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Friday, August 09, 2013 - Broward Health News Clips (July 14 to August 3)

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

Wags of Comfort

Broward Health Imperial Point and Broward Health Coral Springs are mentioned in this article for their participation in the Animal Assisted Therapy Program where trained therapy animals visit patients to help cheer them up. (Humane Society Paw Prints, summer 2013)

South Florida ERs Seeing Texting/Walking Injuries
Dr. Nabil El Sanadi, Chief of Emergency Medicine for Broward Health is quoted for this article about the dangers of distracted walking. (Sun Sentinel, 7/12/13)

Broward Health Offers Free Sports Physicals for Kids Returning to School
Miami Dolphins football stars, food trucks and doctors were part of an event, sponsored by Broward Health Weston, to encourage sports physicals for kids returning to school. (Sun Sentinel,, 7/15/13, 8/2/13)

Top Ten
Broward Health Medical Center made the top ten in a survey released Tuesday by U.S. News & World Report. The magazine rated hospitals in Miami and Fort Lauderdale based on their number of nationally ranked specialties and their number of high-performing specialties. (Miami Herald, 7/16/13)

Hospital Celebrates 75th Anniversary
Broward Health Medical Center recently hosted a 75th anniversary celebration to mark its evolution from its humble beginnings to Fort Lauderdale’s main public hospital. About 700 attendees enjoyed an afternoon of free health screenings, informational sessions and booths, children’s activities and a football kicking clinic with pro football players Dan Carpenter and Brandon Fields. (Sun Sentinel, 7/19/13)

Health Fair at New Golden Heights
Broward Health Community Health Services participated in a health fair at New Golden Heights Church of Christ in Fort Lauderdale, on Saturday, July 30. (South Florida Times, 7/19/13)

Arrivals and Departures for July 19, 2013
Kimberly Ann Kisslan has been appointed to the North Broward Hospital District Board of Commissioners, according to a news release from the governor's office. (, 7/19/13)

‘Help Wanted’ Ads up Nearly 11 Percent in Broward
“Help wanted” ads online in Broward County rose by more than 22,000 in June, up nearly 11 percent from a year ago, according to state reports of data from The Conference Board. Broward employers with the largest numbers of ads to fill vacancies were Broward Health, Memorial Health and AutoNation. (Sun Sentinel, 7/23/13)

AHA Members-Only Town Hall Webcast
Maulik Joshi, president of the Health Research & Educational Trust and AHA senior vice president of research, was joined by Pauline Grant, CEO of Broward Health North, and others, to discuss the many quality improvement efforts underway as part of the Hospital Engagement Network. (, 7/23/13)

Announcing Finalists for the 2013 Health Care PR and Marketing Awards!
The Broward Health Magazine is listed as a finalist for the category of ‘Best Feature Article in a Publication.’ (, 7/29/13)

Hospitals Hire 'Navigators' To Help Patients
More than five years after a navigator program was launched for cancer patients at Broward Health, others are following suit. Experts in guiding patients through the tricky maze of doctor's appointments, tests and treatments, navigators are what one local hospital official called "the wave of the future" in health care, holding the patient's hand from diagnosis to recovery — and saving time and money along the way.  (Sun Sentinel, Florida Jewish Journal, 7/27/13)

Power Leaders in Health Care
Broward Health Leaders were recognized as South Florida Business Journal’s Power Leaders in Healthcare:

Frank Nask, President/CEO of Broward Health
Laura Hunter, VP of Physician Services
Pauline Grant, CEO of Broward Health North
Calvin Glidewell, CEO of Broward Health Medical Center
Drew Grossman, CEO of Broward Health Coral Springs
Alice Taylor, CEO of Broward Health Imperial Point
(South Florida Business Journal, 8/2/13)

New Procedure Used To Deliver Baby by C-Section
For the first time in a C-section, Broward Health Medical Center was able to use a high-tech procedure to meet the religious needs of the mother. Using a device to catch the blood as it came out from the mother, clinical staff were able to avoid a transfusion by cleaning the mother’s own blood and returning it back to her body. (WSVN 7 Local News, 8/2/13)

South Florida 100
Broward Health President/CEO Frank Nask is among this exclusive forum of interesting, informed and influential leaders from Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties talking about the news topics. (Sun Sentinel, weekly)