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June 2018 - Volume 14 - Issue 12

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 It was a night to remember on June 21, when Memorial Healthcare System officially welcomed its first Graduate Medical Education (GME) Class at the new $14 million GME Building located on the Memorial West Campus. 

The Internet of things (IoT) – smartphones, vehicles, smart buildings, home appliances and other devices that use electronics, software and sensors – have transformed the way people around the world live and work. But not without risks. Data breaches and cyberattacks affect millions of businesses and households each year, hindering the integrity of critical systems, leaking private information and paralyzing Internet infrastructures. 

Premier Women’s Health recently opened an office in Sebastian and is scheduling appointments. The office is staffed with four board-certified physicians dedicated to patient care: Felix Bigay, M.D.; Kristy Crawford, D.O.; Deni Malave-Huertas, M.D; and George Fyffe, M.D. These specialists utilize state-of-the-art technology and perform advanced gynecologic procedures to treat women of all ages.

Jupiter Medical Center is partnering with Life Line Screening, the nation’s largest provider of preventive health screenings, to help people understand their risk for stroke, vascular disease and aneurysms. Identifying risk before symptoms occur allows those who are at risk to take action and potentially prevent chronic disease. 

A new, 24,000-square-foot building is now open at the Regional Cancer Center in Fprt Myers. Located near the intersection of Interstate 75 and Colonial Boulevard, the Regional Cancer Center is a collaboration of Lee Health, 21st Century Oncology and Florida Cancer Specialists. The construction project began last year to accommodate a growth in services, including expansion of the pharmacy, palliative care services, genetic counseling and survivorship programs.

A patient-centered medical home (PCMH) is ideal for caring for patients with complicated care needs. A healthcare team works with the patient, and team members communicate with each other about the patient’s care. Medical homes can lead to higher quality care and lower costs, and they can improve both patients’ and providers’ experience of care.

Physiatrist Melissa Guanche, M.D., has joined Baptist Health Medical Group, a network of primary care doctors and specialists who provide high-quality medical care to patients of all ages, as part of Baptist Health Center for Spine Care. She specializes in physical medicine and rehabilitation that aims to enhance and restore the functional ability of patients with physical impairments or disabilities affecting the brain, spinal cord, nerves, bones, joints, ligaments, muscles and tendons. Dr. Guanche is affiliated with Baptist Hospital and South Miami Hospital and her primary office is located at 8950 N. Kendall Drive, Suite 410W, in Miami.
 
 
Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida is now enrolling volunteer participants in a pioneering international Alzheimer’s disease prevention research program. The Alzheimer’s Prevention Initiative (API) Generation Program is made up of two clinical trials—Generation Study 1 and Generation Study 2—and will test investigational study medications which aim to prevent the onset of Alzheimer’s disease in cognitively healthy people whose genetic makeup puts them at particularly high risk for developing the disease at older ages. 
 

West Boca Medical Center names Elaine Sorensen as its new patient safety officer.  In her new role, Sorensen will oversee all patient safety initiatives to improve the overall quality of the patient experience. 

South Florida Hospital News and Healthcare Report - WEEKLY PULSE NEWSLETTER THURSDAY JUNE 21, 2018

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