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Rennier A Martinez, M.D., joins Baptist Health as a General and Vascular Surgeon

BOCA RATON, FL – December 2, 2022 – Board-certified general surgeon with a dedicated fellowship in vascular surgery, Rennier A Martinez, M.D., joins Baptist Health. Dr. Martinez performs a wide array of gastrointestinal, oncologic, and biliary operations. He focused his fellowship in complex endovascular aortic repair, carotid artery stenting and limb salvage.

“We’re delighted that Dr. Martinez has joined our team,” said Marcella Gravalese, MBA-HSA, Vice President of Baptist Health Medical Group. “His extensive training and expertise in innovative treatment approaches for fenestrated endovascular aortic aneurysm repair (FEVAR), carotid stenting (TCAR) and peripheral artery disease will benefit our patients.”

Dr. Martinez joins Baptist Health after completing his general surgery residency at the University of Miami and his vascular surgery fellowship at the University of Tennessee. He earned his medical degree from Florida State University.

He’s published peer-reviewed scientific papers in The Annals of Vascular Surgery and the Journal of Vascular Surgery and presented his findings at national conferences.

“In addition to his clinical excellence, Dr. Martinez is a dedicated physician and a passionate advocate for his patients. He is a great addition to our talented group of general and vascular surgeons” said Miguel A. Lopez-Viego, MD, FACS, general and vascular surgeon at Baptist Health Medical Group.

Dr. Martinez will see patients at two Baptist Health Medical Group locations: 2800 South Seacrest Blvd., Suite 200, Boynton Beach, FL, 33435 and 9868 South State Rd. 7, Suite 310, Boynton Beach, FL, 33472.

About Baptist Health

Baptist Health is the largest healthcare organization in the region, with 12 hospitals, more than 26,000 employees, 4,000 physicians and 100 outpatient centers, urgent care facilities and physician practices spanning across Miami-Dade, Monroe, Broward and Palm Beach counties. Baptist Health has internationally renowned centers of excellence in cancer, cardiovascular care, orthopedics and sports medicine, and neurosciences. In addition, it includes Baptist Health Medical Group; Baptist Health Quality Network; and Baptist Health Care On Demand, a virtual health platform. A not-for-profit organization supported by philanthropy and committed to its faith-based charitable mission of medical excellence, Baptist Health has been recognized by Fortune as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in America and by Ethisphere as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies. For more information, visit BaptistHealth.net/Newsroom and connect with us on FacebookInstagramTwitter and LinkedIn.

 

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Matthew Ciminero, M.D., joins Baptist Health as an Orthopedic Surgeon

MIAMI, FL – December 1, 2022 – Orthopedic surgeon Matthew Ciminero, M.D., joins Baptist Health Orthopedic Care, part of Baptist Health. Dr. Ciminero specializes in orthopedic trauma and adult reconstruction.

Dr. Ciminero joins Baptist Health Orthopedic Care after completing his orthopedic trauma fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco.

“I’m pleased that Dr. Ciminero is returning to South Florida to join our team,” said John Uribe, M.D., chief medical executive at Baptist Health Orthopedic Care. “He believes in an individualized, holistic approach for each patient and is a great collaborator with the multidisciplinary team it takes for people to recover from orthopedic trauma.”

During his orthopedic surgery residency at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY, Dr. Ciminero served as administrative chief resident and ran a COVID-19 intensive care unit during the initial wave of COVID in 2020.

The Orthopaedic Trauma Association recently asked him to join a new mental health task force to research and educate other surgeons about the psychological associations with musculoskeletal trauma. He is also a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the American Medical Association.

Dr. Ciminero earned his medical degree at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and was inducted into the Gold Humanism Honor Society. He will see patients at 8940 North Kendall Dr. Suite 602E in Miami.

