Volume VIII, Issue 16 | April 19, 2019    
South Florida Healthcare Professionals on the Move:  
Promotions, Achievements, Engagements & Accolades
Current Events
WHEN presents
A Conversation with Effective Executives
April 25 | 5:30-8 pm 
SFMGMA presents
Education & Networking Event:
Managing Toxic Employees
April 30, 2019 | 6-9 pm
Memorial Regional Hospital

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NAHSE South Florida presents
Health Talks
Apr. 30 | 5:30 pm
Ft. Lauderdale
PBCMS presents
2019 Annual Heroes in Medicine Awards
Fri., May 17, 2019 | 11 am - 2 pm
West Palm Beach
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Publisher of:
Week in Review, Specialty Focus,
Updates in Pediatrics,
FHIweekly & Game Changers
Creator of: 
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Healthcare Headlines 


Last  Word


Medicare Dispatch


Do You Know a Healthcare Game Changer?
Cardiac Surgeon Jose Navia, MD to lead Cleveland Clinic Weston's Heart and Vascular Center
Cardiac surgeon Dr. Jose Navia, has recently been appointed Chairman of Cardiothoracic Surgery and Center Director of Cleveland Clinic Weston's Heart and Vascular Center. Board certified in cardiovascular and general surgery, Dr. Navia is a national leader in successfully and safely utilizing various techniques in minimally invasive off-pump bypass surgery, as well as transcatheter aortic, mitral and tricuspid valve procedures. He is also involved in advances in cardiac resynchronization therapy and mechanical circulatory device therapy from Cleveland Clinic in Ohio where he was a cardiothoracic surgeon and Vice Chairman for Innovations at the Heart and Vascular Institute and the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery. He was also Professor of Surgery at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.

"Dr. Navia is an internationally known cardiovascular and thoracic surgeon and has proven to be an outstanding surgeon and leader, receiving accolades from his peers and patients alike," said Rodolfo J. Blandon, MD, MBA, President of Cleveland Clinic Weston.
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Florida Institute for Health Innovation selected to lead regional Hurricane Response Hub
The Florida Institute for Health Innovation (FIHI) has been chosen to serve as one of five regional technical assistance centers for the Hurricane Response Hub initiative led by the National Network of Public Health Institutes (NNPHI), according to Roderick K. King, MD, MPH, director and assistant dean for public health education at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and CEO of FIHI. Funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Hurricane Response Hub is a national program designed to enhance disaster-related surveillance and environmental and occupational health recovery efforts in areas impacted by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria. Working with a range of state and regional partners, including Florida International University and the Florida Department of Health, FIHI will serve as the coordinating body within Florida to lead public health workforce capacity-building activities across the state.
Boca Regional first in Florida to acquire ORBEYE Video Microscope
Boca Raton Regional Hospital (BRRH) is the first hospital in Florida to adopt game-changing technology for some of its most complicated and lengthy neurosurgical procedures. The ORBEYE 4K-3D Video Microscope will be used by neurosurgeons at the Marcus Neuroscience Institute (MNI) for skull-based and spine procedures. The technology provides superior visualization, shortens surgical time and enhances patient outcomes through minimally-invasive techniques. The ORBEYE provides the capability to recognize details of a tumor, surrounding tissue, blood vessels and other features, all displayed on a large 55-inch 4K-3D monitor for the entire surgical team to view in real time. It allows instant change between high and low magnification to identify the connection of vessels and a more precise visualization of the anatomy.

"We are now able to view a more illuminated and crisp image of the brain and the direction of the nerve fibers. This gives us a great advantage over more traditional imaging systems that would lose resolution and light penetration in deep surgical fields. It's like conducting surgery in an IMAX theatre environment," said Frank Vrionis, MD, MPH, PhD, Director of MNI.