Florida Medical Space Ad
              Game Changers  
  Volume II   Issue 9                         
                                 March 1, 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

Palm Beach County Medical Society Presents...


Annual Services Recognition Dinner


Thursday, March 14 | 6 pm


Atlantis Country Club


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SFHEF Presents...


Successfully Leading Change in Healthcare Organizations


Thursday, March 28 | 5:30 pm


Memorial Regional Hospital   


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Dade County Medical Association Presents...



Monday, April 1 | 6:30-9:00 pm


American Airlines Arena


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FHIcommunications Presents...


Practice Formation/Re-Formation 2014


Tuesday, April 9 | 7:30-9:30 am  


Imperial Club, Aventura


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Hospital C-Suite Update
JFK Medical Center Welcomes New COO


Patricia Burns has joined the hospital as Chief Operating Officer.  JFK is an HCA facility located in Atlantis.     


Jeff Welch Appointed CEO of Coral Gables Hospital 


Welch will be responsible for all hospital operations, executive planning and medical services of the 245-bed acute care hospital.  Prior to his appointment as CEO of Coral Gables Hospital, Welch was the Chief Operating Officer at Delray Medical Center.  

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Compliance Update


Healthcare Headlines   


Last Word


Ask Ben


Health Choice Network to receive $2.1 million Federal grant to Expand Health Information Technology in Community Health Centers   

Kevin Kearns
Kevin Kearns

Health Choice Network (HCN)
has been awarded a three-year $2.1 million grant from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to improve the level of patient care through the expansion of health information technology at 32 participating community health centers in 11 states. Health Choice Network (HCN) is one of 37 health center controlled networks to receive the funding through the Affordable Care Act, announced by HRSA in December. HCN is based in Miami.  

The grant will fund the expansion and meaningful use of certified electronic health records (EHR), as well as supporting technology-enabled quality-improvement strategies, health data aggregation and the establishment of health centers as patient centered medical homes. HCN provides its members with cost-effective health IT, training and support services to improve the efficiency and accessibility of care. The grant will impact a total of 154 delivery sites and more than 600,000 high-need patients in underserved communities.  
 "This funding will help us move our federally qualified health centers closer to the goal of full meaningful use and integration of electronic health records," said Kevin Kearns, CEO of Health Choice Network. "The expansion, upgrade and optimization of the health IT systems will be led by our Chief Operating Officer Alex Romillo and our IT team."


Two Palm Beach County Hospitals Listed on Healthgrades Top 50 Best Hospitals
Jupiter Medical Center
Jupiter Medical Center

Jupiter Medical Center announced that it has once again been named one of the nation's 50 Best hospitals. This distinction, which was achieved based on clinical performance over several years, places Jupiter Medical Center in the top one percent of hospitals nationwide, out of the nearly 4,500 hospitals evaluated.

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Healthgrades� named Boca Raton Regional Hospital one of America's 50 Best Hospitals for 2013. This makes the third year in a row the Hospital has earned this prestigious accolade. In order to earn a place on the list of America's 50 Best Hospitals, a facility had to have mortality and complication rates low enough to place them in the top five percent of hospitals in the nation for the last seven consecutive years.   


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Phillip Frost, MD
Phillip Frost, MD
Opko Health saw its shares hit a 52-week high on Monday morning, amid a stock buying spree by chairman and CEO Dr. Phillip Frost.  The company is based in Miami.

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Healthcare Roundtable Continues with April 9 Program 


The next Healthcare Roundtable event, entitled

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Formation/Re-Formation 2014


will be held at Imperial Club, Aventura


Tuesday, April 9, 7:30-9:30 a.m.   


The Panel thus far is:

Moderated by Brian Foster, MBA 


Those interested in serving on this panel and/or sponsoring this event should contact Jeff Herschler or click Sponsor to learn more.

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