About Baptist Health

Baptist Health is the largest healthcare organization in the region, with 12 hospitals, more than 26,000 employees, 4,000 physicians and 100 outpatient centers, urgent care facilities and physician practices spanning across Miami-Dade, Monroe, Broward and Palm Beach counties. Baptist Health has internationally renowned centers of excellence in cancer, cardiovascular care, orthopedics and sports medicine, and neurosciences. In addition, it includes Baptist Health Medical Group; Baptist Health Quality Network; and Baptist Health Care On Demand, a virtual health platform. A not-for-profit organization supported by philanthropy and committed to its faith-based charitable mission of medical excellence, Baptist Health has been recognized by Fortune as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in America and by Ethisphere as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies. For more information, visit BaptistHealth.net/Newsroom and connect with us on FacebookInstagramTwitter and LinkedIn.

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Matthew Motisi, D.O., joins Baptist Health as an Orthopedic Surgeon

PALM BEACH, FL – November 29, 2022 – Matthew Motisi, D.O., is an orthopedic surgeon at Baptist Health Orthopedic Care.

“We are pleased to welcome Dr. Motisi to Baptist Health Orthopedic Care,” said Anthony Miniaci, M.D., deputy chief medical executive of Baptist Health Orthopedic Care. “His extensive orthopedic experience make him a valuable addition to our team.”

Dr. Motisi provides comprehensive orthopedic care, with a special interest in the complete spectrum of joint preservation to joint reconstruction of the hip, knee and shoulder. He performs the latest techniques including the direct anterior approach total hip replacement, robotic total and partial knee replacement, and reverse total shoulder arthroplasty.

“I’m proud to be able to provide up-to-date first-class orthopedic care to my patients and community,” said Dr. Motisi. “I truly love what I do, and I look forward to providing patients with a full spectrum of continuity of care from start to finish.”

Dr. Motisi earned his medical degree from Nova Southeastern University, graduating at the top of his class. He completed an orthopedic surgery residency at Broward Health Medical Center, a Level I trauma center. He also completed an additional year of fellowship training in sports medicine and shoulder surgery at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

He will see patients at 10301 Hagen Ranch Rd., Suite A940 in Boynton Beach, 2800 S. Seacrest Blvd., Suite 110 in Boynton Beach and 670 Glades Rd., Suite 300 in Boca Raton.

About Baptist Health

Baptist Health is the largest healthcare organization in the region, with 12 hospitals, more than 26,000 employees, 4,000 physicians and 100 outpatient centers, urgent care facilities and physician practices spanning across Miami-Dade, Monroe, Broward and Palm Beach counties. Baptist Health has internationally renowned centers of excellence in cancer, cardiovascular care, orthopedics and sports medicine, and neurosciences. In addition, it includes Baptist Health Medical Group; Baptist Health Quality Network; and Baptist Health Care On Demand, a virtual health platform. A not-for-profit organization supported by philanthropy and committed to its faith-based charitable mission of medical excellence, Baptist Health has been recognized by Fortune as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in America and by Ethisphere as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies. For more information, visit BaptistHealth.net/Newsroom and connect with us on FacebookInstagramTwitter and LinkedIn.

About Baptist Health Orthopedic Care

Baptist Health Orthopedic Care offers comprehensive services for athletes and non-athletes – from physical and cognitive evaluation to rehabilitation and surgical reconstruction. Baptist Health Orthopedic Care is the sports medicine provider for the Miami Dolphins, Miami HEAT, Florida Panthers, Florida International University athletics, Florida Atlantic University, Orange Bowl, Miami Open Tennis, Miami Marathon and Half Marathon and Miami-Dade County Public Schools.

Baptist Health Orthopedic Care is part of Baptist Health, the largest healthcare organization in the region, with 12 hospitals, more than 26,000 employees, 4,000 physicians and 100 outpatient centers, urgent care facilities and physician practices spanning across Miami-Dade, Monroe, Broward and Palm Beach counties. Baptist Health has internationally renowned centers of excellence in cancer, cardiovascular care, orthopedics and sports medicine, and neurosciences. In addition, it includes Baptist Health Medical Group; Baptist Health Quality Network; and Baptist Health Care On Demand, a virtual health platform. A not-for-profit organization supported by philanthropy and committed to its faith-based charitable mission of medical excellence, Baptist Health has been recognized by Fortune as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in America and by Ethisphere as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies. For more information, visit BaptistHealth.net/Newsroom and connect with us on FacebookInstagramTwitter and LinkedIn.

