Game Changers  
    Volume VIII, Issue 39 | Sept. 27, 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?
Dr. Maria Abreu Awarded Sherman Prize for Focusing on Critical Unmet Needs in IBD
Maria T. Abreu, MD, professor of medicine and microbiology and immunology at the Miami Miller School of Medicine, is receiving the 2019 Sherman Prize awarded by The Bruce and Cynthia Sherman Charitable Foundation to recognize outstanding achievements in the fight to overcome Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, also known as inflammatory bowel diseases ( IBD).

Dr. Abreu, who is also the director of the University of Miami Health System Crohn's & Colitis Center, is a champion for patients, particularly those in underserved communities. She will receive a $100,000 Sherman Prize for identifying an epidemic of IBD in Miami's Hispanic community, advancing novel research to understand environmental triggers for IBD and explore ways to optimize treatment, and mentoring junior colleagues in advancing their own innovative research. Dr. Abreu is beloved by her patients and is a relentless advocate, running marathons and triathlons in her spare time to raise money and awareness for IBD.
Community Care Plan Announces Two New Executives 
Community Care Plan (CCP), the health plan with a heart , is pleased to announce two new additions to its executive team. CCP has named Ken Walters as its new Senior Vice President & Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Jason Grynbaum as its Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Both will report to Jessica Lerner, President & CEO of Sunrise, Florida based Community Care Plan.
"We are excited to have both Ken and Jason join our executive team and oversee CCP's day-to-day and financial operations," stated Ms. Lerner. "Both are seasoned health care professionals who I know will help CCP continue to achieve its goal of providing quality care to our members and positively impact the health of our community."
Baptist Health South Florida Named to 2019 Working Mother 100 Best Companies List
Baptist Health South Florida once again has been named one of the 100 Best Companies by Working Mother magazine. Baptist Health, based in Miami with facilities in Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach and Monroe counties, has earned a spot on the annual list 27 times and is a member of the Working Mother 100 Best Companies Quarter Century Club, which honors organizations that have received the distinction for 25 years or more.

The 100 Best Companies are celebrated for their innovative practices in the areas of female career advancement, paid parental leave, childcare assistance, benefits, flextime and more.

"We are proud to be included on the Working Mother 100 Best Companies list, which recognizes our forward-thinking initiatives that support and advance women," said Adriene McCoy, Sr. VP and Chief Human Resources Officer of Baptist Health South Florida. "We are committed to caring for people and providing our 23,000 employees with a range of tools, resources and benefits that enable them to thrive in the workplace and beyond."