Saturday, November 17, 2012 - Broward Health News Clips (November 3 to November 17, 2012)

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

New Regional Manager of Marketing and Community Relations at Broward Health Medical Center
Broward Health is pleased to announce Carthy Thomas, M.A., as the Regional Marketing and Community Relations Manager of Broward Health Medical Center in Fort Lauderdale. Thomas joins Broward Health’s team with 16 years’ experience in healthcare public relations, marketing and community relations. (South Florida Hospital News, 11/12)

Broward Health Coral Springs Earns Center of Distinction and Dr. Robert A. Warriner III, M.D. Center of Excellence Award
The Center of Distinction award is in recognition of the hospital’s wound care center meeting or exceeding company benchmarks in: Healing Outcomes, Patient Satisfaction, Outlier Management and Days to Heal. (South Florida Hospital News, 11/12)

Forty Years of Excellence in Health Care
This October will mark a milestone in community history – the 40th anniversary of Broward Health Imperial Point. (South Florida Hospital News, 11/12)

Synergistic Food Combos: 7 Food Pairings that pack Extra Health Benefits
Red meats with rosemary: the rosmarinic and carnosic acids in the spice work to neutralize carcinogens in meats like steak, commented Dr. Miguel Gonzalez, gynecologist and nutrition expert at Broward Health Medical Center. (Gold Coast Magazine, 11/12)

Employees Create Value for Themselves and Their Employers
Broward Health Weston’s Lisa Tepper is profiled in this article for the Sun Sentinel. (Sun Sentinel, Orlando Sentinel, 11/4/12)

Broward Health Facilities Join Aetna's Medicare Advantage Network
Aetna is delighted to welcome the Broward Health hospitals and doctors to thier Medicare Advantage network said David Weisman, Aetna's senior network manager for South Florida. We’re pleased that Aetna's Medicare Advantage members will have in-network access to Broward Health hospitals and doctors as well. (,,, 12 additional internet news outlets, 11/6/12)

5 ideas For Getting Digital Hospital Content out of Zombie Marketing Land
One of the ideas shared in the article is to tell stories. But do it in an atypical way, because these are the ones we remember. Broward Health Orthopedics promotes its joint replacement procedures this way. (, 11/7/12)

Beach Volleyball Tournament to Benefit Broward Health North Comprehensive Stroke Center
The third annual Ranse Volleyball Classic will take place this Saturday, Nov. 10, on the Deerfield Beach sand courts.  The tournament is a community collaboration and will benefit the Comprehensive Stroke Center at Broward Health North through the Ranse Jones Stroke Awareness Fund. (, 11/8/12)

Life-Saving Epinephrine Under Utilized By Paramedics
Dr. Nabil ElSanadi, Chief Medical Officer of Emergency Medicine at Broward Health, co-authored the study titled Paramedic Assessment and Treatment of Patients with Allergic Reactions and Anaphylaxis in a Large Urban Pre-Hospital System.  The study was presented the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Annual Scientific Meeting in Anaheim, California. (,,,,  11/8/12)

Toy Drive Helps Children in Need
Hoping to head off the Grinch this holiday season, the Children's Diagnostic & Treatment Center started its Christmas planning a little earlier this year. Thanks to their Christmas in July Holiday Toy Drive, there are already more than 1,000 gifts for their young clients safely stored away. (Sun Sentinel, 11/9/12)

Fashion's Fight Against MS
Broward health is a sponsor of this years 'Fashion's Fight Against MS' which takes place at the Ritz-Carlton in Fort Lauderdale. All net proceeds benefit MSF's programs and services provided to MS patients and their caregivers nationwide. (,,,, 41 additional internet news outlets, 11/9/12)

Glam-A-Thon Raised $92,000 to Help Fight Breast Cancer
Glam-A-THON recently presented the Broward Health Foundation with a check for $92,000 to help local women who are fighting breast cancer. (, 11/11/12)

Medical Help from South Florida Heading To New York
More than 40 doctors, nurses, paramedics, pharmacists and medical responders from South Florida boarded flights Monday headed for JFK Airport in Queens, New York. They are members of the FEMA Florida 5 Disaster Medical Assistance Team. The medical personnel on the team are from Broward Health, Memorial Healthcare System, Boca Raton Regional Medical Center, West Boca Medical Center and Palms West Hospital. (CBS 4 Miami, 11/12/12)

Northwestern Mutual Announces Childhood Cancer Initiatives to Ease Financial and Emotional Burden for Children and their Families
Northwestern Mutual, through its foundation, is donating 10 Starlight Children's Foundation Fun Centers to seven children's hospitals in several U.S. cities. Chris Evert Children’s Hospital at Broward Health Coral Springs is scheduled to receive one of the Fun Centers in early December. (,,, 39 additional internet news outlets, 11/13/12)

Miami Dolphins Legends Fire up The Grill for Charity
Broward Health is a sponsor of the third annual "Gridiron Grill-OFF Food, Wine & Tailgate Festival" presented by Walgreens on Dec. 1 at the Pompano Beach Amphitheater. (Sun Sentinel Society, 11/13/12)

Pink Tatas Poker Run to raise funds for the Lisa Boccard Breast Cancer Fund
Hundreds of bikers decked out in pink will pick a card and ride the streets during the 2nd Annual Pink Tatas Poker Run to raise funds for Broward Health Coral Springs’ Lisa Boccard Breast Cancer Fund. (,, 11/13/12, WPLG TV – Local news 10, 11/18/12)

Must Know Contacts in Greater Fort Lauderdale
Greater Fort Lauderdale was built by people united in the common pursuit to create a thriving business, cultural and residential community. Broward Health President/CEO, Frank Nask, is being recognized as one of the people who are working to build on that strong foundation. (Florida Trend, 11/16/12)

Is It Alzheimer's? Free Memory Tests Can Help You Tell
About 30 people were tested last week at the Memory Disorder Center in Deerfield Beach. The facility based at Broward Health North, one of 15 state-designated centers for memory care, offers screenings year-round. (Sun Sentinel, 11/16/12)

Broward Health Physicians featured on the Ben Graber Show
Christopher Hollowell, MD from Broward Health North and Broward Health Coral Springs addressed Urology and Incontinence (11/11/12) and Julia Retureta, MD from Broward Health Coral Springs addressed Emergency Medicine and Pediatric Emergencies (11/18/12)