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May 2018 - Volume 14 - Issue 11



 For the second year in a row, seniors in Barry University’s Podiatric Medicine program have achieved a 100 percent passing rate on both the written and clinical APMLE Part II exams. The national average is 90 percent. In all, 43 Barry seniors took the exam.

South Florida Hospital News and Healthcare Report - Weekly Pulse Newsletter - May 17, 2018


Maribel A. Torres, MSM, BS, RN, BC joins the staff of Hialeah Hospital as the hospital’s new chief nursing officer. Torres has more than 20 years of clinical and administrative experience in nursing. In her new role at Hialeah Hospital, Torres is responsible for overseeing and coordinating the hospital’s nursing units and their daily operations.

 Hialeah Hospital proudly honors Reynier Perez, assistant controller, as the hospital’s Employee of the Month for April.

Coral Gables Hospital Chief Operating Officer, Madison Workman, and several members of the staff participated in the Mercedes Benz Corporate Run. A portion of the proceeds go to the United Way of Miami-Dade County.  The United Way’s focus is to identify and resolve pressing community issues and to make measurable changes in communities through partnerships with schools, government agencies, businesses, organized labor, financial institutions, community development corporations, voluntary and neighborhood associations, the faith community and others. The main areas include education, income and health. “We wanted to come and be a part of the run to support the community in creating awareness for health, wellness and the United Way,” said Coral Gables Hospital COO, Madison Workman. 

Babies are being born in opioid withdrawal after being exposed in utero. Children are being moved to foster care after losing a parent to addiction. Younger people are dying due to the overdose of opioids. This is a national crisis. 
While a national effort is needed to address this crisis, Memorial Healthcare System in Broward County is doing its part at a community level, offering programs that are tackling the core of the issue – the addiction. 

 American Heart Association Award recognizes the Hospital’s commitment to quality stroke care

Boca Raton Regional Hospital (BRRH) has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement award. The award recognizes the Hospital’s commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence.

Call 4 Health, the nation’s leading medical call center and nurse triage service, has announced immediate plans for a significant expansion of its Maryland operations facility, located in Linthicum Heights. The company, headquartered in Delray Beach, Florida, also recently opened a third call center in Spring Hill, Tennessee. 

First medical students who received training under national effort begin to graduate this month, including students from NYU, Indiana University, East Carolina University, Oregon Health and Science University, Penn State  

With five medical schools this year graduating their first classes of students fully trained under a transformative national curricula redesign initiative, the American Medical Association (AMA) is highlighting innovations from recent years that have better trained the next generation of physicians. Launched five years ago, the AMA’s Accelerating Change in Medical Education Consortium includes 32 of the country’s leading medical schools working together to create the medical school of the future.
John and Mary Lou Dasburg announced a $1.5 million gift to create an endowed chair in FIU’s Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine (HWCOM). In recognition of this gift, the university will name the chair as the John and Mary Lou Dasburg Chair in Medicine.

The gift was announced at the college’s biennial fundraising Sapphire Gala on Saturday May 12. Held at the InterContinental Miami, this year’s gala, themed License to Heal, drew more than 500 medical, business, civic, and philanthropic leaders. Net proceeds from the event benefit FIU Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine providing medical student scholarships and much needed support for 21st century medical education and training. 

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