South Florida Hospital News
Thursday November 14, 2019

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November 2019 - Volume 16 - Issue 5




“A new study issued today found electronic medical records (EHRs) - as currently designed, implemented and regulated - lack usability as a necessary feature, resulting in EHRs that are extremely hard to use compared to other common technologies. Poor EHR usability was found to be highly correlated with physician burnout.

November 14, 2019 — Tracy Edelstein, DNP, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, has been named vice president and chief nursing officer of Bethesda Hospital. In this role, she will lead the hospital’s nursing division and collaborate with the administrative team to execute the nursing strategic plan. She will also direct the Bethesda College of Health Sciences, which offers programs to prepare competent and caring health professionals by bridging the gap between education and clinical practice.

November 13 2019 - The Michael and Dianne Bienes Cancer Center at Holy Cross Hospital has received a three-year, full reaccreditation designation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC). 

November 13 2019 - For its work with Siemens, DSignage received the company's "Small Business Award Supplier of the Year."  Siemens is a global corporation that is one of the world's largest producers of energy-efficient, resource-saving technologies; and DSignage is a digital signage agency that provides solutions to help clients improve their internal communications with employees and visitors, by using digital screens to engage and educate the audience.

November 13, 2019 – MorseLife Hospice and Palliative Care has released the results of a new online survey of 2,008 U.S. adults age 18+ conducted on its behalf by The Harris Poll in September 2019. The top three insights include overwhelming support of medical marijuana, opinions on religion when dealing with a life-limiting illness and overall understanding of hospice care. 

November 13, 2019 – Darcy Allen, MBA, BSN, RN has joined Lee Health as the Vice President of Operations & Chief Nurse Executive at Lee Memorial Hospital. In her new role, Allen joins Scott Wolf, D.O., Vice President of Operations & Chief Physician Executive in a shared leadership model called a dyad. Together, Allen and Dr. Wolf are focused on collaboration, standardization, quality, safety, reliability and patient experience at Lee Memorial Hospital.
November 13, 2019 – Palmetto General Hospital received an “A” rating in The Leapfrog Group’s Spring 2019 Safety Score, demonstrating the hospital’s commitment to delivering safe, high-quality patient care.


November 12, 2019 - Osiel Luviano, the principal at Luviano Roofing Company in Okeechobee, Florida has joined the Board of Directors of New Horizons of the Treasure Coast and Okeechobee. Mr. Luviano has close ties to the mission of the nonprofit agency, which provides 14,000 children and adults annually with mental health and addiction recovery services. 

November 12, 2019 – Cleveland Clinic’s Weston hospital has been awarded an “A” for patient safety, a distinction recognizing the hospital’s achievements in providing safe, high-quality patient care. The recognition has been given by Leapfrog Group, a national non-profit organization that is committed to improving healthcare quality and safety for consumers and purchasers. The organization awards safety grades to U.S. hospitals in the spring and fall of each year.  

November 12 2019 - FoundCare, Inc., a federally qualified health care center serving more than 15,000 local residents each year, was recently awarded $80,000 by the Promise Fund of Florida to pilot an innovative program designed to help people with breast and cervical cancer access critical services. 
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