Florida Medical Space
 Game Changers  
    Volume IV, Issue 44 | October 30, 2015 
South Florida Healthcare Professionals on the Move:  
Promotions, Achievements, Engagements & Accolades
From the publisher of FHIweekly,  Specialty Focus & FloridaHealthIndustry.com

Current Events  
PBCMS presents...

Physician Town Hall Meeting

Nov. 12 | 6-8 pm
WPB Marriot

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The Healthcare Roundtable Presents
Medicare's Transition to Value Based Payment Models
Tues., Nov 17 | 7:30-9:30 am
OfficeEdge | Ft. Lauderdale

SFHNG presents
Healthcare Breakfast Networking Event
Thurs., Nov 19 | 7:45-10 am

Broward Health Imperial Point
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South Florida MGMA presents
Healthcare Networking Event
Thurs., Nov 19 | 6 pm
Hilton Miami Airport 
SFHEF & When present
Leading a Successful Multigenerational Organization
Thurs., Nov 19 | 5:30-8 pm
Barry University | Miami

APDA presents...

Parkinson's Disease Workshop

11.21.15 | 7:30 am - 3 pm

Holy Cross | Ft. Lauderdale

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The Campbell Foundation funds research to study vascular disease in patients with HIV

The Fort Lauderdale based Campbell Foundation has awarded a $60,000 grant to Dr. Jose Gutierrez, Assistant Professor of Neurology in the Division of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Disease at Columbia University Medical Center in New York. Dr. Gutierrez will use the grant to determine the relationship between HIV infection and cerebral arterial inflammation.
While it has become clear in recent years that HIV increases the risk for cardiovascular disease, the reasons why remain uncertain. With better drug therapies and an emphasis on improved care, many of those diagnosed with HIV are living significantly longer and are dying of non-AIDS-related conditions. While that is good news, vascular disease, such as stroke and heart attack, have emerged as a leading cause of mortality and disability in those with HIV.
Some research suggests that antiretroviral (ARV) therapies increase blood cholesterol and subsequently increase the risk of cholesterol plaques in arteries supplying blood to the heart, brain and other organs. These plaques can eventually rupture and create a blockage that can cause a heart attack, stroke, painful arm or leg arterial disease, notes Dr. Gutierrez.


Baptist Hospital Names New President of Medical Staff
Pediatric oncologist and hematologist Doured Daghistani, MD, has been named President of Medical Staff for for Miami based Baptist Hospital, part of Baptist Health South Florida. Dr. Daghistani succeeds outgoing President Michael Fili, MD.
Prior to this appointment, Dr. Daghistani served a four-year term as VP of Medical Staff at Baptist Hospital. He also has held the role of Secretary-Treasurer. In addition to serving as Chairman of Baptist Children's Hospital Executive Board, Dr. Daghistani is the Medical Director of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology at Baptist Children's Hospital and Chief of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology at Miami Cancer Institute.
Dr. Daghistani is Board Certified in pediatrics with a subspecialty in pediatric hematology and oncology. He earned his medical degree at the University of Damascus, Syria, and completed his residency and fellowship at the University of Miami.
Jupiter Medical Center Installs Blue-Light Cystoscopy-First in FL
Jupiter Medical Center announced today that they will now be the first medical center in Florida to have installed Blue-Light Cystoscopy, a unique technology to detect and diagnose tumors in the bladder. This enhanced imaging procedure helps doctors find bladder tumors more easily than standard cystoscopy, which can miss some tumors that are too small to see.

"We at Jupiter Medical Center continually strive to be at the forefront of medical technology," said J ohn Couris, President and CEO of Jupiter Medical Center.
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