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Wednesday, August 29, 2012 - August 1 to August 13, 2012

Profiles in Leadership
Bettiann Ruditz
Chief Nursing Officer
Bettiann Ruditz has been at Broward Health North for the past 19 years and was recently named chief nursing officer. Ruditz’s first priority is to make sure the BHN nursing staff excels in patient safety and provides excellent customer service.

Dan Lowther
Regional Manager, Cardiology, Radiology and Respiratory Therapy
Dan Lowther has been at Broward Health North for the past nine years. As regional manager, his first priority is the administrative oversight of three departments; cardiology, radiology and respiratory therapy, which include 152 employees.

Alice Taylor
Chief Executive Officer
Alice Taylor, chief executive officer of Broward Health Imperial Point since January 2012, is a long-time member of the Broward Health family. Taylor served as chief operating officer at Broward Health Medical Center and Chris Evert Children’s Hospital from May 2007 to April 2010 and as the director of outpatient surgical services at BHMC from January 2003 to May 2007.

Susan Newton
Chief Financial Officer
Susan Newton is the chief financial officer of Broward Health Imperial Point, a position she has held since 2006. Newton is responsible for planning, managing and evaluating the hospital’s processes to ensure optimal financial performance. Prior to joining BHIP, Newton served the Broward Health system as director of finance at Broward Health Medical Center for nine years.

Rita Frantz
Director of Women and Children
Rita Frantz, director of Women and Children at Broward Health Medical Center and Chris Evert Children’s Hospital, has been a dedicated member of the Broward Health team for over 35 years. A dynamic leader, Frantz works with the administrative and health care staff to provide strategic direction, leadership and support to ensure the delivery of quality, family-centered health care.

(South Florida Business Journal, August 2012)

Genevieve Conroy Named Chief Experience Officer of Broward Health Medical Center
Genevieve (Gena) Conroy has been named chief experience officer of Broward Health Medical Center and Chris Evert Children’s Hospital. Previously, Conroy spent six years with The Ritz-Carlton in the United States and the Caribbean, where she oversaw marketing and business development at Ritz-Carlton properties in Philadelphia, Fort Lauderdale and St. Thomas, USVI. (South Florida Business Journal, August 2012)

Just Do it: 10 Ways to Volunteer Your Time in Fort Lauderdale
The 2012 SMART Ride, a two-day bike ride from Miami to Key West on November 16 and 17, will directly benefit the Children’s Diagnostic and Treatment Center, and eight other agencies that the riders have chosen.. (Go Riverwalk, August 2012)

A Prom to Remember
On May 11, more than 200 teens with cancer from eight tri-county hospitals, including Broward Health, were treated to “A Prom to Remember” at the Ritz-Carlton Fort Lauderdale — the ultimate prom experience for teenagers who may be forced to miss their proms because of illness. In true South Florida style, the community pulled together to fully underwrite the event so no costs would be incurred by teens or their parents. “Everything from gowns to limos to the site is donated; it’s a community-wide effort,” said Jennifer Smith, corporate communications specialist for Broward Health. (Go Riverwalk, August 2012)

Bath Salts in Miami-Dade Not Used As Much As Rumored, Say Local Experts
Bath salt use has increased but is still less popular than other street drugs. Dr. Daniel Castellanos of Florida International University has queried area hospitals and treatment centers to find conclusive bath salt cases, meeting with directors of an addiction treatment program at Broward Health. (huffingtonpost.com, August 2, 2012)

Community Snapshots
Broward Health Community Health Services is hosting immunization fairs at various sites, including Lauderhill Middle Health Center, to provide children access to shots they need for school. (Sun Sentinel Community, August 5, 2012)

District Challenges State on Medicaid Hospitalization Rule
State law requires counties to pick up the tab when Medicaid beneficiaries are in the hospital for more than 10 days, with the counties' responsibility lasting up to 45 days. But the North Broward Hospital District filed a petition Wednesday that says AHCA has been improperly requesting payment for hospitalization of children up to seven. (Sun Sentinel, Lehigh Acres News Star, Ft Myers News-Press, August 6, 2012)

In The Know: Your Guide to Noteworthy Appointments, Nominations and Donations Taking Place within the Community of Nonprofit Organizations
Children’s Diagnostic & Treatment Center was among 27 nonprofits that received a grant through the Sun Sentinel Children's Fund, a McCormick Foundation Fund. Approximately $299,000 in grants were distributed to nonprofit organizations in Broward and Palm Beach counties. (Sun Sentinel Society, August 8, 2012)

Children's Diagnostic & Treatment Center Kicks off Toy Drive
The Children's Diagnostic & Treatment Center (CDTC) Transformers, a group of local professionals dedicated to raising awareness and funds for the center, hosted their "Baby It's Warm Outside" cocktail party on July 25 at McSorley's Beach Pub to help kick off their two-month toy drive to benefit the CDTC's holiday toy drive fund. (Sun Sentinel Society, August 8, 2012)

Kids in Distress & Children’s Diagnostic & Treatment Center
The Marine Industry Cares Foundation presented a check for $50,000 to Children’s Diagnostic & Treatment Center at a recent open house event at Timpano Italian Chophouse on Las Olas Blvd. The Foundation also donated to Kids in Distress during the event.. (Sun Sentinel Society, August 8, 2012, Miami Herald Broward Album, August 12, 2012)

300 Hospital and Health System Leaders to Know
Calvin Glidewell, CEO of Broward Health Medical Center is featured on the Becker's Hospital Review list of "300 Hospital and Health System Leaders to Know." (beckershospitalreview.com, August 08, 2012)

Jamaica Celebrates 50 Years of Independence
Recent Jamaican accomplishments will be celebrated at Jamaica’s official golden jubilee officiated by The Consul General of Jamaica in Miami, the Honorable Sandra Grant Griffiths. At the upcoming gala, notable Jamaican athletes and local Change-Makers like Pauline Grant, CEO, Broward Health North, will be honored. (Miami Herald, August 8, 2012)

Broward County Fathers Encouraged to Take Their Children to School on First Day
Broward Health is involved in the effort to get the word out about the annual Broward Million Father March campaign encouraging fathers, relatives, men and significant male caregivers to take their children to school on the first day of classes, Monday, August 20. (examiner.com, August 9, 2012)

Groups Team Up To Help Breast Cancer Patients
The Glam-A-THON event season recently kicked off with a Pink Champagne Bubble Bash in Fort Lauderdale. The Glam-A-THON fund has helped more than 100 patients at the Lillian S. Wells Women's Health Center at Broward Health Medical Center in Fort Lauderdale and the Lisa Boccard Breast Cancer Fund at Broward Health Coral Springs. (Sun Sentinel, lifeafterbreastcancer.org, August 10, 2012)