Wednesday, December 07, 2011 - November 22 to December 5, 2011

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

Body & Soles
Funds from this year’s Glam Doll Strut were donated to the Broward Health Foundation to provide funding for women battling breast cancer in participation with the Lillian S. Wells Women’s Health Center and the Lisa Boccard Breast Cancer Fund. (City & Shore Magazine, November-December 2011)

On the Spot
Coral Springs CEO, Drew Grossman, lent his views on the issue of texting while driving. (Sun Sentinel – Coral Springs & Parkland forum, November 17, 2011)

Expansions and Relocations
Phase II of Coral Springs Medical Center’s $21 million ER expansion is complete, nearly doubling the square footage of the department to 28,000 square feet. (South Florida Business Journal, November 18-24, 2011)

Springs Medical Center Auxiliary Awards Scholarships
Thanks to the fundraising efforts of Coral Springs Medical Center Auxiliary, eight Broward County healthcare students were recently selected to receive college scholarships from the CSMC Auxiliary totaling $12,000. (Sun Sentinel – Coral Springs & Parkland forum, November 21, 2011)

Dianne Whitelocke named a regional director at Broward Health General Medical Center
Dianne Whitelocke has been named regional director of physician and medical staff administration for Broward Health General Medical Center. In her role as regional director, she will oversee medical staff administration and provide leadership for regional medical staff services, credentialing, continuing medical education and related activities. (Miami Herald, November 21, 2011)

Federation Recognizes Pioneer Jewish Families 
Michael David, 71, of Deerfield Beach, was born in Broward General Medical Center in 1939, the year it opened. David grew up in Pompano where his parents owned a dry goods store. He is one of the many descendants of Fort Lauderdale's pioneer Jewish families who gathered at the Jewish Federation of Broward County's centennial celebration of the city's Jewish community. (Sun Sentinel – Florida Jewish Journal, November 22, 2011)

Ronald McDonald House Lights Up For the Holidays 
This year, giving back to charity again becomes a celebration for the family at the Ronald McDonald House of Fort Lauderdale. On Dec. 3 from 6 to 9 p.m., a lighting ceremony will kick off the eighth annual "Home for the Holidays," presented by Ronald McDonald House Charities of South Florida, Broward Health and United Healthcare. (Sun Sentinel, November 23, 2011)

Man’s Best Friends
Broward health Coral Springs medical center celebrated the 10th anniversary of its Pet Therapy Program. Janice Zack, child life coordinator at the hospital, presented certificates of appreciation to four handlers and their pets. (Sun Sentinel – Coral Springs & Parkland forum, November 24, 2011)

Former Olympian and South Florida Resident - Howard Davis Jr.' - Adopts Local Families for the Holidays
Some families in need will get a special treat just before Christmas after being selected to receive free toys at the City of Ft. Lauderdale’s War Memorial Auditorium. Thirty families from the Children’s Diagnostic & Treatment Center in Fort Lauderdale have been adopted by 1976 Boxing Olympic Gold Medalist and South Florida resident – Howard Davis Jr. (, November 28, 2011)

What’s Going Around
Broward Health Orthopedic Specialist, Dr. Dominic Carreira, diagnosed a patient with Osteomyelitis or a bone infection. Bone Infections are not common and can come from different sources. People at risk include adults with diabetic neuropathy. Children could also be at risk from viruses that travel through their bloodstream. If caught early, the infection can be treated with antibiotics but advanced cases may require surgery. (WPLG – Local 10 News, November 30, 2011)

Comedienne Margaret Cho to be grand marshal Thursday at World AIDS Day walk in Wilton Manors
Broward Health is a sponsor of this event aimed at bringing people together in mass to remember those they have lost to the disease. (, November 30, 2011)

2-1-1 Broward Honors Six Community Partners
2-1-1 Broward honored six of its community partners at its "Making REAL Connections Presented by Broward Health" breakfast reception on Nov. 3 at the Signature Grand located in Davie. (Sun Sentinel – Society Scene, November 30, 2011)

Scene & Be Seen
Hyatt Regency Pier 66 hosted United Way of Broward County’s “Women’s Leadership Council Inaugural Magnolia Luncheon” on November 8th. The event was presented by Broward Health. (Sun Sentinel – Society Scene, November 30, 2011)

Fort Lauderdale Ranks Highest In Country for New HIV Cases
On the eve of “World AIDS Day” there is some sobering news for South Florida. At the same time, there is encouraging news when it comes to treatment. “Thirty years ago, it was like a death sentence,” said Broward Health physician, Dr. Sheetal Sharma. He says a lot has changed over the years, allowing people to live healthy, long lives. (WFOR – CBS4 News, November 30, 2011)

Health Care For The Homeless Serves 448 Thanksgiving Dinners To Homeless Community
Health Care for the Homeless held its annual Homeless Thanksgiving Feast on Nov. 21 at the Little House, located on West Broward Boulevard. Food is donated by Broward Health staff, churches and outside agencies. The Salvation Army donates chairs and tables, and tents are donated by Pelican. Monetary donations from Broward Health employees and the Broward Health Foundation take care of the rest of the event. (Westside Gazette, December 1, 2011)

Deerfield Beach Names, Nov. 1 North Broward Medical Center Day 
Deerfield Beach Mayor Peggy Noland proclaimed Nov. 1 to be North Broward Medical Center Day. During the Nov. 1, 2011, Deerfield Beach city commission meeting, Pauline Grant, CEO of North Broward Medical Center, was presented with a proclamation plaque. (Westside Gazette, December 1, 2011)

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