South Florida Hospital News
Friday June 22, 2018

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June 2018 - Volume 14 - Issue 12




Because Breakfast Doesn’t Take a Summer Vacation
Delray Medical Center, Good Samaritan Medical Center, Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center, St. Mary’s Medical Center, and West Boca Medical Center, are pleased to announce they donated over 71,000 servings of cereal to local food banks in Palm Beach County, during their Healthy Over Hungry® Cereal Drive, which ran from June 1-8, 2018.
FAU’s Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing Project Will Serve

Veterans and Patients in Rural, Underserved Populations  
Florida Atlantic University’s Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing has received a $2.8 million grant from the Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) for a four-year project titled, “Caring-based Academic Partnerships in Excellence (CAPE) RNs in Primary Care,” to recruit and prepare nursing students and registered nurses (RNs) to practice the full scope of their license in community-based primary care teams. This latest HRSA grant is the third awarded to FAU’s College of Nursing over three consecutive years and totaling $6.4 million. 

The Hialeah Hospital Center for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine receives recognition for continued excellence in wound healing. The Center has been awarded the Robert A. Warriner III Center of Excellence Award.


Broward Health's response to the tragedy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School was covered in-depth during South Florida Hospital and Healthcare Association's 12th annual Healthcare Summit at the Signature Grand in Davie on June 13-14, 2018. 

Gino Santorio, Broward Health's executive vice president and chief operating officer, gave a keynote address to regional healthcare leaders during the two-day conference, which focused on emergency management and response. 
WHAT 7th Annual Breastfeeding Awareness Walk
WHEN:  Saturday, August 4th
Registration opens at 8 a.m. and event activities start at 9 a.m.
The Big Latch On will occur at 10 a.m.

WHERE:  Tropical Park Stadium at Tropical Park, 7900 Bird Road Miami, FL 33155

Long-term Care Hospital (LTCH) and Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility (IRF) Provider Preview Reports have been updated and are now available.  Providers have until July 1, 2018 to review their performance data on quality measures based on Quarter 4 -2016 to Quarter 3 - 2017 data, prior to the September 2018 LTCH Compare and IRF Compare site refreshes, during which this data will be publicly displayed. Corrections to the underlying data will not be permitted during this time. However, providers can request a CMS review during the preview period if they believe their data scores displayed are inaccurate. The updates include two additional assessment-based measures for both LTCHs and IRFs, three new claims-based measures for LTCHs and four new claims-based measures for IRFs.


 The Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade County invites you to share your opinion by completing the 2018 Miami-Dade County Wellbeing Survey. The survey will be available for completion using SurveyMonkey starting June 12, 2018 and will be open until the needed responses are received. 

ArtServe’s “REFLECT: Healing Through Art” exhibition, presented by Holy Cross Hospital, brought together artists from seven local nonprofit organizations for a showcase demonstrating the power of art as healing therapy.
Wellington Regional Medical Center (WRMC) recently hosted the Friends of Wellington Regional Medical Center Volunteer Auxiliary and several local families as the Auxiliary awarded $10,000 in scholarships to five local students.  Hospital administrators, physicians, nurses and staff joined the award ceremony and ice cream social to honor the students.

Broward Health Imperial Point (BHIP) will once again be a sponsor of this year’s Wilton Manors Stonewall Pride Parade & Festival on Saturday, June 16, starting at 4 p.m. The free event will feature a parade and an array of entertainers and vendors. It commemorates the 1969 Stonewall riots in New York City that became a turning point for the modern gay rights’ movement.  


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