Florida Medical Space
              Game Changers  
           Volume II   Issue 24                                        
                                 June 14, 2013    


                         South Florida Healthcare Professionals on the Move:   

                       Promotions, Engagements, Appointments & Accolades

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


SFHNG Presents

June 20 | 7:45-9:30 am

Larkin Community Hospital, South Miami

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The Mental Health Association of Palm Beach County presents...


Lunch and Learn: "The Effect of Recent Policy Decisions on Mental Health Care in South Florida" with Paul Gionfriddo 


Thursday, June 20, 12-1:30 pm


909 Fern Street, West Palm Beach


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Broward County Medical Association Presents...

Critical Next Steps: Your Practice, ACOs and ACA

June 29th | 8:30 am - 1:30 pm

Sheraton Ft. Lauderdale Airport

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FAU's Medical School Takes Another Step Forward 

The Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University has received notice of accreditation from the national Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) for its residency program in internal medicine. Boca Raton Regional Hospital is the primary site for the program with participation from Bethesda Hospital East and Delray Medical Center, three of the five hospitals participating in the Graduate Medical Consortium (GME) supporting FAU residency programs.


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FIU's Healthcare MBA Program Earns CAHME Accreditation   


The Healthcare MBA program at Florida International University's Chapman Graduate School of Business recently earned accreditation from the Commission
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Dr. Nancy Borkowski

on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (better known as CAHME.)


The announcement of the program's CAHME accreditation was received by Nancy Borkowski, executive director in late April. It was in the same week that the program was ranked #34 by Modern Healthcare's 2013 listing of Top Business Graduate Schools for Physician-Executives.


"This is our first CAHME accreditation, and it's the beginning of a process to ensure that we are always offering students the highest quality and most relevant health management education possible," Borkowski said. "In health management, continuous quality improvement is part of everything we do."


Many universities with MBA programs have health administration-related tracks, but very few offer an industry-specific MBA with its entire focus in healthcare management. In addition, only a handful holds duel accreditation - CAHME and AACSB. FIU's College of Business is among the elite business schools worldwide accredited by the AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools.


The process to achieve CAHME accreditation is an arduous one - especially for such a young program. The Healthcare MBA began admitting students in Fall 2010. The accreditation process was an intense internal study of the program's curriculum, students' learning outcomes and career progression, as well as its flexibility and innovation to deliver the educational needs of students to meet the challenges of the ever-changing healthcare industry.


Mednax Buys Anesthesia Group in NY 

Roger Medel, MD
Roger Medel, MD


Mednax inked its fourth medical practice acquisition of the year by coming to terms with Syracuse, N.Y.-based Anesthesia Group of Onondaga.


This is the Sunrise-based company's (NYSE: MD) first anesthesiology practice in New York.


Mednax is led by CEO Roger Medel, MD  


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Source:  SFBJ 


Boca Raton Regional Hospital Utilizing Single-Site Robotics for Gallbladder Surgery

Each year nearly 700,000 people in the United States undergo cholecystectomy, or removal of their gallbladder. Two procedures, open cholecystectomy and laparoscopic cholecystectomy, have been used traditionally to remove the diseased organ. In open cholecystectomies, access to the gallbladder is made through a four-to-six inch incision in the upper right portion of the abdomen. With the laparoscopic technique, surgeons can reach the organ with up to four tiny cuts.


Now, specialists at Boca Raton Regional Hospital are

Avraham Belizon MD
Avraham Belizon, MD

using the Intuitive da Vinci´┐Ż Si™ Surgical System to remove the gallbladder through a single incision made through the patient's umbilicus (bellybutton). The result: virtually scarless surgery, minimal blood loss and pain, faster recovery and a shorter hospital stay.


According to Avraham Belizon, MD, colorectal surgeon at Boca Regional and specialist in minimally invasive robotic procedures...


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