South Florida Hospital News
Thursday August 25, 2016

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August 2016 - Volume 13 - Issue 2




The Health Care District of Palm Beach County, a public health care system that operates primary care clinics, a rural hospital, a skilled nursing facility, a school nursing program, pharmacies, health coverage programs and oversees the county’s integrated trauma system, recently announced the promotion of Belma Andrić, MD, MPH who is joining the executive team as Chief Medical Officer. 

 Officials at Boca Raton Regional Hospital today announced that Frank D. Vrionis, MD, MPH, PhD, has been appointed the new Director of the organization’s Marcus Neuroscience Institute. Dr. Vrionis’ hiring comes after an extensive national search to secure leadership of the state-of-the-art, $57 million facility. He will assume his new duties on October 1st.

184-Room New Build Hotel to Feature Rooms for Longer Stays and Wellness Center

Hilton Worldwide (NYSE: HLT) and Baptist Health South Florida today announced the signing of a franchise license agreement to open Hilton Miami/Dadeland, a full service, 184-room hotel, on the Baptist Hospital campus in Miami, Florida. Scheduled to open in late 2018, the hotel will feature 150 guest rooms, 34 rooms tailored to guests staying for longer periods, the largest meeting space in the area, a wellness center, farm-to-table restaurant and more. The hotel will be operated by Interstate Hotels and Resorts.
“We are proud that Hilton Hotels & Resorts will be a part of the Baptist Hospital campus, offering our world-class hospitality to all visitors in the greater Miami area, as well as patients and families who are in particular need of the comfort, convenience and amenities that we offer

 IIDA’s South Florida Chapter Honors GS&P

Gresham, Smith and Partners, a leading multi-disciplinary design and consulting firm for the built environment, took home the Best of Healthcare 2016 title for its design of the University of Miami’s new Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at Naples during the International Interior Design Association South Florida Chapter’s first annual Bragg Awards.

“Leon Medical Centers Tower Suites at Jackson South” Opens This Week

Leon Medical Centers announced a $2.5 million donation to the Jackson Health Foundation, the fundraising arm of Jackson Health System, for naming rights of the new fourth floor of Jackson South Community Hospital. The gift also includes future naming rights for the top floor at Jackson West, a new hospital campus planned for the City of Doral. 
Officials from Leon Medical Centers will present a check to Jackson leaders during a ceremony Monday, August 1, at 3 p.m. at Jackson South, 9333 S.W. 152nd Street, Miami, 33176. The fourth floor will be named the “Leon Medical Centers Tower Suites at Jackson South.” 
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