South Florida Hospital News
Tuesday August 21, 2018

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August 2018 - Volume 15 - Issue 2



August 7, 2018, South Florida PBS, in partnership with Baptist Health South Florida, announced the launch of their new Health Channel. On the air, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, the Health Channel, All Health All the Time is the only 24/7 health and medical TV channel in the nation.
The Health Channel provides easy and quick access to Baptist Health medical experts who can answer viewers’ questions on health and wellness concerns. A wide range of issues are addressed, including child psychology, care for the aging, health insurance, breast cancer, orthopedic and sports injuries, medical breakthroughs, and heart health, among many others. 
1.Free Orthopedic Lecture on Wednesday, August 22nd at 6PM in Broward Health North’s classroom 7 &8 
a.Manish Gupta, MD, Broward Health’s board-certified orthopedic surgeon will discuss the recent medical advances in reducing or eliminating your joint pain to improve your quality of life. Discussions will include how to treat arthritis of the hip and knee and the non-surgical and minimally invasive treatment options available.
2.New Monthly program called Coffee & Healthy Conversations starts on Wednesday, August 29th at 9AM in Broward Health North’s classroom 7&8 
a.Stop by for a free health checkup and a cup of coffee. Adam Lipman, MD, orthopedic surgeon, will discuss the recent medical advances in reducing or eliminating your joint pain to improve your quality of life.
3.Free Skin Screening event by Jason Green, DO, dermatologist on Wednesday, August 29th from 5-6:30PM in Broward Health North’s Cancer Center a.Under the South Florida sun, not even the most effective sunscreen can keep us safe from all sun-related skin damage. In fact, skin cancer is more prevalent here than anywhere else in the country. That’s why Broward Health North is offering a FREE skin cancer screening. The procedure is quick, painless and FREE, but due to high demand, it’s by appointment only.
4.Free Stop the Bleed interactive training event on Saturday, September 8th at 9AM in Broward Health North’s Conference Center (
a.Do you know what to do in a bleeding emergency? Join us for this free public training event to become trained, equipped and empowered to help save lives in a bleeding emergency before professional help arrives. Learn how to apply tourniquets, pack wounds, check seals and more. 9am-9:30am is registration and continental breakfast. 9:30-11:30am includes stop the bleed overview by Igor Nichiporenko, MD, medical director of trauma services at Broward Health North and hands-on training.
Becker's Healthcare honored 90 healthcare leaders under 40 years old as rising stars in the industry.
Individuals on this list have achieved executive positions at hospitals and health systems across the country, founded health IT companies and reached prominence within their organizations. Several are entrepreneurs and thought leaders in advancing patient outcomes and care management.
Many have been recognized for their innovative approach to patient care and health system improvement, overseeing crucial expansion projects and growing companies from the ground up. Keep an eye on the members of this list for the next generation of healthcare leaders.
Click on Read More to see the South Florida Individuals
As a nurse at North Shore Medical Center, Valarie McLeod, RN is recognized for striving to make a difference one baby at a time. The Daisy Award nomination she received is a testament to her hard work. 
McLeod works in mother and baby. She received the Daisy Award for her compassion, kindness and the love she shows to her patients.  She ensures that both the mother and the baby receive exceptional care.
Michael J. Paidas, M.D., professor of obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive sciences and vice chair of obstetrics at Yale University School of Medicine, has been named chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and UHealth.
“Dr. Paidas brings a wide range of exceptional accomplishment in patient care, translational research, clinical trial experience and education to Miami,” Edward Abraham, M.D., Executive Vice President for Health Affairs and CEO of UHealth, said in announcing the appointment.

Wellington Regional Medical Center (WRMC) recently announced that The Center for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine has been recognized with the Robert A. Warriner III, MD Center of Excellence award for continued excellence in wound healing. The Center of Excellence award is awarded to wound treatment centers in the HealogicsTM network that have met the highest level of quality standards for a minimum of two consecutive years. 

 PBGMC became the first hospital in Palm Beach County to perform the Convergent Approach for longtime sufferers of AFib.  Earlier this week, Dr. Matthew Klein, cardiac electrophysiologist and Dr. Neil Galindez, cardiothoracic surgeon, both on our medical staff, performed the 50th procedure.  The approach is designed to reduce recovery times and improve patients’ overall quality of life. 

Six weeks after having hip replacement surgery, Werner Sichel, 83, is on his way to Europe for summer vacation. Thanks to anterior hip replacement surgery at Broward Health North, Sichel has experienced a quick recovery and resumed his normal lifestyle.
Broward Health North’s Joint Replacement Center was the first in South Florida to complete hip replacement surgery using the anterior approach with the assistance of the hana® table. The anterior approach allowed Bruce Janke, M.D., orthopedic surgeon, to reach the hip joint from the front as opposed to the lateral (side) or posterior (back) of the hip, which is required with traditional replacement surgery. Sichel’s hip was replaced during surgery without detaching muscle or the femur bone, aiding in his fast recovery.  

August 7, delivering on proposals in President Trump’s American Patients First blueprint, HHS announced that Medicare Advantage plans will be able to use tools employed by private-sector insurers to negotiate lower prescription drug prices for patients.
HHS Secretary Alex Azar issued the following statement:

“President Trump promised better Medicare negotiation and lower drug prices for the American people. Today, we are taking an important step in delivering on that promise. By allowing Medicare Advantage plans to negotiate for physician-administered drugs like private-sector insurers already do, we can drive down prices for some of the most expensive drugs seniors use.


North Shore Medical Center and the City of North Miami are partnering for the upcoming Back to School Bash. The hospital collected school supplies that will be donated to the City of North Miami to then be distributed to area schools.  


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