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August 2020 - Volume 17 - Issue 2
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American Heart Association Award recognizes Palms West Hospital’s commitment to quality stroke care
 
August 7, 2020 - Palms West Hospital has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Silver Plus and the Stroke Bronze Quality Achievement Award. The awards recognize the hospital’s commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence.
 
August 7, 2020 - Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital welcomes board-certified internal medicine physician Richard J. Wyderski, MD, MMM, FACP. Dr. Wyderski is now accepting new patients at Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital’s Health & Wellness Center located at 3450 11th Court in Vero Beach. To schedule an appointment, call 772.794.3364. 
 

August 7 2020 - HCA Healthcare East Florida Division (NYSE:HCA), today announced that it has received a donation of 2,800 face shields from Bombardier Aviation, a global leader in the design, manufacturing and entry into service of cutting edge business jets. The shields were delivered to Fort Lauderdale International Airport aboard a Global 7500 aircraft and were transported to HCA’s Supply Chain distribution center. The materials will then be distributed to HCA’s 14-affiliated facilities across East Florida. 

American Heart Association recognizes HCA East Florida’s Miami-Dade facilities for their commitment to quality stroke care
 
AUGUST 6 2020 - HCA East Florida is proud to announce that its Miami-Dade facilities, Aventura Hospital and Medical Center and Kendall Regional Medical Center have been recognized by the American Heart Association with its coveted Get With The Guidelines® Target: Stroke Honor Roll Gold Plus Elite Quality Achievement Award. Mercy Hospital was recognized with Target: Stroke Honor Roll Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. Aventura Hospital also achieved the Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll Quality Achievement Award. The awards recognize each hospital’s commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence.
 
American Heart Association Award recognizes Florida Medical Center’s commitment to quality stroke care
 
August 6, 2020 - Florida Medical Center earned the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence.
 

August 6, 2020 – Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney welcomes Jerry Fedele as of counsel to its Healthcare section. Fedele, a healthcare executive and lawyer who served as president and CEO of Boca Raton Regional Hospital from 2008 to 2019, will work with Buchanan’s healthcare and healthcare-related clients to help bridge the gap between their legal and operational needs. Additionally, Fedele will work with Buchanan’s attorneys to continue the firm’s expansion of broad spectrum of healthcare services in South Florida. 

August, 2020 - Albizu University’s Miami Campus, a leader in undergraduate and graduate psychology programs, has announced that PsyD Candidate Rita Michelle Rivera was elected the new Chairperson of the Florida Psychological Association (FPA) Graduate Student Division (FPAGS). 

 FAU Researchers Represent the College of Engineering and
Computer Science and the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science  

August 6, 2020 - Four researchers from Florida Atlantic University have received the coveted National Science Foundation (NSF) Early Career (CAREER) award. The CAREER program offers the NSF’s most prestigious awards in support of early-career faculty who have the potential to serve as academic role models in research and education and to lead advances in the mission of their department or organization. 
 
COVID-19 reveals bleak reality of nursing shortage as health care systems are stretched to the limit
 
August 6 2020 - As COVID-19 reveals Florida’s stark nursing shortage, and healthcare systems throughout the state struggle to meet the need for care, Palm Health Foundation is providing scholarships to 41 nurses in Palm Beach County to help increase and advance professionals in the field. The foundation has awarded $440,000 in needs-based scholarships to nurses in undergraduate, graduate and doctorate programs to aid in building a highly skilled workforce. Palm Health Foundation has granted more than $3 million in nursing scholarships to over 1,000 nursing students for advanced education since its founding in 2001.
 

August 5, 2020 – West Kendall Baptist Hospital, Healthy West Kendall and the Alliance for Aging have teamed up to launch the Care Transitions Program to provide home-based assistance for geriatric patients discharged from West Kendall Baptist Hospital. The goal of the program is to help vulnerable seniors recuperate in their own homes and prevent or delay nursing home placements or hospital readmissions. 

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