Friday, October 19, 2012 - Broward Health in the News September 25 – October 15, 2012

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


Broward Health Urgent Care Opens up in Coral Springs

Broward Health now welcomes a brand new facility: Broward Health Urgent Care, located in the Magnolia Shoppes in Coral Springs. (Our Town News, 9/12, 10/12)


CDTC Christmas In July Toy Drive To “Wrap” Up At Stout Bar And Grill

The CDTC Transformers, a group of local professionals dedicated to raising awareness and funds for the Children’s Diagnostic & Treatment Center, will be hosting a “Wrap” Up appreciation cocktail party where guests are being asked to bring a roll of wrapping paper or a new, unwrapped toy for the kids of the Children’s Diagnostic & Treatment Center. (, 9/28/12)

Expansions and Relocations

Broward Health North opened its new Post Anesthesia Care Unit, a 4,200-square-foot addition with all-new equipment that will provide state-of-the-art recovery space for post-operative patients. (South Florida Business Journal, 9/28/12)


Industry-Favoring Florida Law Allows For 'At Will' Evictions For Residents In Assisted Living Facilities

Jean Merget, a family consultant with the Memory Disorder Center at Broward Health North, is quoted in this article about assisted living facilities in Florida and their ability to lawfully force residents out much like a month to month lease. (, 9/29/12)


Prost! Rocks Jaco Pastorius Park! Oktoberfest

Broward Health Imperial Point is a sponsor of the two-day festival; the largest Oktoberfest in Broward County, attracting nearly 10,000 revelers. (,, 10/3/12)


Thirty- Fifth Annual Appreciation Banquet: One Cause, One Community

The Sickle Cell Disease Association of Broward County, Inc. hosted its 35th annual appreciation banquet on Sept. 22, 2012 at the E. Pat Larkins Community Center. Rosalind Pinder, chair of the SCDABC’s Executive Board opened with a passionate appeal to their supporters to remain committed to raising funds for research to find a cure. Broward Health and VP of Community Health Services, Jasmine Shirley, are supporters of the SCDABC. (Westside Gazette, 10/4/12)


Broward Health Lowers Tax Rate

The North Broward Hospital District announced Wednesday it is lowering its tax rate by one percent for the upcoming fiscal year. That means the owner of a $200,000 home with homestead exemption will pay $278 in hospital taxes, down from $281, the district said. (Miami Herald,, 10/4/12)


HHS Medal of Honor for Organ Donation Hospital Awards

Broward Health Medical Center is acknowledged as a Bronze Medal Hospital for achieving 75 percent or greater collaborative conversion rate. (, 10/4/12)


AdvaMed: Dashboard Compares Docs' Outcomes Performance, Revenue Generation

Broward Health has created and instituted a digital dashboard that compiles and reports detailed data on the economic and clinical utilization of physician performance. Brian Bravo, Director of Corporate Resource and Materials Management, described this model during an Oct. 3 presentation at the 2012 AdvaMed conference in Boston. (, 10/6/12)


Broward Health Weston Names Lisa Tepper as Manager of Administrative Services

Lisa Tepper started working at Broward Health Medical Center in 1998. Since then, she has served in several guest relations and human resources roles. (Miami Herald, 10/8/12)


Children’s Diagnostic & Treatment Center

The Children’s Diagnostic & Treatment Center recently received a $20,000 grant from American Express Charitable Fund in support of the center’s Thanksgiving Basket Brigade. American Express has funded the Basket Brigade for the past two years and, this year, increased its grant. (Sun Sentinel Society, 10/10/12)


We Built This City on 'Walk & Roll'

Broward Health is a sponsor of the Schott Communities’ 2012 "Run, Walk & Roll" on Oct. 20 in Cooper City. Proceeds will benefit the Schott Communities' programs and service that strive to create an environment of dignity and care where people with physical and/or mental challenges are encouraged to grow with self-acceptance and independence. (Sun Sentinel Society, 10/10/12)


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. This year’s honorees include Jasmin Shirley, Vice President of Community Health Services for Broward Health. (, 10/10/12)


