Florida Medical Space
Game Changers  
 Volume III, Issue 22 | May 30, 2014  

  South Florida Healthcare Professionals on the Move:   


 Promotions, Engagements, Appointments & Accolades

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

Calendar of Current Events

FHIcommunications presents


Physician Entrepreneurs


Tues., June 3 | 7:30-9:30 am


Vi at Aventura


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BCMA presents


Women Physicians Networking


Wed., June 4 | 6:30-9 pm


Ft. Lauderdale 


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SFHHA presents


2014 Annual Healthcare Summit


in Partnership with SFHEF and HFMA Florida Chapter


Thurs., June 19 - Fri., June 20


Signature Grand, Davie


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John Couris, President and CEO of Jupiter Medical Center, Awarded Palm Beach County Medical Society Bruce Rendina Professional Hero Award

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Compliance Update


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Last Word


Ask Ben


Do You Know a Healthcare Game Changer?

Healthcare Roundtable Acknowledges June Event Sponsors  

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Sheridan Healthcare to be acquired for $2.4B


Brian Bandell | SFBJ


Sunrise-based Sheridan Healthcare will be acquired by AMSURG Corp. for $2.35 billion in cash and stock.


A provider of outsourced physician services to health care facilities, Sheridan Healthcare is currently owned by private equity firm Hellman & Friedman LLC. It is the largest provider of outsourced anesthesiology services and the second-largest provider of outsourced children's services. It has about 2,400 physicians and other health care professionals in 25 states.


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Delray Medical Center is the First Hospital in Florida to Use Innovative BrainPath Technology


Delray Medical Center is among the first hospitals in the country and is the first in Florida to offer the 6 Pillar Approach for patients with subcortical brain abnormalities such as tumors and hemorrhages. This new surgical approach integrates several existing technologies and new advancements, allowing doctors to see, access and remove abnormalities through an opening as small as a dime.


The 6 Pillars are...


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To promote breastfeeding, Jackson Health System stops giving out infant formula samples


Ana Veciana-Suarez | Miami Herald


In an effort to promote breastfeeding, Jackson Health System is no longer handing out goody bags with infant formula samples and instead is giving new mothers its own breastfeeding discharge bags that include information on support groups, where to find breast pumps and how to collect and store breast milk.


The change in the longtime policy is part of an effort to achieve the Baby Friendly designation, a global standard of care program launched by the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF to encourage breastfeeding and recognize hospitals and birthing centers that offer support for what the American Academy of Pediatrics considers the optimal level of infant feeding. All the formula bags were removed last month from Jackson Health System's three maternity hospitals, JMH, Jackson North Medical Center and Jackson South Community Hospital.


Jackson decided to do without the commercially sponsored formula bags given to discharged mothers "because it undermines our message and what we're trying to accomplish," said Marta Galarza, MD, the University of Miami neonatologist who has spearheaded the designation effort. "This is an important way of telling new mothers, 'You can do it.' "


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BBVA Compass and CareCloud join forces to help medical practices focus on client care


PR Newswire


BBVA Compass and CareCloud announced recently that they are joining forces to help medical practices ease administrative burdens, improve client care and boost financial performance via an integrated package of bank services and healthcare technology.


The pairing is timely. According to CareCloud's 2014 Practice Profitability Index, which surveyed more than 5,000 physicians nationwide about their practices' financial health, nearly 40 percent of U.S. medical doctors see profitability trending down in 2014 and 70 percent spend more than one day a week on paperwork instead of patient care.


CareCloud, based in Miami, has amassed more than $3 billion in annualized accounts receivables since its 2009 launch and is well positioned to help BBVA Compass reach medical practices, a segment often ignored by major banks focused on large hospitals. The company is led by CEO Albert Santalo.


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