Monday, February 11, 2013 - Broward Health News Clips (January 13 to February 2, 2013)

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

Healthy and at the Hospital 
Affordable Fitness:
Hospitals in Broward now offer an alternative, creating fitness centers friendly to gym newbies. Wellness centers are open at Broward Health Medical Center, Broward Health Imperial Point, and Broward Health Coral Springs.

Debunking Health Myths: Broward Health and other hospitals now offer online health libraries that give detailed nutritional and toxicity information.

New Age Therapies: These days, a post-op stay is likely to include a hospital worker switching on a soothing song, encouraging your artistic side, and introducing you to a friendly golden retriever. The Chris Evert Children’s Hospital even employs a music therapist, Laura Cornelius, who has seen the healing power of a good song.

Networking as Therapy: Dr. Bruce Janke, orthopedic surgeon and medical director of Broward Health North’s Joint Replacement Center, says the social networking program there has meant postoperative patients return to interact with doctors and other patients with similar medical histories.

Preventive Health for Your Head: The Memory Disorder Center at Broward Health North takes a holistic approach to memory loss and other forms of mental functioning impairment, using clues from patients’ self-reports as well as physicians’ evaluations to uncover the root causes of the problem.
(Fort Lauderdale Magazine, p. 29-30, January/February, 2013)

Healthcare Jobs In Demand Are Specialized
If you're a nurse who specializes in assisting with surgery, newborn care, or cardiovascular disease, you can write your own ticket. Broward Health Medical Center, for example, is providing a $5,000 sign-on bonus to surgery RNs who commit to two years' employment. (Sun Sentinel,, 1/14/13, 1/21/13)

Broward Health North Having Senior Dating Game
There are more single seniors than ever before, as baby boomers enter their 60s. So it's no surprise that services and classes are emerging to help the cause. On January 23, Broward Health North auditioned about 50 single men and women, ages 65 to 90, for the Senior Dating Game. (Sun Sentinel, 1/15/13)

Mamografías Gratis En Broward
El Sentinel highlighted the efforts of local organizations, including Broward Health, to provide free mammograms to those in need. (El Sentinel, 1/17/13)

Coral Springs Family Fun Day and Car Show
This 50th Anniversary Signature Event is presented by Golden Anniversary Sponsor Al Hendrickson Toyota, along with Broward Health Coral Springs and local businesses. (, 1/17/13)

The Balancing Act
Dr. Coral Villenueva, podiatrist and wound care specialist with Broward Health Imperial Point, spoke with Danielle Knox about foot health and care. (Lifetime TV, 1/17/13)

Broward Health North Is First In South Florida to Be Joint Commissioned Certified For Spine Surgery
Broward Health North’s Spine Care Center earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for Spine Surgery by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for health care quality and safety in disease-specific care. (, 1/18/13)

Start Training and Register Now For Coral Springs Half Marathon
The Coral Springs Half Century Celebration, the City’s first-ever half marathon and Broward Health Coral Springs’ 8th annual Race for Women’s Wellness 5K Run/Walk are part of a list of signature events to mark the City’s 50th anniversary. Both races will benefit the Broward Health Coral Springs Lisa Boccard Breast Cancer Fund. (,, 1/20/13)

The Ben Graber Hour – Dr. Nabil El Sanadi on Hypothermia Treatment
Dr. El Sanadi discussed the use of hypothermia on heart attack patients on The Ben Graber Hour, which airs every Sunday at 1 p.m. on 850 WFTL AM. (, 1/20/13)

Local Hospitals' Most Popular Baby Names
Each year, thousands of babies are born at Broward Health Medical Center and Broward Health Coral Springs. South Florida Parenting lists the top 10 baby names provided by the State of Florida Department of Health. (South Florida Parenting, 1/21/13)

Finalists Named For Awards for Broward County Nonprofits
Dr. Susan Widmayer, Administrator for CDTC, is a finalist for the Lifetime Achievement Award at the third annual PNC Bank Non-Profit Academy Awards, which recognize nonprofit agencies, their executives and their board members in Broward County. (Sun Sentinel, 1/21/13)

Southern Florida Minority Supplier Development Council to Host its 28th Annual Business Expo 
Broward Health is a sponsor of the Southern Florida Minority Supplier Development Council’s 28th Annual Business Expo, which runs March 14-15 at the Broward County Convention Center. (, 1/22/13)

Jessica June Children's Cancer Foundation Puts On Their Fancy Pants
Chris Evert Children’s Hospital is a sponsor of The Jessica June Children's Cancer Foundation’s 5th annual "Fancy Jeans Party" on Feb. 23 at Passion Nightclub at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. (Sun Sentinel Society, 1/23/13)

Hospitals Face Millions in Medicare Cuts
Broward Health President/CEO, Frank Nask, is quoted in this article about the last-minute federal fiscal cliff negotiations of 2012 and what they will cost Broward and Palm Beach counties' more than two dozen hospitals during the next four fiscal years. (Sun Sentinel, 1/23/13)

Soccer a Comfort Zone for Cypress Bay Coach and Her Son with Cancer
The team offers support for assistant coach Helena Ioannou, and her toddler son, Christian, who is a few months from completing a 54-week treatment plan at Chris Evert Children's Hospital that has included chemotherapy and radiation. (Sun Sentinel, 1/23/13)

Israel expert to Speak at Jewish Federation of Broward County's 'Community Campaign Celebration'
Broward Health is a sponsor of this event celebrating the resilience and contributions of the Jewish state. (Sun Sentinel, 1/23/13)

The Sun Trolley Expands Galt Link Route to Include Broward Health Imperial Point Hospital 
The newest addition to Sun Trolley’s seven (7) routes, as of January 20, 2013, is Broward Health Imperial Point Hospital. “Diagnostic services such as CT, MRI, ultrasound, X-ray and digital mammography are now just a trolley ride away for residents of Galt Ocean Mile,” said Alice Taylor, CEO of Broward Health Imperial Point. (,,, WUPV-TV, Virtual Strategy Magazine, 2 additional internet news outlets, 1/25/13)

Girl Battling Cancer Receives Warm Welcome from Classmates 
Broward Health Medical Center patient Alexandra Orzech, received a special welcome from her entire fourth grade class on Friday. Classmates paid a small fee to dress down to wear Alexandra's cancer color, green, along with cancer hats with the proceeds going to help her pay her medical bills. (WSVN 7, 1/25/13)

Broward Health North to Host Spine Series in February
Broward Health North is hosting a Spine Lecture Series every Monday during the month of February. Spine and Orthopedic surgeons will highlight the latest advancements in spine surgery, plus other options for treating back pain and discomfort. (, 1/27/13)

State of the City
Broward Health Coral Springs was one of the sponsors of the Coral Springs 50th Anniversary State of the City on Wednesday, January 30 at the Center for the Arts. (, 1/28/13)

Wilmington Ten commends the NNPA during Mid-Winter Conference in Fort Lauderdale
The NNPA recently held their 2013 Mid-Winter Conference to map out strategic objectives that will keep them solvent in the 21st century. Jasmine Shirley, vice president of Community Health Services for Broward Health, spoke to the group and implored them to continue speaking about preventive measures, treatment and goals of healthcare officials in battling the outbreak. (Westside Gazette, 1/30/13)