West Kendall Baptist Hospital and Healthy West Kendall Partner with Alliance for Aging to launch Care Transitions Program

MIAMI, FL – August 5, 2020 – West Kendall Baptist Hospital, Healthy West Kendall and the Alliance for Aging have teamed up to launch the Care Transitions Program to provide home-based assistance for geriatric patients discharged from West Kendall Baptist Hospital. The goal of the program is to help vulnerable seniors recuperate in their own homes and prevent or delay nursing home placements or hospital readmissions. The Care Transitions Program provides help and support for qualifying seniors for up to 60 days, at no charge. Developed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the temporary program is available through December 2020 to 150 patients and funded by the CARES Act Provider Relief Fund from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.

“West Kendall Baptist Hospital and Healthy West Kendall are pleased to partner with the Alliance for Aging in caring for our patients upon discharge,” said Michelle Mejia, assistant vice president of Health Promotions & Strategic Partnerships at West Kendall Baptist Hospital. “This extra support, which consists of meals, transportation, housekeeping and emotional support, will help our patients and residents recover and return to restored health.”

The Care Transitions Program is offered to area residents age 60 and over who are identified during discharge from West Kendall Baptist Hospital as needing help at home to promote healing and recovery. Patients who live alone or have limited means for self-care and support may receive assistance with meals, personal care, homemaking, shopping and more. The necessary services will be determined by the patient’s care team and case manager and delivered by staff of the Alliance for Aging service providers.

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About West Kendall Baptist Hospital
West Kendall Baptist Hospital is part of Baptist Health South Florida, the largest healthcare organization in the region, with 11 hospitals, nearly 23,000 employees, more than 4,000 physicians and more than 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 the Alliance for Aging
As the Area Agency on Aging for Miami-Dade and Monroe counties, the Alliance serves as the administrative funding hub for $42 million in state and federal money for home- and community-based services. The Alliance is responsible for ensuring quality and fiscal accountability among subcontractors providing direct services. In the past year, more than 86,000 older adults received home- and community-based services through our network.




Doctors Hospital Names New Officers to Board of Directors

CORAL GABLES, FL – August 3, 2020 – Baptist Health South Florida is pleased to announce a new a slate of officers to the Board of Directors of Doctors Hospital. Sheldon T. Anderson will serve as Chair, Abel L. Iglesias as Vice Chair, Bonnie Blaire as Secretary and Sats Tripathy as Treasurer.

“I am blessed to have such talented individuals lead the Doctors Hospital Board,” said Javier Hernández-Lichtl, CEO of Doctors Hospital and Miami Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Institute. “Their profound knowledge, global perspectives and unique experiences will enhance our efforts as we strive to fulfill our mission and improve the health and well-being of people in our community.”

Sheldon T. Anderson is the retired Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the southeast region of the Northern Trust. He is an active philanthropist and Board member of many south Florida organizations, including Baptist Health South Florida, Miami Dade College Foundation, Institute of Contemporary Art, New World Symphony, Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart and the Orange Bowl Committee. He is a Board member and past Chair of both the United Way and the Miami-Dade Beacon Council.

Abel L. Iglesias is President and Chief Operating Officer of Professional Bank. He has more than 30 years of banking experience in South Florida. He is a Board member of the Miami Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta and the Coral Gables Museum. He is former Chair of the Board of Miami Dade College’s Center for Financial Training and Friends of WLRN 91.3 FM (NPR). Mr. Iglesias also served as a Board member of the Latin Builders Association, the City of Coral Gables Historic Preservation Board and the Miami-Dade Beacon Council. He holds a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Miami and a bachelor’s degree, magna cum laude, in business administration from Barry University.

Bonnie Blaire is a retired attorney, legal author and lecturer. She has more than 40 years of experience as a practicing attorney in both Florida state and U.S. federal courts. She has published legal volumes in Business Law and the Uniform Commercial Code. She has served on the City of Coral Gables Disability Affairs Board for more than 30 years. She continues as a consultant for disability services and programs, also serving as a Trustee for ROOF, a state-wide housing initiative for persons with disabilities, and as a member of the Board of Directors for the Center for Independent Living of South Florida. Ms. Blaire is a member of the Coral Gables Community Foundation, Coral Gables Garden Club, Coral Gables Rotary Club, Community Benefit Committee of Baptist Health South Florida and life member of the Junior Orange Bowl Committee. She holds a master’s degree from Columbia University and law degree from the University of Miami.

