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June 2018 - Volume 14 - Issue 12

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Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida is now enrolling volunteer participants in a pioneering international Alzheimer’s disease prevention research program. The Alzheimer’s Prevention Initiative (API) Generation Program is made up of two clinical trials—Generation Study 1 and Generation Study 2—and will test investigational study medications which aim to prevent the onset of Alzheimer’s disease in cognitively healthy people whose genetic makeup puts them at particularly high risk for developing the disease at older ages. 
 

West Boca Medical Center names Elaine Sorensen as its new patient safety officer.  In her new role, Sorensen will oversee all patient safety initiatives to improve the overall quality of the patient experience. 

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The board of trustees of Quantum Foundation, under the leadership of Mrs. Donna Mulholland, recently approved eight new grants totaling more than $800,000 to nonprofits based in Palm Beach County.
 
Quantum Foundation’s mission is to fund initiatives that improve the overall health of people living in Palm Beach County. In its 20th year of grantmaking, the foundation has assets of approximately $140 million and since its inception has awarded more than $125 million to hundreds of local nonprofit grantees. Every dollar the foundation grants stays in the county to benefit local communities. The most recent cycle of grants focuses on mental health, health education looking toward the future, and even housing for the area’s most vulnerable residents.

Trustbridge Hospice Foundation is proud to announce the election of Dr. Jeffrey Bishop, Neil Solomon and Meredith Tucker as the newest members of the board of Directors.  The Trustbridge Foundation serves as the philanthropic branch of Trustbridge and supports the specialized programs and services that Trustbridge provides patients and families in our community. 

Jupiter Medical Center is partnering with Life Line Screening, the nation’s largest provider of preventive health screenings, to help people age 50 and older understand their risk for stroke, vascular disease and aneurysms. Identifying risk before symptoms occur allows those who are at risk to take action and potentially prevent chronic disease. 

IDS, a cloud-based technology company specializing in health information management services, announced that Jim McKeen has joined the company as Vice President of Healthcare Solutions. As a key member of the executive team, Jim will be driving growth and implementation of new business development strategies for larger healthcare organizations in the South East. 

Initiative reflects transformational gift from Elaine J. Wold and Bay Branch Foundation

 
Officials at Boca Raton Regional Hospital today announced that it will name its existing inpatient facility the “Gloria Drummond Patient Tower” in response to a transformational gift of $25 million from noted philanthropist Elaine J. Wold and the Bay Branch Foundation.
 
 
VA Mission Act: Enhancing Healthcare for Veterans
 
by Hayley Shulman, CPA, Manager, WithumSmith+Brown
 
After passing through the Senate and House of Representatives, the VA Maintaining Internal Systems and Strengthening Integrated Outside Networks Act of 2018 (“Act”) was signed into law by President Trump. However, shortly after signing the VA Mission Act bill into law, President Trump issued a signed statement which opposed certain funding measures and portions of the legislation.

The Board of Directors of the Dade County Medical Association (DCMA), wants to announce that Dr. Raul Ravelo is finishing his tenure as President of the organization.  During his year Dr. Ravelo was able to achieve several notable accomplishments, despite managing the disruptions created by Hurricane Irma.  Dr. Ravelo and his board members were very successful in moving the DCMA to its new facilities near the University of Miami Medical Campus.  The new office space allows the DCMA to integrate advanced technology that will support its future social media and public relations strategies. “We think that this new facility will give the DCMA what it needs to lead us into the future and welcome new generations of physicians” commented Dr. Ravelo.

 

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