Friday, November 02, 2012 - Broward Health News Clips (October 16 to November 2, 2012)

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

Process Improvements Result in Better Workflow
Broward Health Medical Center’s radiology department is a comprehensive diagnostic imaging center averaging more than 700 studies per day.  BHMC’s radiology picture archiving and communications system (PACS) was implemented in May 2005, just prior to a major expansion of the emergency department, critical care units, operating room and outpatient services. (Information Technology News, 9/12)

Cheers for Charity Event in Fort Lauderdale
Take a seat at the world's longest dining table! The Cheers for Charity event, hosted by Southern Wine and Spirits benefits Children's Diagnostic & Treatment Center and 5 other local charities. (Think Magazine, 10/12, Sun Sentinel Society, 10/31/12)

Problems with Florida Feet; beyond Flip-Flops
Chances are, if you live in south Florida long enough and don’t protect your feet, you will experience some sort of foot problem. Dr. Dominick Sansone is a podiatrist with Broward Health North and Broward Health Imperial Point, who specializes in foot and ankle surgery. At his practice in Deerfield Beach, the most common complaint Dr. Sansone receives is aching feet, typically a result of shoes being too old and failing to offer the proper support. (The Parklander, 10/12)

Who’s Who in Charity and the Arts
The Broward Health Foundation, Children’s Diagnostic and Treatment Center and the fundraising arm's that support them are featured in this comprehensive and definitive non-profit guide for the 2012-2013 seasons. (Gold Coast Fort Lauderdale Magazine, 10/12)

The Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance Economic Sourcebook
The Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance Economic Sourcebook and Market Profile is a complete guide to locating or expanding businesses in Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County. Frank Nask, President/CEO of Broward Health, is featured in a piece for the 2013 Sourcebook. (Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance, 10/12)

Bettiann Ruditz Named CNO at Broward Health North
Bettiann Ruditz has been interim CNO since March 2012 and has been with BHN for more than 19 years, most recently serving as nurse manager of our Cardiac Special Care Unit. (South Florida Hospital News, 10/12)

Lisa Tepper Appointed Administrative Services Manager of Broward Health Weston
Lisa Tepper began her career at Broward Health Medical Center in 1998. Since then she has worked in numerous guest relations and human resources roles, most recently as a human resources specialist in Broward Health’s corporate offices. (South Florida Hospital News, 10/12)

Broward Health North Welcomes New Physicians
Broward Health North has added Jorge Barrero, M.D., Nephrology; Sanjeev Gupta, M.D., Urology; Christopher Hollowell, M.D., Urology; Naomi Montague, M.D., Pathology; Chad Nadler, M.D., General Surgery; and Adam Polozola, M.D., Emergency Medicine, to its medical staff. (South Florida Hospital News, 10/12)

Legacy Magazine Names Broward Health's Jasmin Shirley One of South Florida's 25 Most Influential and Prominent Black Women in Business for 2012
For the seventh year, Legacy magazine has chosen an elite group of women for its 25 Most Influential & Prominent Black Women in Business distinction. Among the honorees are top South Florida attorneys, public officials, entrepreneurs and Jasmin Shirley, Vice President of Broward Health Community Health Services. (South Florida Hospital News, 10/12)

Broward Health North Opens New Post Anesthesia Care Unit
Broward Health North hospital announced the opening of their new Post Anesthesia Care Unit, a 4,200 square foot addition that will provide state-of-the-art recovery space for post-operative patients. (South Florida Hospital News, 10/12)

Broward Health Imperial Point Hospital Celebrates 40th Anniversary
This October will mark a milestone in community history – the 40th anniversary of Broward Health Imperial Point. (Harbor News, 10/12)

The American Diabetes Association Honors Top Community Leaders
Each year the American Diabetes Association hosts the Valor Awards Luncheon to honor those individuals who have made significant business, civic and philanthropic contributions to our community.  Broward Health is a Sponsor of this year’s event; an Achievement Award will be presented to Charlotte Mather Taylor, Vice President of Government Relations. (, 10/15/12)

Annie L. Weaver Health & Resource Day in Pompano Beach
The Annie L. Weaver Health Center will host its annual Health and Resource Day on Oct. 24. This health fair, sponsored by Broward Health Community Health Services, is a collaborative effort to build awareness of health care services offered in northern Broward County at the Annie L. Weaver Health Center.  (, 10/16/12)

Ring My Bell: Salvation Army's 'Red Kettle 5K Run/Walk'
Broward Health is a sponsor of the Salvation Army's "Red Kettle 5K Run/Walk" will take place on Nov. 3 at Vista View Park located in Davie. The event's goal is to raise awareness about homelessness and the numerous services provided through Red Kettle contributions. (Sun Sentinel Society, 10/17/12)

Wrap Up Appreciation
The CDTC Transformers of the Children’s Diagnostic & Treatment Center recently hosted a “Wrap Up Appreciation’ cocktail party on September 27 at Stout Bar & Grill to thank local businesses that provided toy boxes during the holiday toy drive. (Sun Sentinel Society, 10/17/12)

LGBT Seniors Health Expo at Wilton Manors Pride Center
On Saturday, October 20 the Pride Center will hold its third annual LGBT Senior Health Expo from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. At the Expo, representatives of fifty LGBT-friendly medical, professional, financial and support providers will showcase their services and products. Major Diamond-level presenting sponsors for this year’s event include Broward Health Imperial Point. (, 10/17/12)