Sats Tripathy is a former business consultant and coach, specializing in the needs of entrepreneurs and not-for-profit organizations from around the world, and an economics instructor. She serves on the Boards of Baptist Health Enterprises and Baptist Outpatient Services and the Investment Committee of Baptist Health South Florida. Ms. Tripathy is past Co-chair of the Board of Directors of Florida Women of Achievement and forum facilitator for a women’s CEO group at the Commonwealth Institute. She holds bachelor’s degrees in economics and education at Calcutta University and a master’s degree in business administration at Texas Christian University.

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About Baptist Health South Florida
Baptist Health South Florida is 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 FacebookInstagramTwitter and LinkedIn.

 




Baptist Health South Florida is the Most Awarded Healthcare System in South Florida on U.S. News & World Report’s 2020-2021 Best Hospitals List

Baptist Hospital Has Tied for the Top Spot as the #1 Hospital in the Region

 

MIAMI, FL – July 28, 2020 – Baptist Health South Florida is once again the most awarded healthcare system in South Florida by U.S. News & World Report with 39 high-performing awards in 16 types of care. Baptist Hospital has tied for the top spot as the #1 hospital in the region.

Eight Baptist Health hospitals—Baptist Hospital, Bethesda Hospital East, Bethesda Hospital West, Boca Raton Regional Hospital, Doctors Hospital, Homestead Hospital, South Miami Hospital and West Kendall Baptist Hospital—earned a total of 39 high-performing honors in 16 different specialties, including: Cancer, Gastroenterology & GI Surgery, Geriatrics, Neurology & Neurosurgery, Orthopedics, Pulmonology & Lung Surgery, Urology, Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair, Heart Bypass Surgery, Heart Failure, Colon Cancer Surgery, Lung Cancer Surgery, Hip Replacement, Knee Replacement and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.

Baptist Health’s Centers of Excellence – Miami Cancer Institute, Lynn Cancer Institute, Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute, Lynn Heart & Vascular Institute, Miami Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Institute and Miami Neuroscience Institute – were all recognized as high-performing in their respective area of expertise.

The annual Best Hospitals rankings and ratings, now in their 31st year, are designed to assist patients and their doctors in making informed decisions about where to receive care for challenging health conditions or for common elective procedures.

“We are incredibly proud of our entire team of healthcare heroes, who provide safe, high-quality and
compassionate care to our patients every day,” said Brian E. Keeley, president and chief executive officer of Baptist Health. “It is an honor to be highlighted once again among the best hospitals in our region for our unwavering commitment to taking excellent care of our community.”

For the 2020-21 rankings and ratings, U.S. News evaluated more than 4,500 medical centers nationwide in 16 specialties, 10 procedures and conditions. In the 16 specialty areas, 134 hospitals were ranked in at least one specialty. In rankings by state and metro area, U.S. News recognized best regional hospitals based on high performing rankings across multiple areas of care.

“For more than 30 years, U.S. News & World Report has been helping patients, along with the help of their physicians, identify the Best Hospitals in an array of specialties, procedures and conditions,” said Ben Harder, managing editor and chief of health analysis at U.S. News. “The hospitals that rise to the top of our rankings and ratings have deep medical expertise, and each has built a track record of delivering good outcomes for patients.”

The U.S. News Best Hospitals methodologies in most areas of care are based largely on objective measures such as risk-adjusted survival and discharge-to-home rates, volume, and quality of nursing, among other care-related indicators.

Best Hospitals was produced by U.S. News with RTI International, a leading research organization based in Research Triangle Park, N.C.

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About Baptist Health South Florida
Baptist Health South Florida is 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 FacebookInstagramTwitter and LinkedIn.

