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July 2020 - Volume 17 - Issue 1

The year 2020 undoubtedly will go down in history for ushering in an enormous chapter of change in all social and economic sectors. Healthcare law is no exception. However, for one legal expert, the writing has been on the wall for years; so, he shaped his law firm to champion new approaches to knowledgeable, reliable, cost effective healthcare-focused law … ahead of the curve.


At the Center for Learning, Innovation and Simulation, we integrate simulation as an innovative teaching methodology that supports learning in a risk-free environment and evaluates performance. Simulation in Healthcare promotes student involvement in the clinical scenario and therefore builds leadership and critical thinking skills.

Last month, Memorial Regional Hospital welcomed Peter Powers, FACHE, Administrator and Chief Executive Officer of Memorial Regional Hospital, the flagship hospital of Memorial Healthcare System. Powers succeeds Zeff Ross, FACHE, Executive Vice President of Memorial Healthcare System and Chief Executive Officer of Memorial Regional Hospital

Last month, Baptist Health South Florida named Barry T. Katzen, M.D., founder and chief medical executive of Miami Cardiac and Vascular Institute (MCVI), as its Chief Medical Innovation Officer.

Hi, my name is Charles and I think we all should wear masks. If not for yourself, wear a mask for your children, parents or grandparents, your neighbor’s newborn, the nice woman who stocks Publix shelves, as well as the millions of people you might never meet face-to-face. In today’s upside-down world, what was once considered empathy for community now equals social distancing.

Emergency situations, such as hurricanes, can significantly impact everyone’s safety, but they can be especially upsetting and confusing for individuals living with Alzheimer’s and other dementias in any stage of the disease. Being prepared is crucial. There are steps and precautions caregivers can take to be as ready as possible. 

Jorge J. García, PharmD, MS, MHA, MBA, FACHE, is a strong believer in lifelong learning and the value of continuing education. Since coming to the U.S. from Cuba at the age of 15, he has made it his goal to become a leader in the field of healthcare, and today he is a sought-after expert in the field of pharmacy charge integrity and revenue management in the health system setting

Located in South Miami, Fortis Cutler Bay has a life and culture of its own and the campus reflects that diversity! With allied health programs in Medical Assisting, Medical Assisting with Basic X-ray Operation, as well as two nursing programs, Practical Nursing and an Associate of Nursing degree, we provide the community with multiple education options to prepare for a career in healthcare.

This has certainly been an interesting year as president of the Dade County Medical Association (DCMA). Despite all the obstacles, we successfully re-launched Miami Medicine magazine as a peer-reviewed journal publishing articles of scientific interest to the physician community in South Florida and providing free continuing medical education (CME) opportunities for DCMA members. 

On June 12, 2020, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced its roll-back on Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). As it stood, the law prohibited discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability by health programs and activities receiving federal funds

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