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August 2019 - Volume 16 - Issue 2

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August 16, 2019 - "Yesterday, President Trump suggested once again that the solution to violence in America is to put more people with mental illnesses into institutions. There are so many flaws in this logic.
 
 

August 15, 2019 - The American Medical Association (AMA) today announced that Todd Askew has been named as its new Senior Vice President of Advocacy. After serving as AMA’s Director of Congressional Affairs for more than 13 years, Askew will now oversee the organization’s legislative, government affairs, political, health policy and private sector advocacy activities.

August 16, 2019 - FoundCare, Inc., a federally-qualified health care provider with seven locations throughout Palm Beach County serving 15,000 local residents each year, is hosting a Job Fair from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 11, at its main office at 2330 S. Congress Ave. in West Palm Beach. Jobs are currently available at several FoundCare centers and include part-time and full-time positions. 

August 15, 2019 – South-Florida-based Community Care Plan (CCP), the health plan with a heart, is pleased to announce that it was awarded a contract to provide subsidized Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and full-pay health insurance coverage through the Florida Healthy Kids plan, which serves school-aged children from age five through the end of age 18.  Effective January 1, 2020, CCP will provide coverage in eight Southeast and South Florida counties, including Broward, Indian River, Martin, Miami-Dade, Monroe, Okeechobee, Palm Beach, and St. Lucie.
 

This fall the Cleveland Clinic Family Health Center, Stuart will open to the community for an enhanced outpatient experience. Interior walls were still going up this summer, but walking through the hallways of the nearly completed facility you could clearly see it’s designed for convenience and efficiency.
 

August 14, 2019 - The Area Agency on Aging of Palm Beach/Treasure Coast, Inc. has chosen Dwight D. Chenette, a man with a passion to the mission of caring for people, augmented with leadership skills, financial acumen and an understanding of programming necessary to promote independence, dignity and wellbeing of seniors and adults with disabilities.

D. Wayne Brackin has been appointed to the Board of Directors of The George Washington University Medical Faculty Associates in Washington, D.C. by University President Thomas LeBlanc.  MFA is affiliated with the GW School of Medicine and the GW Hospital. Mr. Brackin is past EVP/COO of Baptist Health South Florida, CEO of South Miami Hospital, and CEO of Homestead Hospital. He is the Founding Chair of the South Miami Children’s Clinic and Board Member of the First National Bank of South Miami.
 

July 30, 2019 -  The Memorial Sports Medicine Center has been selected by Broward College to provide medical support services and athletic trainers for its sports programs. As part of the agreement, student athletes will also receive pre-participation physicals from Memorial’s multi-disciplinary team of physicians. 

August 13, 2019 — Hematologist-oncologist and clinical researcher Marco Ruiz, M.D., MPH, FACP, FIDSA, has joined the Division of Hematologic Oncology and Stem Cell Transplantation at Miami Cancer Institute, part of Baptist Health South Florida and the state’s only member of the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Alliance. He will see patients with lymphoproliferative diseases requiring stem transplantation as part of their curative intent therapy. Because of his unique background, he has also been named Chief of HIV Oncology and HIV Stem Cell Transplantation.

August 13, 2019 — Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute (FCS) and Cigna are pleased to announce an important oncology focused initiative. The program is part of Cigna Collaborative Care, a value-based care model that uses incentives to engage health care professionals to improve patient health, affordability and overall patient experience. The program, titled Cigna Oncology Focus program, started in July and is focused on quality and containing costs for people fighting cancer. FCS and Cigna announced the first phase of their collaborative care arrangement in 2015. 

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