Florida Medical Space
 Game Changers  
    Volume V, Issue 1 | January 8, 2016  
South Florida Healthcare Professionals on the Move:  
Promotions, Achievements, Engagements & Accolades
From the publisher of FHIweekly,  Specialty Focus & FloridaHealthIndustry.com

Current Events 

PBCMS and MGMA Palm Beach present
Billing & Coding 2016
Wed., January 13
11:30 am - 2 pm
Atlantis Country Club

Alliance for Aging, Inc. Miami-Dade/Monroe presents
26th Annual Board of Directors Installation & Awards Luncheon
Thurs., January 21 | 11 am - 2 pm
Jungle Island, Treetop Ballroom, Watson Island, Miami
For info contact Judy Fisher at 305.671.6368 or fisherj@allianceforaging.org  

SFHEF presents

Installation Dinner 2016

Thurs., January 21 | 5 - 8 pm

Signature Grand Davie

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Palm Beach County Based Hospital Earns Accolade

Boca Raton Regional Hospital has been named a 2015/2016 Consumer Choice Award recipient by the National Research Corporation (NRC). The annual accolade identifies hospitals across the United States that healthcare consumers choose as having the highest quality and image. Boca Regional joins such prestigious institutions as the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Massachusetts General Hospital and The Johns Hopkins Hospital in this year's listings, and is the only provider in Palm Beach County to receive the distinction.
Brian Wynne, Vice President of Business Development at NRC commented, "For each of the past twenty years, winning hospitals have provided outstanding experiences that have transcended their four walls to build consumer preference, loyalty and trust in their markets. We are honored to congratulate this year's winners on a job well done."


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SFHEF and SFMGMA Elect New Presidents 

Rene Zipper, FACHE will ascend to President at the South Florida Healthcare Executive Forum (SFHEF) effective 1.1.16. She takes the reins from Ralph Rios, FACHE. The SFHEF is the official local chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives and serves healthcare professionals in Dade, Broward and Monroe counties.
Meanwhile, Alain Fernandez, MHSA will take over at the South Florida Medical Group Management Association (SFMGMA) this year. He replaces Rob Parker, MBA, CMPE. The SFMGMA serves Dade and Broward medical practice managers and is the local chapter of the Medical Group Management Association.
'Inoperable' Baby from Minnesota Receives Heart-Saving Surgery at Nicklaus Children's Hospital
A four-month old baby celebrated her first Christmas with her family after a life-saving heart surgery at Miami based Nicklaus Children's Hospital, made possible with the aid of virtual-reality imaging.
From left to right:  Dr. Juan Carlos Muniz, Director of Cardiac MRI; Dr. Redmond Burke, Director of Cardiovascular Surgery and Dr. John Rhodes, Director of The Heart Program at Nicklaus Children's collaborated to plan the surgery to help Teegan Lexcen.