Wednesday, August 08, 2012 - July 17 to July 31, 2012

Miami Children’s Hospital Expanding Rapidly
A UM official said its pediatric specialists have started seeing patients at Broward Health Medical Center and the medical school has been planning to open pediatricians’ offices in Weston. (The Miami Herald, July 17, 2012)

Treadmill Test Helps Detect Risk of Cardiac Arrest
All patients admitted to Broward Health Medical Center for a heart attack are recommended to undergo a Microvolt T-Wave Alternans screening before going home to determine how susceptible their weakened heart is to SCA. (Sun Sentinel, July 18, 2012)

Health Partners Unite to Fight Breast Cancer
Broward Health is offering free mammograms and other breast health services for uninsured, underinsured or underserved women in the community who face cultural or financial barriers to obtaining care. (South Florida Times, July 26, 2012)

'Oxy Express' Gives Birth to New Problem: Drug-Addicted Babies
Broward Health Medical Center in Fort Lauderdale, which used to see one or two drug-addicted newborns every couple of months, is seeing twice that now, said Maria "Mary" Osuch, NICU nurse manager. (Sun Sentinel, July 28, 2012)

Water Births Surge in Popularity Now That Some Hospitals Allow Them
Broward Health, formerly Broward General Medical Center, recently joined Broward Health Coral Springs in providing the option to those who favor an alternative childbirth but still want the security of being in a hospital facility. (Sun Sentinel, July 28, 2012)

Hialeah Teen Named 2012 Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Southern Florida Chapter’s Boy of the Year
CJ George, 13, the 2012 Southern Florida Chapter of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Boy of the Year, and Matthew Sacco, the organization's man of the year, were at Broward Health Medical Center in Fort Lauderdale on Wednesday, July 25. CJ was diagnosed with Lymphoblastic Lymphoma, which is currently in remission. (The Miami Herald, July 29, 2012)

Broward Health an Open Door to Immunizations Close to Home
Throughout July and August, Broward Health Community Health Services will host a total of eleven immunization fairs that will accommodate Spanish and Creole speaking families at local community and school health centers located throughout the northern two-thirds of Broward County.  (

Growing the Broward Health Brand
As part of a five-year branding campaign, Broward Health is renaming four of its hospitals. The decision to more closely align the hospitals under the Broward Health name is the final step in the process that began in 2007 when the North Broward Hospital District began doing business as Broward Health.  (Westside Gazette, July 2012)

Broward Health to Host Back to School Health and Resource Fair
Broward Health Community Health Services will host a Back to School Health and Resource Fair to provide immunizations and physicals that children must have before returning to school.  (Westside Gazette, July 2012)

Teenage Cancer Patient in Loxahatchee Gets New Bedroom from Volunteers
Volunteers finished installing a new hardwood floor and fixing up the bedroom of 13-year-old Tiasha Augustin, a Loxahatchee resident and Broward Health patient, who faces weekly chemotherapy treatments for her kidneys. (Palm Beach Post, July 29, 2012)

Whooping cough on the rise across South Florida
Dr. Alejandro Isava-Quintero, a Broward Health pediatrician, was quoted in a story about a sudden increase in the number of whooping cough cases across South Florida. State and local health officials are warning anyone who spends time around a young child: Get vaccinated, and take that nagging cough seriously. (Sun Sentinel, July 30, 2012)

Network should hasten treatment for strokes
To expedite treatment, South Florida’s firefighters, doctors and local hospitals have collaborated to create one of the largest stroke consortiums in the nation. Called FOAM-D Stroke Consortium, it will comprise seven fire departments, 16 hospitals and doctors from Florida International University’s Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine. The consortium should result in a more rapid response in treating stroke victims. South Florida hospitals with comprehensive stroke centers include Aventura, Baptist, Jackson and Mount Sinai, Broward Health North, Holy Cross and Memorial Regional. (The Miami Herald, July 31, 2012)