Florida Medical Space
 Game Changers  
    Volume V, Issue 42 | Oct. 21, 2016  
South Florida Healthcare Professionals on the Move:  
Promotions, Achievements, Engagements & Accolades
From the publisher of FHIweekly,  Specialty Focus & FloridaHealthIndustry.com

Current Events 

BCMA presents

90th Presidential Inauguration & Dinner

Sat., 10/22/16 | 6 p.m.

Ft. Lauderdale

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HCAG presents

Healthcare Breakfast Networker

Th., 10/27/16 | 8:00 a.m.

Coral Gables

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JJ Karmacharya Foundation for Vascular Research presents

Annual Fundraiser

10/27/16 | 5:30-8 p.m.


RSVP or Learn More by e mail or call Carol at 561-962-2918  
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Holy Cross Offers Special Pricing for Uninsured Women

In honor of uninsured women, Holy Cross has a special offer:
$90 Screening Mammograms and $150 Bone Density Tests in October and November 2016

To make an appointment at the Dorothy Mangurian Comprehensive Women's Center, where you may also enjoy the Cafe, Medical Spa, Boutique, Meditation Chapel and Healing Garden, call 954-351-7800.

If you prefer the convenience of one of the Boca Raton Urgent Care & Imaging Centers (1799 South Federal Highway or 23071 State Road 7), please call 954-202-0277.

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Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center Begins Expansion of Operating Room and Surgical Services

Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center is planning a multi-million dollar project to improve the efficiency and technological capabilities of its operating room services. Construction will include the addition of four OR suites, as well as expanding to a 28-bed Post-Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU). The groundbreaking ceremony was held on Oct. 18 from 4 to 6 p.m.
The goal of the project, which is expected to be completed in mid-2018, is to provide more spacious ORs to accommodate orthopedic, spinal and robotic surgeries. The additional OR suites will allow for more surgeries to be performed and provide more flexibility for surgeons to schedule cases.
"This initiative is designed to better accommodate the cutting-edge surgical procedures we offer here at Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center," said CEO Jeffrey M. Welch. "As our community grows, we are adapting to meet the increasing demand for top-notch health care. Through this expansion, our award-winning care will advance to the next level and improve the lives of more patients."

Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center's services include a surgeon-controlled robotic surgery program that offers minimally invasive gynecologic, prostate and colorectal procedures. Additionally, the hospital offers weight loss surgery, including gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy and adjustable gastric band procedures.
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Anesthesia Pain Care Consultants Hosts 19th Annual Pain Symposium
Internationally recognized pain specialist and author named keynote speaker
CORAL SPRINGS, FL - (Oct. 19, 2016) - Anesthesia Pain Care Consultants announced that it will host its 1 9th Annual Pain Symposium at the Coral Springs Marriott - Heron Bay on Saturday, November 12 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. The conference is certified to offer CME, CEU, CDM and CCM credits. There is no charge for invited guests.
The symposium provides important information on the diagnosis and treatment of chronic pain conditions. Attendees will include orthopedic surgeons, neurologists, neurosurgeons, rheumatologists, family medicine physicians, physiatrists, psychologists, attorneys, nurses, case managers, adjusters and other interested health care professionals.
The keynote speaker will be Peter S. Staats, MD, MBA, an internationally recognized board certified anesthesiologist and pain physician. He received his medical degree from the University of Michigan Medical School and completed his residency and fellowship training at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Maryland. Dr. Staats has written several books on the science of pain management and has authored more than 200 articles, abstracts and chapters covering pain management.
Adrienne Baker, the president of the National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators (NADDI) Georgia Chapter, will be speaking about prescribing and the prevention of pharmaceutical drug diversion. She is an Associate Director of Law Enforcement Liaison and Education for Purdue Pharma. Additionally, Ira B. Fox, MD, DABPM, FIPP, ABIPP, Cuneyt Ozaktay, MD, Joseph J. Alshon, DO, and Javier Vilasuso, MD, all of Anesthesia Pain Care Consultants, will discuss a variety of pain management topics and interventional techniques.
"We're fortunate to have Dr. Staats and Adrienne Baker join us this year for the symposium," said Dr. Fox, co-founder of Anesthesia Pain Care Consultants. "They will provide tremendous insight and information that will be valuable to all our attendees. We look forward to hearing their presentations and learning from their extensive experience."
The conference is by invitation only, however, for those interested in attending, please contact Pat Hopp at (954) 720-3188, ext. 661.
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