Game Changers  
    Volume VIII, Issue 24 | June 14, 2019    
 
South Florida Healthcare Professionals on the Move:  
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Drs. Abraham and Ford Share a Unique Vision at 'State of UHealth and the Miller School' Address 
UHealth CEO Edward Abraham, MD, and Miller School Dean Henri R. Ford, MD, MHA, joined forces Wednesday < 6.12.19> evening in Coral Gables to express their gratitude for the impressive accomplishments of the past year and to chart an ambitious path forward in their first "State of UHealth and the Miller School of Medicine" address.

"It's a particularly propitious time to do this because the past year has been a really great year, very positive on all fronts for the medical center," said Dr. Abraham, who is also executive vice president for health affairs. "We have to be a wonderful provider of care with destination programs that attract patients locally, nationally and internationally because of their innovation and excellence."

"It has been a unique privilege and an honor for me to serve as your dean for the past year," said Dr. Ford, who is also chief academic officer of the Miller School. "I've learned a lot from all of you. I promise that I will continue to work tirelessly to become an even more effective servant leader so that we can create an optimal learning environment for every single member of the Miller School family."
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Austen Erblat reports for the South Florida Sun Sentinel on June 10:

National HIV Testing Day is Thursday, June 27 and a local nonprofit health center is offering free tests for HIV and hepatitis C at various locations throughout the county over that week. The organization says testing is easy and results come back in about 20 minutes. During the week of June 23, FoundCare, a Palm Beach County-based nonprofit health center, will offer free and confidential testing to anyone age 13 or older. Trained staff members will offer saliva tests and finger-stick blood tests, both of which show results in 20 minutes, according to the organization. Testing services do not require an appointment but they are available. Safer sex resources and educational brochures will also be available at the testing locations.

"Early detection is key," said Dr. Leslie Diaz, infectious disease specialist at FoundCare. "It's important to know your status, especially with infectious diseases in the headlines lately. We are proud to provide this service to reach as many people as possible to further our mission to fulfil unmet healthcare and social service needs of individuals and families in Palm Beach County."
Broward County health care company acquired in $50M deal 
Crystal Owens reports for the Tampa Bay Business Journal on June 10:

Health Insurance Innovations Inc. ( NASDAQ: HIIQ) of Tampa has acquired a Coral Springs-based health care network in a cash and stock transaction. TogetherHealth, a direct-to-consumer platform that connects individuals with insurance carriers through consumer acquisition and engagement was acquired for $50 million in cash and 630,000 shares of Health Insurance Innovations' common stock. A five-year earn-out provision based on the future performance of the acquired businesses is also included in the transaction, according to a release. Health Insurance Innovations expects the acquisition to contribute at least $10 million of adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization for the remainder of fiscal 2019, which assumes any incremental increase in earnings will be reinvested back into building a market-leading position in more than 65 health insurance and supplemental insurance markets.