Florida Medical Space
 Game Changers  
    Volume V, Issue 10 | March 11, 2016  
South Florida Healthcare Professionals on the Move:  
Promotions, Achievements, Engagements & Accolades
From the publisher of FHIweekly,  Specialty Focus & FloridaHealthIndustry.com

Current Events 

BCMA presents

Women Physicians Networking Event

Wed., March 16 | 6:30-8:30 pm

Tower Club | Ft. Lauderdale

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SFHNG presents
Healthcare Networking Breakfast
Wed., March 23 | 7.45-10:00 am
Broward Health Medical Center

SFHEF & SFMGMA present

Healthcare Networking

Thursday, March 24 | 5:30-8:00 pm

Vagabond | Miami

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P & G presents

Bending the Cost Curve: Engaging the Patient to Ensure Better Outcomes

Tues., March 29 | 7:30-9:30 am

Downtown Ft. Lauderdale

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APDA S. FL Chapter presents
Annual Optimism Walk
Sun., Apr. 17
Town Center at Boca Raton

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Audax Private Equity Announces a Definitive Agreement for the Recapitalization of Gastro Health

Audax Private Equity ("Audax") announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement with physicians and management to recapitalize Gastro Health PL ("Gastro Health"). Headquartered in Miami, Florida, Gastro Health is a gastroenterology physician practice management company with 21 centers across South Florida. Gastro Health was founded in 2006 with the merger of GI Care Center, Gastroenterology Associates, and Gastroenterology Group. The company has acquired 16 new centers and on-boarded over 30 new physician partners since its founding.
Dr. Jim Leavitt, President/Co-Founder of Gastro Health, said "We are excited to have Audax as our new partner. Audax' support will enhance our ability to provide best in class care to our growing number of patients."
Alejandro Fernandez, MBA, CMPE, CEO of Gastro Health, said "Audax has a proven track record of helping companies complement organic expansion initiatives with add-on acquisitions. We are confident this partnership will position Gastro Health for continued growth and superior care."
Deloitte Corporate Finance advised Gastro Health. Ropes and Gray LLP served as counsel to Audax. DLA Piper LLP served as counsel to Gastro Health.


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Delray Medical Center Now Offering Minimally Invasive Robotic Laser Therapy for Brain Tumors and Lesions
Delray Medical Center has  added an image-guided laser technology that may help treat patients diagnosed with brain tumors and lesions each year. The NeuroBlate System from Monteris Medical uses real-time magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to guide a laser probe that applies heat to the growth, in controlled amounts, until the diseased tissue is destroyed. It technology is designed to be used on tumors and lesions in many locations in the brain, near the surface or deep inside.

The goal of NeuroBlate Laser therapy is to kill abnormal tissue while doing as little harm as possible to surrounding healthy tissue. It is also designed to be used with patients who have lesions in areas of the brain that are difficult to access through traditional open surgery without harming essential functions like speech, vision and muscle control. 

"The NeuroBlate technology is unique because it is designed to not only precisely control where the treatment is delivered, but also visualize the actual effect on the tissue in real time," said Dr. Lloyd Zucker, Neurosurgery Director at Delray Medical Center.

Holy Cross Hospital Cardiovascular/Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program Certified by Industry Leader

Holy Cross Hospital
announced recently the certification of its cardiovascular/pulmonary rehabilitation program by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR). Holy Cross Hospital was recognized for its commitment to improving the quality of life by enhancing standards of care.

Cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitation programs are designed to help people with cardiovascular problems (e.g., heart attacks, coronary artery bypass graft surgery) and pulmonary problems (e.g., chronic obstructive
Patrick Taylor_ MD_ MBA
Patrick Taylor, MD, MBA
pulmonary disease [COPD], respiratory symptoms) heal more quickly and improve their quality of life. Both programs include exercise, education, counseling, and support for patients and their families."We are fully committed to being our patients' health partners for life," said Holy Cross Hospital President and CEO Patrick A. Taylor, MD.

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