 

 

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Annie Weber, M.D., joins Baptist Health as an Orthopedic Hand Surgeon

MIAMI, FL – November 28, 2022 – Orthopedic surgeon Annie Weber, M.D., joins Baptist Health as a hand surgery specialist with a focus on fracture management, joint replacement, microsurgery, nerve compression and arthritis.

With a longtime love for science, her passion for medicine flourished during a medical mission trip to Uganda in college. Helping people infected with the HIV virus, she loved talking with patients and their families while providing support and care.

Dr. Weber recently completed her orthopedic hand surgery fellowship at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. During her training, she learned to “lay a healing” hand and believes that her role as a hand and upper extremity surgeon allows her to live out this principle.

“We’re pleased that Dr. Weber is the newest member of our team of orthopedic experts,” said John Uribe, M.D., Chief Medical Executive, Baptist Health Orthopedic Care. “She is exceptional in providing her patients surgical and nonsurgical options with functional solutions to improve their daily lives.”

During her residency, she received the University of Maryland Resident Researcher of the Year award and an AOTrauma North America’s 2019 Resident Research grant. She is also a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the American Society for Surgery of the Hand.

Dr. Weber will see orthopedic patients at three convenient locations: 975 Baptist Way, Homestead, FL 33033, 91550 Overseas Hwy., Suite 207, Tavernier, FL 33070, and 5701 Overseas Hwy., Suite 17, Marathon, FL 33050.

About Baptist Health

Baptist Health is the largest healthcare organization in the region, with 12 hospitals, more than 26,000 employees, 4,000 physicians and 100 outpatient centers, urgent care facilities and physician practices spanning across Miami-Dade, Monroe, Broward and Palm Beach counties. Baptist Health has internationally renowned centers of excellence in cancer, cardiovascular care, orthopedics and sports medicine, and neurosciences. In addition, it includes Baptist Health Medical Group; Baptist Health Quality Network; and Baptist Health Care On Demand, a virtual health platform. A not-for-profit organization supported by philanthropy and committed to its faith-based charitable mission of medical excellence, Baptist Health has been recognized by Fortune as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in America and by Ethisphere as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies. For more information, visit BaptistHealth.net/Newsroom and connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn.

 

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Baptist Health Reaches Construction Milestone on West Kendall Baptist Hospital Expansion Project

MIAMI, FL – November 17, 2022 – Baptist Health announced today that it has reached a new construction milestone on the highly anticipated clinical expansion project at Baptist Health West Kendall Baptist Hospital. Nearly one year after the facility’s official “topping-out” ceremony, the hospital celebrated with a ribbon cutting ceremony for the East Pavilion.

Opening in phases through March 2023, the new four-story East Pavilion at West Kendall Baptist Hospital will feature an emergency department that is double the size of the original to better fit the growing needs of the community. The third and fourth floors of the building are completely dedicated to supporting inpatient services, with 70 new private rooms. The project also features an expanded ambulatory drop-off area, a cardiac catherization lab, progressive care services, an interventional radiology suite and more. All inpatient care rooms have been completed and are currently available for patients, with the emergency department opening in December and other add-ons expected by early next year.

“Since arriving in the West Kendall community over a decade ago, we at Baptist Health have maintained a standing commitment to serving the community by offering superior and in-demand health and wellness services,” said Lourdes A. Boue, chief executive officer of West Kendall Baptist Hospital. “After years of working diligently on an expansion that will directly benefit our patients, we couldn’t be more thrilled to finally be opening our doors.”

