Game Changers  
    Volume VIII, Issue 40 | Oct. 4, 2019    
South Florida Healthcare Professionals on the Move:  
Promotions, Achievements, Engagements & Accolades
Current Events
Nelson Mullins Broad and Cassel present
South Florida Health Forum
Oct. 11 | 8:30 am - 1:30 pm 
Palm Beach County Medical Society presents
Are You Being Bombarded by Managed Care Audits?
Oct. 16 | 11:30 am - 1 pm 
West Palm Beach
SFHNG presents
Healthcare Breakfast Networker
Oct. 24 | 7:45-10 am  
Memorial Hospital Pembroke
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Do You Know a Healthcare Game Changer?
Howard Gitlow Uses Real-World Examples to Teach his Healthcare MBA Students  
Imagine if you could save your healthcare system or your own healthcare practice millions of dollars without losing quality of care. Howard Gitlow helps his students do just that. Gitlow is a professor with The University of Miami's Business School Executive MBA in Health Management & Policy program. US News & World Report ranks it the No. 1 Health Care Executive MBA program in the U.S.

Gitlow's course focuses on quality management and process improvement. His students are required to design and implement a project at their workplace that improves processes and saves money. He says there have been many success stories, including an oncology practice that saved $9.5 million by taking what the student learned and applying it in the real world.  
"The student flow-charted his current process, saw how it was doing, found the weak points and was able to dramatically decrease the time it took to see patients, thereby saving money," says Gitlow. 
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South Florida Healthcare Executive Forum Earns Diversity Award
South Florida Healthcare Executive Forum (SFHEF) president Charles Felix (center) accepts Diversity Award at the American College of Healthcare Executives Chapter Leaders Conference held in Chicago last month. Celebrating with Mr. Felix are ACHE Florida - Eastern Regent Ashley R. Vertuno, FACHE (left) and Heather J. Rohan, FACHE.
Based in Dania Beach, the 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 900 members.
Bienes Cancer Center Earns Breast Cancer Accreditation 
The Michael and Dianne Bienes Comprehensive Cancer Center at Holy Cross Hospital was recently reaccredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC). The NAPBC represents a consortium of national, professional organizations dedicated to the improvement of the quality of care and monitoring of outcomes of patients with diseases of the breast. Holy Cross Hospital was among the first 200 in the country to receive this accreditation. Holy Cross underwent a rigorous evaluation and review of its performance and compliance with the NAPBC standards. NAPBC-accredited centers must demonstrate a multidisciplinary, team approach to coordinate the best care and treatment options available; have access to breast cancer-related information, education and support; provide breast cancer data collection on quality indicators for all subspecialties involved in breast cancer diagnosis and treatment; provide ongoing monitoring and improvement of care; and offer information about clinical trials and new treatment options.