Game Changers  
    Volume VII, Issue 31 | August 3, 2018    
South Florida Healthcare Professionals on the Move:  
Promotions, Achievements, Engagements & Accolades
Current Events
NAHSE presents
Career Development Event 
Thurs., Aug. 9
 SFHEF presents
Strategic Marketing
Thurs., August 23
SFHEF presents
Healthcare Networking
Thurs., Sept. 6
Storer Auditorium | Coral Gables
NAMI Palm Beach County presents
Suicide Prevention Training for Families
Thurs., Sept. 13  
Cleveland Clinic Florida is First in Florida and
Second in the Nation to Achieve Accreditation for Rectal Cancer Care
Weston based Cleveland Clinic Florida is the first medical center in Florida and the second in the country to earn accreditation from the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Commission on Cancer's (CoC) National Accreditation Program for Rectal Cancer (NAPRC), a new program administered by the ACS CoC, designed to improve rectal cancer care in the United States using a multidisciplinary approach and adherence to evidence-based standards.




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Miller School Spearheads Effort to Personalize Medicine
Imagine the day your doctor can prescribe the most effective medication for your high blood pressure based on your genes, your lifestyle, and your environment.

This is not some far-fetched fantasy. As the Miller School of Medicine gears up for its integral role in the largest and most inclusive study ever undertaken by the National Institutes of Health, the promise of such precision medicine is literally at the University of Miami's doorstep-and all of us have the opportunity to take part by confidentially sharing our biological and health data.

Thanks to UM's expertise in genetics and genomics and its location in one of the most ethnically diverse counties in the nation, the University is the lead partner in the SouthEast Enrollment Center, which was just awarded $60 million to enroll about 100,000 of the more than 1 million people that the NIH's ambitious $1.5 billion All of Us Research Program aims to recruit across the U.S. over the next five years.
Patrick DeAngelo Joins Modernizing Medicine as Senior Vice President and General Manager of Business Services
Specialty-specific health information technology leader, Modernizing Medicine, Inc., recently announced the appointment of Patrick DeAngelo as Senior Vice President and General Manager of Business
Services for the Boca Raton based firm. Mr. DeAngelo will lead revenue cycle management (RCM) operations and sales, as well as value-based care services. He brings over 20 years of leadership experience in RCM, patient experience and practice workflow, which he will draw upon to address Modernizing Medicine's corporate value to "create customer delight" and strengthen the company's position in the industry.
Let's Connect 
Based in Dania Beach, the South Florida Healthcare Executive Forum (SFHEF) serves healthcare professionals in Monroe, Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties plus the Treasure Coast. The SFHEF is the local chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) and currently boasts
Ashley Vertuno, FACHE
over 900 members.
Member Spotlight

Ms. Vertuno is the Chief Operating Officer at Westside Regional Medical Center in Plantation and part of HCA's East Florida Division. She is responsible for overseeing the operations of the facility including an $85M, 72 private bed tower construction project. She formally was at Desert Regional Medical Center, a for-profit Tenet facility in Palm Springs, CA as Associate Administrator. Her primary responsibilities included oversight of the orthopedic and neuroscience service lines, robotics service line, surgical clinical excellence- investor owned surgical panel (21 surgeons), facilities management, facility physician contract negotiations, capital construction oversight- approx. $52M in 2 years, food and nutrition and environmental services.
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