Thursday, June 21, 2012 - June 1 to June 17, 2012

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

People on the Move: Health Care
Gold Coast Home Health and Hospice hired Kermit Spingstead as an administrator.  (South Florida Business Journal, June 1, 2012)

Top 25 Largest Employers
Broward Health moved up the rankings this year from the number 10 spot to the number 7 spot with 8,190 employees. (South Florida Business Journal, June 1, 2012)

Hospitals Add Palliative Teams at Feverish Pace
Fighting stage-four ovarian cancer, Carol Delzatto has more doctor appointments than she cares to count. But this day, she is beaming as Dr. Pamela Sutton comes into sight, greeting her patient and calling her beautiful. (Palm Beach Post, Denver Post, Washington Times, U.S. News & World Report and other publications, June 4, 2012)

Bikers’ Fort Lauderdale Hospital Visit Brightens Children’s Day
But the 9-year-old Parkland girl was one happy patient at Chris Evert Children's Hospital on Sunday after a visit from a group of motorcyclists who stopped by with toys, hand-stitched quilts and a coloring book, "Big Bike Bob at the Ballpark." (Sun Sentinel and Orlando Sentinel, June 4, 2012)

25 South Florida Hospitals Get “A” in Safety
In the first-ever national letter-grade system ranking medical facilities on their ability to avoid infections, medication mix-ups and other preventable mishaps, 25 of South Florida's 49 hospitals scored an "A." Broward Health Imperial Point was among the top performers. (Sun Sentinel, June 5, 2012)

Frank Nask: Broward Health Celebrates Years of Service
Today is a day for celebration. The Board of County Commissioners of Broward County has proclaimed June 7 Broward Health Day in recognition of our commitment to provide compassionate and quality health care to the residents of Broward County. (Sun Sentinel, June 7, 2012)

Former BHMC surgical tech finds hot market for surgical equipment
Alex Gomez was a surgical technician at Broward Health Medical Center when he was accepted to Weill Cornell Medical College and New York Presbyterian Hospital. Gomez was elected class president from 2002 to 2005. But Gomez realized the other dream he had been pursuing was his true calling and founded a successful company that manufactures surgical equipment. (South Florida Business Journal, June 8, 2012)

Broward Health Offers Free Breast Cancer Screening
Broward Health recently received an $80,000 grant from the Susan G. Komen foundation in South Florida to help provide early breast cancer detection and treatment  for women who are uninsured, under-insured or under-served in the community. (Local 10 News, June 15, 2012)

Bridal Boot Camp
Bridal Boot Camp classes are designed to suit a variety of people at all fitness levels.  Led by certified personal trainers, the program will be offered June 4 through July 27 at the Wellness Center at Broward Health Medical Center. (Go Riverwalk, June 2012)

Jasmine Norville, AKA: Chef Cupcake
Known Affectionately to Chris Evert Children’s Hospital’s pediatric patients as “Chef Cupcake,” Norville works in nutritional services, but she has a much bigger role than just a cool or baker.  (Cake Central Magazine, June 2012)

Broward Health Imperial Point Hires Sandra Todd-Atkinson
Broward Health Imperial Point (BHIP) recently announced the hiring of its Chief Operating and Nursing Officer, Sandra J. Todd-Atkinson, BSN, MBA, EdD. Todd-Atkinson’s experience in healthcare administration includes roles as vice president and chief operating officer in acute care hospitals and health systems in North Carolina and Texas. (South Florida Hospital News, June 2012)

Nabil El Sanadi, M.D., Appointed to Broward Regional Health Planning Council Board of Directors
Nabil El Sanadi, M.D., chief medical officer of emergency medicine for Broward Health, was recently appointed to the Broward Regional Health Planning Council (BRHPC) Board of Directors by Broward County Commissioner, Chip LaMarca.  (South Florida Hospital News, June 2012)

Disaster Preparedness: Lessons Learned From Hurricanes in the Recent Past
Each disaster is unique.  Hurricanes are no different.  Each tropical storm presents varying wind speeds, rain amounts, ability to generate tornadoes and travel path.   Below are some lessons learned from various hurricanes that hat hit Florida and surrounding areas.  Each lesson learned needs a solution that is practical, tested and fiscally responsible. (South Florida Hospital News, June 2012)

Broward Health Medical Center Named Livestrong® Community Impact Project Award Recipient
BHMC is a LIVESTRONG ® Community Impact Project award recipient, winning $15,000 for a new hospital artist-in-residence.  The Creative Center-Hospital Artist-in-Residence Program brings the arts to people with cancer and chronic illness through all stages of life.  The Artist-in-Residence program helps cancer survivors deal with the stresses of treatment through artistic expression.  The program will work bedside and in small group settings with men and women who receive treatment in the Adult Infusion Center at Broward Health Medical Center. (South Florida Hospital News, June 2012)

Broward Health Human Resources Named Finalist for 2012 ERE Recruiting & Retention Excellence Awards
Broward Health’s Human Resources program was recently named a finalist in the “Best Retention Program/Practices” category for the 2012 ERE Recruiting & Retention Excellence Awards. (South Florida Hospital News, June 2012)

Broward Health Receives Two Awards from MedAssets
Broward Health Corporate Resources and Materials Management (CRMM) recently received the operation Financial Improvement Award and Supplier Diversity Excellence Award from MedAssets during the 2012 MedAssets Healthcare Business Summit held April 10-12. (South Florida Hospital News, June 2012)

Broward Health North Offers Geriatric Assessment Program
Broward Health North (BHN) offers a geriatric assessment program for seniors living in the BHN area.  This program is devoted to enhancing hospital care by connecting BHN with seniors at their residence or living facility after their hospitalization. (South Florida Hospital News, June 2012)