South Florida Hospital News
Saturday March 23, 2019
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March 2019 - Volume 15 - Issue 9

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The Grand Gala was the organization’s largest social and fundraising event in its history, with MEDNAX Health Solutions Partner serving as title sponsor, and headline entertainment by Michael Feinstein, multi-platinum-selling, five-time Grammy-nominated singer and pianist.

 

South Broward Community Health Services is now Memorial Primary Care, a name change that reflects the continued patient-centered care that its network of facilities have been providing for more than 20 years. 
 
As an integral part of Memorial Healthcare System’s commitment to providing healthcare services to patients, regardless of their ability to pay, Memorial Primary Care is dedicated to delivering high-quality, cost-effective, patient-centered primary care. With locations throughout south Broward County including Hollywood, Dania Beach, Hallandale Beach, Pembroke Pines and Miramar, a team of physicians, nurses, social workers, a nutritionist and support staff work together to meet each patient’s healthcare needs in a friendly and culturally sensitive environment. 
 

MyClinic, the only free clinic in northern Palm Beach County, hosted a cocktail event to honor donors and celebrate community milestones on Thursday, March 14. More than  120 supporters, donors and volunteers gathered to learn about new developments at MyClinic, tour the facility and meet volunteers and people who have benefitted from the free medical services the clinic provides. Besides honoring its major donors, MyClinic announced it has surpassed the halfway mark in its effort to raise $1.64 million to eliminate debt associated with the purchase of the clinic’s 5,000-square-foot medical office building

 

Florida Medical Center celebrates National Doctors’ Day by paying tribute to its physicians for their service, skill and compassion. The observance commemorates the nation's doctors, who have dedicated themselves to public service by helping to ensure the good health of US citizens. Doctors are qualified and licensed individuals who practice medicine of all forms. This year, we celebrate our physicians as valuable members of our Community Built on Care and will honor them through various events and activities at Florida Medical Center. 

Hanley Foundation, a community leader in substance abuse prevention and education, will present its Alcohol Literacy Challenge (ALC) to schools statewide during April’s National Alcohol Awareness Month. Educators also will be working to share statistics and key messaging on drinking – and binge drinking in particular – to help parents educate their children as well as themselves.

 

Firearm-related deaths in school-age children are increasing at alarming rates in the United States where homicide rates are about 6- to 9-fold higher than those in comparably developed countries. This epidemic poses increasingly major clinical, public health and policy challenges. 

Chris Simoneau has joined Lee Health as Chief Foundation and Development Officer. In his new role, Simoneau will be responsible for Lee Health’s strategic direction and oversight of the Lee Health Foundation, brand development, marketing, internal and external communications and community relationships in alignment with Lee Health’s Mission, Vision, Values and strategic objectives. 

Broward Health North has named Keith Foster, M.D., MBA, CPE, and FAAPMR, as the new chief medical officer. Foster will provide leadership in coordinating medical affairs and oversight for strategic planning, program development, and recruitment and retention of physicians, as well as ensuring community access to quality healthcare. 

With Doral being the fastest growing city in Florida, healthcare is a topic that has been on the minds of the city’s 68,000 residents for a few years now. Fortunately, Kendall Regional Medical and Trauma Center is opening the first ever freestanding Emergency Room in Doral, making them the leading healthcare provider in the thriving city. The hospital celebrated their $10 million project with a VIP Ribbon Cutting that brought together the City of Doral government, Miami-Dade County Commissioners, State Representatives, City of Doral Police and Fire Rescue, Doral Homeowner Associations and many more
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North Shore Medical Center hosted the Progressive Officers Club for their 19th Annual Black History Luncheon with a special salute to police officers who formerly served with the U.S. military. The guest speaker for the event was Tamara Gant from 101.5 Lite FM

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