Game Changers  
    Volume VIII, Issue 32 | Aug. 9, 2019    
South Florida Healthcare Professionals on the Move:  
Promotions, Achievements, Engagements & Accolades
Current Events
South Florida Medical Group Management Association presents
5th Annual Symposium:
Journey to a New Frontier in Healthcare
Keynote Speaker: Kent Bottles, MD, Population Health Expert and Healthcare Futurist
Friday, August 16, 2019 
Hard Rock Hollywood
South Florida Healthcare Networking Group presents
Healthcare Breakfast Networking  
Wed., Aug. 21 | 7:45-10 am
South Florida Healthcare Executive Forum presents
Healthcare Networking Event
Th., Aug. 29 | 5:30-8 pm
DAS Beer Garden | Jupiter
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  Jodi B. Laurence Appointed Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Nicklaus Children's Health System   
Jodi B. Laurence, Esq., has been appointed Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Nicklaus Children's Health System (NCHS). She brings to the role significant experience in all aspects of health law, including the formation and structuring of healthcare companies and providers; mergers and acquisitions; contracting, and corporate compliance. Ms. Laurence has served since 2016 as vice chair of the board of directors of the health system's flagship facility, Nicklaus Children's Hospital. Ms. Laurence, a Florida board-certified health law attorney, is a graduate of the University of Miami School of Law and currently serves on the executive council of the Florida Bar Health Law Section. She has organized and lectured at the Florida Health Law certification review course for more than 15 years and is also an adjunct professor at the University of Miami School of Law.
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Healthgrades Recognizes Delray Medical Center as 5-Star Recipient for Hysterectomy Care
Delray Medical Center recently announced it is a 5-star recipient for Hysterectomy as recognized by Healthgrades, a leading online resource for information about physicians and hospitals. This 5-star rating indicates Delray Medical Center's clinical outcomes are statistically significantly better than expected for Hysterectomy. To help consumers evaluate and compare hospital performance, Healthgrades analyzed all-payer state data for 15 states for years 2015 through 2017. Healthgrades found that there is a significant variation in hospital quality between those that have received 5-stars and those that have not. For example, from 2015 through 2017, patients having a Hysterectomy in hospitals rated 5-stars have, on average, a 51.2 percent lower risk of experiencing a complication while in the hospital than if they were treated by hospitals rated 1-star.
New Preventive Cardiovascular Medicine Program Focuses on Patients with High Risk of Complications
The University of Miami Health System now offers specialized prevention services to patients who have a high risk for major vascular disease complications, including heart attack and stroke. Led by Carl E. Orringer, MD, a top lipid expert at UHealth - the University of Miami Health System and associate professor of medicine at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, a team of experts including heart, cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes and genetics specialists have come together to offer comprehensive treatment. The Preventive Cardiovascular Medicine Program provides its services at The Lennar Foundation Medical Center in Coral Gables and at the Sayfie Pavilion on the UHealth medical campus in Miami.

Dr. Orringer said that there is conclusive evidence that preventive treatment aimed at cardiovascular risk factors can help defend against the development of dangerous complications. "High cholesterol, high blood pressure, cigarette smoking, diabetes, unhealthy eating habits and lack of regular exercise increase the risk for heart attack and stroke," Dr. Orringer said. "Treatments directed at these risk factors have been shown to reduce the risk both of an initial heart attack or stroke, and of recurrence in those who have already suffered these complications."