South Florida Hospital News
Tuesday January 19, 2021

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January 2021 - Volume 17 - Issue 7

January 18 2021 - After ten months of wrestling with the global COVID-19 pandemic and seeing infections continue to rage in the U.S., there is finally reason for optimism as distribution of vaccines begins. While the initial supply prioritizes vaccination of patient-facing healthcare workers and seniors, the national goal is to vaccinate everyone as supplies increase in the weeks and months ahead.

January 18, 2021 – Lee Health Foundation has announced its 2021 board of trustees, with J. Pason Gaddis returning as chairperson.
Trustees help guide philanthropic initiatives for Lee Health Foundation, which is celebrating 25 years of supporting lifesaving health and wellness programs in Southwest Florida. Since 1995, the Foundation, its supporters and trustees have made it possible for Lee Health to serve a growing community with comprehensive medical services close to home. Thanks to the generosity of the Southwest Florida community and dedication of the trustees, the Lee Health Foundation’s fiscal impact for 2020 included more than 4,000 generous donors raising more than $27.5 million.

January 16 2021 - The Health Care District of Palm Beach County is currently assisting the Florida Department of Health-Palm Beach County (DOH) with its email waitlist of individuals 65 years and older who submitted an email to DOH requesting a COVID-19 vaccine appointment.

Janaury 15 2021 - New Horizons of the Treasure Coast and Okeechobee, a nonprofit mental  health and addiction recovery provider serving 15,000 children and adults annually, is pleased to  announce William Wims has assumed the position of Chief Executive Officer and President.

January 15 2021 - OBGYN Dr. Antonella Leary recently performed her 1000th robotic surgery with the Da Vinci robot at Good Samaritan Medical Center.  Dr. Leary specializes in female malignancies, including cervical, vulvar, uterine, and ovarian carcinomas.   By using a Da Vinci robot, the surgeons at Good Samaritan Medical Center are able to perform complex surgeries with precision and control that is not possible with bare hands. 

January 15 2021 - The Pap Corps’ Board of Directors is proud to announce that Sally Berenzweig, M.A., M.Ed, has been appointed the new CEO of the 68-year old South Florida nonprofit which raises funds for cancer research at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center. Berenzweig, the co-founder and former CEO of KidSafe Foundation, will use her 14 years of nonprofit expertise to expand The Pap Corps’ fundraising base, develop new partnerships, increase membership, raise awareness through social media campaigns and explore grant opportunities. To learn more about The Pap Corps, please visit

January 14, 2021 - Community Partners of South Florida (CPSFL) has achieved national accreditation through the New York-based Council on Accreditation (COA), an accreditor of the full continuum of community-based behavioral health care and social service organizations in the United States and Canada. COA has recognized CPSFL for its best practices, accountability and quality as a nonprofit community development organization that is changing generations by changing the odds for families across the most important foundations in their lives, including housing, mental health and community.

January 12th 2020 - Good Samaritan Medical Center receives accreditation from the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer (CoC) for their commitment to care at their comprehensive cancer institute.   Good Samaritan Medical Center has received this accreditation since 1994.  The Commission on Cancer is a consortium of professional organizations dedicated to improving survival and quality of life for cancer patients through standard setting, prevention, research, education, and the monitoring of comprehensive quality care.

January 13, 2021 – IVF Florida Reproductive Associates is now one of 40 programs nationwide and the only program in Florida to receive the Seal of Quality Assurance for Oocyte Cryopreservation and Warming from Donor Egg Bank USA, the largest frozen egg bank in North America. To receive this recognition, practices have to pass a rigorous set of requirements and show exceptional results.

January 13 2021 - The real-world superheroes come to life in a mural recently unveiled in the Holy Cross Health employee parking garage.
Commissioned by Holy Cross Health and created by South Florida artist Cavan Koebel, the mural is a celebration of all healthcare workers and frontline responders. The mural at Holy Cross Health is part of a series of works known as "Not All Heroes Wear Capes," which is part of a collection of works Koebel creates for hospitals.
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