Florida Medical Space
 Game Changers  
    Volume V, Issue 40 | Oct. 7, 2016  
South Florida Healthcare Professionals on the Move:  
Promotions, Achievements, Engagements & Accolades
From the publisher of FHIweekly,  Specialty Focus & FloridaHealthIndustry.com

Current Events 

Bank of America Practice Solutions & Carr Healthcare Realty present...

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Tues., 10/18/16 | 7:30-9:30 a.m.

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Accountability for the Care We Provide

Th., 10/20/16 | 5:30-8:30 p.m.

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Healthcare Breakfast Networker

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


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Do You Know a Healthcare Game Changer?
Alejandro Fernandez, MBA, CMPE, CEO of Gastro Health, LLC named by South Florida Business Journal as one of the top Power Leaders in Healthcare for 2016
Alejandro Fernandez, MBA, CMPE, CEO of Miami based Gastro Health, LLC was recently named by South Florida Business Journal as one of the top Power Leaders in Healthcare for 2016.

The elite group of 98 are part of a billion-dollar driver for the local South Florida economy. Having started his career in Healthcare over 20 years ago Alejandro Fernandez, leads Gastro Health, the largest gastroenterology specialty group in South Florida. One of the newest power leaders to the named group, Mr. Fernandez's next major goal is to grow the company to become a nationally recognized leader in the field of digestive health.

Gastro Health, LLC ("Gastro Health"), established in 2006, is the largest gastroenterology multi-specialty group in South Florida that includes some of the nation's premier gastroenterologists, pediatric gastroenterologists, colorectal surgeons, and allied health professionals. Currently, Gastro Health employs over 400 individuals and has over 100 providers, offering a wide range of services including: anesthesia, infusion, imaging, pathology, specialty pharmacy and in-office RX dispensing, in over 20 centers throughout South Florida.
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Introducing the Salah Foundation Children's Hospital at Broward Health
Fort Lauderdale based Broward Health recently announced that Broward Health Children's Hospital will be renamed the Salah Foundation Children's Hospital at Broward Health.
The new name is in honor of the Salah Foundation's generous $10 million, dollar-for-dollar, all-or-nothing challenge grant where the Broward Health Foundation successfully raised another $10 million from the community to match this extraordinary gift. The ambitious, two-year capital campaign raised more than $22 million toward the $52 million renovation and expansion of the 125-bed acute care children's hospital at Broward Health Medical Center. Other major contributors to the campaign include Mrs. Lorraine Thomas, Pediatrix Medical Group and EmCare.
Renovations will include new private, neonatal pediatric intensive care units and private pediatric suites, part of a new facility that will be both kid-friendly and family-centered. Construction should be completed by mid-2019.
Dr. Dipen Parekh Live Streams Three Robotic Cancer Surgeries on Two Continents in 24 Hours
Dipen J. Parekh, MD, one of the world's most experienced surgeons for robotic-assisted urologic oncology, and a physician at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, part of UHealth - the University of Miami Health System, recently demonstrated the benefits of these advanced procedures on two continents in 24 hours.

First, Parekh completed two procedures at University of Miami Hospital that were video streamed live to more than 200 physicians attending a two-day conference, "Controversies in Urological Surgical Oncology," in Turin, Italy. Immediately afterwards, he flew to Italy to conduct a third live video streamed procedure at Aula Magna Molinette Hospital in Turin.

"Robotic surgery offers many advantages over traditional open surgery," said Parekh, who is professor and Chair, Department of Urology, Director of Robotic Surgery, and The Victor A Politano Endowed Chair in Urology at the
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.

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