Game Changers  
    Volume VI, Issue 42 | Oct. 20, 2017   
South Florida Healthcare Professionals on the Move:  
Promotions, Achievements, Engagements & Accolades
Current Events
Elder Resource Group, Hallandale Medical Ctr & Assisting Hands Home Health present
Think Outside Your Box
Fri, 10/27/17 11:30 am to 2 pm
Vi at Aventura
PBCMS presents
Protecting your Practice from  
Cyber Criminals, Hackers & Breaches
Wed., Nov. 8 | 11:30 am - 1 pm
Trustbridge presents 
Palliative Care Roundtable
Tues., Nov. 14 | 7:30-9:30 am
Five Star Premier Residences    Hollywood
SFMGMA presents
The Next Generation Medical Practice 
Fri., Nov. 17 | 8 am - 6 pm 
Renaissance Fort Lauderdale Cruise Port Hotel
Register/Learn More 
Publisher of :
Week in Review,
Specialty Focus,
Updates in Pediatrics,  
FHIweekly & Game Changers
Creator of: 
The Healthcare Roundtable Series





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Healthcare Headlines 


Last  Word


Medicare Dispatch


Do You Know a Healthcare Game Changer?
Gastro Health acquires Digestive Center of the Palm Beaches in West Palm Beach
Gastro Health, LLC has acquired the practice of Digestive Center of the Palm Beaches specializing in colon cancer screening and gastroenterology. The acquisition marks Miami based Gastro Health's fourth office in Palm Beach County and sets the bar even higher, as the company grows in new geographic markets and is poised for tremendous growth throughout the state, and the country. Digestive Center of the Palm Beaches currently serves patients in three locations within Palm Beach, Florida: 1117 N. Olive Ave., West Palm Beach, FL, 3375 Burns Road, Palm Beach Gardens, FL, and 12957 Palms West Drive, Loxahatchee, FL.

The practice is comprised of four physicians, as well as one nurse practitioner. The office will become Gastro Health's 29th location. Led by J effrey S. Wenger, MD, providers for this practice include Sidney Neimark, MD, FACP, Salvatore Senzatimore Jr., MD, and Elliot Ellis, MD, FACP. All four physicians have had board certifications with the American Board of Internal Medicine as well as the ABIM/Gastroenterology and many hold privileges at the hospitals in the area, such as Good Samaritan, Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center, and St. Mary's Medical Center.
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South Florida Medical Group Management Association Announces Event Speaker 
Nancy Brown, CPA, CGMA, CMPE, Partner & CFO of Think Big Healthcare Solutions, will be speaking at the 4th annual SFMGMA Symposium, entitled The Next Generation Medical Practice. To be held November 17th in Ft. Lauderdale, the event will feature several notable speakers. 
Nancy's presentation will address Running Your Medical Practice Like a Business.  
Nancy began her financial career in healthcare in 1995 when she joined the corporate office of Florida Health Professionals, a struggling single specialty group in Hallandale, Florida. Nancy played an active role in the strategic growth of the company, including a merger with Femwell Group Health, Inc. and the eventual development and formation of the first large parent-subsidiary LLC-structured medical group in the country, VitalMD Group Holding, LLC 
Let's Connect  
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 650 members.

SFHEF Member Spotlight
David Smith, FACHE is the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Memorial Healthcare System. He has held that position since February of 2015. Smith, who had served as Memorial Regional Hospital's finance officer since 1998, is responsible for an annual operating budget of 1.6 billion and oversees finances for Memorial's five hospitals, nursing home and home health agency, and South Broward Community Health Services, Memorial's network of area clinics and programs.

Prior to joining Memorial, Smith served as CFO for Kendall Medical Center in Miami and as Administrator of Financial Services for Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach. He was Senior Manager in the audit division of Ernst & Young before turning his career toward healthcare.

Smith holds a master's of business administration degree and a bachelor's of science degree from the University of Florida, and is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives as well as the Healthcare Financial Management Association.