Game Changers  
    Volume III, Issue 49 | December 5, 2014  
South Florida Healthcare Professionals on the Move: 
Promotions, Engagements, Appointments & Accolades
From the publisher of FHIweekly,  Specialty Focus &

Calendar of Current Events presents

2014 Wine & Cheese Fundraiser

Sat., Dec 6 | 7-11 pm

CocoPlum, Coral Gables

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SFHEF & WHEN present

Holiday Networker

Thurs., Dec 11 | 5:30-8 pm

Martini Bar at Gulfstream Park


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Palm Beach County Medical Society presents

Billing and Coding 2015

Wed., Jan 7 | 11:30 am - 2 pm

Atlantis Country Club


Accountable Care Options
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Compliance Update


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Last  Word


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Jackson Health System ends the year with $50 million surplus

Carlos Migoya


For the third consecutive year, Jackson Health System has ended the year with a surplus, marking yet another milestone in its continued transformation. The system's year-end surplus for fiscal 2014 is estimated at $50.7 million - more than four times its budgeted $11.6 million surplus.


"Over the last year, we faced a more difficult and competitive healthcare market, we reinvested in personnel, technology and infrastructure, and we continued providing the highest quality care to the people of Miami-Dade County - all while remaining financially strong," said Carlos A. Migoya, President and CEO of Jackson Health System. "There is no doubt that Jackson has turned a corner towards long term sustainability for future generations."



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West Boca Medical Center Appoints New Governing Board Members



West Boca Medical Center welcomes four new members to its 2015 Governing Board.


"We are pleased to add these distinguished community representatives and physicians to our Governing Board," said 

Mitch Feldman, hospital Chief Executive Officer.


The board also appointed its 2015 officers highlighted by the selection of Melvyn Karp MD, a pediatric surgeon at West Boca as the board's incoming chairman. 


The new board members are as follows:

  • Barry Podolsky - President and owner of Podolsky & Associates of Florida
  • Joseph Bensmihen - President of the Private Care Association
  • Mark Adelman, MD - Medical Director of West Boca's Intensive Care Unit
  • Radha Vallabhaneni, MD - Medical Director of West Boca's Primary Stroke Center


SFHHA Celebrates 70 Years
 It was 1944 and the members met for lunch at Coral Gables Country Club. The conversations were about war over seas, its impact on the shortage of nurses and medication. On December 4, 2014 a record crowd of healthcare professionals gathered at the Westin Ft. Lauderdale to celebrate the 70th Anniversary of the South Florida Hospital & Healthcare Association. Mark Bryan, Ed Rosasco, Calvin Glidewell and Lincoln Mendez were the featured speakers.  
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