Game Changers  
    Volume VI, Issue 18 | May 5, 2017   
South Florida Healthcare Professionals on the Move:  
Promotions, Achievements, Engagements & Accolades
Current Events
SFHNG presents

Breakfast Networking Event

Th., May 25 | 7:45 am

Hialeah Hospital

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SFHEF presents

IBM Watson in Healthcare

Th., June 8 | 6 pm

Jupiter Medical Center

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SFHHA presents

Annual Summit:
  • Achieving the Triple Aim
  • The Future of Healthcare Financing
Wed., June 14

Signature Grand Davie

New Hire
Cardiologist Zachariah P. Zachariah has joined the University of Miami Health System as Medical Director of UHealth Cardiology, Fort Lauderdale.
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Mission to Ghana: Doral Based Orthopod Shares His Story

As the Owner and Founder of Doral based
Badia Hand to Shoulder Center  and Co-founder of OrthoNOW Orthopedic Urgent Care Centers (locations in FL and GA), one would think
Alejandro Badia, MD, FACS would have plenty to do stateside. However, this very busy doctor still finds time for Mission work abroad. He shares the story of his March 
visit to Ghana in a post dated May 4, 2017.

"I think my mission report will perhaps remind our readers what medicine is all about: caring and giving service. I was proud to represent South Florida as a caring/skilled clinician abroad," states Dr. Badia. 

Vitale Whistle Blower Defense  
Gastro Health acquires gastroenterology practice of Orlando Torres, MD

Gastro Health, LLC ("Gastro Health") has acquired the practice of Orlando Torres, MD, located at 4791 West 49th Street, one of the leading gastroenterology practices in Hialeah, FL. The procurement is Gastro Health's 26th South Florida location and first in the City of Hialeah.

Established in 1984, the private gastroenterology practice led by Dr. Torres will continue providing the excellent care that his patients have come to expect. Dr. Torres received his Doctor of Medicine degree at the Univer
Orlando Torres, MD
sity of Valladolid in Spain, completed his internship in internal medicine at Mountainside Hospital in New Jersey, and his fellowship in gastroenterology at Tulane University in Louisiana.

"Dr. Torres is a highly skilled doctor who has built an excellent practice along with a staff that truly takes pride in providing their patients with the best care possible," said Alejandro Fernandez, CEO of Miami based Gastro Health.

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Boca Regional Opens New Physical Rehabilitation Institute 

Officials at Boca Raton Regional Hospital today ( 5.1.17) announced the opening of its new, $14 million Gloria Drummond Physical Rehabilitation Institute (GDPRI). The 37,500 square-foot facility was created out of a lead gift from Elaine J. Wold and other philanthropic support, and is named after the Hospital's founder, Gloria Drummond. It replaces what was formerly Boca Regional's Davis Therapy Centers.

"This is yet another stellar advance in our clinical capabilities and the transformation of our campus from a facilities standpoint," said Jerry Fedele, President and CEO at Boca Regional. "The Institute presents an outstanding amalgam of programs, technology and expertise, all in a patient-centric environment that is most inviting."

The GDPRI offers an impressive spectrum of services that includes wound care with three hyperbaric oxygen therapy chambers; an accredited diabetes education and nutrition program; an ostomy care clinic; musculoskeletal physical and occupational therapy; cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation and in conjunction with the Hospital's Marcus Neuroscience Institute, a robust neurological rehabilitation program with expanded therapeutic offerings for stroke, brain and spinal cord injury, Parkinson's Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, imbalance disorders and speech therapy.

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