Volume VII, Issue 51 | Dec. 21, 2018    
South Florida Healthcare Professionals on the Move:  
Promotions, Achievements, Engagements & Accolades
Current Events
Palm Beach County Medical Society presents
Billing & Coding Update
Jan. 9 | 11:30 am - 2 pm 
Atlantis Country Club
Benzinga presents
Miami Cannabis Capital Conference 2019
Jan. 14-16
Miami Beach
SFHEF presents
Board of Directors Annual Installation Dinner
Wed., Jan. 23
Signature Grand Davie
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Updates in Pediatrics,
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Healthcare Headlines 


Last  Word


Medicare Dispatch


Do You Know a Healthcare Game Changer?
Jupiter Medical Center to Open Comprehensive Stroke Center 
Stroke patients in northern Palm Beach County and Martin County can now receive lifesaving interventions much closer to home. Thanks to a $5 million gift from an anonymous donor, Jupiter Medical Center has assembled the most advanced facilities, technology and specially trained physicians to improve patient outcomes in the most complex stroke cases. The medical center is now in the final stages of completing requirements to be named a Comprehensive Stroke Center. It will be the only hospital in northern Palm Beach County and in Martin County to achieve this designation. Awarded by the Florida Agency for Healthcare Administration (AHCA), the Comprehensive Stroke Center designation will ensure that Jupiter Medical Center has developed system-wide initiatives on stroke prevention, rehabilitation, education, community awareness and research.

"We have reached the culmination of a year of intense effort to recruit the expertise and develop the technological infrastructure necessary to diagnose and treat the most complex stroke patients within minutes of their admission," said Don McKenna, president and CEO. "We are ready to bring the highest level of lifesaving care for stroke and other neurological problems closer to residents of northern Palm Beach County and Martin County."
Stephen L. Demers, Veteran Healthcare Executive, to Join UHealth as COO
Stephen L. Demers, Senior VP for Ambulatory and Clinical Services at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center in Burlington, Massachusetts, will join UHealth - the University of Miami Health System on January 21 as COO. Demers will be responsible for the execution,
Stephen Demers
coordination, integration, and optimization of UHealth's clinical delivery systems. He will work closely with leadership in clinical, research, and business operations to ensure that UHealth provides outstanding outcomes, experience, and value for patients. As COO, he will report directly to Edward Abraham, MD, Executive Vice President for Medical Affairs and CEO of UHealth.

"Steve brings the perfect combination of experience and enthusiasm to the COO position," Dr. Abraham said. "He will play a key role in further establishing UHealth as a preeminent, internationally renowned health care system."
MGMA South Florida Chapter Announces 2019 Board  
The SFMGMA, based in Hollywood, has announced its 2019 Board of Directors as follows:
  • Karen McCandless, President
  • Vedner Guerrier, President-Elect
  • Christopher Cook, Treasurer
  • Maggy Perez-Dickens, Past-President
  • Alain Fernandez, Past-President Yr 2
  • Jeff Kaplan, Member-at-Large
  • Oyinkansola "Bukky" Ogunrinde, Member-at-Large
  • Jeff Herschler, Member-at-Large
  • Sean Seraphin, Chair - Marketing
  • Jonathan Kalish, Co-Chair Symposium
  • Johanna Williams, Co-Chair Symposium 
  • Rob Parker, Executive Director and Non-voting Board Member