About U.S. News & World Report
U.S. News & World Report is the global leader in quality rankings that empower people to make better, more informed decisions about important issues affecting their lives. A digital news and information company focused on Education, Health, Money, Travel, Cars and News, USNews.com provides consumer advice, rankings and analysis to serve people making complex decisions throughout all stages of life. More than 40 million people visit USNews.com each month for research and guidance. Founded in 1933, U.S. News is headquartered in Washington, D.C.

 




Boca Raton Regional Hospital First in Palm Beach County to Receive Comprehensive Stroke Center Certification from a Nationally Recognized Certifying Organization

BOCA RATON, FL – July 27, 2020 ­– Boca Raton Regional Hospital is the first hospital in Palm Beach County to receive certification from a nationally recognized certifying organization, DNV GL Healthcare, as a Comprehensive Stroke Center, reflecting the highest level of competence for treatment of serious stroke events.

This certification signifies that the hospital’s Marcus Neuroscience Institute (MNI) meets rigorous standards for providing care to all stroke patients including endovascular embolization and surgical clipping of brain aneurysms, tPA administration and mechanical endovascular thrombectomy (EVT), a minimally invasive procedure used to remove a blood clot from the brain during an ischemic stroke.

“Our hospital continues to serve as a leader in providing the highest quality of care to stroke patients in the region and this certification is further recognition of our exceptional reputation,” said Brian Snelling, MD, Director of Cerebrovascular Neurosurgery and Stroke at MNI. “Stroke care at this level requires a collaborative effort with extreme efficiency across all hospital services including the emergency department physicians and staff, nursing, radiology, critical care and local emergency responders.”

The DNV GL Healthcare Comprehensive Stroke Center Certification is based on standards set forth by the Brain Attack Coalition and the American Stroke Association, and affirms that the medical center addresses the full spectrum of stroke care – diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation and education – and establishes clear metrics to evaluate outcomes.

Comprehensive stroke centers are typically the largest and best-equipped hospitals in a given geographical area that can treat any kind of stroke or stroke complication. In a growing number of states, stroke center certification determines to which facility a patient should be taken for the most appropriate care.

“Certification at this level validates all the effort we have put into building a world-class stroke program,” said Frank D. Vrionis, MD, MPH, PhD, Director of MNI. “This is yet another significant milestone in our Institute’s history.”

Boca Raton Regional Hospital already became a Thrombectomy-Capable Stroke Center in July of 2019 through The Joint Commission, one of only two in Palm Beach County. “Our new Comprehensive Stroke Center certification combined with our status as a Thrombectomy-Capable Stroke Center represents our ability to treat complex vascular cases in addition to open and endovascular procedures,” continued Vrionis. “We are one of only a few centers that can offer this spectrum of services to improve our patient outcomes.”

Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the United States and more than 87 percent of cases are ischemic strokes caused by a clot that cuts off blood flow to a part of the brain. These types of strokes are largely treatable if a patient gets to a hospital that can provide the right treatment in time.

Baptist Health’s southern neuroscience program, Miami Neuroscience Institute, in conjunction with Baptist Hospital, is a Joint Commission Certified Comprehensive Stroke Center.

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About the Marcus Neuroscience Institute
The Marcus Neuroscience Institute at Boca Raton Regional Hospital is an innovative nexus for neurologic and neurosurgical care. The 57,000-square-foot facility houses a 20-bed Neuro Intensive Care and Step-Down Unit, four dedicated operating rooms — including one equipped with intraoperative MRI and two with intraoperative CT capability — and a biplane angiography suite, a crucial component in the diagnosis and care of neurological conditions. The Institute has a staff of five neurosurgeons and nine neurologists who represent some of the most respected clinicians in their fields and is affiliated with Florida Atlantic University’s Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine.

About Boca Raton Regional Hospital
Boca Raton Regional Hospital 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 our 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 DNV GL Healthcare
DNV GL is a world-leading certification body that helps businesses assure the performance of their organizations, products, people, facilities and supply chains through certification, verification, assessment, and training services. Within healthcare, DNV GL helps its customers achieve excellence by improving quality and patient safety through hospital accreditation, disease-specific certifications and quality-management training. The DNV GL operates in more than 100 countries. Our 16,000 professionals are dedicated to helping its customers make the world safer, smarter and greener. For more information about DNV GL Healthcare, visit www.dnvglhealthcare.com.