The design of the new tower mirrors the Mediterranean-style aesthetic of the existing hospital and includes the same eco-friendly features that earned the hospital LEED Gold Certification for Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design – a green building certification program used worldwide.

When the campus first opened in 2011, West Kendall Baptist Hospital was recognized as Miami-Dade County’s first non-replacement hospital in over 35 years, with the goal of helping residents live healthier, safer, and more fulfilling lives. Recently, West Kendall Baptist Hospital doubled down on its commitment to the community by purchasing over 17 acres of land on site for future services.

For more information, please visit https://baptisthealth.net/locations/hospitals/west-kendall-baptist-hospital.

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About Baptist Health

Baptist Health is the largest healthcare organization in the region, with 12 hospitals, more than 26,000 employees, 4,000 physicians and 100 outpatient centers, urgent care facilities and physician practices spanning across Miami-Dade, Monroe, Broward and Palm Beach counties. Baptist Health has internationally renowned centers of excellence in cancer, cardiovascular care, orthopedics and sports medicine, and neurosciences. In addition, it includes Baptist Health Medical Group; Baptist Health Quality Network; and Baptist Health Care On Demand, a virtual health platform. A not-for-profit organization supported by philanthropy and committed to its faith-based charitable mission of medical excellence, Baptist Health has been recognized by Fortune as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in America and by Ethisphere as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies. For more information, visit BaptistHealth.net/Newsroom and connect with us on FacebookInstagramTwitter and LinkedIn.




Baptist Health Recognized as the First in the Nation to Add Clinical Wellness Pharmacists to Staff

MIAMI, FL – November 15, 2022 – Baptist Health is being recognized as the first healthcare system in the nation to add clinical wellness pharmacists to its staff. In line with the organization’s commitment to expanding well-being services for employees, physicians and the greater South Florida community, Baptist Health has brought on Marissa Brooks, PharmD, and Brandon Welch, PharmD, to join the team as certified wellness coaches.

“Hiring a clinical wellness pharmacist has never been done at any other institution and is an example of what sets Baptist Health apart from other organizations,” said Madeline Camejo, vice president and chief pharmacy officer for Baptist Health. “These new positions will support services for pharmacists as well as build greater relationships within Baptist Health among peer physicians, nurses, dieticians and support staff.”

In their new roles, Marissa Brooks will be focusing on oncology, community and employee health, while Brandon Welch will be dedicated to executive health, orthopedics and sports medicine. This unique positioning strengthens Baptist Health’s offerings where these wellness pharmacists will act as liaisons to health and healthcare for patients and their family members.

This announcement comes on the heels of the American Society of Health System Pharmacists announcing the launch of the well-being certification program. Marissa Brooks helped create the program and will be the first pharmacist employed in an institution to focus on well-being directly as part of her position.

About Baptist Health

Baptist Health South Florida is the largest healthcare organization in the region, with 12 hospitals, over 26,000 employees, 4,000 physicians and 100 outpatient centers, urgent care facilities and physician practices spanning across Miami-Dade, Monroe, Broward and Palm Beach counties. Baptist Health has internationally renowned centers of excellence in cancer, cardiovascular care, orthopedics and sports medicine, and neurosciences. In addition, it includes Baptist Health Medical Group; Baptist Health Quality Network; and Baptist Health Care On Demand, a virtual health platform. A not-for-profit organization supported by philanthropy and committed to its faith-based charitable mission of medical excellence, Baptist Health has been recognized by Fortune as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in America and by Ethisphere as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies. For more information, visit BaptistHealth.net/Newsroom and connect with us on FacebookInstagramTwitter and LinkedIn.

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Miami Cancer Institute to Showcase Neuro-Oncology Research in Presentations at 2022 SNO Annual Meeting

 

MIAMI & TAMPA, FL – November 14, 2022 – Miami Cancer Institute, part of Baptist Health South Florida, today announced its oral and poster presentations at this year’s annual meeting of the Society for Neuro-Oncology (SNO), November 17-20, at the Tampa Convention Center in Tampa, Florida. The presentation topics include novel treatment approaches for glioblastoma and the latest in radiosurgery for brain metastases, among many others.

