South Florida Hospital News
Sunday July 21, 2019

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July 2019 - Volume 16 - Issue 1




Century Ambulance Service was presented the EMT/Paramedic Excellence Award in the private ambulance category by the Fire Chiefs Association of Broward County and the Broward Regional EMS Council at the First There First Care Conference held earlier this month.

Erick Paz and Christian Martinez of Century Ambulance were both recognized as individuals who acted in a situation or in a manner that was above or beyond the call or who demonstrated exceptional performance in the role of an EMT/Paramedic.
Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center announces the appointment of Judy Dellosa as Orthopedics Service Line Director.
Prior to coming to Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center, Dellosa spent 15 years at an area hospital in Palm Beach County serving in various roles. Most recently, Dellosa was the Manager of Orthopedic and Spine Care Navigation and Accreditation. In this role, Dellosa led a multidisciplinary team in the development of the Orthopedic and Spine Center.
Dellosa has an Associate Degree in Nursing from Palm Beach State College and earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Indian River Sate College. She is also a member of the National Association of Orthopedic Nurses (NAON) and is also Orthopedic Nurse Certified (ONC)

Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center congratulates Sharmila Perez on her new position as administrative director of cardiovascular services.

Prior to her appointment, Perez served as the director of the cardiac catheterization lab at Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center.  
Perez holds an Associate of Nursing degree from Palm Beach Community College before earning a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Florida Atlantic University.
Perez is a member of the American Association of Critical Care Nurses, the Florida Nurses Association and is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives. 

Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center names Tammy Razmic as its chief operating officer.

Razmic brings over 25 years of healthcare industry experience to South Florida. Prior to coming to Palm Beach Gardens, Razmic spent the past four years serving as the chief operating officer and financial officer at Inova Fair Oaks Hospital in North Virginia. Before working for Inova Fair Oaks, Razmic served as chief financial officer at the George Washington University Hospital in Washington, DC.
Razmic earned her Bachelor of Science from the University of Nevada-Las Vegas before completing her Masters in Health Administration from Ohio University.  

Mary Lanham, a senior professional with more than 20 years’ experience in strategic marketing and communications management in academic medicine, has joined UHealth and the Miller School of Medicine as chief marketing and communications officer.

Lanham comes to the University of Miami from the University of Maryland Medical System, where she was senior vice president and chief marketing and communications officer.
Lanham earned an undergraduate degree in communication at Pfeiffer University and a master’s degree in publication design at the University of Baltimore. She began her career at a Washington, DC, public relations firm, later joining the University of Maryland, where she has worked for the past 18 years. Since that time, she has continually advanced to various leadership positions of increasing responsibility and received numerous professional awards.

Linda Epstein has assumed the role of General Counsel at Broward Health.

Prior to joining Broward Health, Epstein served as chief litigation counsel for TeamHealth, one of the nation's largest providers of hospital-based clinical services for emergency medicine, acute and post-acute care, anesthesia and other clinical services. She also served as acting general counsel/chief litigation counsel at Health Management Associates.
Epstein earned her Juris Doctorate from Cleveland Marshall College of Law and her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Bowling Green State University.

A new internist has joined the Holy Cross Medical Group.

Shephali Malhotra, M.D., joins Holy Cross from the Miami Beach Community Health Center, where she worked for three years while also serving as a clinical instructor for medical students at Nova University. She is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians and is certified by the American Board of Family Medicine.
Prior to relocating to Florida, Dr. Malhotra completed her residency in family medicine at the McLaren Regional Medical Center in Flint, Michigan. She received her medical degree in clinical sciences from the American University of Integrative Sciences School of Medicine in Barbados and her Bachelor of Science degree in physiology and neurobiology from the University of Maryland College Park.

William A. Leone, M.D., F.A.C.S., head of The Leone Center for Orthopedic Care at Holy Cross Hospital in Fort Lauderdale, was named a 2019 Top Orthopedic Surgeon by Castle Connolly Medical, Ltd. This is the tenth consecutive year that Dr. Leone has received this coveted designation.

“It’s an honor to be ranked among the nation’s best orthopedic surgeons and recognized by Castle Connolly for the past decade,” said Dr. Leone. “I pride my practice on its human-centered model for care which is based on decades of clinical experience and common sense: treat patients with respect and compassion by giving them personal attention, honoring their time, and providing them with the information they need to make well-informed decisions about their own health care.”
With almost 30 years of experience, Dr. Leone has earned a reputation as one of the country’s top orthopedic surgeons for solving complex hip and knee problems. Dr. Leone has helped thousands of patients from around the world by restoring mobility and improving their quality of life. 

Martha Duncan has volunteered for the past 40 years at Pam Beach Gardens Medical Center. Recently, Duncan made the decision to retire from volunteering. For her commitment and love to volunteer her time, the hospital held a surprise party in her honor. Martha is described by her peers as energetic, enthusiastic, and resilient.

Pictured (l-r) Jean Carver, PBGMC Auxiliary Board Member; Sandy Schneider, PBGMC Auxiliary Board Member; Edith Parks, PBGMC Auxiliary Board Member; Brenda Atlee, PBGMC Auxiliary Board Member; Teresa Urquhart, PBGMC Chief Executive Officer; Martha Duncan, PBGMC Auxiliary Board Member; Tim Howard, PBGMC Chief Human Resources Officer; Frances Davis, PBGMC Auxiliary Board Member; and Virginia Groover, PBGMC Auxiliary Board Member

Holy Cross Hospital’s faith community nurses, in partnership with nurses from FAU's Christine Lynn College of Nursing and volunteers from the hospital and Christ Church, recently provided 189 homeless individuals with free foot care, new shoes and socks, showers, and a hot meal during the organizations’ fourth annual "All About Feet" event in Pompano Beach. The Florida Department of Health also provided 43 Hepatitis A immunizations during the event.

Among those served were a 4-year-old child and an 89-year-old senior, the youngest and oldest participants respectfully.
Pictured are Jean Ready and Batia Fisherman who volunteered to provide homeless individuals with free foot care at the event.
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