Sandra and Malcolm Berman donate $1 million in support of Boca Raton’s Keeping the Promise Capital Campaign

Bermans the Latest Seven-Figure Gift to Keeping the Promise

 

BOCA RATON, FL – July 23, 2020 – Boca Raton Regional Hospital has received a seven-figure gift, from Sandra and Malcolm Berman, towards Keeping the Promise…The Campaign for Boca Raton Regional Hospital.  The campaign supports the hospital’s campus redevelopment plan and has already raised $163 million toward its goals, thanks to the leadership gift by the Bermans combined with the tremendous support of other philanthropists in the community. In recognition of Sandra and Malcolm’s generosity, the new Elevator Lobby on the first floor in the new patient tower will be named in their honor.

“Sandra and Malcolm represent the best of Boca Raton Regional Hospital,” said Lincoln Mendez, CEO of Boca Raton Regional Hospital.  “They have been active philanthropically with us for nearly 20 years, and understand the value of their partnership with the hospital and how it benefits the people of our community.  We are deeply grateful for their support.”

Sandra and Malcolm Berman have been active in philanthropy for several organizations in their hometown of Baltimore and in the surrounding area.  The couple established the Sandra & Malcolm Berman Charitable Foundation there many years ago and Sandra serves as President.

“We are thankful they believe in our long-term vision, and share in our spirit, passion, and organizational mission,” said Christine E. Lynn, Chair of the Hospital Board of Directors. “The Bermans join so many others in pushing this historic initiative and campaign forward.”

The $250 million Keeping the Promise campaign is the largest campaign in the Hospital’s history.  It is supporting major campus redevelopment plans including at the centerpiece, a new patient tower featuring all new surgical suites, an inviting patient lobby and all private patient rooms exceeding the latest safety standards for patient care. The Marcus Neuroscience Institute expansion is underway targeting all neuroscience programs with an emphasis on neurovascular/stroke, central nervous system, tumor, spine, and epilepsy/seizure disorders. In the current hospital building, all existing rooms will be converted to private in a comprehensive renovation of all patient units. A new 972-car parking garage opened recently and will be connected to MNI the Marcus Neuroscience Institute once the new tower construction is complete. Also included in the plans is a new Medical Arts Pavilion with an outpatient surgery center, physician offices and additional parking.  These investments are the initial steps toward an even broader vision for the campus with greater access points and even more specialties.

“Our healthcare in Boca Raton, and that of our family and friends, is a significant motivation in our giving to this extraordinary organization,” said Malcolm Berman.  “Sandra and I care about this community and want to be part of this next generation of groundbreaking innovation and care.”

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About Boca Raton Regional Hospital Foundation
The Boca Raton Regional Hospital Foundation, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization for Boca Raton Regional Hospital. Boca Raton Regional Hospital is an advanced, tertiary medical center (BRRH.com) with 400 beds, 2,800 employees and more than 800 primary and specialty physicians on staff. The Hospital is a recognized leader in Oncology, Cardiovascular Disease and Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Orthopedics, Women’s Health, Emergency Medicine and the Neurosciences, all of which offer state-of-the-art diagnostic and imaging capabilities. The Hospital is a designated Comprehensive Stroke Center by the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA). BRRH is recognized in U.S. News & World Report’s 2019 – 2020 Best Hospitals listing as a Top Ranked Regional Hospital, for the fourth consecutive year, and the highest ranked hospital in Palm Beach County. Boca Raton Regional Hospital is a part of Baptist Health South Florida.

 

Contacts:

Boca Raton Regional Hospital:
Michael Maucker
mmaucker@baptisthealth.net
561-955-4706

Boca Raton Regional Hospital Foundation:
Jennifer Rohloff
jrohloff@brrh.com
561-955-3329




In a booster shot for homebuyers, CC Homes becomes first homebuilder to offer on-demand telemedicine services through exclusive partnership with Baptist Health South Florida

MIAMI (July 7, 2020) – CC Homes, one of Florida’s leading homebuilders, knows an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. With health top of mind globally amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, homebuyers in South Florida want safe, immediate access to high-quality healthcare. In a first-of-its-kind offering, CC Homes and Baptist Health South Florida have join in an exclusive  partnership to provide Baptist Health Care On Demand virtual healthcare services to new homebuyers in CC Homes communities Canarias at Downtown Doral and Maple Ridge in Ave Maria, Florida.

