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May 2021 - Volume 17 - Issue 11
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May 13, 2021 - With the recent approval of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for 12-15 year-olds, Lee Health is now offering appointments to this age group.
 
Beginning today, anyone 12 years-old and older can receive a COVID-19 vaccine at Lee Health. You can schedule your appointment by visiting www.leehealth.org. You do not need to be a Lee Health patient; the clinic is open to everyone in the community.
 

May 13, 2021 - FastLabs, a leading rapid medical testing company, is now offering patients a site in west Miami-Dade at Dolphin Mall, located at 11401 NW 12 Street in Sweetwater. This is the second combined location with giant REEF Technology to expand the accessibility of rapid COVID-19 testing. The Dolphin Mall location will offer fast PCR tests, rapid antigen tests, rapid antibody tests, and a complete flu panel that examines over 19 common respiratory pathogens with results in minutes.

May 14 2021 - OXIO Health, Inc.® (“OXIO”) announced today that it has just licensed a new patent titled: System and Method Enabling Location, Identification, Authentication and Ranging with Social Networking Features.

May is National Cancer Research Month 
 
Overcoming the numerous obstacles imposed by the pandemic, The Pap Corps Champions for Cancer Research displayed their indomitable spirit during their May Presidents Zoom meeting when they announced a $2 million donation to Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center. The nonprofit has made numerous multimillion dollar donations to support research at South Florida’s only NCI Designated cancer center; however, this year’s gift required tremendous determination and innovative fundraising.
 

May 13 2021 - Holy Cross Health is now offering a new miniaturized, wireless monitoring sensor to manage heart failure. The Abbott CardioMEMS™ HF System is the first and only FDA-approved heart failure monitoring device that has been clinically proven to significantly reduce hospital admissions when used by physicians to manage heart failure.
 

May 10, 2021 – Community Health of South Florida Inc. (CHI) is pleased to announce the kickoff of its 50-year anniversary celebrations with festivities in recognition of Patient Appreciation Day. Taking place at 10:30am, Wednesday, May 12, CHI’s Patient Appreciation Ceremony will bring together its staff, most tenured patients, and members of the community.

May 12, 2021 - As longtime partners in education, healthcare, wellness, community engagement and more, Lee Health and Florida SouthWestern State College (FSW) have entered into a letter of intent to further grow the partnership and create new opportunities for students in our region.

May 1st 2021- Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center appoints Jennifer Scott to the role of emergency department director.  Scott will be responsible for overseeing, implementing, maintaining and ensuring quality patient care in the emergency department at the hospital.  Scott has over 20 years of nursing experience, and was most recently director of the telemetry & stepdown nursing units. She oversaw a 55 bed-unit for post-op and stepdown patients.

May 11, 2021 - Hospitals have been at the forefront of the COVID-19 response, including testing, treatment and public awareness efforts. 
Now, a coalition of hospitals and health systems in Florida have joined forces in a campaign to encourage adults to get vaccinated against COVID-19. 
“Get the Vaccine to Save Lives” is part of nationwide campaign featuring 60 hospitals and health care institutions designed to reassure the public that vaccines are safe, effective and necessary to achieve herd immunity and return to normal activities.
 
Northwest Medical Center among the top 5% in the nation for patient safety
 
May 12, 2021 – Northwest Medical Center today announced it has received national recognition as a Healthgrades 2021 Patient Safety Excellence AwardTM recipient. This distinction places Northwest Medical Center in the top 5 percent of hospitals in the nation, according to analysis of patient data reported by Healthgrades, a leading online resource connecting patients with information about physicians and hospitals.
 
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