HIV/AIDS Organization Broward House Announces Red Ribbon Award Honorees
Broward House announced the list of recipients who will be honored Wednesday, October 31 during a luncheon at the Hyatt Regency Pier 66 as part of the annual South Florida Red Ribbon Awards. Among those being honored is Broward Health Vice President of Community Health Services, Jasmin Shirley. (,,, 10/17/12)

Bio-Mechanical Engineer Paves Way for Bike Club
The latest exercise rage of conducting boot camps has hit the sport of biking. The Bike Club has been operated by 49-year-old David Rolle, bio-mechanical engineer from the Broward Health Medical Center, for two years and has offered biking enthusiasts an opportunity to learn the sport the proper way. (Sun Sentinel, 10/18/12)

Hospital Ambassador Recognized For Community Advocacy
The North Broward Hospital District, the governing board of Broward Health, recognized Rev. Marguerite K. Luster for her work in the community when the Board of Commissioners presented her with the first Community Relations Council Appreciation Award on Sept. 24, 2012. (Westside Gazette, 10/18/12)

2012 Annual Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Light The Night® Broward Walk – Saturday, November 3, 2012
More than 3,300 walkers and 440 teams are registered to attend the Broward Light the Night® Walk being chaired by Calvin E. Glidewell, Jr., CEO of Broward Health Medical Center and the Chris Evert Children’s Hospital. (, 10/24/12)

Panthers Foundation and Panthers Broadcaster Bill Lindsay to Visit Chris Evert Children’s Hospital Today
Sunrise Sports & Entertainment announced today that the Florida Panthers Foundation, Florida Panthers alumni and Fox Sports Color Commentator Bill Lindsay as well as Stanley C. Panther and the Redline Lady Panthers will hand out knitted hats donated to the hospital by the Florida Panthers Booster Club and stuffed animals donated by a Florida Panthers Season Seat Owner. (, 10/26/12)

Coral Springs Community Chest Presents Funding To Local Organizations
Coral Springs Community Chest recently awarded nearly $70,000 in grants to local organizations that have a service or program benefiting Coral Springs residents. Broward Health is among this years funded organizations. (Coral Springs Connection, 10/30/12)

Flower Power: United Way Hosts 'Magnolia Luncheon'
United Way of Broward County's Women's Leadership Council members will host its second annual "Magnolia Luncheon" presented by Broward Health on Nov. 8 at Pier 66 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The event will honor the Magnolia Corporate Philanthropy Award recipients Bank of America Women's Leadership Donors and Magnolia Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, Ginny Miller. (Sun Sentinel Society, 10/31/12)

Breast Cancer Awareness | MAMMOPALOOZA Event Coverage

One Woman’s Search for Answers
Tiffany Grantham is a 41-year old office manager for a small company in Coral Springs. A single mother and a survivor of breast cancer at age 35, she was not entirely surprised when she went for her yearly mammogram and found a lump in her breast. Thanks to her persistence, Grantham was able to identify local low-cost resources for uninsured and under-insured women. "I don't give up easily," she says. "I can be pushy." (The Parklander, 10/12)

Battling Breast Cancer, With High Heels and Beefcake
Over 650 women, men and some very extravagantly dressed canines descended on downtown Fort Lauderdale Saturday for the sixth annual Glam Doll Strut. The event, part of the Glam-A-THON series, is a fundraiser for Broward Health Foundation. (City & Shore Magazine, 10/15/12)

Artistic Heels Part of Cancer Project
Michael Colanero and Steven Sylvester were invited by Glam-A-THON, a fundraising effort assisting Broward Health during Breast Cancer Awareness Month, to make 5 foot shoes to be featured in each hospital during the month of October. (Sun Sentinel, 10/15/12)

The Balancing Act
Broward Health Medical Center RN, Pia Delvaille appeared on the cable television show to speak about Breast Cancer and the black community. (Lifetime, 10/15/12)

Patricia Parkins' Story of Survival
Patricia Parkins, a three year cancer survivor, found strength in Broward Health Coral Springs’ cancer support group meetings. (Sun Sentinel, The Baltimore Sun,,, Chicago Tribune, 10/17/12)

Lisa Boccard Pleased With 9th Annual Festival of the Flutes
Lisa Boccard’ s continuous fight against breast cancer has led her to work toward raising money to help lower income women receive free mammograms. The Lisa Boccard Breast Cancer Fund has provided more than 1,000 free mammograms. There were 53 positive results who received cancer treatment through Broward Health. (Coral Springs Connection, 10/19/12)

Kathy Chapman's Story of Survival
Thanks to family and friends, the doctors and entire staff at Broward health North, cancer survivor Kathy Chapman has stayed positive. She most recently joined the Broward Health North team at the Deerfield Beach Relay for Life. (Sun Sentinel, Chicago Tribune, The Baltimore Sun,,, 10/20/12)

Community Snapshots
Artist, Michael Colanero is pictured as he works on his 5 foot stiletto creation for Broward Health. (Sun Sentinel Community, 10/21/12)

Coral Springs Firefighters “Pinktober” Spaghetti Dinner
The Coral Springs Fire Department will be hosting a Spaghetti Dinner in recognition of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month this Saturday. Donations will benefit the Broward Health Coral Springs Lisa Boccard Breast Cancer Fund and the Coral Springs Professional Firefighters Benevolent Association. (, 10/21/12)

Josie Pancho's Story of Survival
Josie Pancho has been a cancer survivor for five-and-a-half years now. She credits having a positive attitude with helping her through her diagnosis. After her diagnosis, she helped raise money to benefit the Lisa Boccard Breast Cancer Fund, to give free mammogram testing to uninsured women at Broward Health Coral Springs. (Sun Sentinel, The Baltimore Sun,,, Chicago Tribune, 10/27/12)