Friday, March 01, 2013 - Broward Health News Clips (February 3 to February 23, 2013)

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

6 of South Florida’s Hottest Singles
Broward Health Medical Center physician, Dr. Jason Mansour, graces the cover of this month’s Gold Coast Magazine as one of South Florida’s hottest catches. (Gold Coast Magazine, 2/13)

Profiles in Cardiology
In recognition of National Heart Month, South Florida Hospital News highlighted cardiologists, including several from Broward Health.

Broward Health Medical Center
Michael A. Chizner, M.D.

Kenneth Herskowitz, M.D.

Broward Health Coral Springs
M. Hosny El-Sayed, M.D.

Broward Health North
David Paris, M.D.
Andre Landau, M.D., FACC

Broward Health Imperial Point
Louis J. Cioci, M.D., FACC
Joel Gellman, M.D., FACC

(South Florida Hospital News, 2/13)

Easy Access to Synthetic Drugs Leads to Crackdown
Dr. Nabil El Sanadi, director of emergency medicine for Broward Health, is quoted for this article. (Sun Sentinel, 2/2/13)

A Slow Tour of Fast Growing Weston
In Weston, Fortune 500 companies operate among owner-operated boutiques and restaurants, with a warehouse thrown in here and a hotel there. It’s also the home of Broward Health Weston and the Dan Marino Center. (City & Shore Magazine, 2/3/13)

Finalists for the Non-Profit ‘Academy Awards’ Departments
In January, at a VIP party presented by Broward Health, finalists for the Third Annual PNC Bank Non-Profit Academy Awards were announced at Passion Nightclub at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. The awards honor the hard work, dedication and achievements of Broward County’s non-profit organizations and leaders. (City & Shore Magazine, 2/4/13)

Large Metro Areas Lead As Help Wanted Ads Grow
Florida's "help wanted" online ads rose in January by nearly 28,000 openings, or 12.3 percent, over the same month in 2012, according to The Conference Board research group. Broward Health was among the employers listed with more than 100 job listings. (,,,, 3 additional internet news outlets, 2/4/13)

Repeat Cancer Patient Lainie Jones Fights Rare Disorder with Humor
Michael Mayo met Lainie Jones when they served together on a judging panel at the Broward Health Quality Expo. Her story and her enthusiasm captivated him and inspired him to pen an article about her and her journey. (Sun Sentinel, 2/4/13)

Hip Pain? Broward Health North To Host Anterior Hip Replacement Lecture
On Tuesday, Feb. 12, Broward Health North hosted a lecture on anterior hip replacement.  The event provided an opportunity to learn more about anterior hip replacements from leading orthopedic surgeon Bruce Janke, M.D., medical director of the Joint Replacement Center at Broward Health North. (, 2/4/13)

Visitors take Heart Walk at Broward Health
To raise awareness during American Heart Month, Broward Health North and Broward Health Medical Center allowed visitors to walk-through a massive, 16 x 22 feet, inflatable heart to see heart chambers, valves, arteries and veins. (Sun Sentinel,, 2/5/13)

Stroke survivor walks to inspire others
Cross country walker Mycle Brandy, a survivor of four strokes, visited Broward Health Medical Center on his way to the end of his journey in Miami. Brandy began his third monumental walk, as an advocate for stroke victims in October in Maine and ended at Miami City Hall on Valentine's Day, his 62nd birthday. (Sun Sentinel, 2/7/13)

Miami Quarterback Joins Broward Health Team
Before clinching a career in the NFL, Ryan Tannehill had a very different goal: to become an orthopedic surgeon. Tannehill, who studied biology at Texas A&M University, is now "the official face" of the Broward Health hospital system's orthopedic and sports medicine services. (Sun Sentinel, Miami Herald, Palm Beach Post, WTVJ NBC 6, WSVN 7, WPLG Local 10, 17 additional internet news outlets, 2/8/13)

VIDEO: Drs Herskowitz and Hughes on NSU’s Dateline Health 
Dr. Kenneth Herskowitz and Dr. Linda Hughes appear on the 350th episode of Nova Southeastern University’s Dateline Health, a public service show hosted by Fred Lippman, R.Ph., Ed.D, Chancellor of NSU Health Professions Division, to discuss Cardiovascular Surgery & Interventional Cardiology. (BECON TV, 2/10/13)

11th Annual Day of Research & Hope
Gilda’s Club South Florida will host its 11th Annual Day of Research & Hope on Saturday, March 9 at the Signature Grand.  This educational conference will feature Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz as the keynote speaker, specialized breakout sessions, and a panel of experts made up of leading physicians from Broward Health and other Broward hospitals. (, 2/11/13)

Be a Star: Charities to Be Awarded at 2-1-1 Broward's 'Non-Profit Academy Awards'
Children’s Diagnostic & Treatment Center’s Dr. Susan Widmayer is a nominee for the AutoNation Lifetime Achievement Award at the third annual PNC Bank Non-Profit Academy Awards on Feb. 22 at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood. (Sun Sentinel Society, 2/13/13)

Coral Springs Half Marathon & Broward Health 5K Women’s Wellness Run
Broward Health Coral Springs celebrates the 8th annual Race for Women’s Wellness 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, March 30. The race is a part of the City’s 50th anniversary and will benefit the Broward Health Coral Springs Lisa Boccard Breast Cancer Fund. (, 2/14/13)

Art, a Weapon Against Cancer
Broward Health developed a unique program in South Florida for adults with cancer. The program, called Hospital Artist-in-Residence (artist in residence at the hospital), has been in place at Broward Health Medical Center since April 2012, thanks to the Livestrong Foundation. The program is part of the Creative Center at University Settlement in New York. The Creative Center is a nonprofit organization that tries to use art as therapy for patients with cancer and chronic diseases. (El Sentinel, February 14, 2013)

Love in the Air at Valentine's Senior Dating Game
At Broward Health North, the chance to find romance and reconnect with lost friends began with cardiologist Andre Landau giving the crowd tips to keep their hearts healthy. (Sun Sentinel, 2/15/13)

FIU Medicine Opens at Broward Health
Two doctors and a clinical therapist from FIU are opening a multi-disciplinary outpatient psychiatric practice at Broward Health Medical Center. The FIU faculty members are Dr. Leonard Gralnik and Dr. Christopher L. La Riche. (, 2/15/13)

U.S. Marshals Seize Dietary Supplements from South Florida Business
Dr. Nabil El Sanadi, Chief of Emergency Medicine for Broward Health says consumers need to be aware of what ingredients are in the supplements they take. (WTVJ NBC 6, 2/15/13)

Lauderdale Lakes Teams Up With Broward Health for Educational Seminars
Broward Health Gold Coast Home Health Services and the City of Lauderdale Lakes is hosting a series of community education seminars to provide awareness and education on healthcare and skilled nursing resources available in the local community. (, 2/16/13)

Doyle Award for Nonprofit Excellence
Children's Diagnostic and Treatment Center is the recipient of February's Doyle award. The Doyle Award for Nonprofit Excellence spotlights local nonprofits and the people behind them that make South Florida a great place to live. (Sun Sentinel Society, 2/20/13)