Game Changers  
    Volume VII, Issue 19 | May 11, 2018    
South Florida Healthcare Professionals on the Move:  
Promotions, Achievements, Engagements & Accolades
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Delray Medical Center awarded 2018 Patient Safety Excellence by Healthgrades
Delray Medical Center is a recipient of the Healthgrades 2018 Patient Safety Excellence Award, a designation recognizing superior performance of hospitals that have prevented the occurrence of serious, potentially avoidable complications for patients during hospital stays. The distinction places Delray Medical Center among the top 10 percent of all short-term acute care hospitals reporting patient safety data for its excellent performance as evaluated by Healthgrades, a leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals.

During the 2014 to 2016 study period, Healthgrades found that patients treated in hospitals receiving the Patient Safety Excellence Award were, on average:
  • 55.6 percent less likely to experience an accidental cut, puncture, perforation or hemorrhage during medical care, than patients treated at non-recipient hospitals
  • 52.4 percent less likely to experience a collapsed lung due to a procedure or surgery in or around the chest, than patients treated at non-recipient hospitals
  • 62.8 percent less likely to experience catheter-related bloodstream infections acquired at the hospital, than patients treated at non-recipient hospitals
  • 54.3 percent less likely to experience pressure sores or bed sores acquired in the hospital, than patients treated at non-recipient hospitals
Dr. Denise Clark Named Senior Medical Director
VITAS Healthcare, <headquartered in Miami>, a national provider of end-of-life care, named Denise Clark, DO, Senior Medical Director of its hospice and palliative care program serving Lake and Sumter counties. Dr. Clark leads a multidisciplinary team that provides patients and caregivers the physical, emotional, social and spiritual support they need at the end-of-life.

"Dr. Clark's compassion and clinical expertise are reflected in the exceptional quality of hospice and palliative care VITAS provides for those near the end-of-life," said J illian Madsen, RN, GM for VITAS Healthcare in Lake and Sumter counties. "We are pleased to welcome Dr. Clark to our growing team serving this community."
Cleveland Clinic Florida Again Achieves Pathway to Excellence Designation
Cleveland Clinic Florida <based in Weston with additional locations in WPB, Parkland, Palm Beach Gardens and Wellington> has been re-designated a Pathway to Excellence organization by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), one of the highest honors in the nursing profession. Achieving this designation is indicative of the organization's commitment to creating a positive nursing practice environment which has led to a high level of professional satisfaction among nurses at Cleveland Clinic Florida.

"Cleveland Clinic Florida first earned the Pathway designation in 2014, a distinction held by only 163 hospitals," said Kerry A. Major, MSN, RN, NE-BC, Chief Nursing Officer at Cleveland Clinic Florida. "Having achieved this designation once again solidifies Cleveland Clinic Florida as one of the best places for nurses to work in South Florida and is a tribute to our nurses who are dedicated to serving their patients and each other."