Friday, April 05, 2013 - Broward Health News Clips (March 10-30, 2013)

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

Broward March for Babies May 4
Broward Health is a proud sponsor of the March of Dimes annual March for Babies Broward, held on Saturday, May 4 at Nova Southeastern University in Davie.   (, 3/5/13)

Big Bike Riders coming to Mardi Gras
The Celebration of Smiles motorcycle ride was held at Mardi Gras Casino on Sunday, March 24. The Big Bike Riders Children’s Foundation, in partnership with Broward Health Foundation, has been holding this event to benefit Chris Evert Children’s Hospital for the past five years. (Sun Sentinel Community, 3/10/13,, Miami Herald, 3/14/13)

Marine Industry Cares Foundation and Cruise Industry Charitable Foundation Announce Key Partnership for Fort Lauderdale Fundraising Event
Marine Industry Cares Foundation and Cruise Industry Charitable Foundation partner for 5th Annual Spin-A-Thon fundraising event to help Fort Lauderdale children and family organizations, Kids in Distress and the Children's Diagnostic & Treatment Center. (, 3/13/13,, 3/15/13)

Slap-stick silly: Gilda's Club South Florida hosts 18th annual 'Live from South Florida…It's Saturday Night!'
Broward Health is proud to present Gilda's Club South Florida’s 18th annual "Live from South Florida … It's Saturday Night!" signature fundraiser on March 16 at the Signature Grand in Davie. (Sun Sentinel Society, 3/12/13)

Broward Health Foundation's rose-filled evening to benefit all hospitals
The inaugural "Salah Foundation Broward Health Ball," will take place on April 6. The Broward Health Foundation hosts the floral-themed black-tie gala to raise funds for Broward Health hospitals and services. Thank you to Turner Construction for sponsoring the event. (Sun Sentinel Society, 3/12/13)

Dynamic Duo Elected to Senior Hall of Fame
Broward Health North CEO Pauline Grant was recently inducted into the Broward Senior Hall of Fame. Inductees range in age from 62 to 89 and exemplify exceptional advocacy for elders. They are nominated by the public and chosen by a panel of service professionals and community leaders. (Sun Sentinel, 3/16/13)

Entic Delivers Major Savings and Energy Efficiency for Broward Health
Broward Health is realizing major energy savings, thanks to its decision to select Entic to optimize building energy efficiency for Broward Health Medical Center. The 1.2MM square-foot, 716-bed facility is on track to generate $250,000 a year in energy cost savings through analytics and optimization solutions. (,,,,, 3/21/13)

Sisters on the Move!
Broward Health was on site to offer healthy snacks and health tips at the recent First Lady Michelle Obama’s” Let’s Move” Fitness and Health Fair Field Day at the Central Broward Regional Park in Lauderhill. The Delta GEMS Institute coupled with the EMBODI (Empowering Males to Build Opportunities for Developing Independence) youth initiative to create the event that entertained and educated more than 120 participants with line dances, strolls, calisthenics and more. (Westside Gazette, 3/21/13)

Sound Physicians Enters Agreement to Provide Hospitalist Services at Broward Health
Sound Physicians, a leading hospitalist organization focused on driving improvements in quality, satisfaction and financial performance of inpatient healthcare delivery, announced an agreement to provide hospitalist services at Broward Health Coral Springs and Broward Health Imperial Point. (,,,, 9 additional internet news outlets and 71 additional TV news outlets, 3/22/13)

5K Run/Walk & Half Marathon Race for Women's Wellness
The eighth annual event benefited The Lisa Boccard Breast Cancer Fund/Broward Health Coral Springs, which provides free mammograms to women who do not have insurance or are under insured. (, 3/22/13,,, 3/28/13)

Fort Lauderdale Mayor Jack Seiler and local city commissioners will attend the 5th annual Spin-A-Thon to support the work of Kids In Distress and Children’s Diagnostic & Treatment Center. (, 3/24/13)

Gala at Pier 66 earns $90,000 for Children’s Diagnostic & Treatment Center
The party, which earned $90,000, celebrated CDTC’s 30th anniversary, as well as the service of its retiring founder and executive director, Dr. Susan Widmayer. (Miami Herald Broward Album, 3/24/13)

Bones Ache? It's Probably Going to Rain
Dr. Nabil El Sanadi, chief of emergency medicine for Broward Health is quoted in this article that describes how, when barometric pressure changes, those with arthritis, sports injuries, hip, shoulder or knee replacements commonly feel an ache. (Orlando Sentinel, Sun Sentinel, 3/24/13)

Help Wanted in Florida: Nurses
Within the healthcare industry, nursing is continuing to be a vibrant sector for growth and development. Recruiter Marcus Wildy with Broward Health said the need for critical care nurses is strong, And the need for surgical nurses is stronger. (Sun Sentinel, 3/24/13,, 3/27/13)

Commission on Cancer Grants Broward Health North Cancer Center Accreditation
The Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons has granted the Comprehensive Cancer Center at Broward Health North a three-year accreditation with commendation. Three-year accreditation is earned by centers demonstrating quality improvement, cancer data management, community activity, cancer leadership and commitment to research. (, 3/25/13)

Children’s Harbor Raises More Than $100,000 To Support Services For Foster Children Through The Harbor Lights Gala
Broward Health is a sponsor of the event, which raised more than $100,000 for Children’s Harbor. (, 3/27/13)

Ladies bring joy and stuffed bears to local youngsters
Forty women in the Kings Point community west of Delray Beach are bringing joy to patients at Chris Evert Children's Hospital by knitting and crocheting small dolls for them. (Sun Sentinel, 3/29/13)

Broward Health North’s Comprehensive Cancer Center has been granted accreditation with commendation by American College of Surgeons
Broward Health North “has dedicated itself to providing the best in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer” according to the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer, which has granted the hospital accreditation with commendation.  (Westside Gazette, 3/29/13)

Teenagers gearing up for summer job searches
As summer nears, thousands of teenagers across South Florida are already proofreading their resumes, filling out job applications and cold calling potential employers. Employers like Broward Health are offering volunteer, paid internships or part-time, seasonal employment opportunities.  (Sun Sentinel, 3/29/13)