Florida Medical Space
 Game Changers  
    Volume V, Issue 6 | February 12, 2016  
South Florida Healthcare Professionals on the Move:  
Promotions, Achievements, Engagements & Accolades
From the publisher of FHIweekly,  Specialty Focus & FloridaHealthIndustry.com

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Gastro Health's Dr. Marc Lederhandler Earns CPE Designation
The Certifying Commission in Medical Management (CCMM) recently designated Dr. Marc Lederhandler a Certified Physician Executive (CPE). Dr Marc Lederhandler is a gastroenterologist at Miami based Gastro Health.

CCMM awarded Dr. Marc Lederhandler the status of Certified Physician Executive for educational achievements, demonstrated stature as a physician, and experience in the field of medical management.

The CPE designation, used in signatory, indicates that a physician has achieved superior levels of professional excellence and management education, while also demonstrating effective knowledge and leadership skills. Since certification began in 1997, more than 200 physicians annually have joined the elite group of health care leaders who have become Certified Physician Executives (CPEs). The Certifying Commission in Medical Management currently lists more than 2400 Certified Physician Executives.
Modernizing Medicine Becomes Member of CommonWell Health Alliance

Boca Raton based Modernizing Medicine recently announced it is joining CommonWell Health Alliance as a Contributor member. CommonWell is a not-for-profit trade association dedicated to cross-vendor interoperability that assures provider access to health data regardless of where care occurs. As a leading developer of specialty-specific, data-driven and cloud-based electronic health records (EHR), practice management and revenue cycle management systems, Modernizing Medicine is in a unique position to positively contribute to data sharing thereby improving patient outcomes, both at an individual patient level and larger population health level.


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Larkin Community Hospital Acquires Palm Springs General Hospital

Larkin Community Hospital has acquired Palm Springs General Hospital, a 247-bed acute care hospital in Hialeah, for $40 million in a deal financed by Ocean Bank. The 15-acre campus includes a 43,000-square-foot medical office building.

This is the latest in a long string of acquisitions by the South Miami based, physician-owned hospital, whose holdings now include the 147 bed teaching hospital in South Miami, a 50 bed inpatient behavioral health hospital and 152-bed skilled nursing facility in Hollywood, a 180-bed assisted living facility in Southwest Miami, 2 home health agencies in Miami-Dade and Broward counties, and 5 imaging centers throughout Miami-Dade County.
Cancer Treatment Centers of America Adds Two Health Care Leaders to National Board

Boca Raton based Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA), a national network of five cancer hospitals, has appointed two new members to its National Board of Directors. Fred DeGrandis, a former top executive with Cleveland Clinic, and Nancy Lurker, a veteran biopharmaceutical executive, bring extensive health care industry and entrepreneurial experience to CTCA.

"We are delighted to add these two highly respected health care leaders to our National Board," said Richard J Stephenson, Founder and Chairman of CTCA. "They bring rich and diverse backgrounds as accomplished executives that will benefit CTCA and, most importantly, the patients we serve."