South Florida Hospital News
Tuesday September 17, 2019

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September 2019 - Volume 16 - Issue 3




September 16, 2019 - Holy Cross Hospital, in collaboration with partners West Palm Beach Veteran Affairs Medical Center, C.L. Brumback Primary Care Clinics, FAU Community Health Center and Community Health of South Florida, Inc., has announced a new Health Research and Services Administration Award at Florida Atlantic University’s Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing. 

September 16, 2019 – Baptist Health International, a part of Baptist Health South Florida, has named Rogelio E. Ribas, M.D., corporate vice president. His responsibilities include developing and overseeing the implementation of Baptist Health International’s strategic plan, including growth initiatives, resource allocation, long-range planning and leadership development. 

National MENtion It® campaign examines barriers that stop men from seeking care 
September 16, 2019 – A new national survey by Cleveland Clinic reveals why a lot of men avoid going to the doctor and why some men hold back on certain issues once they’re at the doctor’s office.
In an online survey among approximately 1,174 U.S. males 18 years or older, Cleveland Clinic found that 72 percent of men would rather do household chores, like cleaning the bathroom or mowing the lawn, than go to the doctor. Even for the men who take their health more seriously, some are holding back: 20 percent of men admit they have not been completely honest with their doctor before.
New Product Available in All Curaleaf Medical Cannabis Dispensaries Statewide
September 12, 2019 -  Curaleaf Holdings, Inc. (CSE: CURA) (OTCQX: CURLF) ("Curaleaf" or the "Company"), a leading vertically integrated cannabis operator in the United States, announced today the company is the first in Florida to launch medical cannabis tablets, available in all 26 Curaleaf dispensaries across the state. Curaleaf, operator of the largest cannabis retail footprint in the US, with 49 dispensaries across the country, also sells medical cannabis in tablet form in Connecticut, New Jersey, Maryland and New York, with plans to launch in additional states. 

September 12, 2019  - SOL Global Investments Corp. ("SOL Global" or the "Company") (CSE: SOL) (OTCQB: SOLCF) (Frankfurt: 9SB) is pleased to announce that 3 Boys Farms, LLC ("3 Boys Farm"), which owns and operates one of the original fourteen (14) medical marijuana treatment center licenses in Florida, has obtained Good Agricultural Practices-Farm (GAP) and Good Manufacturing Processing (GMP) approvals for its state-of-the art cannabis cultivation facility in Ruskin, Florida with 100% scores on both. 

Staying true to its mission to create “Miles of Smiles on the Road to Recovery,” Ride2Revive decided to do something special for September’s National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Thanks to the generous hearts of our volunteer drivers, Jim Lazarri and Jon & Cathy Durante, Ride2Revive donated five drivable children’s Lamborghini Urus replicas to Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital.  

September 11, 2019 -  At Susan G. Komen Florida, nothing is more important than saving a life. As the first call those touched by breast cancer make, the organization is partnering with other first responders and community leaders in a shared sense of purpose through their BigWigs on the Front Lines fundraising campaign from September 16 to October 25, 2019.

September 12, 2019 – Baptist Health South Florida announced the appointment of venture development leader Mark Coticchia as corporate vice president for innovation, a role that will build on three decades of medical innovation at the largest not-for-profit healthcare organization in South Florida.

September 12, 2019 – Dr. Daniel Careaga, double-board certified plastic surgeon and founder of Careaga Plastic Surgery, will be honored with the “Men Who Rock Pink” award at this year’s 6th annual Fifty Shades of Pink award luncheon. Hosted by Miami Women Who Rock (MWWR), the award ceremony will be held at The Biltmore Hotel on Sept. 26, 2019.

$250,000 grant supports the country’s first registry-operated apheresis center, which can speed up the stem cell transplant process
September 12 – Gift of Life Marrow Registry announced today it has received a $250,000 grant from the Florida Blue Foundation to support the registry’s newly-opened, groundbreaking stem cell collection center in Boca Raton, Fla. This gift is based on the passion Gift of Life and Florida Blue share: to save lives and positively impact communities. 
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