Florida Medical Space
 Game Changers  
    Volume V, Issue 41 | Oct. 14, 2016  
South Florida Healthcare Professionals on the Move:  
Promotions, Achievements, Engagements & Accolades
From the publisher of FHIweekly,  Specialty Focus & FloridaHealthIndustry.com

Current Events 

Bank of America Practice Solutions & Carr Healthcare Realty present...

Practice Startup/Practice Expansion
- A Panel Discussion & Workshop

Tues., 10/18/16 | 7:30-9:30 a.m.

Ft. Lauderdale

Digital Resource

SFHEF presents

Accountability for the Care We Provide

Th., 10/20/16 | 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Memorial Regional Hospital South

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Current Events 

PBCMS presents

Getting Ready for MACRA

Th., 10/20/16 | 5:30-8 p.m.

Boca Raton

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BCMA presents

90th Presidential Inauguration & Dinner

Sat., 10/22/16 | 6 p.m.

Ft. Lauderdale

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SFHNG presents

Healthcare Breakfast Networker

Wed., 10/26/16 | 7:45-10 a.m.

Memorial Hospital Pembroke

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JJ Karmacharya Foundation for Vascular Research presents

Annual Fundraiser

10/27/16 | 5:30-8 p.m.


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S. FL Based Entrepreneur Launches Health and Wellness Marketplace for Cash Paying Patients 

Jeff Herschler
| FHInews 

Alain Fernandez, Founder ValueDOC

Q & A with Alain Fernandez, ValueDOC

is a free health and wellness marketplace for cash-paying patients. Founder Alain Fernandez launched the website earlier this year with a couple of hundred doctors and dentists featured. ValueDOC won the
Miami Herald Business Plan Challenge 's FIU Track in May. I had a chance to catch up with Alain earlier this week.

Follow this link for a transcript of our chat.

Larkin Community Hospital Opens New Cancer Center

South Miami based Larkin Community Hospital recently held an open house to celebrate the opening of its new Cancer Center at Larkin. The new center, led by Dr. Orlando E. Silva, specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer. Dr. Silva's patients benefit from his 20 years of experience in Hematology and Oncology, as well as his ongoing research and publications in the field. Treatments available at the center include chemotherapy, biologic agents, and endocrine therapy. In addition to traditional breast cancer treatments, Dr. Silva advocates for the prevention of cancer occurrence and/or reoccurrence through nutrition, anti-inflammatory, and immune system boosting treatments.
Three S. FL Firms Win Semi-Finalist Status in BioPitch 
Marcia Heroux Pounds SunSentinel.com

Three South Florida companies are semifinalists in BioPitch, the business competition at the annual BioFlorida conference this month. They are:
  • Neuro Pharmalogics in Boca Raton
  • Vova Ida in Jupiter
  • Sharktec in Davie
Neuro Pharmalogics is a biopharmaceutical company focused on developing innovative therapies for people with rare neurological diseases.

Vova Ida is a startup company dedicated to the discovery and development of drugs to treat neurodegenerative disorders. It is currently developing drugs for the treatment of Alzheimer's and Creutzfeldt-Jakob diseases, based on research conducted at Scripps Florida in Jupiter.

Sharktec is a research development company aimed at providing innovative products for both health-care professionals and consumers related to the changing technology of 3D printing.
Miami Health Briefs
Gastro Health Doc to Present at ACG Event
James S. Leavitt, MD, FACG, President of Miami based
Gastro Health, LLC will present four separate topics at the 2016 American College of Gastroenterology (ACG)
Premier GI Clinical & Post Graduate Course at The Venetian, Las Vegas, Nevada, October 14th through the 18th. Dr. Leavitt will be speaking on the Ins and Outs of Joining a Medical practice, Protecting Your Practice, Maintaining Practice Independence plus Engaging and Improving the Patient Experience.
Miami Hospital CEO Retires

Brian Bandell | SFBJ

Gilda Baldwin will retire as CEO of Westchester General Hospital, where she has worked for 24 years.

The 125-bed hospital in Miami named Jack Ayala as her successor. He's the former COO of Broward General Medical Center and more recently was a hospital consultant.
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