Game Changers  
    Volume VI, Issue 12 | March 24, 2017   
South Florida Healthcare Professionals on the Move:  
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Bascom Palmer Eye Institute Study Points to Dangers in Unproven Stem Cell Treatments

Three South Florida women suffered serious loss of vision soon after receiving stem cell treatments for age-related macular degeneration (AMD) at a Broward County clinic in 2015, according to a study published on March 15 in the New England Journal of Medicine.

"The retinal detachments, bleeding in the eyes and other blinding complications in these three patients raise concerns about stem cell clinics that charge patients for their services and that lack clinical data to support their practices," said Thomas Albini, MD, co-author of the study and associate professor of clinical ophthalmology at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, part of the University of Miami Health System and Miller School of Medicine.

Five other Bascom Palmer physicians were co-authors of the study, "Vision Loss after Intravitreal Injection of Autologous 'Stem Cells' for AMD," in the journal: Ajay E. Kuriyan, MD, voluntary assistant professor; Justin H. Townsend, MD, assistant professor of clinical ophthalmology; Marianeli Rodriguez, MD, PhD.; Philip J. Rosenfeld, MD, PhD., professor of ophthalmology; and Harry W. Flynn, Jr., MD, professor of ophthalmology.

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Baptist Health Opens Express Care in Key Biscayne 

Adults and children with minor illnesses and injuries now have a faster, lower-cost option when needing medical care at the new Baptist Health Express Care, located at 240 Crandon Boulevard.
The Baptist Health Express Care is open daily from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and walk-ins are welcome - no appointment is necessary. Prices of services are provided before treatment. Care is provided by graduate-level advanced registered nurse practitioners, physician assistants and a team of clinical support staff well qualified to treat most minor illnesses and injuries. Residents can call 786-595-8250 for more information.

"We were the pioneers in creating urgent care centers nearly 20 years ago. We are confident that our new Express Care center will mirror the same high patient satisfaction," said Patricia Rosello, CEO, Baptist Outpatient Services.

Danna-Gracey CEO Matt Gracey Receives Buchman Award

Matt Gracey, the CEO of Delray Beach based Danna-Gracey, a leading provider of insurance coverage for healthcare providers, received the Buchman Award for extraordinary achievement in the healthcare liability industry. The Buchman Award is presented annually by the MedPro Group to a key distribution partner who has made a significant positive contribution in the healthcare liability insurance field and embodied the spirit of MedPro's core values in serving and providing solutions for the healthcare community.

Gracey's contributions include developing a unique business strategy that provides value to the healthcare community and instituting significant programs - including specialty organizations, county medical societies, Accountable Care Organizations, and others. As a founding member of the Community Redevelopment Agency in Delray Beach, he helped battle crime and zoning issues to create a safe downtown for restaurants, art galleries, a world class tennis center, and other facilities.