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Wednesday, September 04, 2013 - Broward Health News Clips (August 4 - 24)

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

Broward Health North Elects New Chief of Staff
Darren Hoffberger, D.O., was elected chief of the medical staff at Broward Health North by the hospital’s medical staff. (South Florida Hospital News, August 2013)

Broward Health Imperial Point's Man Van Ready to Hit the Streets
With the help of some professional football players, Broward Health Imperial Point officially unveiled The Man Van during its Men’s Health Day celebration. (South Florida Hospital News, August 2013)

Profiles in Leadership

Broward Health North
Donna Valerioti, Regional Manager – Laboratory
Linda Thomas, Regional Manager – Facility Services
(South Florida Hospital News, August 2013) 

Meet the Doctors Get to Know a Few of Our Favorite Physicians
Dr. Channing Coe has two offices in Fort Lauderdale. He delivers babies at Broward Health Medical Center and does robotic gynecologic surgery at both Broward Health Medical Center and Broward Health Imperial Point. (Think Magazine, August 2013)

Chasing Zero
Broward Health North strives for zero patient harm. CEO Pauline Grant has three stretch goals for Broward Health North: outstanding customer service, excellent clinical outcomes and no patient harm. Since joining the HRET HEN, central line-associated bloodstream infections have dropped by 40 percent. (HHN Magazine, 7/31/13)

Momentum Is Building For “John Offerdahl’s Broward Health® Gridiron Grill-Off Food, Wine & Tailgate Festival” On Saturday, November 9
Broward Health is the title sponsor for the 4th annual Grid iron Grill-Off which benefits recognized local charities. (,,, 8/8/13)

Special Report: Hard-To-Find Medical Parts
Fred McMurtrie, biomedical engineer at Broward Health Medical Center, is quoted for this article about the demand for parts used to repair medical equipment. (, 8/9/13)

It's Shopping Saturday!
Broward Health is offering free sports physicals for kids at its Urgent Care Centers. (Sun Sentinel, 8/5/13,, 8/10/13)

S. Florida Hospitals Share Best Practices for Improved Patient Care
Broward Health North CEO, Pauline Grant, and Broward Health Medical Center CEO, Calvin Glidewell, are quoted in this article about S. Florida hospitals collaborating with healthcare providers across the state to better care for patients. (Sun Sentinel, 8/13/13)

Guideposts Reaches Program Milestone -- Comfort Kits Touches 100,000th Child
Earlier this year Broward Health North introduced Comfort Kits to help soothe anxious children who are being treated. The small box contains a cuddly yellow stuffed star, a child-friendly journal, an "I'm Special" bracelet, and much more.  Pauline Grant, Broward Health North CEO and Kathy Zizzo, Broward Health North patient representative are quoted for this article. (,, 8/19/13)