Game Changers  
    Volume IV, Issue 9 | February 27, 2015 
South Florida Healthcare Professionals on the Move:  
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Good Samaritan Medical Center Earns National Accreditation from the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons


The West Palm Beach based Cancer Institute at Good Samaritan Medical Center has earned three-year accreditation from the Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons (ACoS) for maintaining levels of excellence in the delivery of comprehensive, patient-centered care.


For a cancer program to receive accreditation, it must meet 34 CoC quality care standards. The CoC is a consortium of professional organizations dedicated to improving patient outcomes and quality of life for cancer patients through standard-setting, prevention, research, education and the monitoring of quality care.


"This accreditation demonstrates Good Samaritan Medical Center's commitment to providing comprehensive, state-of-the-art care," said Mark Nosacka, hospital CEO. "Meeting these evidence-based measures affirms that we are continually serving the health needs of our community."





Vitale Whistle Blower Defense

Dade Update 



Bare bones: OrthoNow aims to slash health care costs


Celia Ampel | SFBJ


Doral orthopedic surgeon Dr. Alejandro Badia was tired of watching patients waste money.


People would head to the emergency room with sprains, dislocations and fractures, only to wait hours, spend hundreds of dollars and inevitably be discharged with the same instructions: "Follow up with an orthopedic specialist."


Badia wants to revolutionize how these patients receive care. His solution: urgent care centers for bone injuries. He's branded it OrthoNow.


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$100 million bonus: Simply Healthcare employees share pay day after sale to Anthem


Brian Bandell | SFBJ


Many employees at Simply Healthcare Holdings received life-changing gifts on Friday (2-20-15) as its workforce shared a $100 million bonus from its sale to Anthem.




Broward Health Joins Forces with the CDC's One & Only Campaign

Broward Health has recently become a member of the One & Only Campaign, a public safety campaign to promote safe injection practices in all healthcare settings. By teaming up with the Safe Injection Practices Coalition, the organization is joining professional groups, healthcare systems, provider groups, private companies and others dedicated to raising awareness of the importance of injection safety.


While patient protection is a priority and injection safety is critical to healthcare work, unsafe injection practices still happen. In fact, more than 150,000 people have been impacted by dozens of preventable outbreaks of hepatitis B, hepatitis C or HIV over the last decade, due to unsafe injection practices. Some of these outbreaks involved healthcare providers reusing syringes, resulting in contamination of medication vials or containers that were used then on subsequent patients.


The One & Only Campaign seeks to eradicate outbreaks from unsafe injection practices by empowering patients and healthcare providers to insist on nothing less than One Needle, One Syringe, Only One Time for every injection.


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