Volume VII, Issue 44 | Nov. 2, 2018    
South Florida Healthcare Professionals on the Move:  
Promotions, Achievements, Engagements & Accolades
Current Events
Plaza Health Network Foundation  presents
2018 Women of Distinction & Caring Luncheon  
Nov 15  
Hilton Downtown Miami Ballroom
WHEN presents
Career and Professional Development Summit of Modern Healthcare
Saturday, November 17, 2018
Boca Raton
BCMA Foundation presents
92nd Presidential Inauguration & Dinner
Saturday, November 17, 2018
Pier Sixty-Six Hotel & Marina
Ft. Lauderdale
For more information, call the BCMA Office at (954) 714-9477.
South Florida MGMA presents  
Year-End Meeting & Holiday Party
Nov. 29 | 6-9 pm 
Dania Beach 
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Community Care Plan Announces New CEO
South Florida-based Community Care Plan (CCP)
recently announce the promotion of Jessica Lerner
Jessica Lerner
to President and Chief Executive Officer of the company, as the former Chief Executive Officer, John A. Benz, announced his retirement. Lerner, who will take over the leadership role immediately, previously served as the company's Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. Benz will transition to the role of President Emeritus and Chief Strategic Officer of the organization. Benz and Lerner, who have worked together in the healthcare industry for over 23 years, will continue to work together to ensure a seamless transition. The two were part of the original leadership team who cofounded CCP. As President and CEO, Lerner will continue to grow CCP with the goal of providing quality-based healthcare to the South Florida community.
Introduced in 2000 as the first safety-net, hospital-owned Provider Service Network (PSN), Community Care Plan (formerly South Florida Community Care Network), serves members enrolled in Medicaid, Children's Medical Services Network, and self-insured employee health plans. Headquartered in Sunrise, Florida, Community Care Plan is a partnership owned by Broward Health and Memorial Healthcare System.
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Plaza Health Network's University Plaza Now Providing Outpatient Therapy
Plaza Health Network's University Plaza is now providing customized outpatient therapy services, as part of the Network's ongoing commitment to high quality rehabilitative care.  
"Therapy is such a major component of the overall care we provide," said Elaine Bloom, President and CEO of Plaza Health Network, based in North Miami Beach. "Providing outpatient therapy services at University Plaza, which is in the heart of Miami's medical district, will allow us to serve the greater community in addition to offering the continuity of care to our patients who have returned to their homes following inpatient and skilled nursing care."
Outpatient therapy services at University Plaza are available with a current medical prescription and include special therapy in a state-of-the-art heated therapy pool, as well as physical, occupational and speech therapy.
Based in Dania Beach, the South Florida Healthcare Executive Forum (SFHEF) serves healthcare professionals in Monroe, Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties plus the Treasure Coast. The SFHEF is the local chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) and currently boasts over 850 members.

Leah A. Carpenter, MPA, FACHE

Leah was born and raised in Newark, New Jersey. She was educated in the public schools of New Jersey and earned both her Master's Degree in Public Administration and Bachelor's Degree in nursing from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.

Leah's career spans over thirty years in healthcare with exceptional leadership experience in a variety of healthcare settings. She has been part of the Memorial Healthcare System for the past fourteen years. Leah joined the Memorial Healthcare System in 2002 as the Chief Nursing Officer of Memorial Hospital Pembroke and was appointed as the Chief Nursing Officer of Memorial Hospital Miramar in 2004 where she played an integral part in the design, construction and opening of this new facility. In 2010 she was promoted to Administrator and Chief Executive Officer of Memorial Hospital Pembroke, in 2012 as the Administrator and Chief Executive Officer of Memorial Hospital Miramar, in Miramar, Florida and her most recent appointment in August 2016 as the Administrator and Chief Executive Officer of Memorial Hospital West in Pembroke Pines, Florida.