Thursday, July 05, 2012 - June 18 to June 30, 2012

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

Meaningful Use: A Springboard for Innovation
Doris Crain was interviewed for a story about Meaningful Use and how it has given the healthcare industry more than a gentle nudge toward adopting electronic health records and other health information technology. Future stages of the program will challenge organizations to go even further. (FierceHealthIT, June 18, 2012)

U.S. Hospitals Adding Palliative Care Teams at a Feverish Pace
Dr. Pamela Sutton was interviewed for a national story about palliative care. Dr. Sutton helped start Broward Health’s palliative care program more than a decade ago. (Associated Press and Psychology of Pain/, June 19, 2012)

Broward Health Offers Free Breast Screenings
Broward Health has announced that it will continue its efforts to promote early detection of breast cancer by offering free mammograms and other breast health services for uninsured, underinsured or underserved women in the community who face cultural or financial barriers to obtaining care. (Westside Gazette, June 20, 2012)

How the Wave Would Transform Downtown Fort Lauderdale
Federal transportation officials are expected to announce $18 million in funding for the 2.7-mile Wave street car system in Fort Lauderdale. The system may be the glue needed to help expand the boundaries of the city's downtown core to places such as Broward Health Medical Center. (South Florida Business Journal, June 20, 2012)

The Balancing Act – Healthy Feet
Dr. Coral Villaneuva, as podiatrist and wound care specialist at Broward Health Imperial Point, was interviewed about foot care and treatment for common foot issues. (Lifetime Cable Network, June 20, 2012)  

Key Biscayne woman helps kids with cancer
When Key Biscayne resident Ana Ramoski began her fundraising involvement with Jessica June Children’s Cancer Foundation she finally found a way to help children and families with extreme needs. Ramoski recently held her birthday party with 70 people in attendance and the event raised more than $3,500, a portion of which was donated to Broward Health Medical Center. (The Miami Herald, June 26, 2012)

Calvin Shirley Left Legacy of Service
Calvin Hylton Shirley, 91, one of the first black doctors in Broward County, died of natural causes at Broward Health Medical Center. He practiced medicine in Broward County for 54 years, during which time he is credited with delivering over 6,000 babies. (WSFL-TV, Sun-Sentinel, The Miami Herald, Westside Gazette, June 25- 28, 2012)

Caribbean-American Achievers Lauded
A total of 100 South Floridians with roots in the Caribbean have been tapped for recognition during a June 29 gala in Fort Lauderdale. ICABA Media Holdings is behind the initiative to honor some of the most accomplished residents whose heritage spans 14 Caribbean nations. Honorees include Pauline Grant, CEO, Broward Health North, Jamaican heritage and Rudolph Moise, medical director, Comprehensive Health Center, Haitian heritage. (South Florida Times, June 27, 2012)

Local Hospital Admission Up in Downturn
Broward Health President/CEO Frank Nask was quoted in a story about hospital admissions in one of the region’s strongest employment sectors. (South Florida Business Journal, June 29, 2012)

Spin-A-Thon Raises $125K for Children's Charities
Local residents spinning for six hours on stationary bikes recently generated more than $125,000 for local charities.  Organizers of the fourth annual Spin-a-Thon recently presented the donation checks to Kids In Distress and the Children's Diagnostic & Treatment Center. (Sun Sentinel, June 30, 2012)

Broward Heart Ball
Dr. Kenny Herskowitz and Dr. Elena Herskowitz were photographed at the Broward Heart Ball. (THINK, June 2012)

Memory Disorder Center
Broward Health North’s Memory Disorder Center and its medical director, Dr. H. Murray Todd, were showcased in the monthly Your Health feature. (Pompano Today, June 2012)

Tips to Help You Decide on an Urgent Care or Emergency Room
Noemi Rivera, medical director at Broward Health Weston Urgent Care Center was interviewed for a story about how to determine what level of care is needed for children when they are sick or injured. (South Florida Parenting, June 2012)

Too late!  You have a sunburn
How to care for your skin once you’ve already let it get burnt, with tips from Broward Health Medical Center dermatologist Dr. Peter Babinski. (Gold Coast, Summer 2012)