South Florida Hospital News
Thursday October 27, 2016

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October 2016 - Volume 13 - Issue 4




 It is with great pleasure that IRMC announces the appointment of  Katherine Grichnik, MD, MS, FASE, as IRMC’s Chief Quality Officer; she joined IRMC in September 2016.

Dr. Grichnik received her undergraduate degree from Wellesley College and her medical degree from Tufts University. She completed her internship at the Baylor College of Medicine followed by residency and fellowship at Harvard University. For more than 20 years, Dr. Grichnik was a professor at the Duke School of Medicine in the Department of Anesthesiology, specializing in cardiothoracic anesthesiology. She is noted in more than 135 publications, and has given more than 150 national and international presentations.

 Dollars Will Enable Those with Paralysis to Ride Bicycles

The Memorial Foundation has received a Quality of Life grant from the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation that it will use to purchase adaptive cycling equipment for the Memorial Rehabilitation Institute. The $7,384 award will buy an upright handcycle and a tandem cycle that will be available for use by those living with paralysis.  

 This newly acquired technology provides surgeons with real-time images during surgery

Nicklaus Children's Hospital, flagship of Miami Children's Health System, has acquired an intraoperative magnetic resonance imaging (iMRI) system (the IMRIS Surgical Theatre) to support its renowned Brain Institute. The hospital is the first pediatric facility in Florida to acquire this leading-edge equipment, which brings MRI technology – recognized as the "gold standard" in differentiating between healthy and abnormal brain tissue – directly into the surgical suite to enhance safety and ensure complete removal of tumors and preservation of healthy tissue. 

 Deborah S. Mulvihill, MSN, RN, FACHE has been named Chief Executive Officer of Bethesda Hospital West and System Vice President of Patient Services for Bethesda Health, Inc.

 The University of Miami School of Nursing and Health Studies is pleased to announce that two of its faculty members, Drs. Johis Ortega, PhD, ARNP, ACNP-BC, ENP-BC, FNP-BC, and Steve Alves, PhD, CRNA, FNAP, have received the nursing profession’s highest honor. They have been selected for fellowship status in the American Academy of Nursing, and will be inducted at a ceremony during the Academy’s annual conference which will take place in Washington, D.C. in October of 2016. 

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