Florida Medical Space
 Game Changers  
    Volume IV, Issue 7 | February 13, 2015 
South Florida Healthcare Professionals on the Move: 
Promotions, Engagements, Appointments & Accolades
From the publisher of FHIweekly,  Specialty Focus & FloridaHealthIndustry.com

Calendar of Current Events


Palm Beach County Medical Society presents


Financial Planning for Women


Tues., Feb 17 | 6-8 pm


North Palm Beach


RSVP to Deanna 



SFMGMA presents


Physician Compensation


Thurs., Feb 19 | 6-8 pm


UM Hospital Seminar Center


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SFHEF presents


Ethical Challenges in Healthcare Leadership


Thurs., Feb 19 | 5:30-9 pm


Kendall Regional Medical Center


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SFHNG presents


Healthcare Breakfast Networking


Tues., Feb 24 | 7:45-9:30 am


Broward Health Medical Center


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Accountable Care Options

VidaCare Plus
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McDermott Will & Emery present


2015 ASC Symposium


Fri., Feb. 27 | 8:00 am-6:30 pm


Fontainebleau Miami Beach


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TrustBridge Health and FHIcommunications present


End of Life Care: The Elephant in the Room

Tues., March 3 | 7:30-9:30 am
FiveStar Premier Residences of Hollywood

Inside FloridaHealthIndustry.com



Compliance Update


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Last  Word


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SFBJ Releases Annual List: South Florida's Top 100 Power Leaders of 2015


Healthcare Professionals Well Represented


One of SFBJ's most popular special reports, Power Leaders annually highlights the Top 100 working in South Florida's burgeoning business community. Several healthcare professionals made the list, including:

  • Rony Abovitz, Co-Founder of Mako Surgical and Founder of Magic Leap
  • Dan Cane, Co-Founder and CEO, Modernizing Medicine
  • Dr. Nabil El Sanadi, President/CEO, Broward Health
  • Miguel "Mike" Fernandez, Chairman, MBF Healthcare Partners LP
  • Dr. Phillip Frost, Chairman, Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services, Teva Pharmaceuticals Industries Ltd.; Chairman/CEO, Opko Health
  • Michael G. Joseph, President, East Florida Division, HCA
  • Brian E. Keeley, President/CEO, Baptist Health South Florida
  • Benjamin L´┐Żon Jr., Founder/Chairman, Leon Medical Centers
  • Carlos A. Migoya, President/CEO, Jackson Health System
  • Marsha Powers, CEO, Tenet Healthcare Florida Region
  • Frank V. Sacco, President/CEO, Memorial Healthcare System
  • Albert Santalo, Founder/CEO, CareCloud
  • Penny Shaffer, Market President, Florida Blue
  • Dr. Fernando J. Valverde, President, South Florida Medicare Market, Humana



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Ft. Lauderdale Based Foundation Announces its First Grant of the New Year: Funding Research for Treatment of Neurological Complications of HIV 



The Campbell Foundation recently announced that its first grant of 2015 has been awarded to researchers who have already made great strides toward the goal of treating the neurological complications of HIV such as dementia, neuropathy and a number of psychological conditions including depression.


The Lauren Sciences research team at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Israel are the recipients of a $100,000 grant that will allow them to continue their research to prove that they can show efficacy by delivery of the HIV medication tenofovir through the blood brain barrier in mice using V-Smart™, a technology developed with New York-based biotechnology company Lauren Sciences.


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Miami Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Institute is New Name for Baptist Health's Integrated Orthopedic, Sports Medicine Services

Baptist Health South Florida has integrated its orthopedic and sports medicine services and named the program Miami Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Institute. The new name reflects Baptist Health's team approach to providing high-quality patient care. The program, which was founded by UHZ Sports Medicine Institute, is comprised of Board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopedic physicians who are recognized locally, nationally and internationally as leaders in orthopedics and the care of athletes and treatment of sports injuries.


Included in the name change is Doctors Hospital Center for Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, which for many years has served as the hub of Baptist Health's orthopedics and sports medicine program. Miami Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Institute will combine its resources of experienced physicians and leading-edge treatments and technology to provide advanced orthopedic and sports medicine care at five Baptist Health locations - Doctors Hospital, Baptist Hospital of Miami, Baptist Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital and West Kendall Baptist Hospital.


"The orthopedic and sports medicine program at Doctors Hospital has a long-standing reputation for exceptional patient care and physician leadership," said Wayne Brackin, Executive VP and COO of Baptist Health.




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