Game Changers  
    Volume VI, Issue 20 | May 19, 2017   
South Florida Healthcare Professionals on the Move:  
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Boca Raton Regional Hospital Receives Award For Excellence In Stroke Care

     Boca Raton Regional Hospital has received the 2017 American Heart Association/American Stroke Association's Get With The Guidelines - Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award with Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite. The award recognizes the Hospital's continued success in providing the most up-to-date, evidence-based treatment guidelines to improve patient care and outcomes in the community.
     Earning a Gold Plus designation means the Hospital achieved 85 percent or higher adherence to all Get With The Guidelines - Stroke achievement indicators for two or more consecutive 12-month periods and achieved 75 percent or higher compliance with five of eight Get With The Guidelines - Stroke Quality measures to receive the Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award.
     The accolade is the top recognition category awarded by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association and honors the hospital's continued commitment in implementing the highest level of stroke care with the goal of speeding recovery and reducing death and disability for stroke patients.
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Nova Southeastern University's College of Pharmacy Opens ICUBAcares Center

     As anyone who has started a new medicine recently will tell you, taking the drug properly, dealing with potential side effects and drug interactions as well as getting insurance approval can be overwhelming. Imagine how challenging it would be if you're fighting cancer or even simply caring for a sick child and dealing with medication questions or problems.
     The Ft. Lauderdale based NSU College of Pharmacy recently teamed up with the Independent Colleges and Universities Benefits Association (ICUBA) and OptumRX, to create ICUBAcares - a resource which provides more than 15,100 employees of Florida not-for-profit colleges and universities and other educational institutions with answers via a call center to a wide range of questions about their medications.
     "Research shows that pharmacists can help improve health outcomes," explained Goar Alvarez, PharmD, C.Ph., FASCP, Assistant Dean and Director, NSU Clinic Pharmacy. "Our goal is to educate as well as advocate for ICUBA members, empowering them through education and pharmacist care to make better healthcare choices."

Veteran Healthcare Executive George R. Lesmes Joins Pediatric Specialists of America as Chief Operating Officer and Executive Director