“The SNO annual meeting is a prime opportunity to showcase our leading-edge research in the field of neuro-oncology, which is an area of particular focus for us,” said Manmeet Singh Ahluwalia, M.D., chief of medical oncology, chief scientific officer, and deputy director of Miami Cancer Institute, and Fernandez Family Foundation Endowed Chair in Cancer Research. “Our physician-investigators at the Miami Cancer Institute have been leading several high-profile and promising trials that offer alternative treatment options and hope to patients affected by neurological tumors.”

 

Miami Cancer Institute’s oral and poster presentations at SNO 2022 include:

Oral Presentations

Friday, November 18, 2022
Phase II trial of SurVaxM plus temozolomide for newly diagnosed glioblastoma
Presenter: Manmeet S. Ahluwalia, M.D., MBA
Time: 4:25 p.m. ET
Location: Ballroom B

Randomized Phase II Open-Label Study of Nivolumab plus standard-dose Bevacizumab Vs Nivolumab plus low-dose Bevacizumab in Recurrent Glioblastoma (rGBM): Final report
Presenter: Manmeet S. Ahluwalia, M.D., MBA
Time: 5:15 p.m. ET
Location: Ballroom B

Poster Presentations

Friday, November 18, 2022
Clinical outcomes comparing radiosurgery techniques for managing large brain metastases
Presenter: Tugce Kutuk, M.D.
Time: 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. ET
Location: West/Central Hall

FIGHT-209: a phase 2, open-label, multicenter study of pemigatinib in patients with previously treated glioblastoma or other primary central nervous system tumors with activating FGFR1-3 alterations
Presenter: Manmeet S. Ahluwalia, M.D., MBA
Time: 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. ET
Location: West/Central Hall

Goldilocks and the Three Doses of Radiosurgery for Small Brain Metastases
Presenter: Tugce Kutuk, M.D.
Time: 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. ET
Location: West/Central Hall

Phase I study of Ibrutinib with Radiation and Temozolomide in Patients with Newly Diagnosed Glioblastoma
Presenter: Manmeet S. Ahluwalia, M.D., MBA
Time: 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. ET
Location: West/Central Hall

Phase 1 trial of ruxolitinib, temozolomide, and radiation in high-grade gliomas
Presenter: Manmeet S. Ahluwalia, M.D., MBA
Time: 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. ET
Location: West/Central Hall

Pivotal study to evaluate safety and efficacy of Exablate model 4000 using microbubble resonators to temporarily mediate blood-brain barrier disruption for liquid biopsy in glioblastoma (LIBERATE)
Presenter: Manmeet S. Ahluwalia, M.D., MBA
Time: 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. ET
Location: West/Central Hall

Prospective randomized phase II placebo-controlled trial of SurVaxM plus adjuvant temozolomide for newly diagnosed glioblastoma (SURVIVE)
Presenter: Manmeet S. Ahluwalia, M.D., MBA
Time: 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. ET
Location: West/Central Hall

Randomized pivotal study of blood-brain barrier (BBB) disruption using Exablate Model 4000 with standard of care (SOC) therapy in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) brain metastases: LIMITLESS trial
Presenter: Manmeet S. Ahluwalia, M.D., MBA
Time: 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. ET
Location: West/Central Hall

For updates from the SNO Annual Meeting, look for #SNO2022 on social media and follow Miami Cancer Institute on Twitter at @MiamiCancerInst.