Canarias and Maple Ridge homebuyers will receive complimentary Baptist Health Digital Health Kits powered by TytoCare™. The digital health kit offers unlimited virtual urgent care visits and the innovative TytoHome personal exam device – an easy-to-use touchscreen, HD camera and microphone, infrared digital thermometer, as well as several adapters to record ears, throat, heart and lungs.

Available for non-life-threatening illness and injuries, the technology enables Canarias and Maple Ridge homebuyers to avoid busy waiting rooms while saving time, money and finding peace of mind with 24/7 access to Baptist Health South Florida’s trusted healthcare providers in the comfort of their own homes.

“As a homebuilder we strive to create exceptional places to live. Places that are comfortable, healthy and that offer many conveniences and uncommon luxuries,” said Andres Miyares, Chief Operating Officer at CC Homes. “Baptist Health Care On Demand delivers the same value and quality, and we’re proud to offer our homebuyers premium access to this cutting-edge medical technology.”

CC Homes’ Canarias development, a community of more than 300 luxury single-family homes and townhomes in Miami’s Downtown Doral neighborhood, began offering Digital Health Kits in December 2019. When the COVID-19 pandemic hit South Florida earlier this year, CC Homes decided it was crucial that buyers in their other master-planned development, Maple Ridge in Ave Maria, also receive privileged access to the technology. All homebuyers at Canarias and Maple Ridge receive one year of free and unlimited face-to-face video Urgent Care visits as well as the TytoHome Medical Exam Device. They also receive concierge setup and 24/7 customer support.

“The convenience and value of telehealth isn’t a secret after the last three months, and Baptist Health has led the way in giving consumers access to virtual care since 2016,” said Danny Elfenbein, director of Digital and Consumer Solutions at Baptist Health South Florida. “This innovative ‘healthcare included’ approach with CC Homes and TytoCare™ will make healthcare more convenient than ever as we empower consumers to be more engaged in their own care.”

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About Baptist Health South Florida:
Baptist Health South Florida is 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 FacebookInstagramTwitter and LinkedIn.

About CC Homes:
CC Homes- a Codina-Carr Company, was founded on the principle of providing families with high-quality new homes in desirable locations. With more than 65 years of combined experience in South Florida real estate, Mr. Armando Codina and Mr. Jim Carr have envisioned the redevelopment of the Florida real estate market by providing brand new quality homes in cities where there is a high demand for “new.” With projects located throughout the state, CC Homes is one of the largest builder-developers in Florida and was ranked among the Top 5 Home Builders in South and Southwest Florida by Metrostudy. For more information, visit www.cchomes.com.

 

Media Contacts:        

CC Homes
Sissy DeMaria
Cindi Perantoni
Kreps DeMaria
P: 305.663.3543
sdemaria@krepspr.com
cperantoni@krepspr.com

Baptist Health South Florida
Victoria Verdeja
P: 305-904-1038
VictoriaV@BaptistHealth.net




Mason Slaine Donates $1.5 Million in support of Boca Regional’s Keeping the Promise Capital Campaign

Hospital Will Name Patient Admissions Area to Recognize Gift

 

BOCA RATON, FL – June 30, 2020 – Boca Raton Regional Hospital has received a significant commitment from Mason Slaine, in the amount of $1.5 million, towards Keeping the PromiseThe Campaign for Boca Raton Regional Hospital. Mason joins other notable philanthropists throughout our community who have generously contributed seven and eight-figure gifts to the capital campaign that now boasts $163 million raised thus far. In recognition of Mason’s generosity, the new Patient Admissions Area in the new patient tower will be named in his honor.