What A Racket: 'Chris Evert/Raymond James Pro-Celebrity Tennis Classic' Scores for Local Children

Fans and celebrities from around the world will visit Delray Beach and Boca Raton for three days of tennis and parties at the 23rd annual "Chris Evert/Raymond James Pro-Celebrity Tennis Classic," which will take place Oct. 26-28. (Sun Sentinel Society, 10/10/12)


Chi Psi Omega Chapter of Aka Host Health Fair

Broward Health Community Health Services is one of over 200 community participants to take part in this annual health fair titled “A Focus on Women’s Health and Cancer Awareness.” (Westside Gazette, 10/11/12)


Ann Romney in Fort Lauderdale

Ann Romney, spouse of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, visited sick children and met with supporters at Broward Health Medical Center in Fort Lauderdale. (NBC 6 South Florida, Sun Sentinel,,,, CBS 4 Miami,, WLTV Noticias 23 6pm, 12 additional TV News outlets, 10/12/12)


Breast Cancer Awareness | MAMMOPALOOZA Event Coverage 

Broward Health Coral Springs Hosts Breast Cancer Awareness Events

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, Broward Health Coral Springs will host many events with proceeds to benefit the Lisa Boccard Breast Cancer Fund. (Our Town News, 9/12)


Mammogram Campaign Detecting Early Success

With less than two weeks until the fourth annual Mammopalooza officially kicks off on Monday, Oct. 1, Broward Health has already registered 387 mammograms for the month of October, with more being scheduled daily. (South Florida Times, 9/21/12)


Broward Health Schedules 387 Mammograms Two Weeks Before Mammopalooza Begins

Unlike previous years where MAMMOPALOOZA has been a two-week campaign, this year it will run the full month of October, which also means higher goals. Yet, a goal of 4,200 mammograms in 31 days seems more attainable when you already have hundreds of women scheduling their appointments in advance. (Westside Gazette, 9/27/12)


6 in the Mix

Dr. Nicholas Tranakas, Medical Director of Cancer Services for Broward Health, was a featured guest on NBC 6’s 6 in the Mix where he spoke about Mammopalooza and the importance of early detection. (NBC6 6 in the Mix, 9/28/12)


Mammopalooza Struts It’s Stuff With Stiletto’s

A series of custom-designed artworks created by local artisans, the Stiletto Strut is an artistic venture that pays tribute to all those affected by breast cancer and will be on display at each Broward Health hospital throughout MAMMOPALOOZA, which runs Oct. 1-31. (browardnetonline, 9/30/12, El Sentinel, 10/6/12)


South Florida Today

Broward Health is offering reduced cost mammograms during the entire month of October. Mammopalooza is a fun, frilly, girl themed event that brings awareness to the lifesaving screenings going on all month long. It will run starting today all the way through October 31st. (NBC 6 South Florida Today, NBC 6 South Florida News, Local 10 News, Miami Herald, 10/2/12, Sun Sentinel, 10/7/12)


Into the pink: Pack your party pants for Sun Sentinel's 'Party in Pink' featuring Giuliana Rancic

Broward Health is a sponsor of Gilda’s Club Party in Pink hosted by the Sun Sentinel on Oct. 23 at 110 Tower located in Fort Lauderdale. E!'s Giuliana Rancic will share her experience overcoming breast cancer during an evening celebrating Sun Sentinel Life's Victories cancer survivors. (Sun Sentinel Society, 10/3/12)


Julie Guy @ Mammopalooza Pink Party

Julie guy made a guest appearance at Broward Health North’s Mammopalooza Kickoff Party. (, 10/4/12)


Joan Farley's Story of Survival

Joan Farley is a two time cancer survivor who received treatment at Broward Health Imperial Point after her most recent diagnosis in 2010. (Sun Sentinel,,,,, 10/6/12)


Heidi Edelmayer's Story of Survival

Heidi Edelmayer has been a breast cancer survivor for 11 years. She credits the genuine care and compassion from all the hospital doctors, nurses and technicians with inspiring her volunteer at Broward Health Imperial Point on her days off. (Sun Sentinel,,,, 10/6/12)