 

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About Miami Cancer Institute

Miami Cancer Institute brings to South Florida access to personalized clinical treatments and comprehensive support services delivered with unparalleled compassion. No other cancer program in the region has the combination of cancer-fighting expertise and advanced technology—including the first proton therapy center in South Florida, Latin America and the Caribbean, and one of the only radiation oncology programs in the world with each of the newest radiation therapies in one place—to diagnose and deliver precise cancer treatments that achieve the best outcomes and improve the lives of cancer patients. The Institute offers an impressive roster of established community oncologists and renowned experts, clinical researchers and genomic scientists recruited from the nation’s top cancer centers. Selected as Florida’s only member of the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer (MSK) Alliance, Miami Cancer Institute is part of a meaningful clinical collaboration that affords patients in South Florida access to innovative treatments and ensures that the standards of care developed by their multidisciplinary disease management teams match those at MSK.




Ivan Matos Diaz, M.D., joins Baptist Health Miami Neuroscience Institute as Co-Director of Cerebrovascular Neurology

 

MIAMI, FL – November 11, 2022 – Ivan Matos Diaz, M.D., joins Miami Neuroscience Institute, a part of Baptist Health, as co-director of cerebrovascular neurology. Dr. Matos specializes in vascular neurology and cerebrovascular neurology, including treatment for strokes and brain hemorrhages. He is fluent in English and Spanish.

“We are pleased Dr. Matos has joined Miami Neuroscience Institute as co-director of cerebrovascular neurology,” said Michael McDermott, M.D., chief medical executive at Miami Neuroscience Institute. “His experience conducting groundbreaking stroke research, coupled with his extensive teaching and training background in neurology, will make him an outstanding addition to our institute.”

Dr. Matos joins Miami Neuroscience Institute from Hennepin Healthcare, where he served as a neurohospitalist, as well as medical director for the Hennepin Healthcare Comprehensive Stroke Center.

Dr. Matos conducted research with the SHINE and ARCADIA clinical trials, and his work has been published in both the International Journal of Stroke and Seminars in Neurology. He is a member of both the American Stroke Association and the American Academy of Neurology.

Dr. Matos earned his medical degree from Instituto Tecnológico de Santo Domingo (INTEC) in the Dominican Republic. He completed neurology and vascular neurology residencies at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York.

He will see patients at 8950 North Kendall Dr., Suite 410W, in Miami.

About Baptist Health South Florida

Baptist Health South Florida is the largest healthcare organization in the region, with 12 hospitals, more than 25,000 employees, 4,000 physicians and 100 outpatient centers, urgent care facilities and physician practices spanning across Miami-Dade, Monroe, Broward and Palm Beach counties. Baptist Health has internationally renowned centers of excellence in cancer, cardiovascular care, orthopedics and sports medicine, and neurosciences. In addition, it includes Baptist Health Medical Group; Baptist Health Quality Network; and Baptist Health Care On Demand, a virtual health platform. A not-for-profit organization supported by philanthropy and committed to its faith-based charitable mission of medical excellence, Baptist Health has been recognized by Fortune as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in America and by Ethisphere as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies. For more information, visit BaptistHealth.net/Newsroom and connect with us on FacebookInstagramTwitter and LinkedIn.

About Miami Neuroscience Institute

Miami Neuroscience Institute offers comprehensive and compassionate treatment for neurological conditions affecting the brain, spinal cord and peripheral nervous system. From non-surgical treatments and minimally invasive procedures to complex brain and spine surgery, the Institute embraces a multidisciplinary approach to patient care.

Miami Neuroscience Institute is part of Baptist Health South Florida, the largest healthcare organization in the region, with 11 hospitals, more than 23,000 employees, 4,000 physicians and 100 outpatient centers, urgent care facilities and physician practices spanning across Miami-Dade, Monroe, Broward and Palm Beach counties. Baptist Health has internationally renowned centers of excellence in cancer, cardiovascular care, orthopedics and sports medicine, and neurosciences. In addition, it includes Baptist Health Medical Group; Baptist Health Quality Network; and Baptist Health Care On Demand, a virtual health platform. A not-for-profit organization supported by philanthropy and committed to its faith-based charitable mission of medical excellence, Baptist Health has been recognized by Fortune as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in America and by Ethisphere as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies. For more information, visit BaptistHealth.net/Newsroom and connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn.

