Florida Medical Space
              Game Changers  
           Volume II   Issue 45                                                            
                                 November 8, 2013    


                         South Florida Healthcare Professionals on the Move:   

                       Promotions, Engagements, Appointments & Accolades

                                                                              From the publisher of FHIweekly,  Specialty Focus & FloridaHealthIndustry.com
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Broward Health Earns Quality Accolade from The Joint Commission


All four Broward Health hospitals recently were named Top Performer on Key Quality Measures� by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in America. Broward Health was recognized by The Joint Commission for exemplary performance in using evidence-based clinical processes that are shown to improve care for certain conditions. The clinical processes focus on care for heart attack, pneumonia, surgery, children's asthma, stroke and venous thromboembolism, as well as inpatient psychiatric services. New this year is a category for immunization for pneumonia and influenza.


Broward Health is one of 1,099 hospitals in the U.S. earning the distinction of Top Performer on Key Quality Measures for attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measure performance. The ratings are based on an aggregation of accountability measure data reported to The Joint Commission during the 2012 calendar year. The list of Top Performer organizations increased by 77 percent from last year and it represents 33 percent of all Joint Commission-accredited hospitals reporting accountability measure performance data for 2012.


"Broward Health is committed to positive patient outcomes through evidence-based care. This recognition is a testament to the hard work of our clinical and medical staff," said Frank Nask, President/CEO of Broward Health. "It's an honor to receive the distinction of being a Joint Commission Top Performer on Key Quality Measures."


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 Boca Raton Regional Hospital Designated as Robotic Surgery Training Site

Boca Raton Regional Hospital's robotic surgery program has been designated as an Intuitive Surgical GYN Epicenter for teaching surgeons how to perform hysterectomies and other gynecological procedures using the Intuitive da Vinci� Si™ Surgical System. The Hospital is one of only four institutions nationally-and the first in South Florida-to be selected for this particular use.


The Irving and Barbara C. Gutin Center for Robotic Surgery at Boca Regional is the busiest robotic surgery program in Palm Beach County. Its urogynecologic component is headed by Amir Shariati, MD, who will lead the Boca Regional Epicenter team.


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Home to Russia with Love 

In April 2013, little Daria Rozhkova of Russia's Ryazanskaya region and her family were fresh out of hope. Diagnosed with Lynch syndrome, a genetic disorder that increases the risk of colorectal cancer, the child had undergone numerous Miami Children's Hospital surgeries and chemotherapy treatments aimed at curbing cancerous growths in her colon. Yet, after each exhaustive intervention, the cancer would return. Finally, the Russian doctors advised they could offer no hope that additional treatment would improve the child's outlook and that Daria, 12, likely had but six months to live.


Fortunately, hope is a commodity in which Miami Children's Hospital (MCH) specializes. And thanks to a novel procedure and the collaboration of a 50-member multi-specialty care team of doctors and nurses at MCH, Daria and her family have returned home to their native country with a big smile, a bright future, and memories of new friendships forged at the famed children's hospital.


"Daria is a brave little girl with a family who would not give up on her, " said Dr. Andrea Maggioni, Medical Director of Global Health at Miami Children's, who coordinated the MCH care team, including surgeons, pediatric subspecialists, nurses and the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit staff.


 Cross Country Healthcare shares reach new high

Brian Bandell


Shares of Cross Country Healthcare jumped to a new high for the year as investors celebrated its third quarter results.


The third quarter was the first period for the Boca Raton-based nurse and health care professional staffing company (NASDAQ: CCRN) under the leadership of new CEO and President William J. Grubbs.


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