Florida Medical Space
 Game Changers  
    Volume IV, Issue 36 | September 4, 2015 
South Florida Healthcare Professionals on the Move:  
Promotions, Engagements, Appointments & Accolades
From the publisher of FHIweekly,  Specialty Focus & FloridaHealthIndustry.com

Current Events  
Palm Beach County Medical Society & Keiser University present

Lunch & Learn: Revenue Cycle Management

Wed., Sept. 9 | Noon-1:30 pm


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HCAG presents

Wine Tasting Event

Th., Sept. 10 | 5:30-8 pm


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SFMGMA presents
2nd Annual Symposium
How to Play the New Healthcare Game & Win

Sat., September 12 | 8 am-2 pm

Sheraton | Dania Beach

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The Florida Health Law Center & FHIcommunications present
Women in Medicine:
Healers & Leaders
2nd annual event     

Tuesday, September 29 th 
7:30-9:30 am
Five Star Premier Residences of Hollywood

Proceeds to benefit The Breast Cancer Research Foundation

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Updates in Pediatrics,
FHIweekly & Game Changers
Do You Know a Healthcare Game Changer?
SFHHA President Steps Down
After 21 Years
Linda S. Quick, who has dedicated 21 years of service to the Dania based South Florida Hospital & Healthcare Association (SFHHA) yesterday announced her retirement from this position, effective December 31, 2015. Quick is credited with leading the growth of SFHHA from an association of only hospitals to a health industry wide membership and advocacy organization in four counties: Monroe, Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach. It remains the only independent metropolitan hospital association in the Southeastern United States, and the only one in the nation with its breadth of active membership. 
As Quick gets ready to exit the association, it remains an active and influential voice for hospitals and their industry partners in South Florida. "I leave with mixed emotions," said Ms. Quick "knowing that I have given all of my time, energy and enthusiasm to providing collaborative and collegial environments where members identified common problems and shared best practice solutions. As I embark on the next phase of my life's work, I am leaving the organization in superior condition and in good hands with our Board of Directors, committee chairs, and our small but amazing leadership team. I am so grateful for the support of SFHHA Vice President, Jaime Caldwell, and know he's been the one making me look good."
At the September 3rd Board meeting, many thanked Ms. Quick for her years of service, devotion to full implementation of the Affordable Care Act and her representation of the association's members to the larger South Florida community.  Lincoln Mendez, South Miami Hospital CEO and this year's SFHHA Chairman, said "We are all so happy for Linda. In some ways she has outgrown our market area and we have already seen where her expertise and influence are being sought by national companies."  
"I am not giving up on those values or goals," Quick added, "and will only join like-minded companies when agreeing to accept consulting or governance opportunities."


Mount Sinai, University of Florida win grant for Alzheimer's Disease Research Center

Brian Bandell | SFBJ
Mount Sinai Medical Center and the University of Florida will partner to form the Alzheimer's Disease Research Center after winning a federal grant.
The National Institutes of Health awarded a $1.5 million grant for the first year of the program. The nonprofit hospital in Miami Beach and the Gainesville based state university hope to extend it for a total of five years. The program previously won $1 million in funding from the state.

Modernizing Medicine Completes Acquisition of gMed
Boca Raton based Modernizing Medicine, Inc., the creator of the Electronic Medical Assistant® (EMA™), a cloud-based, specialty-specific electronic medical record (EMR) system, announced on 9.1.15 that it has completed its acquisition of Weston, Florida-based gMed, Inc.
"We are beyond thrilled to officially welcome gMed to the Modernizing Medicine family. gMed's 18-year success in providing EMR, billing and revenue cycle management solutions for medical specialties dovetails perfectly with Modernizing Medicine's focus and further enhances our product portfolio," said Dan Cane, CEO and Co-founder of Modernizing Medicine.

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