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Rick Scott to hospitals: Come up with profit-sharing ideas by May 22

By Christine Jordan Sexton, SaintPetersBlog, Special to EyesOnNews.com, May 9, 2015 – Gov. Rick Scott sent a letter to hospitalsFriday advising them to begin working with his newly created hospital commission to prepare a trio of ways the industry can share $3.7 billion in profits so other hospitals can withstand the impending loss of federal Low Income Pool funding. Scott has asked the hospitals to send the scenarios to the state by May 22 for consideration at a May 26  meeting […]

Parents Must Take Early Signs of Autism Seriously

Parents Must Take Early Signs of Autism Seriously

By Dr. Michelle Hintz, Psychologist, for EyesOnNews.com, May 8, 2015 – Too often, autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is left undiagnosed in very young children, delaying the implementation of important therapies and treatments. According to a recent story on NPR, doctors often dismiss parents’ concerns about autism before the third birthday. Sadly, this is all-too-common. With the escalation of autism during the past decade, much more is known about potential warning signs. Unfortunately, the average pediatrician is not trained to diagnose ASD. […]

by · May 8, 2015 · Featured, Health, Lifestyle, Medical
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Motherhood: A Lifelong Journey of Love, Worry, and Joy

By Dr. Michelle Hintz, Psychologist, for EyesOnNews.com, May 7, 2015 – The birth of the Princess of Wales was feted far and wide, and we can all revel in the joy in Great Britain as their beloved Royal Family grows. Just watching Twitter during the weekend of the birth is a reminder of the joy and happiness that many of us experience as mothers, and which we share when we see others walk this path. And yet, being a mother is […]

by · May 7, 2015 · Featured, Health, Lifestyle, Relationship
Broward Health North: “C” Rated

Memorial Healthcare, Private Hospitals Beat Broward Health In Patient Safety

By Buddy Nevins, BrowardBeat.com, Special to EyesOnNews.com, May 2, 2015 – I’d love to know what excuse Broward Health has for lagging behind Memorial Healthcare System in the latest Leapfrog Group patient safety ratings. Both are Broward public hospital systems. Both receive local taxes, state and federal money. The comparison ends there. Memorial, the system for the southern one-third of the county, has all “A” rated hospitals with one “B” rated to mar its perfect record. Broward Health, which serves the […]

Just say No – How Not to Cancel a Meeting – Part Three

Just say No – How Not to Cancel a Meeting – Part Three

By Dan Lewis of BrwrdHealth For EyesOnNews.com, April 27, 2015 – In “Just say No – How Not to Cancel a Meeting – Part 1” you learned that there were a number of initiatives underway to improve Broward Health’s services at the time David DiPietro, the Board Chair, seemingly orchestrated the ouster of Frank Nask followed by DiPietro’s apparently predetermined CEO choice and his wife’s fellow medical board member, Dr. Nabil El Sanadi as Broward Health’s new CEO.  See  “The Best Broward Health CEO […]

Dr. Nabil El Sanadi (Photo: www.browardhealth.org)

Bumbling Inexperience of Dr. Nabil El Sanadi at Committee Meeting

By Dan Lewis of BrwrdHealth For EyesOnNews.com, April 24, 2015 – It is difficult to judge the actions of the Broward Health Board due to the well-intentioned but bumbling inexperience of Dr. Nabil El Sanadi as CEO evidenced in the Board Finance Committee meeting yesterday (April 23, 2015) attended by all the Board Members.  This meeting was open to the public, but besides me and two others representing the public, the audience was populated by a gaggle of highly compensated Broward Health […]

Florida Legislature

Commentary: Will Florida Legislature vote prescribe a “Right to Try” for Floridians?

By Chris Leggatt of the Daily Broward For EyesOnNews.com, April 23, 2015 – Joining thirteen other states, the Florida House of Representatives unanimously passed a bill that would cancel out Food and Drug Administration (FDA) restrictions preventing terminally ill patients from accessing certain experimental treatments Currently, the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act prohibits general access to experimental drugs, but allows for possible access under direct approval from the FDA on a case by case basis, putting a decision best determined by a doctor in the […]

by · April 23, 2015 · Commentary, Government, Health, News, Politics
Just say No – How Not to Cancel a Meeting – Part two

Just say No – How Not to Cancel a Meeting – Part two

By Dan Lewis of BrwrdHealth For EyesOnNews.com, April 23, 2015 – In “Just say No – How Not to Cancel a Meeting – Part 1” you learned that there were a number of initiatives underway to improve Broward Health’s services at the time David DiPietro, the Board Chair, orchestrated the ouster of Frank Nask followed by DiPietro’s apparently predetermined CEO choice and his wife’s fellow medical board member, Dr. Nabil El Sanadi as Broward Health’s new CEO.  See  “The Best Broward Health […]

Just say No – How Not to Cancel a Meeting – Part One

Just say No – How Not to Cancel a Meeting – Part One

By Dan Lewis For EyesOnNews.com, April 20, 2015 – The Promise December 20th, 2014 was Dr. Nabil El Sanadi first day a Broward Health’s new CEO.  Previous to his first day, I had been promised time to visit with Dr. El Sanadi by Dr. El Sanadi himself as well as members of his Board of Commissioners.  This promise was the result of four years of interaction between current and previous board members and senior staff on a number of initiatives with […]

by · April 20, 2015 · Commentary, Consumer, Featured, Health, News
Galleria’s “Spring For Mental Health” Event On To Benefit Henderson Behavioral Health

Galleria’s “Spring For Mental Health” Event On To Benefit Henderson Behavioral Health

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.– The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale will host its annual signature spring event, “Spring for Mental Health” on Tuesday, May 12 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Truluck’s Ft. Lauderdale. The event will celebrate the achievements of a select few business and community leaders who have made a positive impact on mental health services in our area: Deborah Charron, of Marsh & McLennan; Gail Kaplan, of Medic Pharmacy & Surgical; Carolyn Lee, of Northern Trust; Susan Renneisen, […]

Dr. Nabil El Sanadi (Photo: www.browardhealth.org)

Has the Office of Inspector General seen Dr. El Sanadi’s CEO Contract with Broward Health?

By Dan Lewis For EyesOnNews.com, April 13, 2015 – According to the Broward Health’s contract with Dr. El Sanadi as CEO, Broward Health recognizes him administratively as CEO, as a physician who works in the Emergency Room (4 hours per week), and as a Medical Director for the Cities of Fort Lauderdale, Sunrise, Tamarac and the Broward Sheriff’s Office. Also according to Dr. El Sanadi’s contract, he will receive a substantial bonus based on the financial performance of Broward Health. As a […]

by · April 13, 2015 · Broward County, Commentary, Health, Medical, News
Bullying: Taking the Power Back

Bullying: Taking the Power Back

By Dr. Michelle Hintz, Psychologist, for EyesOnNews.com, April 9, 2015 – A disappointing number of school-aged children experience bullying. Bullies use many different tactics, including verbal, social, and physical abuse. Neither you nor your child can control a bully’s actions, but you can find power in your own actions and responses. Because of the negative short and long-term effects of bullying, it is crucial for parents to watch carefully for these signs, which may indicate that your child is experiencing this […]

by · April 9, 2015 · Consumer, Education, Featured, Health, News