South Florida Hospital News
Tuesday September 17, 2019
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September 2019 - Volume 16 - Issue 3

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As healthcare providers work toward planning our community’s healthcare future, what are the necessary transitions and innovations that will influence future facilities in providing healthcare and well care to our community?

Mark your calendars for the 30th Annual Chris Evert Pro-Celebrity Classic and Annual Black-Tie Gala for the weekend of November 22-24, 2019. It is a must attend for tennis fans and South Florida benefactors supporting at-risk children.

Healthcare professionals want to prevent any potential legal actions as it relates to the excellent care they provide to their patients. This includes advanced practice providers (APPs), such as Nurse Practitioners who now face similar legal issues to those experienced by physicians and other medical providers.

The 2019 hurricane season has arrived, prompting all organizations to ask the question, “How would we recover from a catastrophic event?” The impacts of both Hurricanes Irma and Michael serve as examples of potential exposures, emphasizing the importance of disaster preparedness. Hurricane Michael caused the evacuation of more than 30 healthcare facilities due to physical damage and loss of power. 

In total, there have been at least 2,190 mass shootings since Sandy Hook in December 2012, with at least 2,463 killed and 9,163 wounded. The FBI defines a mass shooting as an incident in which 4 or more people, not including the suspect, are killed. And following all of these events, our police, healthcare workers and communities are left to pick-up the pieces.

The Centre for Neuro Skills (CNS), a leading provider of rehabilitation services for patients with traumatic and acquired brain injuries, needed an efficient way to monitor the frequency and duration of provider visits. The goal: to optimize provider-to-patient ratios and improve overall patient care.

Offering both undergraduate and graduate online programs in nursing, Miami-based Nexus University provides a transformative process for its students. The result: not mere graduates, but professionals within the context of a global world and the norms of scientific rigor.

Kim Saiswick serves as vice president of community health and well-being for Holy Cross Hospital. In her role, she leads, develops and oversees the implementation of policy, system and environmental change strategies, as well as programs and outreach strategies, in communities throughout the non-profit hospital’s service area.

The Dade County Medical Association (DCMA) Board of Directors is extremely pleased to announce the launch of a health insurance program for our members and their employees through a partnership with FBMC Benefits Management. This program signals our most significant foray into health insurance coverage for our members.

As an experienced traveler, I am always looking for the best value for my dollar. Recently when I saw that my usual rental car company wanted a small fortune for a two-day rental, I began shopping around. I landed on a company I had never used before. Despite being a new customer, booking was simple. I got plenty of email reminders.

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