Florida Medical Space
Game Changers  
 Volume II   Issue 47 | November 22, 2013 

  South Florida Healthcare Professionals on the Move:   


 Promotions, Engagements, Appointments & Accolades

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

Calendar of Current Events

Palm Beach County Medical Society Presents...

Annual Installation Gala

Sat., Nov. 23 | 6:30-10 pm

Kravis Center | WPB

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SFHHA Presents...

Annual Dinner Meeting

Th., Dec. 5 | 5:30-9 pm

The Westin Cypress Creek

Ft. Lauderdale


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The Medical Entrepreneur Presents...

Entrepreneur Symposium

Sat., Dec 7 | 8 am-5 pm

Delray Beach Marriott

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DCMA Presents...

Prevention of Medical Errors
(2 CME Hours)

Sat., Dec 7 | 9-11 am

Hyatt Regency Coral Gables

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 Broward Health's 'Man Van' screens men for potential health problems


Quick health tests help alert men of more serious problems


Men of South Florida: Broward Health Imperial Point hospital is out to "save your bacon" - by hitting the road in a souped-up Man Van. Broward Healht Man Van


Outfitted with three high-definition TVs, the Man Van offers 10 insurance-covered health screenings within 30 minutes, all while you kick back and watch your favorite sports or news channel in air-conditioned comfort.


No appointment necessary. You can even microwave and eat your lunch while you pass the time. (And feel free to bring your wife. Women are welcome, too.)


The idea is to make men feel more at home in looking after their health, something they're not as apt to do, according to Dr. L. Fernando Narvaez, a Broward Health primary-care physician who helped develop the Man Van concept.


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Source: Ft. Lauderdale SunSentinel 


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 Catalyst Pharmaceutical stock pops on drug study announcement


Brian Bandell


Shares of Catalyst Pharmaceutical Partners surged 17 percent on Monday (11-18-13) morning after it provided a major update on the development of its drug to treat infantile spasms.


The Coral Gables-based company (NASDAQ: CPRX) announced that the medical journal Epilepsia would publish a research paper touting the effectiveness of Catalyst's CPP-115 drug in suppressing infantile spasms. This was based on a pre-clinical study in rats.


Catalyst is led by CEO Patrick J. McEnany


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Source: SFBJ


 Hospital Briefs  

Boca Raton Regional Hospital lowers losses, prepares to build women's center


The nonprofit hospital lost $1.3 million on revenue of $80.3 million for the quarter ended Sept. 30, according to a report to its bondholders. That compares to a loss of $1.4 million on revenue of $78 million in the same quarter a year ago.


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Source: SFBJ


Miami Children's Hospital Physicians Receive Patients' Choice Awards


Sixty physicians who serve on the Miami Children's Hospital (MCH) medical staff have been recognized as Patients' Choice Award recipients -- an honor achieved by only 5 percent of physicians nationwide. The physicians were nominated by their patients for the quality of care and the excellence in service provided.


The MCH medical staff members honored for 2013 include...


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