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January 2021 - Volume 17 - Issue 7


January 13 2021 - Neurologist Dr. Arif Dalvi will be presenting information on movement disorders during the virtual “Stepping Forward Towards A Cure 2021” symposium presented by the Mind, Music, Movement Foundation for Neurological Disorders from 9:30am – 4:30pm on Jan. 23. Since 2014, Dr. Dalvi has served as Director of the Comprehensive Movement Disorder Center at the Palm Beach Neuroscience Institute, a medical practice of Tenet Florida Physician Services.

January 13, 2021 - Best Care Collaborative (BCC), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Lee Health, achieved a 98 percent quality rating and $7 million in shared savings in performance year 2019 as a participant in the Next Generation Accountable Care Organization (ACO) Model created by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).

The Astreea Hand Sanitizer Dispenser Will Help to Keep Kids and Officers Safe and Healthy  
January 13, 2021 - The Florida Mental Health Coalition (FMHC) has donated a state-of-the-art sanitizing station to the Police Athletic League of North Miami (PAL of North Miami). The Astreea pedal hand sanitizer was given to the PAL of North Miami free of charge to help everyone at the facility stay healthy and protected against COVID-19. 
Dedicated weight loss surgical program now available at top South Florida hospital  
January 13, 2021 - Mercy Hospital, an industry leading, acute care hospital that has been providing high quality services in South Florida for more than 60 years, is proud to announce that it has officially launched a dedicated metabolic and bariatric surgical program. The bariatric program within Mercy Hospital’s Surgical Weight Loss Center is a comprehensive, multi-disciplinary program that offers Harvard fellowship trained bariatric surgeons, minimally invasive surgical options, a dedicated bariatric coordinator, expert dietitians, psychologists and much more.
Foundation will also welcome Melida Akiti as first Black, Latina Board Chair in the organization’s 28-year history
January 13, 2021 — The Health Foundation of South Florida, the region’s largest philanthropic organization focused on achieving health equity in historically disadvantaged communities, today announced Loreen Chant as its new president and CEO, effective March 1st. Chant will replace Steven E. Marcus, who retired in December after having led the foundation for 20 years. Her appointment by the Board of Directors concludes a rigorous five-month search that drew candidates from across the country. Chant assumes the role as COVID19 cases continue to surge, exposing deeply entrenched health inequities and socioeconomic disparities in South Florida and posing unprecedented risk to our region’s most vulnerable communities.
Do you know someone who has heart disease? Chances are you do. More than 26 million Americans have been diagnosed with the condition. If you don’t want to join this group, you can take steps to reduce your personal risk of heart disease.

January 12 2020 - Coral Gables Hospital promotes Jose Molliner to the position of Chief Operating Officer. In this role, Molliner is responsible for the daily operations and implementation of strategic initiatives for the 245-bed acute care facility.

January 12 2021 - After 41 years of distinguished leadership at Nicklaus Children’s Health System (NCHS), Jackie Gonzalez, health system senior vice president and chief nursing officer, has announced her retirement. Ms. Gonzalez is recognized nationally and internationally for her longstanding leadership and commitment to patient care and safety.

FAU Schmidt College of Medicine’s Rapid, Reliable Protocol Offers Distinct Advantages with Less Labor, Expertise and Equipment Needed 
January 12, 2021 -  To properly monitor and help curb the spread of COVID-19, several millions of diagnostic tests are required daily in just the United States alone. There is still a widespread lack of COVID-19 testing in the U.S. and many of the clinical diagnostics protocols require extensive human labor and materials that could face supply shortages and present biosafety concerns.

January 12, 2021  — Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute (FCS) welcomes Board-certified gynecologic oncologist Jessica Stine, MD. She is caring for patients at the FCS New Port Richey location at 8763 River Crossing Blvd., New Port Richey, FL and in Wesley Chapel at 2391 Oak Myrtle Lane, Wesley Chapel, FL.

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