Health care stakeholders are invited to participate in one of four Department of Homeland Security webinar sessions March 27-30 on the National Cyber Incident Response Plan and how stakeholders can leverage the plan in their communities. Developed by DHS in coordination with federal, state and public and private partners, including representatives from the health care sector, the plan was released in January and describes a national approach to dealing with significant incidents posing risks to critical infrastructure. Each webinar session, hosted on the Homeland Security Information Network, will begin at 3:00 p.m. EDT and cover the same information. For additional cybersecurity resources for hospitals and health systems, visit www.aha.org/cybersecurity.
The Nursing Consortium of South Florida will be observing 2017 as the Year of the Healthy Nurse with a Spring conference at the Signature Grand on April 28. "Caring for the Caregiver; Creating Healthy Work Environments for You and Your Team" will explore a range of topics including The Leader as Healer, Building a Healthier You, and Addressing Generational Challenges. Kim Richards, RN, NC-BC, Founder/Owner of the Self-Care Academy™and author of the ANA Publication Self-Care and YOU: Caring for the Caregiver, will keynote our conference The last three Consortium conferences have sold out. Register now at http://www.nursingconsortium.us/reg.php. The Memorial Healthcare System will be the presenting sponsor.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration is accepting applications for $22.6 million in fiscal year 2017 grants for states to work with qualified community health programs to integrate primary and behavioral health care for adults and children. The agency anticipates awarding 11 grants of up to $2 million per year over five years through cooperative agreements under the program. Applications for FY 2017 are due May 17. For more information, visit www.samhsa.gov.
Statewide law firm Broad and Cassel announced Frank P. Terzo and Michael D. Lessne have joined the Fort Lauderdale office as partners, beefing up the firm’s health law and bankruptcy practice groups while creating a new health care insolvency service for the firm.
Broward Health North would like to welcome Gueorgui Petrov as the new Rehabilitation Coordinator.
Coral Gables Hospital promotes Cristina Jimenez to the position of Chief Executive Officer. In her new role, she will be responsible for all strategic, operational and clinical initiatives at the hospital.
A. Barry Grosse, J.D., has been named Chief Compliance Officer of the University of Miami Health System and the Miller School of Medicine.
Zeelena Callender, MSN, RN, CMSRN, is now the ICU Nurse Manager for Broward Health Coral Springs(BHCS). Zee has been the Nurse Manager for 3E/4N for the past 4.5 years and Assistant Nurse Manager for those areas for 5 years. Prior to coming to BHCS, Zeelena had been both a CVICU stepdown then a CVICU RN at BHMC for 6 years collectively. She has her Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Broward Community College and her Masters of Science in Nursing from Nova Southeastern University. She is certified in Medical-Surgical Nursing.
Justin Boise, BA, BSN, RN, SCRN, has been named stroke program coordinator for the AHCA (Agency for Health Care Administration) Certified Comprehensive Stroke Center and Joint Commission Certified Primary Stroke Center at Holy Cross Hospital in Fort Lauderdale.
Alternative Home Health Care has hired two new market managers to oversee its business operations in Miami–Dade and Martin counties. Richard Hernandez and Stacey Kokell will be responsible for leading and growing Alternative’s brand within each respective market.