Tuesday, January 08, 2013 - Broward Health News Clips (December 9 to December 21, 2012)

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

Disaster and Hurricane Preparedness
Kelly Keys, manager of Broward Health’s emergency preparedness is interviewed for this piece about lessons from the past storms to inform disaster preparedness for the future and the readiness of the healthcare facilities in South Florida. (South Florida Hospital News, 12/12)

Broward Health Coral Springs Unveils MRI Suite
Broward Health Coral Springs has opened its new MRI suite. With the addition of the new GE MRI and Sentinelle Vanguard 16-channel breast imaging table, the MRI suite allows BHCS to expedite its inpatient load, as well as accommodate additional outpatient exams. (South Florida Hospital News, 12/12)

Broward Health Urgent Care Opens in Coral Springs
Broward Health now welcomes a brand new facility, Broward Health Urgent Care, located in the Magnolia Shoppes in Coral Springs. (South Florida Hospital News, 12/12)

Lillian S. Wells Women's Health Center Wins Women's Choice Award
Lillian S. Wells Women’s Health Center has received the Women’s Choice Award from WomenCertified®, distinguishing it as one of the 2012 America’s Best Hospitals for Patient Experience. (South Florida Hospital News, 12/12)

Hospitals With Lower Than Expected Infection / Complication Rates
AHCA reports infection and complication rates for hospital within Florida. Based on risk adjustments for patient population, and comparison to other facilities in the State, hospital outcomes are rated. Broward Health Medical Center achieved lower than expected complications in the area of Iatrogenic Pneumothorax. (Florida Quality News, 12/12)

South Florida Businesses and Employees Rally For Holiday Giving
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, FL, provided trees for 16 organizations and charities, including Children’s Diagnostic and Treatment Center, to decorate. Volunteers chose themes that tell that charity's story and needs. Then, during the casino's Holiday Tree Trimming and Food Drive, Dec. 6, it unveiled the trees. Representatives from the various charities handed out fliers and information about their organization. (Sun Sentinel, Orlando Sentinel, 12/9/12)

CareTech Solutions Web Clients Honored in Digital Healthcare Awards
CareTech Solutions announced that fourteen of its hospital clients won a total of 20 awards in the eHealthcare Leadership Awards presented at the Sixteenth Annual Healthcare Internet Conference held Nov. 12 – 14, 2012 in Las Vegas. Broward Health won a gold award in the category of Best Integrated Marketing Campaign. (,, 12 additional internet news sites, 12/11/12)

Legionnaires’ Scare at Dania Beach School
Parents at Olson Middle School in Dania Beach are being told to keep an eye on their kids after someone at the school was diagnosed with Legionnaire’s disease. Dr. Nabil El Sanadi, Chief of Emergency Medicine at Broward Health, said Legionnaire’s disease grows in still pools of water and it mainly affects older people with chronic lung problems. He said people should be aware of the dangers but not alarmed. (CBS 4 News, WSVN 7 News, 12/12/12)

Creative Defogging Device Helps Surgeons See Better
Alexander Gomez, former surgical tech at Broward Health Medical Center, invented a device to help prevent surgeons’ equipment from fogging up during surgery. (Sun Sentinel, Florida Jewish News, 12/14/12)

Ranse Jones Beach Volleyball Tourney Draws In Community
The third annual Ranse Jones Volleyball Classic was held at Deerfield Beach and attracted seventy men's and women's teams. Partnering up with Broward Health North Comprehensive Stroke Center the tournament raised more than $15,000. (Sun Sentinel, 12/17/12)

Dating Game Casting Call - For Seniors
With the aim of keeping creaky minds active, Broward Health North hospital is bringing back that saucy old show from the '60s, the Dating Game — for golden agers over 65. (Sun Sentinel, Malaysia Sun, 12/21/12)