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September 2020 - Volume 17 - Issue 3

 September 25 2020 - Physician-researchers with the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine have begun a new Phase 3 clinical trial to test another investigational vaccine for COVID-19. 

Part of a large-scale international trial in partnership with Janssen Pharmaceuticals, the clinical trial to test the Janssen vaccine is the Miller School’s second in human study of its kind.

 September 25, 2020 - The mental and emotional effects of COVID-19 are impacting well-being in significant ways amid the pandemic, with 40% of U.S. adults reporting symptoms of anxiety or depression, in addition to increases in substance use and thoughts of suicide. To address this urgent and increased need for support on a local level, 17 behavioral health organizations across Lee and Collier counties have partnered to launch a new community initiative, called Healthy Minds.

September 25 2020 - As Miami-Dade County students prepare to begin the new school year remotely, Cattoira Montessori School will be ready to safely accommodate its students back on campus thanks in part to free COVID testing made available to all teachers and staff. This was made possible by Las Madrinas Medical Centers, a MedCare Company with eight medical offices serving the needs of local Medicare Advantage, Medicaid and ACA patients throughout Miami-Dade County.

September 24, 2020 – Pediatric general surgeon Avraham Schlager, MD, FACS, has joined Palm Beach Children’s Surgical Specialists, a Tenet Florida Physician Services (TFPS) medical practice located in West Palm Beach. Dr. Schlager specializes in pediatric general surgery care including advanced minimally invasive surgery (MIS), oncologic surgery for childhood malignancy, complex neonatal surgery with prenatal counseling, thyroid surgery, inflammatory bowel disease and pectus excavatum (Nuss procedure).

September 23, 2020– Nicklaus Children’s Health System and Baptist Health South Florida have signed an agreement to expand their collaboration on pediatric care.  This enhanced partnership of two of South Florida’s leading healthcare organizations will optimize care for both pediatric and adult patients.

September 23 2020 - Community Health of South Florida, Inc. (CHI) achieved gold status as a “Health Center Quality Leader,” a prestigious national award given by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). CHI received this award in recognition of ranking among the top 10% of health centers for best overall clinical performance.

September 24, 2020  - Maria Jayoussi has joined Nicklaus Children’s Health System as vice president, chief operating officer and chief financial officer for the health system’s physician enterprise, Nicklaus Children’s Pediatric Specialists (NCPS). In this role, she will work with the NCPS leadership and operations team to advance quality, service, and financial and operational performance of the multispecialty pediatric medical group practice.

Duane Chaney wins the Invest in Others Awards for founding Madisen’s Match to help pediatric cancer patients
Sept. 24, 2020 - Duane Chaney, financial advisor at Raymond James in Fort Myers, was awarded the Community Service Award at the national 14th Annual Invest in Others Awards. Chaney was honored in a video presentation and watch party Tuesday at Lee Health Foundation for founding Madisen’s Match, a tennis tournament benefitting Barbara’s Friends, the cancer fund for Golisano Children’s Hospital. Madisen’s Match has raised more than $1.3 million for Lee Health and Golisano Children’s Hospital since 2008.

September 23, 2020– The Conroy Martinez Group, a global public relations, marketing and social media firm is celebrating its 30th year in business as a Miami based PR firm, a unique testament to longevity in a transient world.

September 23, 2020 - Lee Health’s Veteran Visitation Program has been awarded the Partnership Award from the American Red Cross Florida Gulf Coast to Heartland Chapter. The health system will be presented with the award during a virtual award ceremony on Oct. 8.

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