Game Changers  
    Volume IV, Issue 14 | April 3, 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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Tenet Healthcare's Florida Hospitals Celebrate National Doctors' Day


In recognition of National Doctors' Day on March 30, affiliated physicians of Tenet's 10 Florida hospitals were honored for their service, skills and compassion. The Doctors Day Image outstanding group of physicians had the opportunity to participate in various events and activities, including special awards ceremonies, at Coral Gables Hospital, Delray Medical Center, Florida Medical Center (a campus of North Shore), Good Samaritan Medical Center, Hialeah Hospital, North Shore Medical Center, Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center, Palmetto General Hospital, St. Mary's Medical Center and West Boca Medical Center.


"Not only do our physicians provide preventive care and disease management, they also serve as educators, researchers and advocates for positive habits and healthy lifestyles," said Marsha Powers, CEO of Tenet Healthcare's Florida region. "Although we value the opportunity to show our appreciation for our physicians each year on Doctors' Day, we want them to know we are grateful for their dedication and sacrifice year-round."





Holy Cross Hospital Offers Robotically-Aided, Minimally Invasive Hysterectomies


Holy Cross Hospital in Fort Lauderdale is now offering the da Vinci Single-Site hysterectomy procedure without the use of a power morecellator during the procedure to offer a minimally invasive surgical option for benign hysterectomies.


Moises Lichtinger, MD, former Chairman of the department of obstetrics and gynecology at Holy Cross, performs the procedures. "Many women who have non-cancerous conditions requiring a hysterectomy, such as fibroids, endometriosis and uterine prolapse, can potentially benefit from this single-site surgery that offers lower blood loss, shorter hospital stays and shorter recovery times," said Lichtinger.


The procedure allows the surgeon to perform the hysterectomy through a single incision in the belly button, leaving the scar almost unnoticeable.


Mount Sinai boosts revenue in 2014, prepares expansion


Brian Bandell | SFBJ


Mount Sinai Medical Center  (Miami Beach) reported greater revenue in the fourth quarter and throughout 2014, although profits took a dip.


The nonprofit hospital earned $6.7 million on revenue of $135.6 million in the fourth quarter. That's compared to earnings of $13.4 million on revenue of $129.4 million in the same period a year ago.


UM researchers awarded $1.6M to fight childhood obesity


Nina Lincoff | SFBJ


Two University of Miami Miller School of Medicine researchers have been awarded a $1.6 million grant for their childhood obesity prevention programming, the university announced Tuesday.


The grant, awarded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Institute of Food and Agriculture, will be paid out over three years.


Oliver-Pyatt Centers for Women with Eating Disorders/Exercise Addiction Expands Clementine Program for Adolescent Girls Aged 13-17 Only Six Months After Launch


Only six months after it launched in October 2014, the Clementine residential program for adolescent girls aged 13-17 suffering from eating disorders, located at the Oliver-Pyatt Centers in South Miami, is expanding due to immediate clinical needs and overwhelming support. Oliver-Pyatt Centers is a comprehensive center dedicated to women with anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorders, and exercise addiction.  


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