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August 2018 - Volume 15 - Issue 2




If you're very overweight and haven’t been able to lose pounds with a healthy diet and exercise, weight loss surgery, also called bariatric surgery, might be an option for you. The requirements for weight loss surgery are usually for those with a body mass index (BMI) above 40 or those with a BMI of 35 or greater with serious co-morbidities. In general, this means men who are more than 100 pounds overweight and women who are more than 80 pounds overweight. (To determine your BMI, you can use the BMI calculator on the National Institutes of Health website.) If you are somewhat less overweight, surgery still might be an option if you suffer from life-threatening pulmonary problems like diabetes, heart disease or sleep apnea. 
 Please join us at 7pm. Dr. Sosa will be having his Bariatric lecture on August 16, 2018 at Palmetto General Hospital -  2001 W 68th Street – Hialeah, Florida 33016 

South Florida Hospital News and Healthcare Report - WEEKLY UPDATE NEWSLETTER MONDAY AUGUST 13,  2018


North Shore Medical Center’s women’s health services department joined community health care advocates, peer counselors and certified lactation consultants at the 7th Annual Breastfeeding Awareness Walk at Tropical Park on Saturday, August 4. The walk was hosted by the Healthy Start Coalition of Miami-Dade, the Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade County, and the Women, Infants and Children Program (WIC) to educate the community on the importance of breastfeeding to ensure babies have a healthy start to life.

Holy Cross Hospital has partnered with the United Methodist Church’s Florida Conference to promote the health and well-being of its members through the hospital’s Faith Community Nursing Program.

The program is designed to assist faith communities in the development and growth of their health ministries through dedicated nurses who promote health and wellbeing by providing education, preventative care and improved access to healthcare services.

Chief Executive Officer of Coral Gables Hospital, Cristina Jimenez, is appointed to the Governing Board of the South Florida Surgery Center. In this role, she will help oversee the facility’s quality and fiscal integrity while the surgery center fulfills its mission of treating each patient and their family members as if they were one of their own.

An interdisciplinary team of scientists from the University of Miami’s Miller School of Medicine and College of Engineering is poised to begin developing a novel, long-lasting treatment for meniscus tear repair in injured knees.

The Miller School investigators participating in the research project are Thomas Best, M.D., Ph.D., professor of orthopaedics and biomedical engineering, and research director for the University of Miami Sports Medicine Institute, and Michael Baraga, M.D., associate professor of clinical orthopaedics and a member of the Sports Medicine Institute.
August 7, 2018, South Florida PBS, in partnership with Baptist Health South Florida, announced the launch of their new Health Channel. On the air, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, the Health Channel, All Health All the Time is the only 24/7 health and medical TV channel in the nation.
The Health Channel provides easy and quick access to Baptist Health medical experts who can answer viewers’ questions on health and wellness concerns. A wide range of issues are addressed, including child psychology, care for the aging, health insurance, breast cancer, orthopedic and sports injuries, medical breakthroughs, and heart health, among many others. 
1.Free Orthopedic Lecture on Wednesday, August 22nd at 6PM in Broward Health North’s classroom 7 &8 
a.Manish Gupta, MD, Broward Health’s board-certified orthopedic surgeon will discuss the recent medical advances in reducing or eliminating your joint pain to improve your quality of life. Discussions will include how to treat arthritis of the hip and knee and the non-surgical and minimally invasive treatment options available.
2.New Monthly program called Coffee & Healthy Conversations starts on Wednesday, August 29th at 9AM in Broward Health North’s classroom 7&8 
a.Stop by for a free health checkup and a cup of coffee. Adam Lipman, MD, orthopedic surgeon, will discuss the recent medical advances in reducing or eliminating your joint pain to improve your quality of life.
3.Free Skin Screening event by Jason Green, DO, dermatologist on Wednesday, August 29th from 5-6:30PM in Broward Health North’s Cancer Center a.Under the South Florida sun, not even the most effective sunscreen can keep us safe from all sun-related skin damage. In fact, skin cancer is more prevalent here than anywhere else in the country. That’s why Broward Health North is offering a FREE skin cancer screening. The procedure is quick, painless and FREE, but due to high demand, it’s by appointment only.
4.Free Stop the Bleed interactive training event on Saturday, September 8th at 9AM in Broward Health North’s Conference Center (
a.Do you know what to do in a bleeding emergency? Join us for this free public training event to become trained, equipped and empowered to help save lives in a bleeding emergency before professional help arrives. Learn how to apply tourniquets, pack wounds, check seals and more. 9am-9:30am is registration and continental breakfast. 9:30-11:30am includes stop the bleed overview by Igor Nichiporenko, MD, medical director of trauma services at Broward Health North and hands-on training.
Becker's Healthcare honored 90 healthcare leaders under 40 years old as rising stars in the industry.
Individuals on this list have achieved executive positions at hospitals and health systems across the country, founded health IT companies and reached prominence within their organizations. Several are entrepreneurs and thought leaders in advancing patient outcomes and care management.
Many have been recognized for their innovative approach to patient care and health system improvement, overseeing crucial expansion projects and growing companies from the ground up. Keep an eye on the members of this list for the next generation of healthcare leaders.
Click on Read More to see the South Florida Individuals
As a nurse at North Shore Medical Center, Valarie McLeod, RN is recognized for striving to make a difference one baby at a time. The Daisy Award nomination she received is a testament to her hard work. 
McLeod works in mother and baby. She received the Daisy Award for her compassion, kindness and the love she shows to her patients.  She ensures that both the mother and the baby receive exceptional care.
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