 

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Miami HEAT’s Red White & Pink Game Raises Funds for Breast Cancer Research at Baptist Health Miami Cancer Institute

MIAMI, FL – November 10, 2022 – As part of a philanthropic partnership between Baptist Health Foundation and the Miami HEAT, the team held its Red, White & Pink game on October 3rd in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month.  The game, part of the partnership’s Bounce Back from CancerTM initiative, raised nearly $10,000 to benefit research and patient care at Baptist Health Miami Cancer Institute.

The game was an open scrimmage that included the Miami HEAT’s current 2022-23 roster and was attended by breast cancer survivors, their families and friends, physicians and staff from Baptist Health Miami Cancer Institute, board and council members, corporate sponsors, major fundraisers and other members of the community.  The program honored several breast cancer survivors and their physicians, and featured remarks by Miami Cancer Institute CEO & Executive Medical Director Dr. Michael Zinner; Miami HEAT head coach Erik Spoelstra, HEAT team captain Udonis Haslem; and Baptist Health Foundation CEO Alex Villoch.

“The Red, White & Pink game not only serves as the official start of our season, but an invaluable opportunity to shine a light on those valiantly fighting against breast cancer,” said John Vidalin, EVP and chief commercial officer of the Miami HEAT. “We’re humbled and grateful to partner with Baptist Health Miami Cancer Institute, its world-class physicians and incredible cancer survivors in this important fight.”

“I am so proud to support Baptist Health Miami Cancer Institute,” said Udonis Haslem, who is a Bounce Back from CancerTM ambassador and social media influencer. “What their team is accomplishing in terms of both innovation and treatment is really amazing. And the fact that we have this level of care in Miami makes such a difference for our entire community.”

The Miami HEAT Red, White & Pink Game is part of Baptist Health Foundation’s Bounce Back from CancerTM, a grassroots initiative to raise vital funds for research at Miami Cancer Institute. Over the past four years, Bounce Back from CancerTM has raised $3.5 million to help realize the Institute’s vision of a world without cancer.  Its signature event brings the community together for a fun, family-friendly 14.2 and 2 mile basketball dribble / walk.  Donors pledge in support of individual or team participants, and corporations throughout South Florida provide philanthropic sponsorships.  The next Bounce Back from CancerTM will take place Sunday, March 12, 2023.

“I’m proud to say that in the five short years since Baptist Health Miami Cancer Institute opened its doors, we have become one of the largest cancer centers in Florida, with the nation’s top experts and all the latest treatments,” said Dr. Michael Zinner.  “But we did not accomplish this alone.  Philanthropy has been key in allowing us to provide such outstanding care, and it’s funds raised from events like Bounce Back from CancerTM and the Red, White & Pink game that make it possible.”

“As a breast cancer survivor myself, I can attest to how important it is to have Baptist Health Miami Cancer Institute in our community,” said Alex Villoch.  “The fact that you no longer need to leave your personal support system to see world-renowned physicians and receive leading-edge cancer therapies is life-changing.  We are so grateful to the Miami HEAT and all our Red, White & Pink game donors for their commitment to fighting breast cancer.”

For more information about Bounce Back from Cancer, visit HeatHelpCure.org.

About Baptist Health Foundation

The mission of Baptist Health Foundation is to inspire philanthropy and build extraordinary donor relationships in support of excellence, innovation, community wellness and global leadership in healthcare at Baptist Health South Florida. Through philanthropy, the Foundation supports and expands Baptist Health’s ability to provide outstanding patient care and bring the latest treatments to patients and families affected by a serious illness. Donor contributions also allow the Foundation to assist Baptist Health facilities in keeping pace with technology and equipment advances, perform cutting-edge research and offer continuing education opportunities to medical staff. Learn more at BaptistHealth.net/Foundation.

