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July 2019 - Volume 16 - Issue 1

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Cochlear implants are changing the lives of children like Kennedy Patlan. Born in Dallas and raised in Miami, Patlan received a cochlear implant more than 20 years ago, and became the first deaf student to receive a Posse scholarship to attend Syracuse University.  “I can’t thank the clinicians and researchers enough,” said Patlan, who is now working in social cause advertising in Washington, D.C. “Together, we are making great progress, one sound at a time.”

July 18, 2019 –After closing $50 million of cannabis-related retail and industrial transactions within the last 18 months, and with an additional $15 million more slated to close by the end of 2019, Tower Commercial Real Estate (Tower CRE), a leading full-service commercial real estate brokerage firm in South Florida, has announced the creation of its new cannabis division within its Tenant Representation platform.

July 17, 2019 - Florida Medical Center has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines® Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus 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.

July, 17, 2019 ― Palmetto General Hospital has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines® Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus 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.

St. Mary’s Medical Center Administrator Don Chester and his wife Sally were recently honored by the City of West Palm Beach with the Life Saver Award for their donation of 10 pet oxygen masks to West Palm Fire Rescue.   The masks are used to save pets that suffer smoke inhalation during a fire.  The Chester’s are the proud owners themselves of four dogs. 
 
 
Employee of the Quarter: Deirdre Thompson, Physician of the Quarter: Dr. Richard Faro and DAISY Award Winner for the Quarter: Anya Kaulesar, RN.

 
 
 
 

July, 17, 2019 -  Palmetto General Hospital has received the American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Heart Failure Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment to ensuring heart failure patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines founded in the latest scientific evidence. The goal is speeding recovery and reducing hospital readmissions for heart failure patients. 
 

July 18, 2019 – Family medicine physician Rachel Vallejo, M.D., has joined Baptist Health Medical Group, a network of primary care doctors and specialists who provide high-quality medical care to patients of all ages, as part of Baptist Health Primary Care. Dr. Vallejo specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of health issues, including simple and complex health conditions, chronic disease management, minor emergencies, urgent care and the coordination of specialty care. She also focuses on wellness and prevention to help patients prevent disease, decrease disability and maintain good health. Dr. Vallejo is Board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine with added qualifications in geriatric medicine.

July 17, 2019 - With the start of the 2019/2020 school year approaching, Broward Health, Memorial Healthcare System, and Community Care Plan are pleased to announce the launch of Vaccinate Broward, a collaboration to ensure that children in Broward County are fully vaccinated. Vaccinate Broward will educate the public about disease prevention through vaccination, dispel common misconceptions about vaccinations, and provide free vaccinations to Broward County children and young adults on Saturday, August 3, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

July 17, 2019  - The board of trustees of Quantum Foundation, under the chairmanship of Ethel Isaacs Williams, recently approved 12 new grants totaling more than $1.1 million to Palm Beach County-based nonprofits.
 
Quantum Foundation’s mission is to fund initiatives that improve the health of Palm Beach County residents. In 1998, Quantum Foundation marked its rookie year as one of Palm Beach County’s newest and largest philanthropic organizations with an impressive $7.6 million granted to more than 40 Palm Beach County projects. Just over 20 years later, with assets of approximately $150 million, the organization’s focus remains on keeping Palm Beach County healthy. Their awards to date total more than $140 million and have impacted hundreds of local nonprofit organizations. Every dollar the foundation grants continues to stay in the county to benefit local communities. 
 
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