Game Changers  
    Volume IV, Issue 15 | April 10, 2015 
South Florida Healthcare Professionals on the Move:  
Promotions, Engagements, Appointments & Accolades
From the publisher of FHIweekly,  Specialty Focus &

Current Events Calendar

South Florida MGMA presents


Spring Networking Event


April 16, 2015 | 6-9 pm


Sheraton Airport and Cruise Port Hotel, Dania Beach


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2015 Care & Conquer Alzheimer's Association Regional Education Conference


Thursday, April 16 | 8 am-5 pm


Florida International University, Kovens Conference Center


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Palm Beach County Medical Society presents


Heroes in Medicine Awards Luncheon


Thursday, April 16, 11 am-1:30 pm


Kravis Center, Cohen Pavilion, West Palm Beach


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SFHEF presents

Technology Innovation Changing the Face of Healthcare Delivery

Thurs., April 16 | 5:30-8 pm

Cleveland Clinic Florida

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Compliance Update


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Miami Beach billionaire Frost leads $12M investment in medical firm

Celia Ampel | SFBJ


Miami-based Opko Health and its CEO, Dr. Phillip Frost, led an $11.6 million investment in a cancer

Phillip Frost, MD
Phillip Frost, MD

immunotherapy company.


MabVax Therapeutics will use the funding to start Phase 1 trials for an antibody that targets pancreatic and colon cancer.


"The target for MabVax's first novel human antibody addresses important medical problems in need of better therapeutic solutions," Frost said in a news release.


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Vitale Whistle Blower Defense

Holy Cross Hospital Partners with University of Miami Miller School of Medicine for New Residency Program



Holy Cross Hospital announced its new residency program with the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine at a recent evening reception at the Holy Cross HealthPlex in Fort Lauderdale.


The Internal Medicine Residency Program, which was accredited by the American Council of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) back in September, opens its doors to residents July 1. The first class of residents was announced on Friday, March 20.


As a result of the significant increase of medical specialists, the residency program was created to train residents in primary care and prepare them for the changing healthcare environment - specifically, a monumental shift towards ambulatory medical care.


"With 1,300 applicants vying for 18 first year residency spots, the Internal Medicine Residency Program is a promising yet competitive prospect for many aspiring medical professionals in Broward County" said Holy Cross Hospital President and CEO Patrick A. Taylor, MD.




Accountable Care Options Adds 18 New Primary Care Medical Practices

to its South Florida ACO Network


Boynton Beach based Accountable Care Options, LLC, one of the original 114 Accountable Care Organizations (ACO) participating in the Medicare Shared Savings Program as of July 2012, has added 18 new primary care practices to its physician network for the 2015 Shared Savings year. Accountable Care Options now boasts 70 Internal Medicine and Family Practice partners with 40 offices in Palm Beach and Broward counties caring for 13,500 Medicare beneficiaries.


New practices include...


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