Monday, December 10, 2012 - Broward Health News Clips (November 18 to December 12, 2012)

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

How One Hospital Uses EHR Data to Track Core Measures
Now in its second stage, the Meaningful Use incentive program has increased the number of hospitals and physicians using electronic health record systems. But organizations like Broward Health are doing so much more with the data. (, Florida Medical Business, 11/20/12)

Fashionable Fight against MS with Fashion Show and Luncheon
The Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Foundation will host "Fashion Fights MS" at 11 a.m. on Dec. 13 at the Ritz-Carlton Fort Lauderdale. Broward Health is a sponsor of this event. (Sun Sentinel Society, 11/20/12)

Homeward Bound: LifeNet4Families Host Gala In Support Of Homeless Families
Broward Health was a sponsor of this year’s "We CAN Do It!" gala at 7 p.m. on Dec. 1 at the Stranahan House Museum located in Fort Lauderdale. (Sun Sentinel Society, 11/20/12)

Sweet Dreams
The Seminole Casino Coconut Creek’s Pavilion transformed into a sugary winter wonderland during its 6th annual Sweet Dreams festival on Friday, December 7 and Saturday, December 8. Sweet Dreams benefits the Broward Health/Lisa Boccard Breast Cancer Foundation and the Ronald McDonald House. (,, 11/20/12, Sun Sentinel, 12/5/12)

Visiting Chris Evert Children's Hospital 
Stanley C. Panther and Panthers executives visited Chris Evert Children's Hospital to hand out some gifts. (, 11/20/12)

The Can Film Festival for Charity
The Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival celebrates the season of giving with three days of holiday films. Gifts will be provided to The Children's Diagnostic & Treatment Center which serves over 10,000 children and youth annually. (, 11/21/12)

Sexuality Conference on World AIDS Day
The Broward County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., partnered with Broward Health to present its Family and Adolescent Health and Sexuality Conference on World Aids Day at Delevoe Park. (Westside Gazette, 11/22/12, WPLG Local 10 News, 11/30/12)

Foot Doctor Delivers Wife's Baby
Broward Health Orthopedic resident, Dr. Timothy Hawkes, delivered his wife's baby in the parking lot of Broward Health Medical Center. (WSVN 7 News,, NBC 6 Miami,,,, 13 additional internet news outlets, 11/22/12)

Experts Sounding Sickle Cell Alert
Broward Health sponsored the 35th “2012 Cell-ebration” 5k Run/Walk with the theme “Break This Sickle Cycle” at Central Broward Regional Park in Lauderhill, which attracted about 100 runners and walkers. The Sickle Cell Disease Association of Broward County, the Sickle Cell Foundation of Palm Beach County & Treasure Coast Inc. and the Fort Lauderdale Chapter, The Links, Incorporated, hosted the event. (South Florida Times, 11/22/12)

Serving Up A Heartfelt Effort
The annual Ranse Volleyball Classic was set up to raise awareness for stroke victims and their caregivers. The tournament is a community collaboration benefiting the Comprehensive Stroke Center at Broward Health North through the Ranse Jones Stroke Awareness Fund. (Sun Sentinel, 11/25/12)

South Florida Responders Returning Home From Sandy Recovery Work
The team of doctors, nurses, pharmacists, paramedics and mental health experts from Broward health and other area hospitals are part of the National Disaster Medical System, a federal network that provides assistance in case of natural disasters or other catastrophes, where area medical facilities are stretched to their limits. (Miami Herald, 11/25/12)

Teddy Bear Project Provides Emergency Cuddles For Sick Children
When her friend was diagnosed with cancer, Jackie Babb decided the best medicine was a fluffy friend. Five years later, the fabric teddy bear has become the basis for Sharebear, a volunteer project Babb created. Since 2007, Sharebear has delivered more than 500 teddy bears to Chris Evert Children’s Hospital in Fort Lauderdale and Shands Hospital for Children at UF in Gainesville. (, 11/26/12)

2012 Mercedes-Benz Fort Lauderdale MAD for MODS Gala Breaks Fundraising Record
The Mercedes-Benz Fort Lauderdale MAD for MODS Gala on Saturday, November 3,raised over $500,000, making it  the Museum’s most successful gala in the event’s history.. Major operational support for the Museum is provided through generous support by Leadership Guild members including: Broward Health, JM Family Enterprises, Inc., Sun Sentinel, Patriot National Insurance Group and Wells Fargo. (, 11/26/12)

