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              Game Changers  
  Volume II   Issue 9                         
                                 March 8, 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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SFHNG Presents


Healthcare Breakfast Networking


Thursday, March 21 | 7:45 am  


Broward Health Medical Center


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SFMGMA Presents...


Payer Contracting (The Payer's View, The Provider's View and The Legal View) 


March 22 | Noon


Sheraton Fort Lauderdale

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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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Larkin Unveils Plan for Medical School
According to an article published today (March 8th),
Larkin Community Hospital is planning to start a medical school in S. Dade.  Larkin is led by
Dr. Jack Michel.  The facility's Chief Academic Office is
Dr. Robert A.J. Fernandez.

Read the SFBJ Article HERE

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Compliance Update


Healthcare Headlines   


Last Word


Ask Ben


Phillip Frost, MD Featured in Bloomberg
Phillip Frost, MD
Phillip Frost, MD
Dr. Phillip Frost is the chairman and CEO of Opko Health, based in Miami.
He is also the Chairman of Teva Pharmaceuticals Industries Ltd based in Israel. 

Trained as a Dermatologist, Dr. Frost is now a billionaire after a series of successful deals dating back to the 70's when he invested $50k into Key Pharmaceuticals and later sold to Schering-Plough.   In the 80's he founded Miami Based Ivax Corporation which he eventually sold to Teva.

Read the Bloomberg story HERE.

See Related story from SFBJ: 


Broward Health Medical Center Performs its First Single-Incision Gallbladder Removal

Michael Parra, MD
Michael Parra, MD

Michael Parra, MD, recently performed a single-incision gallbladder removal for the first time at Broward Health Medical Center. Dr. Parra used the da Vinci Robotic Surgical System to remove the gallbladder through a single incision in the patient's belly button.


"This exciting new technology, paired with our highly trained medical staff, means better surgical outcomes for our patients," said Calvin Glidewell, CEO for Broward Health Medical Center. "Not only was this outpatient surgical procedure safer and less invasive, the recovery period was significantly reduced and there was virtually no visible scar from the single incision through the navel."

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Boca Raton Regional Hospital has been named as one of the "100 Hospitals and Health Systems With Great Oncology Programs" by Becker's Hospital Review, an industry publication that provides up-to-date business and legal news and analysis related to hospitals and health systems. Boca Regional was named to the list that includes some of the most prestigious cancer programs in the nation. 


In receiving the recognition, Boca Raton Regional Hospital was noted by Becker's for its accreditation as a Comprehensive Cancer Center by the American College of Surgeons, demonstrating a focus on cancer genetics and the use of the latest treatment and imaging technology. This is the third time the Hospital has been recognized by the publication. In 2010 and 2011 it included Boca Regional in its list of "Top Hospitals With Great Cardiovascular Programs."


BRRH is led by Jerry Fedele.


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:

  • Brian Polner, MD
  • Sandra Greenblatt, MBA, JD
  • Ira Agatstein, MD
  • Lanny Pauley 
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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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