Florida Medical Space
              Game Changers  
           Volume II   Issue 29                                             
                                 July 19, 2013    


                         South Florida Healthcare Professionals on the Move:   

                       Promotions, Engagements, Appointments & Accolades

                                                                              From the publisher of FHIweekly,  Specialty Focus & FloridaHealthIndustry.com
Issue No.
Calendar of Current Events
SFMGMA Presents...

July 25 | 5:30-8 pm

Holy Cross Healthplex, Ft. Lauderdale

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SFBJ Presents...

July 26 | 9-11 am

Downtown Ft. Lauderdale

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SFHNG Presents...

July 30 | 7:45-9:30 am

St. Mary's Medical Ctr. at the Hanley West Palm Beach


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SFHHA Presents...

Surviving a Data Breach

August 7 | 8-10 am

Dania Beach, FL

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Palm Beach County Briefs 


Delray Medical Center Welcomes New Director of Oncology


Susan Theroux, RN, BSN, MBA, joins the multidisciplinary team at Delray Medical Center as the director of medical oncology. Th�roux will oversee all clinical and medical procedures within the oncology unit. 



Good Samaritan Names Nursing Director 


Good Samaritan Medical Center, located in West Palm Beach, appointed Erin McArthur, RN MBA, as the new Nursing Director of the intensive care unit and dialysis.  


Healthgrades Recognizes West Boca Medical Center 


For the eighth year in a row, West Boca Medical Center achieved 5-Star Rating and the Maternity Care Excellence Award from Healthgrades.  West Boca Medical Center was also recognized for the sixth year in a row, for the exceptional care provided to mothers (during and after childbirth) and to their newborn children. In addition, West Boca Medical Center was awarded the Gynecologic Surgery Excellence Award for the second year in a row.

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UM/Jackson Grab South Florida Spotlight in Most Recent US News & World Report Hospital Rankings 

The UM/Jackson Memorial Medical Center was once again named the No. 1 hospital in the Miami-Fort Lauderdale metro area by U.S. News & World Report, which also named UM/Jackson among the nation's elite with six high-performing programs.

U.S. News Best Hospital Survey recognized six High-Performing Specialties at UM/Jackson and Bascom Palmer Eye Institute was ranked No. 1 for the 10th Year in a Row

Meanwhile according to an article in the SFBJ:

Baptist Hospital in Miami held the second spot in the region, good enough for ninth in the state. The study rated it highly in 11 specialties.


Baptist Health South Florida's South Miami Hospital came in third in the region. It was a high performer in nine specialties.


Rounding out the rest:

4.   Mount Sinai Medical Center

5.   Cleveland Clinic Florida

6.   Doctors Hospital, part of Baptist Health South Florida

7.   Broward Health Medical Center

8.   Memorial Hospital West

9.   Boca Raton Regional Hospital

10. (tie) Holy Cross Hospital, Memorial Regional Hospital,  University of Miami Hospital, Homestead Hospital, also part of Baptist Health South Florida


40 Primary Care Docs Form Practice in Miami

Karen Raben, MD
Karen Raben, MD


Tired of going it alone, 40 primary care providers have joined the newly launched PrimeHealth Physicians medical practice in Miami. Led by CEO Cesar Ortiz and Dr. Jeffrey Rosen, the company is fully owned by the doctors, who are mostly in Miami-Dade County.


According to Karen Raben, MD, a family practitioner in South Miami and a member of PrimeHealth Physicians, LLC, "As the hospitals, MSOs, managed care companies and others spend big bucks wining and dining us to join their group practices as employees, it's worth a look. But the cost of losing our independence and to be beholden to a large system, at the expense of our patients, can be high."


Throughout the state there are thousands of primary care physicians who are wrestling with their decision to join a hospital-owned group practice, MSO, or to remain independent. The costs and benefits of each choice are significant.


States Dr. Raben "The alternative to working for a hospital group is to join a physician group that allows the physician to continue practicing independently while leaving business matters, such as negotiating contracts, to senior-level business managers. Group members continue referring their patients to specialists, imaging facilities, labs, and hospitals that are best for the patient and cost effective. PrimeHealth Physicians, LLC is a new 40-member group in south Miami-Dade of primary care physicians who have banded together as an alternative to joining a hospital-owned practice. We hope to grow to 75 members by the end of the year."


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