Offerdahl’s Gridiron Grill-Off Celebrates 3rd Year
Broward Health sponsored the Offerdahl’s 3rd Annual Gridiron Grill-OFF Food, Wine & Tailgate Festival, with the proceeds benefiting Offerdahl’s Hand-Off Foundation and its mission to “Feed Kids in Crisis.”  (, 11/28/12)

New Grades Released: Most South Florida Hospitals Maintain Safety Level
Of the 47 area medical facilities rated in a patient safety ranking, 32 kept the same letter grades they received in the June report, while 10 improved their grade. Broward Health Imperial Point kept their A in both reports, while Broward Health Coral Springs and Broward Health North improved their B grades to  A grades.  (Sun Sentinel,, 11/26/12)

March of Dimes Announces 2012 Women of Distinction
Broward Health Chris Evert Children's Hospital neonatologist, Dr. Marga Figueroa was recently named a recipient of the 2012 March of Dimes Women of Distinction Annual Award. The award is designed to honor women whose achievements, both professionally and personally, serve as an example to the Broward County community. (Sun Sentinel Society, 11/27/12)

12 Spine Surgeon Leaders with New Hospital Programs
Doctors Lloyd Maliner, MD and Steven Svabek, DO, from Broward Health Coral Springs, are among the 12 surgeons who are leading new hospital spine programs that opened in 2012. (, 11/28/12)

Girl's Colorful Exterior Masks a Dark Reality
The Jessica June Children's Cancer Foundation, headquartered inside  Broward Health Medical Center, stepped in to offer $2,500 in financial assistance to Davaxha Trollinger and her family for basic needs such as rent, car insurance and groceries. Hospitals refer children with cancer to the agency. (Sun Sentinel, 11/30/12)

5 Tips to Cope with the Holidays’ Most Stressful Situations
Mark Todd, Ph.D., clinical neuropsychologist at Broward Health North, reveals his best advice for dealing with the season’s stressors. (Gold Coast Magazine, 12/12)

The ‘Biggest and Best Glam Doll Strut Ever’
Broward Health joined the  800 women, men, kids — and a significant number of dogs — who braved raindrops to shimmy, shake and sashay their stuff at the sixth annual Glam Doll Strut, a virtual street party in downtown Fort Lauderdale. The event, part of the Glam-A-THON series, which raises funds for women battling breast cancer was the biggest and best Glam Doll Strut ever. (City & Shore Magazine, 12/1/12)

Local World Aids Day Community Program Held At Samuel L. Delevoe Park
Local HIV/AIDS organizations gathered along with other community groups and local healthcare providers in Fort Lauderdale in a display of solidarity during this year’s local World AIDS DAY Program on December 1. Jean Starkey, Chronic Care Specialist with Children’s Diagnostic & Treatment Center, is in her ninth year as chairperson for the World AIDS Day community event. (Westside Gazette, 12/6/12)

Broward House Recognizes Broward Health Vice President
Broward House recognized the accomplishments of Broward Health Community Health Services Vice President Jasmin Shirley at its recent Broward House Red Ribbon Awards.  Shirley was one of five honorees recognized for having gone above and beyond to help those in South Florida living with HIV/AIDS. (Westside Gazette, 12/6/12)

Broward Health Hosts Wellness Fest in Pompano Beach
Broward Health Community Health Services hosted the first annual Small Biz Community & Economic Development Corp. Health and Wellness Fest on Nov. 17. The health fair was an effort to build awareness about health care services offered at the Annie L. Weaver Health Center, Amadeo Trinchitella Deerfield Beach High School Health Center and Broward Health Pediatric and Prenatal Health Center. (Westside Gazette, 12/6/12)

Special Holiday Delivery at Chris Evert Children's Hospital
Cancer patients at the Chris Evert Children s Hospital got a special delivery Friday -- brand-new televisions for their wing of the hospital. An American Heritage School student raised more than $40,000 to pay for the TVs. (NBC 6 News, 12/7/12)