South Florida Hospital News
Saturday March 28, 2020

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March 2020 - Volume 16 - Issue 9




I am forwarding a message from a trusted friend about Hand Sanitizer
In an effort to fight COVID-19 and help Hospitals, the Post Offices and the like, they have converted their operation into making sorely-needed high-quality hand sanitizers. They have been fulfilling orders around the clock for hospitals, post offices and other. 
Selling them at breakeven: 32 oz plastic bottle for $22. 
If interested, please call their sales exec Jim Connelly at 973.452.6650.

March 24, 2020 – The OneBlood Mobile Unit will be at the Phil Smith Neuroscience Institute at Holy Cross Hospital for an emergency blood drive on Wednesday, March 25 from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The unit will be set up in the valet parking area at 4725 N. Federal Highway (off of Federal Highway and NE 47th Street).

March 23 2020 - A new telephonic pre-registration process has been established to reduce wait time at the C.B. Smith Park COVID-19 Drive-Thru Test Collection site. People will be able to complete the crucial criteria screening and provide demographic information ahead of time, which is required in order to get tested at the park.

March 23, 2020 - Since January, Jupiter Medical Center’s medical staff leadership, infection prevention experts and executive team have been developing plans to screen, isolate and treat COVID-19 patients, including conducting drills and training for hospital team members, and ensuring the careful stewardship of equipment and supplies. The medical center was one of the first hospitals to implement CDC guidelines for the screening, diagnosis and treatment of COVID-19, and in the interim has also been working closely with the Florida Department of Health to strictly adhere to state and federal guidelines.

March 21, 2020 - Jackson Health System’s top priority is to protect our patients, guests and healthcare workers. Effective immediately, we will not allow visitors for most of our hospital patients. We encourage the use of phone calls, electronic messages, and videoconference.

Description of Study

The purpose of this study is to learn more about the impact of COVID-19 on cannabis users. 
Study Procedures
You will be asked to complete a questionnaire. The questions ask you to provide information about yourself and your health. It also asks about your medical cannabis use. You may want to complete the survey on a private computer. Completing the survey should take about 10-15 minutes.
March 20, 2020 -  Broward Health is taking all measures to limit the spread of COVID-19 in our community and to ensure the well-being of our patients and caregivers. For everyone's safety, visitation is suspended at this time. 
Pediatric patients will be allowed one authorized adult at a time to visit in 12-hour increments. Maternity patients will also be allowed one guest during labor, followed by one guest from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.  Considerations are also being made on a hospital basis for visitation with end-of-life patients. 

March 20, 2020 - In an effort to enable more patients to be tested for COVID-19, thus reducing risk of community spread, Broward Health will open its new mobile testing unit in Pompano Beach tomorrow, March 19. Constructed in less than 24 hours, the mobile testing site will allow 300 registered patients to drive through daily and be swabbed for COVID-19 from their cars. The location is off-site; not at a Broward Health hospital.

March 19, 2020 - Under the direction of Governor Ron DeSantis, Florida National Guard (FLNG) soldiers and airmen, with the collaboration of Memorial Healthcare System, state, county and local agencies, will open a COVID-19 drive-thru Community Based Testing Site. The site will open at 9 a.m. Friday at C.B. Smith Park, 900 N Flamingo Rd, Pembroke Pines, FL 33028 with only the main gate available for entrance into the park. The site will continue testing from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on a daily basis.

On Thursday, March 19th, Sheba Medical Center, Tel HaShomer held a VIP webinar on how Israel is combating coronavirus. There were around 500 participants that joined in to listen to Sheba Medical Center’s top doctors speak on coronavirus and answer audience requested questions. 



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