Florida Medical Space
Game Changers  
 Volume III, Issue 2 | January 10, 2014  

  South Florida Healthcare Professionals on the Move:   


 Promotions, Engagements, Appointments & Accolades

From the publisher of FHIweekly,  Specialty Focus & FloridaHealthIndustry.com

Calendar of Current Events

Greater North Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce Presents

Health & Wellness Networker

Tues., Jan 14 | 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Vi at Aventura

Click HERE to learn more.

SFHNG Presents

Healthcare Networking Breakfast

Wed., Jan 22 | 7:45 - 9:30 am

North Shore Medical Center

Click HERE to learn more.

South Florida Healthcare Executive Forum Presents

Annual Installation Dinner

Thurs., Jan 23 | 6-9 pm

Signature Grand Davie

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Healthcare Roundtable Announces 2014 Program
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Limited Resources, Unlimited Hope: Addressing the Dual Diagnosis of Mental Illness and Substance Abuse


Tues., March 4 | 7:30-9:30 am

Inside FloridaHealthIndustry.com



Compliance Update


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Last Word


Ask Ben


Do You Know a Healthcare Game Changer?

 BaptistHealth.net Wins Award 

Baptist Health South Florida's website, BaptistHealth.net, has received a 2013 Hospital Website Transparency Award with Distinction from two national organizations that promote healthcare quality and safety.


The honor recognizes outstanding hospital websites that promote transparency of quality measures in a manner that is helpful, practical and user-friendly for consumers. The Leapfrog Group and URAC (formerly known as the Utilization Review Accreditation Commission) presented the award to Baptist Health and two other hospitals at the Leapfrog Group's annual meeting in Crystal City, Va., on Dec. 3.


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 Lubell Rosen Wins Appeal for Palm Beach County Medical Practice, Physician 


Lubell Rosen partners Mark L. Rosen and Steve L. Lubell recently announced the successful appellate judgment for their client, defendants OB/GYN Specialists of the Palm Beaches and Marie Morel, MD. Lubell & Rosen and West Palm Beach appellate attorneys Rebecca Mercier Vargas and Jane Kreusler-Walsh of Kreusler-Walsh, Compiani & Vargas appealed a final judgment awarding the plaintiffs $2.5 million in damages, following a September 2011 jury trial in a medical malpractice action.



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Valverde Leaves FIU to Become Humana Regional President

Brian Bandell


Dr. Fernando J. Valverde has left his medical executive position at Florida International University to become

Fernando Valverde, MD
Fernando Valverde, MD

Regional President for Humana's Medicare markets in Florida. Valverde was CEO of FIU Health and Associate Dean for Community and Clinical Affairs at its medical school. He made $408,000 at the school in the 2012-2013 academic year.


At Humana, Valverde takes the position formerly held by Dr. Terry Smith, who recently passed away after battling a long illness.


The job is based in Miramar.


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Source: SFBJ