Florida Medical Space
 Game Changers  
    Volume V, Issue 12 | March 25, 2016  
South Florida Healthcare Professionals on the Move:  
Promotions, Achievements, Engagements & Accolades
From the publisher of FHIweekly,  Specialty Focus & FloridaHealthIndustry.com

Current Events 

P & G presents

Bending the Cost Curve: Engaging the Patient to Ensure Better Outcomes

Tues., March 29 | 7:30-9:30 am

Downtown Ft. Lauderdale

Register/Learn More

SFHEF presents
Student Case Competition
Saturday, April 9 | 8 am - Noon
Holy Cross Hospital- Sister Innocent Conference Center Auditorium

APDA S. FL Chapter presents
Annual Optimism Walk
Sun., Apr. 17
Town Center at Boca Raton
Gastro Health Continues its Expansion: Acquires Two Physician Practices
Miami based Gastro Health, P.L. the largest medical group in South Florida specializing in gastroenterology, pediatric gastroenterology and colorectal surgery recently announced the acquisition of two private gastroenterology practices based in Miami, Florida.
Gastro Health purchased the practice of Paul Fishbein, MD located at the Baptist Medical Arts Bldg., 8950 N Kendall Drive, Suite 506, Miami FL 33176 and Vicente Lago, MD located at 351 NW 42nd Avenue, Suite 305, Miami, FL 33126.

Inside FloridaHealthIndustry.com



Compliance Update


Healthcare Headlines    FHI logo cropped small version


Last  Word


Ask Ben


Do You Know a Healthcare Game Changer?
Publisher of :

Week in Review, Specialty Focus,
Updates in Pediatrics,
FHIweekly & Game Changers
HCA-owned hospital in South Florida proposes expansion
Brian Bandell | SFBJ
Westside Regional Medical Center in Plantation could build a significant expansion on its campus.
Hospital owner HCA Holdings (NYSE: HCA) went before the city commission on March 23 seeking approval for a three-story 85,046-square-foot building to be added on the south side of its existing building. That would add 26 patient rooms and a new entrance lobby to what's now a 224-bed hospital at 8201 W. Broward Blvd.


Vitale Whistle Blower Defense
Anesthesia Pain Care Senior Invitational Coming to TPC Eagle Trace April 18-21
Event features 2015 Champions Tour Winner
Marco Dawson
The Anesthesia Pain Care Senior Invitational is returning to TPC Eagle Trace from April 18-21. The Pro-Am Day will take place on Monday, April 18. The event, presented by Anesthesia Pain Care Consultants, works proudly with the Sunbelt Senior Tour to bring a world-class golf experience to Coral Springs.
Registration will begin at 11 a.m. The Pro-Am Day will feature a sit-down banquet, silent auction, raffle drawings and more. Marco Dawson, the 2015 Champions Tour winner, and Danny Edwards, six-time PGA Tour winner, are two of the Senior Tour professionals who will participate in the tournament.
This year marks the Sunbelt Senior Tour's 21st year as the only 54-hole open Senior Tour in the United States. Its mission remains to afford players the opportunity to experience all aspects of life as a true touring golf professional.
Proceeds from the tournament will benefit the World Institute of Pain, a charitable organization that strives to end the suffering of chronic pain throughout the world, by training physicians in the least developed and emerging countries.
Ira Fox, MD, DABPM, FIPP, ABIPP, Co-founder of Anesthesia Pain Care Consultants, is the title sponsor of the event. He has partnered with the tournament for several years.

Learn More>>
Palm Beach Update

Baptist Health announces deal for its first outpatient surgery in Palm Beach County
Brian Bandell, in a SFBJ post earlier this week, reports:
Miami-based Baptist Health South Florida has acquired a majority interest in Northpoint Surgery Center, marking the nonprofit health organization's first outpatient surgery center in Palm Beach County.
Northpoint Surgery Center, at 200 Northpoint Parkway in West Palm Beach, is a 13,000-square-foot center with five operation rooms and two procedural endoscopy suites, among other features for adult and pediatric patients. Northpoint Surgery Center has about 60 employees.
Florida Scripps researchers get grant to search for cure
Sun Sentinel has recently reported that:
Florida Scripps <based in Jupiter> researchers have been awarded a $1.4 million grant to find ways to block breast cancer. Disbursed over three years by the Department of Defense, the grant's researchers will target a molecule that plays a pivotal role in the spread of breast cancer in female patients.