Florida Medical Space
 Game Changers  
    Volume V, Issue 29 | July 22, 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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OrthoNOW Orthopedic Urgent Care Franchise Names 
Thelma Cela Director of Clinical Operations

Miami based OrthoNOW , a network of walk-in specialized urgent care centers focused on sports medicine and the treatment and prevention of orthopedic injuries recently announced the appointment of Thelma Cela as Director
Thelma Cela 
of Clinical Operations. In the newly created position, Ms. Cela will be responsible for all franchise clinical matters, establishing the direction of clinical policies and procedures, monitoring healthcare policy changes, and providing the executive franchisor team with data analysis and reporting for all sites.  
Dr. Alejandro Badia, the Co-Founder and CEO of OrthoNOW, stated "We are delighted to have Thelma as our new Director of Clinical Operations. She will play an integral part of the already comprehensive support system leading OrthoNOW's franchise expansion. Her expertise in the field of clinical policies and procedures makes her an ideal person to provide the orthopedic urgent care centers with advice related to healthcare policies and clinical matters."
Thelma has over two decades of experience in the healthcare industry and has previously held senior positions in such leading organizations as Leon Medical Centers and Mercy Hospital.  She has served on the healthcare business council of the South Florida Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and the Multiple Sclerosis News and Views. Thelma is a graduate of the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce's Leadership Class XV.
Ira Fox MD, DABPM, FIPP, ABIPP becomes president of the World Society of Pain Clinicians
Dr. Ira Fox, Co-Founder of Anesthesia Pain Care Consultants, has been named president of the World Society of Pain Clinicians (WSPC). The mission of the WSPC is to advance the understanding of mechanisms, assessment, prevention and the treatment of pain. The World Society of Pain Clinicians (WSPC) was formed over three decades ago for purely educational, scientific and charitable purposes.

Dr. Fox has been involved with the organization for several years, most recently as president-elect. As a physician who has treated patients with acute and chronic pain for more than 30 years, Dr. Fox is very passionate about what the WSPC represents.
"I look forward to working with the men and women of the WSPC who share a common interest in treating and reducing pain," said Dr. Fox.
Anesthesia Pain Care Consultants is based in Tamarac with a satellite office in Boca Raton.
Peaceful Mind Peaceful Life™ Wellness Series at Boca Regional

A new program designed to empower women to live life fully is now being offered at Boca Raton Regional Hospital's Christine E. Lynn Women's Health & Wellness Institute. Under the direction of Barb Schmidt, noted meditation teacher and mindfulness activist, the Peaceful Mind Peaceful Life™ Wellness Series will feature Barb and guest speakers discussing a range of topics that can enhance inner peace, happiness and well-being.
"I'm very proud to be a part of this evolution at the Institute where women are not only getting the best medical care, but now can avail themselves of holistic programs that are engaging, uplifting and transformational," said Barb Schmidt.
Barb, author of the best-selling book, The Practice, is a businesswoman, philanthropist and spiritual teacher with a global following.

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