South Florida Hospital News
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February 2019 - Volume 15 - Issue 8




Tuesday, March 5, 2019 - 8am to 2pm 
Join us for our open house hiring event. We are hiring full time, part time and per-diem positions for experienced registered nurses with at least one year of step down, emergency room or operating room experience in a hospital setting.  To learn more, or to RSVP, please e-mail North Shore Medical Center appreciates the unique personal and professional qualities essential to superior nursing. We value people who deliver excellent care with compassion. Our nursing team values the dedication to patient care, spirit of inclusion, teamwork and real advancement opportunities available at North Shore Medical Center. Service, excellence, every patient every day.
Park Royal Hospital is pleased to announce that Dr. Asaf Aleem has joined the Park Royal team as chief medical officer. Dr. Aleem has more than 30 years of experience in the field, having been board-certified in adult psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology since 1987.
The Board of Directors’ primary goal is to carry out the mission and vision of Lee Health. The Board of Directors consists of 10 officials, from five districts, who are elected by the residents of Lee County in staggered four-year terms. The Board holds regularly scheduled public meetings to set goals and objectives and to hear recommendations from the health system’s administrative and medical staffs.  The public is encouraged to attend.
Tenet Healthcare was recently one of the platinum sponsors for the 2019 National Association of Latino Healthcare Executives (NALHE) Leadership Summit in Orlando, Florida. The Summit was held on February 13-15, 2019.  
This was NALHE’s third annual Latino Healthcare Leadership Summit. The theme of the 2019 program was the importance of health equity. The conference focused on how healthcare organizations across the country are optimizing performance and promoting health via the integration of health equity, diversity and inclusion into everyday practice. 
Research supports the routine use of this new imaging modality for laparoscopic cholecystectomy
Cleveland Clinic Florida researchers have demonstrated a major advancement in gallbladder removal surgery using a novel intraoperative imaging technique called near-infrared fluorescent cholangiography (NIFC). The technique reduces complication rates and improves patient safety in gallbladder removal surgeries, one of the most common surgeries performed in the United States. 
As a Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU) nurse at Florida Medical Center, Rachel Jean Francois, RN is recognized for striving to make a difference one patient at a time. This nomination is a testament to her hard work. 

North Shore Medical Center supports the American Heart Association congenital heart defect week to raise awareness for congenital heart defects. Volunteers from around the country knitted red hats for the babies

Lt Moe remembers that day clearly. She stopped by the home of a Korean War Veteran and retired officer unannounced. After knocking repeatedly, he answered the door with an anguished look on his face and then collapsed sobbing into her arms. He told her that after years of suffering with PTSD and its related anxiety and depression, he simply couldn’t take it anymore and was about to commit suicide when he was interrupted by her knock on his door. That man was her father.

MIAMI - Telemedicine holds great promise to address a wide range of health issues in Latin America. Yet its use hasn’t reached broad national and regional levels.
Research from Florida International University’s College of Business (FIU Business) indicates that increased adoption of telemedicine in Latin America will further expand and boost efficiency in healthcare, leading to improved health and potential cost efficiency. However, without strong technical knowledge, leadership within healthcare organizations and increased cooperation within organizations around key health issues, efforts to implement telemedicine could remain scattered.
Martin A. Dytrych, CPA, is the new chairman of the Jupiter Medical Center  Board of Trustees, returning to a leadership role that he previously held two years ago.  
“It is an honor to once again be entrusted with the privilege of serving as chairman of the Jupiter Medical Center Board of Trustees,” Dytrych said. “I look forward to working with our board and the hospital’s executive team to ensure that we continue to provide high-quality care in a safe environment and that we maintain our position as a leader in patient satisfaction in Palm Beach, Martin, St. Lucie and Indian River counties.” 
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