Game Changers  
    Volume IX, Issue 7 | Feb. 14, 2020     
South Florida Healthcare Professionals on the Move:  
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Last  Word


Medicare Dispatch


Do You Know a Healthcare Game Changer?
Breathing Innovation: South Miami Hospital Patient Gets Valve Implant for Diseased Lung   
A 79-year-old retiree with chronic emphysema, who had trouble breathing at rest, underwent a new life-altering procedure at South Miami Hospital which involves implanting an "endobronchial valve" in the diseased area of his lungs. It was the first time this minimally invasive procedure, made possible by a recent approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), was performed in Miami-Dade County. An endobronchial valve is a device that permits one-way air movement. During inhalation, the valve is closed to prevent air flow into the diseased area of the lung. The valve opens during exhalation to allow air to escape from the diseased area.

"He (the patient) was maximized on medical therapy (medications and rehabilitation) and was suffering from depression and anxiety because he had trouble breathing at rest," explains Michael Hernandez, MD, a pulmonologist affiliated with the Lung Health Program at South Miami Hospital. "He often stated that 'I cannot go on living like this.' He was more persistent than any patient I have met to get this procedure done once he realized this was an option."
Dr Tim Williams of the SFPTI at Delray Medical Center interviewed on CBS 12 
Dr Tim WIlliams of the SFPTI at Delray Medical Center interviewed on CBS 12
Jewish Family Home Care Achieves 2020 'Best of Home Care Provider of Choice Award' from Home Care Pulse 
Jewish Family Home Care, a non-profit focused on promoting healthy aging and quality of life by enabling clients to live independently in their own homes, achieved the Best of Home Care Provider of Choice Award for 2020 from Home Care Pulse, a national organization that performs satisfaction surveys of home care clients.

This award is based on client satisfaction ratings expressed via telephone interviews conducted by Home Care Pulse. This award represents Jewish Family Home Care's dedication to providing best-in-class, high quality care to its clients.

Jewish Family Home Care provides a wide range of specialized in-home services for individuals suffering from Alzheimer's disease, dementia, Parkinson's disease, post-surgical patients and stroke patients. They also provide home care for personal emergency response monitoring, live-ins, non-medical care, respite and elderly care.

Based in Fort Lauderdale, Jewish Family Home Care is an affiliated agency of Goodman Jewish Family Services of Broward, which offers a full range of social, healthcare, behavioral and nutritional counseling services to Broward's most vulnerable populations. Visit Jewish Family Home Care at or call 833-532-2737.