Friday, August 20, 2010
Broward General Medical Center Granted a Certificate of Need for Adult Liver Transplantation Program
Broward Health Broward General Medical Center has been granted a Certificate of Need (CON) by the Agency for Health Care Administration for continuation of its adult liver transplantation program. Through this approval Broward General will have its own stand alone program.
In June of 2003, permission was granted to Broward General Medical Center and Jackson Memorial Hospital by the Agency for Healthcare Administration (AHCA) for the first of its kind shared service arrangement involving transplant surgery. This marked the first time liver transplants would be performed in Broward County. The first transplant took place in February 2004. Since that date, Broward General has performed between 35 to 40 liver transplants annually.
“The program is a critical component in our list of healthcare services to the community we serve,” said Frank Nask, president/CEO of Broward Health. “By teaming up with the University of Miami physicians, Broward Health can continue to offer our patients liver transplant services.”
Broward Health, providing service for more than 50 years, is a nationally recognized system offering world class health care services to our neighbors in South Florida. One of the 10 largest public health systems in the nation, Broward Health includes Broward General Medical Center, North Broward Medical Center, Imperial Point Medical Center, Coral Springs Medical Center, Chris Evert Children’s Hospital, Broward Health Weston and more than 30 facilities of the Community Health Services and Broward Health Physician Group. For more information visit, www.browardhealth.org.