Florida Medical Space
 Game Changers  
    Volume IV, Issue 23 | June 5, 2015 
South Florida Healthcare Professionals on the Move:  
Promotions, Engagements, Appointments & Accolades
From the publisher of FHIweekly,  Specialty Focus & FloridaHealthIndustry.com

Current Events Calendar
SFMGMA presents

I CD-10 - Are You Prepared?

Wed., June 17 | 12-1:30 pm



SFHNG presents


Healthcare Breakfast Networking

Th., June 25 | 7:45-9:30 am

Broward Health North

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PBCMS presents


Med Talks


Th., June 25 | 6-8 pm  


Max Planck | Jupiter


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Larkin Behavioral Health Services Opens in Broward County

Larkin Community Hospital Behavioral Health Services held its grand opening last month, inaugurating the organization's expansion to Broward County. The 50-bed facility offers treatment for many different mental health conditions, including detox with a co-occuring condition.


"We are thrilled to offer patients a quality, compassionate option for mental health care in Hollywood, Florida," says Iris Berges, CEO of Larkin Community Hospital Behavioral Health Services. "We have done a lot of work to the facility at 1201 North 37th Avenue, and hope that our patients can find the healing experience they need with us."


In addition to being a designated Baker Act receiving facility, Larkin participates in SAMHSA's Trauma Informed Care Initiative in which staff is specially trained to help patients who have experienced trauma.


The facility also offers a Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) and Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) to patients who benefit from extra support as they transition back to family and community life. Larkin's main facility is Larkin Community Hospital in South Miami.


Click HERE to view photos of the remodeled facility.



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Healthcare Roundtable Completes Spring Programs


The latest edition of the Healthcare Roundtable, entitled West Meets East, was hosted by Vi at Aventura. The panel discussion, held on the morning of June 2, 2015, featured five practitioners effectively merging evidence based medicine with preventive and holistic solutions.


The panelists were:

  • Sandra Doman, DC
  • Zakir H. Khan, MD
  • Donato Arguelles, MD
  • Mike Cusnir, MD
  • Claudia Marcelo, DO

Don Silver served as moderator. Approximately 40 healthcare professionals were in attendance. The sponsor was Goldstein Schechter Koch.


Healthcare Roundup 


Cleveland Clinic Florida acquires Palm Beach cardiology practice


Cleveland Clinic Florida bought Cardiology Associates of Palm Beach, which has eight physicians.


The nonprofit didn't disclose the terms of the deal. Founded in 1978, the acquired practice has offices in Atlantis and West Palm Beach. They will become Cleveland Clinic offices.


"Our group is excited to join Cleveland Clinic Florida as we both share the same mission and values of putting patients first," Dr. Diego B. Sadler...


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Opko Health to buy third-largest clinical lab for $15B


The Miami-based company could be in line for an eight-fold increase to its revenue. The companies expect the deal to close in the second half of 2015.




Source: SFBJ