Game Changers  
    Volume VIII, Issue 20 | May 17, 2019    
South Florida Healthcare Professionals on the Move:  
Promotions, Achievements, Engagements & Accolades
Current Events
SFHNG presents
Healthcare Networking Breakfast
Thurs., May 23 | 7:45-10 am 
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South Florida HIMSS & NAHSE present
Tech Talk
Thurs, May 23 | 5-9 pm
Palm Beach County Medical Society presents
Billing & Reimbursement Panel Discussion
June 12 | 11:30 am - 1 pm
West Palm Beach Marriott
SFHHA presents
Annual Healthcare Summit
June 12 & 13
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Delray Medical Center Achieves Healthgrades 2019 Patient Safety Excellence Award  
Delray Medical Center announced on 5/17/19 that it is a recipient of the Healthgrades 2019 Patient Safety Excellence Award for the second year in a row. This distinction places Delray Medical Center among the top 5% of all short-term acute care hospitals reporting patient safety data as evaluated by Healthgrades, a leading online resource for information about physicians and hospitals. During the study period (2015 to 2017), Healthgrades 2019 Patient Safety Excellence Award recipient hospitals demonstrated excellent performance in safety provided for patients in the Medicare population, as measured by objective outcomes (risk-adjusted patient safety indicator rates) for 14 patient safety indicators defined by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). Healthgrades found that patients treated in hospitals receiving the Patient Safety Excellence Award were, as compared to patients at non-recipients hospitals, on average...
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Sixto Ferro Named to Board of Directors at Baptist Health Medical Group
Baptist Health South Florida, based in Miami, recently announced that Sixto Ferro has been named to the Board of Directors of Baptist Health Medical Group. Mr. Ferro is the chief executive officer of Conchita Foods, a third-generation privately-held family business. Conchita Foods is one of the premier Hispanic food distributors in the state of Florida. Mr. Ferro has been actively involved in the growth of the company since the early 1990s. In addition to the Conchita brand, the company also represents other Hispanic product lines in the market, such as Bauducco wafers and panettones and Badia spices, among others.

"We proudly welcome Sixto Ferro to our board," said Bernie Fernandez Jr., MD, CEO of Baptist Health Medical Group. "His vast knowledge of business and his focus on our community will be very valuable as we work together to support Baptist Health's mission."
Florida Medical Center Recognizes Nurses at Awards Ceremony During Annual Nurses Week Celebration
As part of its National Nurses Week celebration, Florida Medical Center, located in Lauderdale Lakes, honored its best nurses at a special awards ceremony. Nurses from all departments were recognized for their hard work and commitment to patient care. Florida Medical Center also held the blessing of the hands for its nurses, a gesture to sanctify the healing they provide.
"Nurses play an important role in our community built on care. Every day, they provide compassionate, quality care to our patients," said Jeffrey M. Welch, CEO of Florida Medical Center. "I am deeply grateful to our nurses and their commitment to our hospital."
New Coffee Lab Now Open at Good Samaritan Medical Center
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