South Florida Hospital News
Monday June 14, 2021

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June 2021 - Volume 17 - Issue 12

In the ever-evolving world of healthcare, change is the only thing that remains the same. This is especially true in the area of hospital staffing, where the workforce and the way that it is deployed is constantly shifting.

In February, Drew Grossman, former CEO of St. Mary’s Medical Center in Blue Springs, MO, was named Chief Executive Officer of Fishermen’s Community Hospital and Mariners Hospital, both part of Baptist Health South Florida.

Florida’s personal-injury protection (PIP) auto insurance system, also known as "no-fault," would end in 2022 under proposals in both the state House (House Bill 719) and Senate (Senate Bill 54). Both bills will repeal PIP and replace it with Mandatory Bodily Injury Insurance (MBI).

The ACUSON Sequoia, the flagship ultrasound system from Siemens Healthineers, is now available in South Florida. An ultra-premium ultrasound system, ACUSON Sequoia is designed to address the most prevalent challenges in ultrasound today, according to Lucas Diaz, co-owner and Director of Customer Experience for Med-Lab

To paraphrase President Gerald Ford in his 1974 Inaugural Address, the “Felix long domestic nightmare is over.” You see since October 2019 (yep – more than 20 months ago), we’ve been lacking a relatively important room in our house … a kitchen.

Following the just-convened state legislative session, pregnant women eligible for Medicaid can now keep that coverage for a full year post-partum. The measure passed as part of the state budget with bipartisan acknowledgement that new mothers’ health and reducing maternal morbidity and mortality depend, in part, on access to quality health care.

According to Marc Egort, "There are quite a few things a CPA gets involved with." Those "things" might even be ones not usually associated with CPA work. For example, a person may not consider that a CPA would be engaged in mergers and acquisitions; but Egort, founder of Marc Egort CPA, P.A., has been handling them for years.

In the medical field, it’s beneficial when physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and the practice they belong to all work as one, providing a multidisciplinary approach to patient care. But in the medical malpractice world, it’s much smarter to keep these different individuals separate—especially when sharing insurance limits.

Perhaps the most significant "messenger" of all was William Shakespeare. Shakespeare observed four main messages as he observed the world.

1. Appearance and Reality
2. Change

The Dade County Medical Association (DCMA) is extremely pleased to announce that Rudolph Moise, D.O., J.D., M.B.A., has been selected as the next President of the Dade County Medical Foundation. The Foundation is the charitable arm of the Dade County Medical Association and a vehicle for physician members of the organization to invest in community projects and initiatives.

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