Friday, January 18, 2013 - Broward Health News Clips (December 22, 2012 to January 12, 2013)

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

Dolphins Punter Brandon Makes a Christmas Day Visit to Broward Health
Brandon Fields and his wife Katie made Christmas Day a little brighter for patients and parents at the pediatric ward at Broward Health Medical Center. (, 12/27/12)

Brandon Fields '02 Nominated for NFL's Walter Payton Man of the Year Award
Fields, along with his wife Katie, recently partnered with Broward Health to start the “Fields Fitness Fest” in South Florida. (WTVG 13,, Sun Sentinel,, 12/28/12)

Shopping for a Hip Replacement in Florida? Go by the Numbers
More than 29,000 people in Florida had hip replacement surgery in 2011. Broward Health North leads the state with 490 replacements and was one of only three hospitals in Florida with lower the expected readmission rates following the surgery. (U.S. News & World Report, 12/28/12)

CEO Pauline Grant: Leader at Broward Health North and in the Community
Pauline Grant, CEO of Broward Health North, has put her more than 37 years of healthcare leadership experience to work at Broward Health North, helping the hospital receive national acclaim since 2003.  (Beckers Hospital Review, 12/28/12)

Coral Springs Residents Invited to Fun-Filled State of the City Meeting
Broward Health Coral Springs is one of the sponsors of the City of Coral Springs 50th Anniversary event, to be held on Wednesday, January 30, at 7 p.m. at the Center for the Art. (, browardnetonline, 12/29/12, 1/9/13)

Not All Professions Get A Break For The Holiday Hoopla
Dr. Nabil El Sanadi, chief of emergency medicine at Broward Health, shares the medical profession’s perspective on working through the holidays.   (Sun Sentinel, 12/29/12)

The 40 Under 40
Gold Coast Magazine’s 40 under 40 are innovators, leaders and impact players who shaped our city in 2012, including Broward Health Medical Center CFO Hamilton Clark and Broward Health Physician Group Orthopedic Surgeon,Dr. Dominick Carreira. (Gold Coast Magazine, 1/13)

Broward Health Medical Center Awarded Organ Donation Medal of Honor
Broward Health Medical Center has been named one of six hospitals in South Florida recognized by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services with a Medal of Honor for exceptional achievement in organ donation. (South Florida Hospital News, 1/13)

The Power of a Gift
With an ever-changing healthcare environment and new technologies, the Broward Health Foundation has assumed an even more important role in helping Broward Health responding to these needs. (Nostalgic America Magazine, 1/13, P. 78)

First Palm Beach, Broward babies of 2013
Jessica Wilson's baby girl, Kholie Sheree Kemp, born at 12:02 a.m. Tuesday at Broward Health Medical Center, became Broward County's first baby in 2013. She weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces and was 20 inches long. (WPTV 5, WSVN 7, Sun Sentinel, News Radio 610 WIOD, WTVJ 6,, WFOR 4, WPLG Local 10, 1/1/13)

Dancing for charity: Original Florida Follies present 'Viva Las Vegas'
In its 12 years, The Original Florida Follies has donated more than $500,000 to various children's charities in Broward and Palm Beach counties. For their 2013 season, Children's Diagnostic & Treatment Center and Family Central were selected to receive the donations. (Sun Sentinel Society, 1/2/13)

Center's 'Hero' Sparks Wave of Holiday Donations
Organizers of the Children's Diagnostic & Treatment Center's annual toy drive have run into an unexpected challenge the past few years: finding gifts for the teenage patients. Until their hero, 15-year-old Anthony Vitiello stepped in. (Sun Sentinel, 1/3/13)

Want To Play Dating Game – Seniors-Style?
Remember "The Dating Game," in which a bachelorette queried three bachelors? Broward Health North is bringing it back — seniors style. (Sun Sentinel, 1/4/13)

Notre Dame Cheerleaders visit CDTC
Notre Dame Cheerleaders who were in town for the BCS Championship Bowl game to help cheer the Fighting Irish to victory spread some cheer of their own to Children's Diagnostic & Treatment Center. (, WSVN 7, 1/4/12)

Flu Season Hits South Florida Early
Since mid-December, Broward County emergency rooms have been seeing about twice the typical volume of patients coming in with flu-like symptoms, said Dr. Nabil El Sanadi, chief of emergency medicine at Broward Health. (Miami Herald, Sun Sentinel, WFOR 4, El Nuevo Herald, WSVN 7, WTVJ 6, WPTV 5, 1/10/12)