Sunday, December 08, 2013 - Broward Health News Clips (Nov. 16 - Dec. 7, 2013

New Initiative Aims At Helping Kids under Obamacare
Chris Evert Children's Hospital is among local kids' hospitals joining forces with the Children's Hospital Association to launch Speak Now for Kids, an advocacy network. (News Talk WIOD 610AM 11/7/13)

‘Living Legends’ get feted At Banquet
Jasmin Shirley, Broward Health VP, is among the honorees at a black-tie gala held by ICABA Media Holdings Group, a networking organization. The group handed out awards to 15 veteran professionals and “rising stars.” (South Florida Times 11/7/13)

Local Organizations Get Funds Out Of the ‘Community Chest’
Coral Springs Community Chest recently awarded more than $60,000 in grants to local organizations, including Broward Health, that have a service or program benefiting Coral Springs residents. (South Florida Times 11/7/13)

Be Aware Of Type 1 Diabetes Symptoms in Children
Chris Evert Children’s Hospital received mention in this article about the dangers of ignoring the symptoms of Type 1 Diabetes in minors. (Miami Herald 11/11/13)

Riding For a Mission for AIDS/HIV
SMART Ride is the country’s second- largest AIDS/HIV ride in the nation, where cyclists ride 165 miles from Miami to Key West over two days to raise funds for seven agencies across Florida including Children’s Diagnostic and Treatment Center (CDTC). Marie Hayes, program director of the Comprehensive Family AIDS Program at CDTC, is quoted in this article. (Miami Herald 11/12/13)

South Florida Hospitals Using Cutting-Edge Innovations
Automatic cardiac pacing technology uses a sensor inserted into the lead of a pacemaker or other implanted cardiac device to maintain a healthy heart rhythm for patients who have experienced cardiac failure. Broward Health Medical Center is participating in a "pivotal international study" on the device. (Sun Sentinel 11/15/13)

Man Van Wants To 'Save Your Bacon'
Men of South Florida: Broward Health Imperial Point is out to "save your bacon" — by hitting the road in a souped-up Man Van. The idea is to make men feel more at home in looking after their health, something they're not as apt to do, according to Dr. L. Fernando Narvaez, a Broward Health primary-care physician who helped develop the Man Van concept. (Sun Sentinel, Florida Jewish Journal, El Sentinel 11/15/13, ABC 10 News 11/20/13)

Charity Gives Margate Girl Dream Bedroom Makeover
Drops of Hope executive director Michael Fischer started the charity in 2006 after receiving a call from a friend who worked at Chris Evert Children's Hospital about kids who couldn't get to their chemotherapy treatments because of things like the weather, or lack of transportation. (Sun Sentinel 11/16/13)

A Large Payout for Casino Night Fundraiser
A group of 250 supporters helped the nonprofit group Gilda's Club South Florida raise $100,000 at its recent Casino Night fundraiser. Broward Health served as presenting sponsor of the event. (Sun Sentinel Community 11/17/13)

Avoiding Pregnancy Problems
Doctors recommend ways to avoid unwanted symptoms during pregnancy. Broward Health physician, Dr. Kei Nakanishi is quoted for this article. (WPLG Local 10 News 11/19/13)

Space-Age Device Illuminates Veins for Easy 'Sticking'
Looking like something out of "Star Wars," a new handheld gadget is saving South Florida patients from multiple sticks of the needle. Chris Evert Children's Hospital is in use of the technology designed to make veins glow, giving nurses a clearer road map and greater accuracy. (Sun Sentinel 11/27/13)

Runway Is Set For 'Men of Style' Shopping Night
Hundreds of people came out for a fashionable good time during The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale's "Men of Style Shopping Night" on December 5. Broward Health Commissioner Joel Gustafson is one of 10 men who strutted the runway in support of local charities. (City & Shore Magazine 11/13, Sun Sentinel Society 11/27/13)

Children's Diagnostic & Treatment Center to Host Evening Celebration for World Aids Day
For the past seven years, the Children's Diagnostic & Treatment Center has celebrated Worlds AIDS Day by hosting an art exhibit and benefit auction featuring original artwork from local artists. The eighth annual "Ribbons for the Children" event was held on Thursday, Dec. 5 at the Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale. (Sun Sentinel Society 11/27/13)

March of Dimes: Women of Distinction
Broward Health Labor & Delivery Nurse Manager Tonia Royster has been chosen as a 2013 March of Dimes Woman of Distinction. (Sun Sentinel Society 11/27/13, Lifestyle Magazine 12/13)

It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year: Santa Visits Children's Hospitals across the Americas via Cisco Video Technology
Children’s Diagnostic and Treatment Center is expecting a visit from Santa by way of Cisco’s latest mobile and collaboration technologies. Through the magic of the Internet, the children are connected over video directly to Santa’s workshop at the North Pole, where they can share their wish lists directly with Old St. Nick. (, 12/2/13)

Broward Doctor Talks Chronic Pain in Discovery Channel Documentary
South Florida's prescription drug problem isn't just with pill mills, it's with the addiction that often comes hand in hand with treating pain, according to Dr. Melanie Rosenblatt, medical director of pain management at Broward Health North. Dr. Rosenblatt is featured in a new Discovery Channel documentary. (Sun Sentinel, 12/3/13)

Bacterial Meningitis Reported At Elementary School
Broward Health’s Chief of Emergency Medicine Dr. Nabil El Sanadi and Broward Health Emergency Room Pediatrician Dr. Francis Amador are quoted for this story about a reported case of bacterial meningitis at Deerfield Park Elementary School. (WSVN 7 News, CBS 4 News 12/4/13)

Computerworld's 2014 Premier 100 Awards Acknowledges Reinvention & IT Leadership
Doris Peek Crain, Broward Health SVP/CIO, is among 100 IT leaders to be recognized at the Annual Premier 100 IT Leadership Conference. (,,, Sun Sentinel, South Florida Business Journal 12/4/13)

Doctors Warn About Side Effects of Flu-Shortening Drugs
"Taking Tamiflu for people in the appropriate setting where they've been exposed or could've been exposed to someone that has the flu could work but beware. It does have side effects," said Dr. El Sanadi, chief of emergency medicine at Broward Health. (WPLG Local 10 News 12/4/13)

Organizations Provide CPR Instruction, Kits to Weston School
More than 450 Weston students recently learned all about CPR during presentations hosted by the American Heart Association. Barbara Perra, of Broward Health, is quoted for this article. (Sun Sentinel 12/6/13)