Wednesday, November 13, 2013 - Broward Health News Clips (Oct. 13 - Nov. 2, 2013)

Nonprofits Expect To Fill Obamacare Gaps for the Undocumented

Banning undocumented immigrants from participating in the Affordable Care Act's long-awaited rollout won't stop them from benefiting, at least indirectly. Safety-net services and public hospital districts like Broward Health are available. (Sun Sentinel 10/14/13)

LifeNet4Families to hold 2nd Annual Gala

Broward Health is a sponsor of the LifeNet4Families "We CAN Do It!" Gala. ( 10/15/13)

John Offerdahl's 'Broward Health Gridiron Grill-Off' Pits Former Athletes against Top Chefs

Twenty-five Miami Dolphins legends teamed up with top South Florida chefs for John Offerdahl's "Broward Health Gridiron Grill-Off Food, Wine & Tailgate Festival" on Nov. 9, from 1 to 9 p.m. at the Pompano Beach Amphitheater. (Sun Sentinel Society 10/16/13)

'Swing for Seniors' Golf Tournament To Benefit Aging and Disability Resource Center

Broward Health was this year’s prime sponsor of the 25th annual "Swing for Seniors" golf tournament, presented by the Aging and Disability Resource Center. (Sun Sentinel Society 10/16/13)

Match Point: 24th Annual Chris Evert/Raymond James Pro-Celebrity Tennis Classic Set for Nov. 15-17

The popular "Chris Evert/Raymond James Pro-Celebrity Tennis Classic" will return for its 24th year. Broward Health Chris Evert Children's Hospital is a sponsor of this event. (Sun Sentinel Society 10/16/13)

Effects of U.S. Linger In Fears over Funding

Firefighters want to save lives. And now they're worried now that children are at-risk because of the nation's political firefight that ended after 15 days of a government shutdown. Dr. Nabil El Sanadi, chief of emergency medicine for Broward Health and consultant to the firefighters' effort is quoted for this article. (Sun Sentinel 10/17/13)

South Florida Hospitals Perform Well On Safety Grades

South Florida medical centers emerged from the latest round of hospital safety ratings with another strong performance overall. (Sun Sentinel, 10/23/13)

Broward Officials Issue Health Advisory

Health officials have issued a warning about the threat of a highly contagious food-borne illness becoming more common in Broward County. Dr. Nabil El Sanadi, chief of emergency medicine at Broward Health, is quoted for this news story. (WSVN 7 News, WOAI 1200 News Radio 10/24/13)

NFL Says Broward Health Among Best For Joint Replacements

Broward Health Medical Center has been re-certified as one of 12 leading medical centers across the country and the only location in Florida to provide joint replacement surgery for retired National Football League players. (, Sun Sentinel 10/25/13)

Pro Athletes Hustling for South Florida kids

The Florida Panthers Foundation provided a $400,000 grant to the Broward Health Foundation for the renovation of Chris Evert Children’s Hospital’s pediatric oncology unit. During the holidays, the patients receive a special visit from Panthers players and Stanley C. Panther, the team’s mascot. (South Florida Parenting 10/25/13)

The Smart Ride 10

The SMART Ride 10, a 165-mile, two day bike ride and fundraiser, will start in Miami on Friday, November 15, and end in Key West the next day, Saturday, November 16. Many organizations throughout the state of Florida benefit from The SMART Ride’s fundraising include Children’s Diagnostic & Treatment Center. ( 10/28/13)

Celebrating the Champions in All of Us: 'Sallarulo's Race for Champions'

Broward Health is a sponsor of the eighth annual "Sallarulo's Race for Champions and Carnival" to benefit Special Olympics Florida - Broward County. (Sun Sentinel Society 10/30/13)

Health Executives Leave Footprints in the Miami Community

Jasmin Shirley, Broward Health Vice President of Community Health Services and her Local Miami National Association of Health Services Executives chapter officers showed their green thumbs by planting a vegetable garden at a local Community Health Center.  (South Florida Times 10/31/13)

2012 Olympian Competing in S FL Tournament

Top athletes, including 2012 Olympian Steve Grotowski, AVP top players Mike DiPierro and Adrian Carambula and many more, played in the fourth annual Ranse Volleyball Classic. Proceeds from the silent auction and raffles will benefit the Comprehensive Stroke Center at Broward Health North. (WFLX Fox 29 News 11/1/13)


Breast Cancer Awareness | MAMMOPALOOZA Events

Breast Cancer Advances: Prevention, Diagnosis, Treatment and Research

Dr. Archana Maini, Broward Health Oncologist, penned this article for South Florida Hospital News about the different strides made over the years in the detection and treatment of breast cancer. (South Florida Hospital News October 2013)

A. Pia Ferro's Story of Survival

Broward Health North patient Pia Ferro talks about her stage 4 breast cancer diagnosis; being able to fight the fight thanks to staff at Broward Health North, her family and her beliefs. (Sun Sentinel 10/18/13)

Coral Springs Fire Department Hosts “Pinktober” Spaghetti Dinner

Donations from the “Pinktober” Spaghetti Dinner will benefit the Broward Health Coral Springs Lisa Boccard Breast Cancer Fund along with the Coral Springs Firefighters Benevolent Association. ( 10/21/13)

Bra Eases Post Breast Cancer Surgery Discomfort

With the encouragement of Dr. Nicholas Tranakas, chief of oncology at Broward Health Medical Center, Kim Haley created the Medebra, a comfortable cotton bra for women post mastectomy. (News 4 Jax 10/21/13)

Importance of Self-Breast Exams to Be Stressed

Dr. Delia Constanza Guaqueta, medical director of the High Risk Breast Program at the Women’s Center at Broward Health Medical Center, spoke at the Chabad Lubavitch of Fort Lauderdale's Breast Cancer Awareness Event on Monday, Oct. 28. (Jewish Journal 10/22/13)