Florida Medical Space
Game Changers  
 Volume III, Issue 29 | July 18, 2014  

  South Florida Healthcare Professionals on the Move:   


 Promotions, Engagements, Appointments & Accolades

From the publisher of FHIweekly,  Specialty Focus & FloridaHealthIndustry.com

Calendar of Current Events
SFHNG presents


Healthcare Breakfast Networker


Th., July 24 | 7:45-9:30 am 


Palm Beach Gardens   

Medical Center 


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SFBJ presents 


How to Boost Profits with Healthcare Technology


Friday, July 25 | 9-11 am


Fort Lauderdale


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Presented and Co-chaired by

Bonnie & Jon Kaye, Kaye Communications


4th Annual White Coats-4-Care Reception


Thurs., July 31 | 5:30-7:30 p.m.


The New Waterstone Resort & Marina | Boca Raton


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Accountable Care Options
Rajparth Achievers 2014 Tile

Inside FloridaHealthIndustry.com



Compliance Update


Healthcare Headlines    FHI logo cropped small version


Last Word


Ask Ben


Do You Know a Healthcare Game Changer?
South Miami Based Larkin Community Hospital Recognized for Patient Safety 


Larkin Community Hospital (LCH) ranks as one of the best in the state of Florida and the nation in assuring patient safety according to findings by the Hospital-Acquired Condition Reduction Program. The program, part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), evaluates the nation's hospitals in an effort to reduce patient infections and other preventable conditions during hospital stays.

Hospitals nationwide were ranked on a scale of one to ten with ten reflecting the worst performance against the three measurements. LCH received a score of 1.35 which is one of the lowest and thus, amongst the very best nationwide. The rankings were compiled from reports detailing the frequency of incidents related to infection, bedsores, fractures, and blood clots.

Sandy Sosa-Guerrero, CEO of Larkin Community Hospital said this achievement reflects the hospital's commitment to education.



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Broward Health North CEO Named One of 50 Most Powerful Black Professionals for 2014


Pauline Grant, CEO of Broward Health North (BHN), was named one of South Florida's 50 Most Powerful Black Professionals in Business and Industry for 2014 by Legacy Magazine.


"I am honored to be named among the distinguished professionals on this list," said Grant. "I am proud to lead the incredible staff at Broward Health North and support them in their efforts to provide the highest quality of care to our patients. The hospital continues to grow our services and offerings to help create a healthier community."


Grant has more than 35 years of healthcare experience, recently celebrating eleven years as Chief Executive Officer of BHN.


Tenet Florida Physician Services Hires Regional Medical Director 


Brian Bethea, MD has joined Tenet Florida Physician Services. Dr. Bethea is a Cardiac Surgeon and will serve Tenet Florida as Regional Medical Director of Cardiovascular Surgery. He specializes in minimally invasive heart valve replacement and repair surgeries and catheter-based heart therapies. He is on staff at both Delray Medical Center and Florida Medical Center.


UM's Bascom Palmer Eye Institute Named Best in the Country


Celia Ampel | Miami Herald


The University of Miami medical school's Bascom Palmer Eye Institute is the best eye hospital in the country, according to U.S. News and World Report rankings released Tuesday.


The eye institute has topped the list for 11 straight years for its reputation among ophthalmologists. It's one of only 3 percent of U.S. hospitals to be ranked in any specialty, according to the magazine.


"To be named No. 1 is a great honor; to be named No. 1 year after year and without interruption can only happen when you have an unwavering commitment to groundbreaking research, education and world-class clinical care," Pascal J. Goldschmidt, MD, Dean of UM's Miller School of Medicine, said in a statement.


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