Florida Medical Space
 Game Changers  
    Volume V, Issue 20 | May 20, 2016  
South Florida Healthcare Professionals on the Move:  
Promotions, Achievements, Engagements & Accolades
From the publisher of FHIweekly,  Specialty Focus & FloridaHealthIndustry.com

Current Events 

PBCMS presents

Young Physician Dinner (45 & Under)

Wed., June 1 | 6-8 pm

Palm Beach Gardens

RSVP to Deannal@pbcms or call 433-3940

SFHHA presents

Annual Healthcare Summit

June 9 & 10, 2016

Signature Grand Davie

Register/Learn More
DCMA presents

Annual Presidential Installation Dinner & Dance
Sat., June 25, 2016 | 7 pm
JW Marriott, Miami
Facilities in Ft. Lauderdale and Boca Raton Offer Discounted Diagnostic Screenings
Holy Cross Hospital
is committed to being the community's trusted health partner for life. Screening mammograms are available for $90, and bone density screenings are priced at $150. These prices are good through June 30, 2016.

To make an appointment at either location below, please call 954-351-7800.

Screenings are available at:

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All Three Nicklaus Children's Intensive Care Units Recognized with Gold Beacon Awards

All three specialized intensive care units at Nicklaus Children's Hospital, including the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (CICU), Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU), have achieved a gold-level Beacon Award for Excellence in patient care from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN). Gold is the highest level of Beacon Award recognition.
Nicklaus Children's is one of only two freestanding pediatric hospitals in the nation to have achieved the status of having three ICUs awarded gold-level Beacon Awards. The Beacon Award for Excellence recognizes unit caregiver teams that successfully improve patient outcomes and align practices with AACN's six Healthy Work Environment Standards. Units that achieve this three-year, three-level award with gold, silver or bronze designations meet national criteria consistent with Magnet Recognition, the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award and the National Quality Healthcare Award.

"We are honored to be recognized once again by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses for the quality of care in our three intensive care units," said Jackie Gonzalez, Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer at Nicklaus Children's Hospital, part of Miami Children's Health System.


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Healthcare Heroes Awards Winners Announced 

The Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce announced the winners for the 2016 Health Care Heroes Awards during a luncheon on May 10, 2016 at Jungle Island. The awards recognize the collective actions of the individuals, institutions and programs that have made an extraordinary impact in the South Florida healthcare community and whose acts of heroism represent a display of dedication to excellence in their area of expertise beyond the scope of their profession.
The 2016 Health Care Heroes award recipients are:
  • AXA Advisors Lifetime Achievement Award: Thelma Vernell Anderson Gibson, President Emeritus, Theodore Roosevelt Gibson Memorial Fund, Thelma Gibson Health Initiative, Inc.
  • Organization/Program: The University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Burn Center
  • Nurse: Beverlin Allen, PhD, ARNP, Sister Emmanuel Hospital
  • Bio-Medical: Elizabeth J. Franzmann, MD, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • Individual of Merit: Juan Manfredi, Holtz Children's Hospital Jackson Health System
  • Healthcare Professional: Lillian Rivera, RN, MSN, PhD, Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade County
  • Youth Volunteer: Lilyveth Mesa, Student, Miami Springs Senior High
The Greater Miami Chamber also recognized the following finalists (by category): Organization/Programs: Miami Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Institute and Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center; Nurses: Eileen Butler, MSN, RN, OCN, CPHON and Mureen Shaw, DNP, FNP-BC; Bio-Medical: Lazaro A. Rodriguez and H. Thomas Temple, MD; Individuals of Merit: Angel Mesa and Penny Parham, MS, RD; and Healthcare Professionals: Alejandro Badia, MD, FACS and Anthony Rossi, MD.
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