South Florida Hospital News
Saturday April 17, 2021

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September 2020 - Volume 17 - Issue 3

South Florida has been designated a COVID-19 hotspot, and regional health systems have risen to the challenge presented by the virus. Broward Hospital anticipated the dangers of the coronavirus pandemic and began preparing for COVID-19 and its spread throughout the community early in 2020.

A year ago, many healthcare transformation thought leaders were predicting that the greatest disruptors in our industry would be healthcare company megamergers or blue chip tech companies entering the healthcare delivery market—like CVS’s acquisition of Aetna, Apple’s foray into personal health records and interoperability, or Amazon’s empowerment of Alexa and acquisition of PillPack. 

A month after Cindy L. Munro took over as dean at the University of Miami School of Nursing and Health Studies, Hurricane Irma struck Florida. Three hurricane seasons later, South Florida is immersed in another type of storm – the COVID-19 pandemic. But the idea of a pandemic has not taken Dean Munro by surprise.

Does your healthcare business or hospital have business interruption insurance? No matter how secure your business seems, unexpected circumstances can derail your success instantly. Business interruption insurance helps replace any lost income and pay for additional expenses when your business is affected by a covered peril such as fires or hurricanes.

Well, this month I’ve literally gotten 2 for the price of one when it comes to wearing my mask. Not only do I wear it out in public but in the Felix homestead as well. You see we’ve just spent the last 3 days having 50-year-old stone tile flooring removed from 80 percent of our house. You know the game “Never Have I Ever?”

Before the pandemic, telehealth was gaining ground among users who liked the idea of using technology to meet medical needs. But now it’s become even more important as people are foregoing physician and hospital visits while sheltering at home.

What is asset protection? Who needs it? What should it cost? Asset protection is a risk management tool that everyone should have and has minimal cost.

Most healthcare academics predict that we are only in the beginning of risk based compensation trends in healthcare. There is an exact science behind medical protocol. Moreover, patient expectations are getting bigger as the average human life span continues to extend. With increasing protocols and scrutiny, the most common reasons for malpractice lawsuits are based on

As the chief operating officer at Hialeah Hospital, Shirley Adkins is responsible for the daily operations of the 256-bed acute care facility, as well as for patient, physician and community engagement. Having held this role for the past two years, she understands the importance of learning from a vast array of subject matter experts, both within and outside of the hospital.

COVID-19 disrupted just about everyone’s life in many ways. This ranged from minor inconveniences to major life changing events. One thing I would put into the different but tolerable category is the ability to eat out on a regular basis. We all have a favorite restaurant or two. And in most cases, COVID-19 changed our ability to go there and enjoy a meal.

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