Game Changers  
    Volume IX, Issue 10 | March 6, 2020     
South Florida Healthcare Professionals on the Move:  
Promotions, Achievements, Engagements & Accolades
Current Events
ACHE of South Florida presents
Rethinking the Ambulatory Care Network 
March 19
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ACHE of South Florida presents
Healthcare Networking Event
March 25
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University of Miami  
Miami Herbert Business School presents  
2020 The Business of Health Care Conference  
Fri., March 27  
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FIU Nursing Names Dr. Ellen Brown as the Wallace Gilroy Endowed Faculty Scholar for Her Research on Elderly Care and Caregiver Support
MIAMI (March 5, 2020) -Ellen Brown, EdD, FAAN, an associate professor of graduate nursing at Florida International University's (FIU) Nicole Wertheim College of Nursing & Health Sciences , has been named as the Wallace Gilroy Endowed Faculty Scholar. The two-year appointment, made possible through the Wallace Gilroy Endowed Nursing Research Fund established by the Hugoton Foundation and Joan K. Stout, RN, will promote her research specializing on caregiving in the aging population.
The appointment will further Dr. Brown's current collaboration with Miami Jewish Health to evaluate the impact of empathy in health care delivery for older adults, many living with dementia. For the past two years, Dr. Brown has been working with Marc E. Agronin, MD, Senior Vice President, Behavioral Health and  Chief Medical Officer for Miami Jewish Health's MIND Institute, to pilot Miami Jewish EmpathiCare.
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Boca Raton Regional Hospital Assistant Vice President Elected as Vice Chair of the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network
BOCA RATON, FL - Maureen Mann, assistant vice president of Boca Raton Regional Hospital's Eugene M. & Christine E. Lynn Cancer Institute and Christine E. Lynn Women's Health & Wellness Institute, has recently been elected as vice chair of the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN). As assistant vice president of Lynn Cancer Institute, Ms. Mann has administrative responsibilities for the strategic and daily operations of one of the largest cancer centers in Florida. In her role as vice chair, Ms. Mann will work with other leadership at the ACS CAN to leverage the power of government to end suffering and death from cancer. She will work with volunteers across the country to educate elected officials on important cancer-fighting policies that positively impact legislation by supporting cancer research, prevention and treatment.
ACHE of South Florida Helps Members Broaden Horizons, Become Recognized in the Field
Based in Dania Beach, ACHE of South Florida serves healthcare professionals in Monroe, Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties plus the Treasure Coast. ACHE of South Florida is the local chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) and currently boasts over 1,000 members.
Vanessa Orr | South Florida Hospital News & Healthcare Report
Attila Hertelendy, PhD is a big believer in individuals broadening their horizons, whether through education, networking with peers or exploring faraway places. Having lived in Canada, the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and numerous places in the U.S., he understands the importance of making personal and professional connections. The professor, who has taught finance, healthcare reimbursement, and organizational behavior at Florida International University for the past five years, started his career in emergency services, working as a paramedic/firefighter before being promoted to fire chief. He worked as an emergency management advisor for large oil and petrochemical companies such as Aramco and SABIC before moving into healthcare administration, where he managed emergency departments, ICUs and trauma services.