Friday, June 01, 2012 - May 8 to May 31, 2012

Here’s a brief listing of Broward Health news stories...

Riverwalk Tribute Recognizing the Honorable John P. “Jack” Seiler
The Riverwalk Trust recently recognized the honorable John P. “Jack” Seiler for his role in the growth and development of the Riverwalk Park and City of Fort Lauderdale at the 12th Annual Riverwalk Trust Tribute.Traci Shur was photographed at the event. (Go Riverwalk magazine, May 2012)

A Night in the ER
Broward General’s emergency department sees 130,000 traumas a year.Through the lens of our photographer, Edward Linsmier, we take you through an overnight shift at the ER. (Gold Coast Magazine, May 2012)

Top Docs
Gold Coast Magazine’s annual list of Top Docs from Broward Health included Drs. Chizner, Osman, Nahmias, Sutton, Gates, Gellman, Groene, Hoeltzell, Bejar, Harris, Anagnoste, Caldwell, Miller, Callari, Markley, Roskos, Cheresnick, Levens, Kaplan, Shachner, Tranakas, Herskowitz and Chenven. Other physicians on the list with privileges at Broward Health included Botoman, Gorensek, Finlon, Sonnenblick, Lang, Fox, Szeinfeld, Iskowitz, Glick, Garner and Perez. (Gold Coast Magazine, May 2012)

2012 Business of the Year Awards
South Florida Business Journal held its 2012 Business of the Year Awards on April 26, and Commissioner Richard Paul-Hus was one of the winners. (South Florida Business Journal, May 4-10, 2012)

Homeless Health Care Center Undergoes Expansion
Florida has the third largest homeless population in the nation. And that’s one of the reasons Broward Health was recently awarded a grant to expand its ability to care for those living on the streets. (WPLG, Local 10 News, May 8, 2012)

Incisionless Surgery for GERD
Dr. Michael Parra, a surgeon at Broward Health Imperial Point, is among the first to be trained to perform the procedure called transoral incisionless fundoplication, or TIF, to repair the barrier between the stomach and esophagus. (City and Shore, May 11, 2012)

Competition to Perform Organ Transplants is Heating up in South Florida
Broward Health Medical Center CEO Calvin Glidewell was quoted in story about South Florida hospitals starting the process to get approval for transplant programs to compete against Jackson’s 40-year-old program. (Miami Herald, May 15, 2012)

Government Ranks as Top Employer in South Florida
In Broward County, the top three employers are government entities including the school board, county government and Memorial Healthcare System. Broward Health ranks 5th and the City of Fort Lauderdale 10th. (Sun Sentinel, May 15, 2012)

10 Hospitals, Health Systems That Recently Changed Names
Broward Health was listed as one of 10 hospitals that changed their names in recent months. (Becker’s Hospital Review, May 15, 2012)

Pioneer in Radiology Industry, Dr. Dennis M. Mackman, Retires from North Broward Radiologists
After thirty two years of service to our practice and South Florida’s medical community, our esteemed colleague, Dr. Dennis Mackman is retiring. His presence will be greatly missed and his contributions remain integral to the fabric of our organization. (Local, online broadcasts, May 15-17, 2012)

No Ordinary Prom for Teen Volunteer
It was no ordinary prom this spring for one American Heritage student, but then again, Laura Grau is no ordinary teen. The straight ‘A’ senior heads up the premed club at school. And she spends all her free time volunteering at the pediatric oncology unit at Chris Evert Children’s Hospital. (WPLG, Local 10 News, May 18, 2012) 

South Floridians Fight Battle of Bulge in Creative Ways 
A Miami doctor made headlines recently, and some waves, when he introduced to America his feeding tube diet, promising to help patients drop 10 percent of their weight in 10 days. There's a lot of weird stuff out there," said Dr. Nabil El Sanadi, chief of emergency medicine for Broward Health. (Sun Sentinel, Orlando Sentinel and Chicago Tribune, May 18-28, 2012)

People on the Move
Genevieve Conroy was named chief experience officer of Broward Health Medical Center and Chris Evert Childrens Hospital. (Sun Sentinel, May 21, 2012)

New Device Allows Pacemaker Patients to Safely undergo MRIs
Since gaining FDA approval last year, Medronic officials say hospitals across the country have purchased the Revo, including 33 in Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties. Broward Health is among those hospitals in Broward County. (Sun Sentinel and Orlando Sentinel, May 21, 2012)

Radio Interview on Tom Joyner Morning Show
Jasmin Shirley was interview by Rodney Baltimore on the Tom Joyner Morning Show. She talked about Broward Health Day, the BH Day proclamation issued by the Board of County Commissioners and events scheduled for BH Day throughout the system. (HOT105, June 7, 2012)

Driving with Alzheimer’s
The majority of Alzheimer's patients may be women. But Silver Alerts, those highway advisories posted when an elder driver with dementia goes missing? That seems to be a guy thing. (Sun Sentinel, May 31, 2012)