Volume VIII, Issue 21 | May 24, 2019    
South Florida Healthcare Professionals on the Move:  
Promotions, Achievements, Engagements & Accolades
Current Events
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Workforce Development Summit
June 4 | 5:30-8 pm 
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Billing & Reimbursement Panel Discussion
June 12 | 11:30 am - 1 pm
West Palm Beach Marriott
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Annual Healthcare Summit
June 12 & 13
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Cleveland Clinic Weston Reaches 1000th Transplant Milestone
Cleveland Clinic Weston, part of Cleveland Clinic's Florida region, and Broward County's largest provider of solid organ transplantation, recently conducted its 1000th organ transplant, maintaining its position as the fastest growing transplant center in Florida. The 1000th transplant procedure was performed at the Weston hospital on Wednesday, May 8, 2019 and Louis Foranoce, 70, of Boynton Beach, Florida, is the recipient of a new kidney. Foranoce, a retired corrections officer from New York who moved to Boynton Beach 14 years ago, said he felt "great mentally and physically," after the surgery. To date, Cleveland Clinic Weston has performed 636 kidney, 271 liver and 93 heart transplants.

"This significant milestone in Cleveland Clinic Weston's history underscores the dedication of our team of
Rodolfo Blandon, MD
nationally recognized transplant specialists who deliver world-class, complex care to the South Florida community and beyond," said Rodolfo Blandon, MD, President of Cleveland Clinic Weston. "Our experts in adult kidney, liver and heart transplantation have impacted countless lives in just six years, including doubling the number procedures completed less than two years ago when we celebrated the 500th transplant mark."
Boca Raton Regional Hospital and Baptist Health South Florida Sign Definitive Agreement
Boca Raton Regional Hospital and Baptist Health South Florida (based in Miami) today (5.24.19) announced that they have signed a Definitive Agreement regarding a strategic partnership between the two organizations. This agreement solidifies their plans for affiliation, which is expected to be completed by early summer.

"We are excited about this significant step in the journey we embarked on in 2017. The agreement was enthusiastically endorsed by a unanimous vote of our Board, and we are looking forward to continuing with Baptist Health on the path toward elevating the healthcare we provide for our communities," said Jerry Fedele, President and CEO of Boca Raton Regional Hospital. "Our organizations share similar cultures, values and expectations for excellence that are essential for a great partnership that is focused on increasing access to high-quality care across South Florida."
University of Miami Health System Launches Executive Health & Concierge Medicine Program
The University of Miami Health System has launched an executive health and concierge medicine program that will provide personalized and expedited care to its members. Stephen V. Avallone, MD, Director of Executive Health and Concierge Medicine, launched the program alongside Cristina I. Pravia, Associate Director of Executive Health and Concierge Medicine, both of whom previously launched a similar program at Cleveland Clinic.