“Mr. Slaine has been an extraordinary advocate and very active in our plans since he became involved with Boca Regional a few short years ago,” said Lincoln Mendez, CEO of Boca Raton Regional Hospital.  “We are delighted to have him as a member of our family, as a Foundation Board member and as a lead donor to our Keeping the Promise campaign.”

Slaine has served on both the Executive and Audit Committees since he joined the Boca Raton Regional Hospital Foundation in 2016.  His $1.5 million gift is his second major philanthropic effort for Boca Raton Regional Hospital: Mason made a similar generous gift to the Marcus Neuroscience Institute a few years ago.  In exchange for that gift, the Courtyard adjacent to the Institute bears his name and welcomes staff and visitors to a convenient and enjoyable outdoor space for a break and some respite.

“Our community’s healthcare is vital, and that has been particularly understated in the last few months as we all navigate through COVID-19,” said Slaine. “I have always believed that Boca Regional is uniquely qualified to provide the highest quality of care we all need.  I have personally utilized medical services, as well as family members have been cared for at the Hospital, so the facility and the people hold a special place in my heart. I believe in Keeping the Promise and in the next generation of healthcare it will bring.  I am proud to be part of it.”

The $250 million Keeping the Promise campaign is the largest campaign in the hospital’s history.  It is supporting major campus redevelopment plans including at the centerpiece, a new patient tower featuring all new surgical suites, an inviting patient lobby and all private patient rooms exceeding the latest safety standards for patient care. The Marcus Neuroscience Institute staff and capital investments are underway targeting all neuroscience programs with an emphasis on neurovascular/stroke, central nervous system, tumor, spine and epilepsy/seizure disorders. In the current hospital building, all existing rooms will be converted to private in a comprehensive renovation of all patient units. A new 972-car parking garage opened recently and will be connected to the Marcus Neuroscience Institute and the new tower when construction is complete. These investments are the initial steps toward an even broader vision for the campus with greater access points and even more specialties including a new Medical Arts Pavilion with an outpatient surgery center, physician offices and an additional parking garage.

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About Boca Raton Regional Hospital Foundation
The Boca Raton Regional Hospital Foundation, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization for Boca Raton Regional Hospital. Boca Raton Regional Hospital is an advanced, tertiary medical center (BRRH.com) with 400 beds, 2,800 employees and more than 800 primary and specialty physicians on staff. The Hospital is a recognized leader in Oncology, Cardiovascular Disease and Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Orthopedics, Women’s Health, Emergency Medicine and the Neurosciences, all of which offer state-of-the-art diagnostic and imaging capabilities. The Hospital is a designated Comprehensive Stroke Center by the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA). BRRH is recognized in U.S. News & World Report’s 2019 – 2020 Best Hospitals listing as a Top Ranked Regional Hospital, for the fourth consecutive year, and the highest ranked hospital in Palm Beach County. Boca Raton Regional Hospital is a part of Baptist Health South Florida.

 

Media Contacts:

For Boca Raton Regional Hospital:
Michael Maucker
mmaucker@brrh.com
561-955-4706

For Boca Raton Regional Hospital Foundation:
Jennifer Rohloff
jrohloff@brrh.com
561-955-3329

 

 




American Association of Critical-Care Nurses recognizes the NICU at Baptist Hospital with silver Beacon Award for Excellence

National three-year award marks a significant milestone on the path to exceptional patient care and achieving a healthy work environment

 

NICU at Baptist Hospital_Beacon AwardMIAMIJune 26, 2020 – The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) recently conferred a silver-level Beacon Award for Excellence on the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Baptist Hospital, part of Baptist Health South Florida.

The Beacon Award for Excellence — a significant milestone on the path to exceptional patient care and healthy work environments — recognizes unit caregivers who successfully improve patient outcomes and align practices with AACN’s six Healthy Work Environment Standards. Units that achieve this three-year, three-level award with a gold, silver or bronze designation meet national criteria consistent with Magnet® Recognition, the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award and the National Quality Healthcare Award.

AACN President Megan Brunson, MSN, RN, CNL, CCRN-CSC, applauds the commitment of the caregivers at the NICU at Baptist Hospital for working together to meet and exceed the high standards set forth by the Beacon Award for Excellence. These dedicated healthcare professionals join other members of our exceptional community of nurses, who set the standard for optimal patient care.

