Thursday, July 19, 2012 - July 1 to July 16, 2012

Hospital Hospitality
Genevieve Conroy is bringing hospitality-style people skills as chief experience officer at Broward Health Medical Center and Chris Evert Children's Hospital. She's been in the position at the Fort Lauderdale hospital about three months and though the medical industry is new ground for Conroy, working with people isn't. She was regional director, sales, marketing and service for The Ritz-Carlton. (Sun-Sentinel, July 6, 2012)

State reigns in cancer research facility alliances
Gov. Rick Scott has sent letters to UM’s Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa and the Shands Cancer Hospital in Gainesville warning them they can’t profit from expanding their brands if they want to continue to receive state funds. Broward Health has an alliance with Moffitt that offers access to expert clinicians and a wide variety of sub-specialists and opportunities for partnerships on educational offerings. (Miami Herald, July 9, 2012)

50 Largest Public Hospitals in America
Becker’s Hospital Review listed Broward Health Medical Center as number 27 on its list of largest public hospitals in America. The list was based on the number of medical/surgical and special care beds as reported to CMS by hospital districts and city, city-county, county, federal, state and other governmental hospitals in their most recent cost reports. (Becker’s Hospital Review, July 11, 2012)

Emergency rooms specially designed for seniors
Broward Health Imperial Point wanted to attract seniors living in nearby condos so they created a geriatric team certified through the Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders (NICHE) program, a national initiative aimed at better hospital care for seniors. Imperial Point is one of three NICHE-certified facilities in Broward and Palm Beach counties. (Sun Sentinel, July 16, 2012)

Urgent Care Clinic to open in Coral Springs
Broward Health is opening an urgent care clinic this August at Magnolia Place. The clinic will be open seven days a week and will accept most major insurance plans, cash, credit cards and checks for payment. (Coral Springs CityeNews, July 2012)

Broward Health North
Broward Health North has teamed up with the Ranse Volleyball Classic to create the Ranse Jones Stroke Awareness Fund!  The mission of this fund is to provide funding for stroke education, awareness, treatment, care and support for the community. The collective goal is to bring awareness and raise support to educate the community about stroke and leave a legacy for Ranse. (Pompano Today, July 2012)