Game Changers  
    Volume IX, Issue 12 | March 20, 2020     
South Florida Healthcare Professionals on the Move:  
Promotions, Achievements, Engagements & Accolades
Broward Health to Open Mobile COVID-19 Testing Site
Fort Lauderdale, Florida -- In an effort to enable more patients to be tested for COVID-19, thus reducing risk of community spread, Broward Health opened its new mobile testing unit in Pompano Beach on March 19. Constructed in less than 24 hours, the mobile testing site will allow 300 registered patients to drive through daily and be swabbed for COVID-19 from their cars. The location is off-site; not at a Broward Health hospital.

To be tested, patients must pre-register for scheduled appointment times. No walkups or drive-ups can be screened or tested. To schedule a time to be tested, patients must have a written script from a physician and then call the Broward Health line at (954) 320-5730 to register. Once scheduled, patients will receive a confirmation number.

Photo ID, the written prescription for COVID-19 testing and the patient's confirmation number are required at the mobile testing site to be swabbed and tested. Test results will be sent to the prescribing physician, who will then alert the patient of their status.




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Jupiter Medical Center Opens Cancer Institute
Jupiter Medical Center, the No. 1-ranked hospital in Palm Beach County and the Treasure Coast, recently announced the opening of the Anderson Family Cancer Institute, a 55,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art comprehensive cancer treatment center. The opening of the new Anderson Family Cancer Institute marks a new era of cancer care in Palm Beach County and South Florida by greatly expanding access to world-class cancer care, closer to home.

Situated on the campus of Jupiter Medical Center, the Anderson Family Cancer Institute brings together multidisciplinary cancer experts, leading-edge technology and amenities uniquely designed for ensuring the highest levels of patient comfort and healing, all in one integrated location.

"The Anderson Family Cancer Institute is the culmination of an incredible vision - brought to life by the generosity of the Anderson and Crisp families, and many others - to give residents of Palm Beach County and the Treasure
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Coast access to comprehensive, world-class cancer treatment right here at home," said Dr. Amit Rastogi, president and CEO of Jupiter Medical Center. "What once was only available to cancer patients by leaving the South Florida region or the state of Florida for advanced care is now available in the heart of Palm Beach County with the opening of this remarkable new treatment center."
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UM Neurosurgeon Receives $3 Million NIH Grant for Innovative Research on Aneurysms
A neurosurgeon at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine has been awarded a $3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study innovative approaches to treating cerebral aneurysms.

"Our laboratory will be taking a close look at the cellular and genetic factors that lead to life-threatening aneurysms," said Robert M. Starke, MD, professor of neurological surgery and neuroradiology, co-director of endovascular neurosurgery at UM/Jackson Memorial Hospital, and director of neurovascular research. "We will also use innovative endovascular imaging techniques to examine aneurysms from inside the blood vessels."

Dr. Starke was one of 20 neurosurgeons in the U.S. to receive a five-year NIH grant. His grant focuses on finding better ways to prevent or treat cerebral aneurysms, which occur in 2 to 3 percent of the population, but may exceed 19 percent in high-risk groups. A ruptured aneurysm produces a devastating form of stroke with high rates of mortality and morbidity.
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