South Florida Hospital News
Tuesday May 26, 2020

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May 2020 - Volume 16 - Issue 11




May 22, 2020 – Tenet Florida Physician Services (TFPS) this week announced the selection of Michael S. Davis, MPH, MBA, as its CEO. In this role, Davis is responsible for the operations and strategic growth of physician practices across Palm Beach, Broward and Miami–Dade counties. 

May 21, 2020 - The Drive-Thru Community Testing Site at C.B. Smith Park has extended its criteria for COVID-19 testing, which now includes children.  

May 22, 2020 - Memorial Healthcare System has acquired Broward Guardian, a Medicare accountable care organization (ACO) composed of mostly primary care physicians in South Florida. This acquisition allows Memorial to support the continued development of a vibrant network of community-based, primary care physicians to coordinate care for Medicare patients, while providing physicians the necessary resources to become successful in the emerging value-based healthcare model.  

Medicare Accelerated and Advance Payments State-by-State and by Provider Type as reported by CMS

May 21 2020 - The COVID-19 pandemic is stressful enough, but for children and adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and their families, the crisis can be especially difficult. 
Adrien A. Eshraghi, M.D., M.Sc., professor of Otolaryngology, Neurological Surgery and Biomedical Engineering, has dedicated much of his career to caring for individuals with various disabilities including individuals with autism, who are very dear to him.

May, 6, 2020 – Jessica Miller joins the staff of Florida Medical Center Medical Center as the hospital’s new chief nursing officer. Miller is also the chief nursing officer at North Shore Medical Center as well as  lead CNO for Tenet Healthcare’s Miami-Dade Group. Miller brings extensive healthcare leadership experience and a demonstrated focus on patient-centered care, and performance improvement. She will be responsible for supervising and coordinating the daily operations of the hospital’s various nursing units to ensure high-quality care is delivered to all patients.

Coral Gables Hospital surprised the Miami-Dade Fire Rescue at the start of EMS week.  In 1974, President Gerald Ford authorized EMS Week to celebrate EMS practitioners and the important work they do in our community.  EMS Week brings together local communities and medical personnel to honor the dedication of those who provide the day-to-day lifesaving services. The Coral Gables Hospital staff applauded outside the facility and held signs to thank EMS for all that they do. 

May 7, 2020 – Florida Medical Center welcomes Sharmila Perez as its new hospital Director of Critical Care Services and the ICU. In her new role, Perez will be responsible for the care provided in the ICU, as well as its staff, to ensure the delivery of high-quality care. She will also manage patient flow, and will collaborate with physicians to ensure the program exceeds expectations for its patients. 

SWFL Safer Together Campaign Encourages Continued Safety Protocols and Regional Return
to Normal Health Care Practices by Community
May 21, 2020 - As Southwest Florida reopens public spaces and activities, the Southwest Florida region’s healthcare leaders Lee Health and NCH Healthcare System (NCH) continue to work together on regional efforts to combat the challenges and effects presented by the COVID-19 pandemic. Since March, the nonprofit organizations have been leading the “SWFL Stronger Together” campaign to combat COVID-19 regionally while encouraging community support of frontline heroes through safety compliance and donations.

May 21, 2020 – Cleveland Clinic Florida has announced two new clinical trials to help patients who test positive for COVID-19. The clinical trials are in addition to the convalescent plasma trials, which began in late April.

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