Breast Cancer Mortality Greater In Minorities

A new study by the National Cancer Institute reveals women of color are twice as likely to die from breast cancer compared to white women. Dr. Nicholas Tranakas, Medical Director of Cancer Services for Broward Health, said the problem is that when the cancer is finally diagnosed, it often in its late stages.  (Local 10 News, 10/6/12)


Medical Bra Eases Trauma

Cancer survivor Kim Haley invented the Medebra after undergoing a lumpectomy and having to wear an uncomfortable bra after the surgery. The Medebra is provided to post-surgical patients at three of Broward Health’s four hospitals in addition to being sold in the gift shops. Dr. Nicholas Tranakas, Medical Director of Cancer Services for Broward Health, and Pia Delvaille ARNP, Manager of the Lillian Wells Center are quoted for this article. (Sun Sentinel, 10/7/12)


Evening at the Lipstick Lounge!

Marking its fourth fabulous year and benefitting Glam-A-THON™ breast cancer initiatives and Broward Health Foundation, the Lipstick Lounge is the most dazzling and exotic fashion event to capture the heart of South Florida's most stylish. (, 10/7/12)


Wild Shoe Contest with 97.3 Kicks off Broward Health North Mammopalooza Events in Deerfield Beach

To celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness Month, each October Broward Health offers MAMMOPALOOZA, a fun, frilly, girl-themed event that provides extended opportunities for mammograms at all Broward Health hospitals. (, 10/8/12,, 10/10/12)


Lisa Boccard – Her Fight against Breast Cancer: 21 Years and Counting

Barbara Epes, the regional marketing manager at Broward Health Coral Springs, is quoted for this article about Lisa Boccard, a 21-year survivor. Boccard has been cancer free for a decade after tackling the disease head on with treatment that included a mastectomy, chemotherapy, radiation and stem cell replacement.  (South Florida Parenting,, 10/10/12)


Glam-A-Thon’s Glam Doll Strut To Support Breast Cancer Programs At Broward Health Foundation

Strap on your sassiest stilettos and join Glam-A-THON and its mission to kiss breast cancer goodbye. (,, 10/10/12)


Panera Bread Stores Resume Awareness Campaign

Pink Ribbon Bagels are offered every October as part of Panera's Breast Cancer Awareness campaign. Proceeds from sales of the two Go Pink With Panera Bread special breast cancer awareness items in the Broward stores are being used to support the Broward Health Foundation. (Sun Sentinel, 10/10/12)


Chabad Plans Awareness Dinner

Dr. Nicholas Tranakas, Medical Director of Cancer Services for Broward Health, and Kelley Mitchell, news anchor and reporter with WLRN, will share their knowledge of breast cancer with attendees at Chabad Lubavitch of Fort Lauderdale's Feminine Link Breast Cancer Awareness Dinner on Oct. 24 at 7 p.m. (Sun Sentinel Jewish Journal, 10/11/12)


Women’s Health Expo Hosted By Broward Health North & The Pompano Beach Chamber Of Commerce

A free, fun girl’s night featuring tasty food, shopping, networking and exhibits as well as enlightening health presentations and fabulous raffles where a portion of the proceeds are donated to the Broward Health North Comprehensive Cancer Center. (, 10/14/12)


Ginny Moro's Story of Survival

Ginny Moro is a five year breast cancer survivor. She met a lot of “angels” at Broward Health Medical Center on her journey and is still very connected to the Cancer Center. (Sun Sentinel,, 10/13/12)


Stiletto Strut Project Melds Art with Awareness

Friends Judy Polstra and Michelle Morse of Coral Springs have both had many personal experiences with breast cancer. So when Broward Health asked them to design and paint oversized stiletto shoes for breast cancer awareness, they were on board. Glam Doll Strut creator Tammy Gail came up with the idea for the 5-feet-tall shoes to be painted by local artists and displayed in Broward Health hospitals during the month of October. (, South Florida Parenting, 10/15/12)