Florida Medical Space
Game Changers  
 Volume III, Issue 24 | June 13, 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

SFHHA presents


2014 Annual Healthcare Summit


in Partnership with SFHEF and HFMA Florida Chapter


Thurs., June 19 - Fri., June 20


Signature Grand, Davie


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SFMGMA & BCMA present

Meaningful Use-Stage 2

Wed., June 25 | 6-8 pm

University of Miami
Hospital Seminar Center

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SFHNG presents

Healthcare Networking Breakfast

Thurs., June 26 | 7:45-9:30 am

Memorial Hospital Miramar

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 Miami Children's Hospital Enters Joint Venture with New Hospital Group


Brian Bandell | SFBJ

Miami Children's Hospital

Miami Children's Hospital entered into a joint venture with Nueterra for the major renovation of a hospital in Miami.


Leawood, Kansas-based Nueterra bought the 146-bed Metropolitan Hospital at 5959 NW 7th Street in May. The facility will remain closed for at least a year as it's renovated and re-branded as Miami International Medical Center.


Jennifer Caminas, a spokeswoman for the non-profit Miami Children's Hospital, said it sought the joint venture with Nueterra...







Palm Beach County Hospital Update   


West Palm Beach Based Good Samaritan Medical Center Echocardiology Department Receives Accreditation 


West Boca Medical Center to Modernize Maternity Suites for Enhanced Family Experience 


Jupiter Medical Center CEO Named Health Care/Science Pro of the Year 


Delray Medical Center Awarded Advanced Certification for Comprehensive Stroke Centers 


New VP at Miami Jewish Health Systems 


Elisa R. Hernandez has joined Miami Jewish Health Systems as Vice President of Human Resources. Ms. Hernandez is responsible for talent recruitment, staff training and development. She will also manage employee compensation, benefit administration and HR information systems.


UM Brain Endowment Bank Seeks Answers to Neurological Diseases With National Funding


As part of a coordinated nation-wide push to advance the understanding of brain-related disorders that affect millions of Americans, the University of Miami (UM) Brain Endowment Bank has received up to $8 million from the National Institutes of Health to expand its biorepository, increase tissue access to researchers and to educate the public on the need for donated tissue and the growing threat of brain-related disease.


Established in 1987, the UM Brain Endowment Bank is one of the largest in the U.S. and one of five NIH-funded facilities included in this new effort to advance research in Parkinson's disease, traumatic brain injuries, autism, depression, schizophrenia and bipolar disorders.


"The brain is our next biological frontier," said  Dr. Deborah C. Mash, Director of the Brain Endowment Bank and professor of neurology at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. "We continue to develop new tools and methods to advance brain research, but there is a shortage of tissue available for scientists. Our main goal is to eliminate that shortage and accelerate new discoveries."


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