Florida Medical Space
 Game Changers  
    Volume IV, Issue 26 | June 26, 2015 
South Florida Healthcare Professionals on the Move:  
Promotions, Engagements, Appointments & Accolades
From the publisher of FHIweekly,  Specialty Focus & FloridaHealthIndustry.com

Current Events Calendar

WHEN presents


Physician Leaders


Tues., July 14 | 5:30-8 pm


Memorial Hospital Miramar


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BCMA presents




Wed., July 15 | 11:30 am-1:30 pm


Ft. Lauderdale


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Kretzer Piano Music Foundation presents


4th Annual Physician & Talent Showcase


Tues., Aug 18 | 7:30 pm


CityPlace, WPB


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Inside FloridaHealthIndustry.com



Compliance Update


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Last  Word


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Do You Know a Healthcare Game Changer?
Publisher of Week in Review, Specialty Focus,
Updates in Pediatrics,
FHIweekly & Game Changers

Scripps scientists win $3.5M grant for diabetes treatment

Brian Bandell | SFBJ


Scientists at the Scripps Research Institute in Jupiter received a $3.5 million grant to develop a treatment for diabetes.


The National Institutes of Health awarded the five-year grant to a team led by Patrick R. Griffin, chair of the department of molecular therapeutics at Scripps Florida. He's working with researchers at the University of Toledo.


The scientists are working to develop drug candidates that target the receptor peroxisome proliferator-activated receptors gamma (PPARG), which regulates the body's sensitivity to insulin.


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Miami-Dade County Briefs 

South Miami based Ophthalmology Residency Program Holds First Graduation


Beraja Medical Institute, Larkin Community Hospital and Nova Southeastern University celebrated the Ophthalmology Residency Program's first graduation earlier this month.


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UM/Sylvester exploring a new approach to cancer in largest clinical trial of its kind


The Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine is participating in the nation's largest clinical trial for the genetic screening of tumors.


Source: SFBJ


Broward Roundup 


Intensive Care Unit at Cleveland Clinic Florida Receives Beacon Award for Excellence

from American Association of Critical-Care Nurses


Cleveland Clinic Florida's ICU, based in Weston, recently earned the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses' (AACN) Beacon Award for Excellence, signifying the exceptional care achieved through improved patient outcomes and greater overall patient satisfaction. Cleveland Clinic Florida is one of just 15 hospitals in the state that is home to a Beacon-awarded unit and the only nursing team in Broward to achieve this honor.


"Nurses are integral partners in the quality care and patient experience we provide every day at Cleveland Clinic Florida," said Kerry Major, Cleveland Clinic Florida's Chief Nursing Officer. "Because of the caliber and commitment of our nursing staff, we are able to provide Cleveland Clinic patients with world-class care."


South Broward Firm Earns Certification, Secures Equity Capital 


The Extenders Group, a Hallandale Beach based provider of NP's and PA's serving hospitals and physician practices, recently announced receipt of Joint Commission Certification. In addition, Extenders Group just secured growth capital from a private equity firm and revenues are projected to grow to $20 million. The firm is led by CEO Rick Yarosh.


Virtual health care firm aims to expand after $50M capital raise


Brian Bandell | SFBJ


Sunrise-based virtual health care firm MDLIVE raised $50 million from private equity firm Bedford Funding.


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