In the information age, operating rooms across South Florida are getting a high-tech makeover, and patients are reaping the benefits. Among them: less time under anesthesia, better protections against medical mistakes and potential cost savings, say surgeons and hospital officials. "This is the future," said Joe Stuczynski, chief financial officer at Memorial Hospital Pembroke. "It's very exciting."
For Andrade, the fishing trip was a type of therapy, both physical and mental, and not just because he was accompanied by two massage and two respiratory therapists. Hoopes is a nurse who specializes in massage therapy for the Pediatric Palliative Care team at Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital in Hollywood. Helping critically ill patients to better manage their pain and improve their health through physical, psychological and spiritual care is a new way of thinking.
A year ago, a South Florida boy was left fighting for his life, and now he's marking the one-year anniversary to honor his personal team of heroes. A happy, healthy 5-year-old, Jiovani Hidalgo, returned to Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital in Hollywood on Friday for a special expression of gratitude.
Every year about 935,000 Americans have a heart attack. Of these, 610,000 are first-time heart attacks. About 15 percent of people who have heart attacks will die from it. As the leading cardiac catheter and angioplasty provider in Broward County, Memorial Cardiac and Vascular Institute (MCVI) is working to lower that ratio.
The federal government is pushing doctors and hospitals to use electronic health records to cut wasteful spending and improve patient care while protecting patient privacy — sending digital information via encrypted systems, for example, rather than regular email...Memorial Healthcare System, a Hollywood-based hospital operator, is one of the first “nodes” that will join the statewide network. “We anticipate our state connection to go live by the end of this month,” said Forest Blanton, chief
The Tour de Broward kicked off Sunday to benefit the Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital. Multiple bike rides and runs are happening until 1 p.m. Sunday at Miramar Regional Park. All of the events will be raising money for the Cardiac Care Center at the hospital. The center is home to one of two Pediatric Heart Transplant programs in South Florida. The Tour de Broward is trying to raise $300,000 for the hospital.
Memorial Regional’s Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital performed its first heart transplant in December 2010 and has transplanted eight since, said Dr. Maryanne Chrisant, medical director of the heart transplant and cardiomyopathy programs. “Cardiac transplantation is still regarded as not experimental but certainly more extreme care, and it may not be the right therapy for everyone or every family,” she said.