Volume VIII, Issue 31 | August 2, 2019    
South Florida Healthcare Professionals on the Move:  
Promotions, Achievements, Engagements & Accolades
Current Events
Florida Academy of Family Physicians presents
Family Medicine Summer Forum
August 9-11
The Breakers Palm Beach
South Florida Medical Group Management Assoc. presents
5th Annual Symposium:
Journey to a New Frontier in Healthcare  
Keynote Speaker: Kent Bottles, MD, Population Health Expert & Healthcare Futurist 
Friday, August 16
Hard Rock Hollywood
SFHEF presents
Healthcare Networking Event
Th., Aug. 29 | 5:30-8 pm
DAS Beer Garden | Jupiter
Publisher of:
Week in Review, Specialty Focus,
Updates in Pediatrics,
FHIweekly & Game Changers
Creator of: 
The Healthcare Roundtable Series


Inside FloridaHealthIndustry.com



Compliance Update

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Healthcare Headlines 


Last  Word


Medicare Dispatch


U.S. News & World Report's 2019-2020 Best Hospitals Rankings Released
Bascom Palmer Eye Institute Ranked Nation's No. 1 in Ophthalmology;
Department of Otolaryngology Ranked No. 9
U.S. News & World Report has once again ranked Bascom Palmer Eye Institute of the University of Miami Health System as the nation's best in ophthalmology in its 2019-2020 "Best Hospitals" rankings . The Department of Otolaryngology at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine was ranked No. 9 in the U.S., a dramatic jump from No. 41 in 2018.
Cleveland Clinic Florida Maintains #1 Ranking in Miami-Fort Lauderdale Metro Area
Overall, Weston based Cleveland Clinic Florida ranked 5 th among 269 hospitals in Florida.
Baptist Health South Florida is the Most Awarded Healthcare System in South Florida for 2019-2020
Meanwhile, Boca Raton Regional Hospital is once again the highest-ranked hospital in Palm Beach County
South Florida Healthcare Executive Forum -
Let's Connect
Based in Dania Beach, the South Florida Healthcare Executive Forum (SFHEF) serves healthcare professionals in Monroe, Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties plus the Treasure Coast. The SFHEF is the local chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) and currently boasts over 950 members.

Jenna Merlucci
Member Spotlight
One of the most unique and challenging facets of healthcare is that it is ever changing. This means that healthcare administrators need to stay up to date on the latest trends and news affecting the industry. One of the ways to do this is through the SFHEF, which provides a wide range of educational opportunities to its members.  

"While there are many benefits of membership, the one that is most important to me is the education that it provides because the presentations are extremely relevant to today's healthcare industry," explained Jenna Merlucci, Director of Clinical Business Operations for the Cardiac and Vascular Institute at Memorial Healthcare System (MHS). "I've attended presentations focused on finance, diversity, quality metrics and patient care, and it really helps to get different executives' perspectives. I've found it very helpful in my day-to-day work, as well as in looking at ways to improve services to Florida's very diverse patient community."
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