About The HEAT Group

The HEAT Group is comprised of the National Basketball Association’s Miami HEAT and the 19,600-seat FTX Arena. The HEAT is a three-time NBA Champion having won titles in 2006, 2012 and 2013 and is a celebrated leader in every discipline of the business of basketball. FTX Arena, home of the HEAT, is a LEED Gold Recertified, award-winning, state-of-the-art facility, which hosts more than 150 events per year. FTX Arena has maintained its position as the #1 Arena in Florida for the seventh consecutive year—and the 10th time during the past 11 years—according to 2021 year-end rankings of the world’s top arenas conducted by both Pollstar and Billboard. The Arena ranks 10th in the United States and 10th in the world for Billboard and 13th in the United States and 15th worldwide for Pollstar. The Arena is located on the waterfront in the thriving arts and entertainment district in downtown Miami. For more information, please visit HEAT.com and FTX Arena.com.

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Baptist Health Receives Achievement Through the 2022 Digital Health Most Wired Survey

 

MIAMI, FL – November 11, 2022 – The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME), has released their coveted Digital Health Most Wired Survey results for the 2022 data collection period. Baptist Health is proud to announce that it been recognized a Digital Health Certified, Level 9, for the Acute and Ambulatory survey selection.

Among the more than 38,000 organizations surveyed by CHIME, Baptist Health ranked above peers in categories like analytics and data management, population health, infrastructure, and patient engagement. The survey assessed the adoption, integration and impact of technologies in health care organizations at all stages of development, from early development to industry leading.

“The ultimate goal of our Digital Transformation is to revolutionize the way our patients seek and experience healthcare,” said Tony Ambrozie, Senior Vice President and Chief Digital & Information Officer for Baptist Health. “From implementing innovative yet accessible digital options for patients to creating countless advancements for clinicians, technology is the industry’s future. We at Baptist Health are honored to be recognized for these efforts and remain committed to delivering next-level health and wellness solutions.”

The Digital Health Most Wired survey and recognition program serves as a comprehensive “Digital Health Check-up” for healthcare organizations across the world. As success in digital health increasingly determines the quality of patient care, the scope of the CHIME Digital Health Most Wired survey reflects the progress of leading healthcare providers as they reinvent healthcare for a new century.

“We are proud to honor your team’s exceptional dedication to excellence in digital health,” said CHIME President and CEO Russell P. Branzell. “Your pioneering performance in the industry inspires other organizations by example. Patients in communities around the world receive better care when you drive change through digital transformation, as you have proven through your success in this rigorous program.”

About Baptist Health

Baptist Health South Florida is the largest healthcare organization in the region, with 12 hospitals, more than 26,000 employees, 4,000 physicians and 100 outpatient centers, urgent care facilities and physician practices spanning across Miami-Dade, Monroe, Broward and Palm Beach counties. Baptist Health has internationally renowned centers of excellence in cancer, cardiovascular care, orthopedics and sports medicine, and neurosciences. In addition, it includes Baptist Health Medical Group; Baptist Health Quality Network; and Baptist Health Care On Demand, a virtual health platform. A not-for-profit organization supported by philanthropy and committed to its faith-based charitable mission of medical excellence, Baptist Health has been recognized by Fortune as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in America and by Ethisphere as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies. For more information, visit BaptistHealth.net/Newsroom and connect with us on FacebookInstagramTwitter and LinkedIn.

About CHIME

The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) is an executive organization dedicated to serving chief information officers (CIOs), chief medical information officers (CMIOs), chief nursing information officers (CNIOs), chief innovation officers (CIOs), chief digital officers (CDOs) and other senior healthcare IT leaders. With more than 5,000 members in 58 countries plus two U.S. territories and over 190 healthcare IT business partners and professional services firms, CHIME and its three associations provide a highly interactive, trusted environment enabling senior professional and industry leaders to collaborate, exchange best practices, address professional development needs and advocate the effective use of information management to improve the health and care in the communities they serve. For more information, please visit chimecentral.org.

 

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