah Christensen, a fundraising and development executive with a track record for orchestrating strategic growth in the area of philanthropy, joined the University of Miami this month as its new vice president for medical development and alumni relations. Christensen, will oversee philanthropic efforts at the Miller School of Medicine and UHealth

August 22, 2019 – Kendall Regional Medical Center and Mercy Hospital have joined forces to host the “Crush the Crisis” opioid take back event on September 7. Law enforcement officers from the Miami-Dade Police Department and the City of Miami Police Department will be on-site to assist with the collection and disposal of unused medications. 

August 22, 2019 - They’re physically and emotionally wounded – most likely suffering from post-traumatic stress. Members of the United States military who serve abroad often return to the U.S. to treat their injuries and must be transported by aeromedical evacuation between medical facilities. Those who undergo these types of evacuations are in states of both chronic and acute stress. 

August 22, 2019 – South Miami Hospital attained Magnet Recognition for the fourth time, a testament to its continued dedication to high-quality nursing practice. The American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Magnet Recognition Program® distinguishes healthcare organizations that meet rigorous standards for nursing excellence. The designation is the nation’s highest form of recognition for nursing excellence and a benchmark for the quality of care patients receive.

August 22, 2019 – Epilepsy Florida has been named the recipient of a four-year award from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources & Services Administration, totaling $416,000 annually. A national initiative, the grant is designed to transform health care for children and youth with epilepsy and will increase access to coordinated, quality health care. The four-year award, totaling $416,000 annually, will help transform health care for children and youth with epilepsy

August 2019 - The South Broward Hospital District Board of Commissioners, which oversees all actions of Memorial Healthcare System, elected its officers at the recent board meeting. 
Vic Narang was selected Chairman, Laura Raybin Miller was elected Vice-Chair, and Karen L. Harrington was elected Secretary/Treasurer. The board members serving alongside the officers are Jose Basulto, Hobel Florido, and Douglas A. Harrison.

August 21, 2019 – Local filmmaker, Eric Gordon, will host a complimentary screening of his award winning film, When All That's Left is Love, a sensitively-directed documentary about the caregivers of individuals suffering from dementia, on Wednesday, October 30 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at the Movies of Delray, 7421 West Atlantic Avenue.  (November is National Family Caregivers Month.)

August 21, 2019 -  Robert M. Levy, MD, PhD, an internationally known neurosurgeon, has joined the South Florida medical practice of Anesthesia Pain Care Consultants. "We are very pleased to have Dr. Levy become part of our medical team,” said Ira Fox, MD. founder of Anesthesia Pain Care Consultants in Tamarac, FL. “His extensive medical experience and research will add yet another dimension to our range of care.”
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