“Receiving a Beacon Award for Excellence demonstrates a team’s commitment to providing safe, patient-centered and evidence-based care to patients and families. Creating healthy and supportive work environments empowers nurses and other team members to make their optimal contribution,” Brunson explained. “Achieving this award is such an honor and brings such joy to those who have worked so hard to achieve excellence in patient care and positive patient outcomes,” Brunson added.

The silver-level Beacon Award for Excellence signifies an effective approach to policies, procedures and processes that includes engagement of staff and key stakeholders. The unit has evaluation and improvement strategies in place and good performance measures when compared to relevant benchmarks. The NICU at Baptist Hospital earned its silver award by meeting the following evidence-based Beacon Award for Excellence criteria:

  • Leadership Structures and Systems
  • Appropriate Staffing and Staff Engagement
  • Effective Communication, Knowledge Management and Learning and Development
  • Evidence-Based Practice and Processes
  • Outcome Measurement

 

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About the Beacon Award for Excellence
Established in 2003, the Beacon Award for Excellence offers a road map to help guide exceptional care through improved outcomes and greater overall patient satisfaction. U.S. and Canadian units where patients receive their principal nursing care after hospital admission qualify for this excellence award. Units that receive the Beacon Award for Excellence meet criteria in six categories: leadership structures and systems; appropriate staffing and staff engagement; effective communication, knowledge management, and learning and development; evidence-based practice and processes; and outcome measurement. To learn more, visit www.aacn.org/beacon or call 800-899-2226.

About the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses
Founded in 1969 and based in Aliso Viejo, California, the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) is the largest specialty nursing organization in the world. AACN represents the interests of more than half a million acute and critical care nurses and includes more than 200 chapters in the United States. The organization’s vision is to create a healthcare system driven by the needs of patients and their families in which acute and critical care nurses make their optimal contribution. To learn more about AACN, visit www.aacn.org, connect with the organization on Facebook at www.facebook.com/aacnface or follow AACN on Twitter at www.twitter.com/aacnme.

About Baptist Health South Florida
Baptist Health South Florida is 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 FacebookInstagramTwitter and LinkedIn.

 




Baptist Health Welcomes Dr. John Woltz, Primary Care Physician, to the Florida Keys

Dr. Woltz HeadshotMIAMI – June 22, 2020 – Primary care physician John Woltz, D.O., has joined Baptist Health to provide general, preventive and occupational medicine services to his patients in the Florida Keys. He is affiliated with Mariners Hospital and Fishermen’s Community Hospital and will see patients at Baptist Health Primary Care at 5701 Overseas Highway, Suite 17 in Marathon, Florida.

He has treated patients in a diverse range of settings, including rural clinics, hospitals and major urban healthcare facilities. Dr. Woltz has extensive experience working with military and civilian populations. He retired from the United States Air Force as a lieutenant colonel after a 28-year career.

Dr. Woltz joins Baptist Health from Hocking Valley Medical Group in Ohio, where he served as medical director of a 13-provider, 36-person staff in rural Appalachia. He also was the chief of aerospace medicine and the public health emergency officer at Wright-Patterson Medical Center on the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.

He is passionate about partnering with his patients to help them reclaim and maintain their health through regular physical activity and healthy lifestyle choices.

“We are glad to welcome Dr. Woltz to Baptist Health South Florida,” said Bernie Fernandez Jr., M.D., CEO of Baptist Health Medical Group. “His experience treating patients in a wide range of settings, as well as his focus on preventive medicine, will make him an excellent addition to our team.”

Dr. Woltz has been honored with numerous military awards and decorations, including the Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal and Global War on Terrorism Service Medal. He also served as a physician member of the Hocking County Board of Health and a member of the Logan-Hocking School District School Board.

Dr. Woltz earned his medical degree from the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed a residency in occupational medicine at the University of Cincinnati. He is board-certified in occupational medicine. In addition to his medical degree, Dr. Woltz holds a Master of Science in public health from the University of Cincinnati.

