South Florida Hospital News
Tuesday September 17, 2019

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September 2019 - Volume 16 - Issue 3




Florida Lt. Gov. Jeanette Núñez to Receive LCA’s 2019 Prestigious Award on September 21st. 
September 10, 2019 - The Latino Center on Aging (LCA) will celebrate its Thirty-Second Golden Age Awards presentation on September 21st at Pullman Miami Airport Hotel. 
The 2019 Golden Age Award recipients are:  Hon. Jeanette Núñez, Lieutenant Governor of Florida; Hon. Willy Gort, Commissioner, City of  Miami; Dr. Eneida Roldan, Florida International University; Marjorie Aloni from Miami Jewish System; Michael Pearson of the Alzheimer’s Association – SE Chapter; Rev. Guillermo Escalona from Miami Cancer Institute, Baptist Health SF; AARP-Florida; and United Way of Miami Dade.  The Hon. Josefina Carbonell from Independent Living Systems (ILS) and María Hidalgo from VITAS Healthcare are the event's Co-Chairs.
New Horizons of the Treasure Coast and Okeechobee is excited to host the 9th Annual Race for Recovery 5K Run/Walk and 1 Mile on Saturday, September 28 at 6:30 a.m., at Indian River State College’s Pruitt Campus in Port St. Lucie.
Registration for the race is only $25 and includes a neon yellow running shirt, goodie bag, and participation ribbon, as well as medals, trophies and prizes for top placements in each division. There is also a complimentary continental breakfast, music and post-race yoga stretch zone.
September 11, 2019 - Surgeons have treated a patient’s “dead” ankle bone with a custom, 3D-printed replacement for the first time at UHealth Tower and the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.
It was a “Terminator-style, 21st Century approach” to helping the 24-year-old patient, said Amiethab Aiyer, M.D., a UHealth orthopedic surgeon specializing in foot and ankle surgery.

September 9, 2019 – Kendall Regional Medical Center collected 7.5 pounds of opioid medications during its “Crush the Crisis” opioid take back day on September 7 to help combat the nation’s opioid crisis. Community members participated in the event by dropping off unused and expired prescription medications.  

September 11, 2019 - Lee Health’s newest service line, Lee Physician Group Urology, will begin seeing patients today across four locations in Lee County. LPG Urology was formed following Lee Health’s acquisition of Southwest Florida Urology Associates, which has been practicing in the community for over 30 years. 

September 11, 2019  -Senior Living Pioneer Belmont Village Teams-up with the Alzheimer’s Association Southeast Florida and FAU’s Comprehensive Center for Brain Health 
WHAT: Belmont Village Fort Lauderdale, a new luxury senior-living community, is hosting a luncheon and panel event in partnership with the Alzheimer’s Association Southeast Florida Chapter and FAU’s Comprehensive Center for Brain Health. 
The event - Ask the Experts: Whole Brain Fitness: A Guide to a Healthy Brain and Successful Aging – will feature brain health and memory care experts who will share insight on the best ways to maintain a healthy brain at every stage in life, including preventative care and the benefits of a Whole Brain Fitness lifestyle. A panel of experts will also answer questions and provide insights on brain health and dementia including early signs, lifestyle, local resources and the family journey. 
September 11, 2019 - Doug Strong has been named Interim Chief Executive Officer of Holy Cross Hospital. He will work alongside Patrick Taylor, MD, MBA to transition the hospital until Dr. Taylor's October 30 departure.     
Strong is the former CEO of the University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers (now called Michigan Medicine), where he led the system to become nationally known for excellence in quality and safety.

September 10, 2019 - Michelle Happer has joined Lee Health as its newest system director of diversity. In this role, she will oversee and lead Lee Health’s diversity, patient care civil rights and language services. Happer has more than ten years of health care, education and community relations experience in diverse settings.  

September 9, 2019 – The latest in a series of videos by VITAS® Healthcare, the nation’s leading provider of end-of-life care, chronicles the advances in hospice technology—from handwritten intake forms detailing patient information to today’s use of virtual/augmented reality therapy for patients—and shows the many ways the company has innovated care at the patient bedside over the last four decades.

September 10, 2019  – Chris Evert Charities is excited to announce the star-studded lineup for the Chris Evert Pro-Celebrity Tennis Classic. Presented by Chase Private Client, the Classic is set for November 22 – 24.
Celebrities scheduled to play in the 30thannual event include Chris Noth, Carson Kressley, Jon Lovitz, David Cook, Hélio Castroneves, Shawn Hatosy, Tate Donovan, Jamie McShane and Maeve Quinlan.
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