About Baptist Health South Florida
Baptist Health South Florida is 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 FacebookInstagramTwitter and LinkedIn.

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SBA Communications Corporation partners with Boca Regional

Organization Makes $1 Million Gift Toward Keeping the Promise Campaign

 

BOCA RATON, FL – June 16, 2020 – SBA Communications Corporation is partnering with Boca Raton Regional Hospital in support of a healthier workforce for their organization with new wellness initiatives.

The wellness initiative gained momentum recently at a meeting featuring corporate leaders on a Boca Raton Regional Hospital Foundation volunteer committee.  The purpose of the get-together was to help engage the local business community and to formally introduce Lincoln Mendez, Boca Raton Regional Hospital’s CEO.  During the meeting there was wide-ranging discussion about the history and future of the Boca Raton Regional Hospital, what it has meant to the business community, what the business community needs from the Hospital and the differences between individual philanthropy and corporate philanthropy.

“We were in the midst at the time of reviewing and improving our employee benefits in the areas of health and wellness, and it just made sense for the hospital to help evaluate and possibly provide some of the services we needed,” said Jeff Stoops, CEO of SBA. “Local businesses have great needs for creating a healthier workforce and Boca Regional has the resources to help. Engaging with corporate leadership at the local level, while creating a greater awareness of the Hospital’s services and how it is well-positioned to meet their needs has been a rewarding strategy for those involved. When I earlier sought to find a good wellness partner for SBA, I had no idea that such a strong and valuable partnership would develop as quickly as it has but of course it is times like these where great relationships are made and really matter.”

Recently, SBA rolled out the new Corporate Wellness Program with its exclusive Corporate Wellness Partner, Boca Raton Regional Hospital. The arrangement, the first of this kind between the hospital and a large local company, encompasses a variety of services, including on-site and off-site doctor’s appointments, blood pressure checks and blood screenings, mobile mammograms, yoga, meditation and mental health services, nutrition, lectures and other services many of which are available to SBA’s entire 1500-person workforce by video.

“We were eager to get involved,” said Mendez.  “Three months of intense work ensued between teams from SBA and our team from the Hospital, clinically spearheaded by Dr. Samer Fahmy and Dr. Gwenesia Collins.  We couldn’t be happier with the result.”  Now, because of the Covid-19 crisis, SBA is extremely grateful to have partnered with Boca Raton Regional Hospital for resources that were unimaginable just a few months ago.

SBA additionally made a gift of $1 million to support Keeping the Promise…The Campaign for Boca Raton Regional Hospital, to support the current and future needs of the hospital so it can continue to deliver quality healthcare to the community. There are plans for a new patient tower that will feature an expansion of surgical suites, an inviting patient lobby and all private patient rooms.  The plan also includes a medical pavilion for outpatient services, additional parking, the complete renovation of the current hospital building including all private rooms and other services.  These investments are the initial steps toward an even broader vision for the campus over the next decade with greater access points and even more specialties.

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About Boca Raton Regional Hospital Foundation
The Boca Raton Regional Hospital Foundation, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization for Boca Raton Regional Hospital. Boca Raton Regional Hospital is an advanced, tertiary medical center (BRRH.com) with 400 beds, 2,800 employees and more than 800 primary and specialty physicians on staff. The Hospital is a recognized leader in Oncology, Cardiovascular Disease and Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Orthopedics, Women’s Health, Emergency Medicine and the Neurosciences, all of which offer state-of-the-art diagnostic and imaging capabilities. The Hospital is a designated Comprehensive Stroke Center by the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA). BRRH is recognized in U.S. News & World Report’s 2019 – 2020 Best Hospitals listing as a Top Ranked Regional Hospital, for the fourth consecutive year, and the highest ranked hospital in Palm Beach County. Boca Raton Regional Hospital is a part of Baptist Health South Florida.

 

Media Contacts:

For Boca Raton Regional Hospital:
Michael Maucker
mmaucker@brrh.com
561-955-4706

For Boca Raton Regional Hospital Foundation:
Jennifer Rohloff
jrohloff@brrh.com
561-955-3329