José J. López has been named New Chief Medical Officer at Holy Cross Health in Fort Lauderdale

José J. López has officially been named the Chief Medical Officer at Holy Cross Health in Fort Lauderdale. Dr. López will lead all medical staff and healthcare professionals, including the Holy Cross Medical Group. He will also be responsible for administrative and operational responsibilities for Holy Cross Health. Dr. López earned his M.D., completed his residency, and was chief resident

Courting Amid COVID in South Florida

Online dating had been daunting long before the winter of 2020.  While initiating exchanges with people who “like” your profile on platforms like Match, Hinge or Tinder certainly can lead to romance—eHarmony claims to have created more than 2 million successful relationships—digital encounters also can be undermining disappointments. Men and women pretend to be people

Broward Health Foundation raises $225,000 for COVID relief

A bright spot amid the pandemic has been the extraordinary generosity toward healthcare workers and organizations. This was on full display earlier this month when Broward Health Foundation hosted the Tribute to Healthcare Heroes presented by Skanska, which raised $225,000 for the foundation’s COVID-19 Relief Fund. The special one-hour program streamed on social media told stories

A Plan to Curb Gun Violence

Earlier this week, March For Our Lives—the national movement launched in March 2018 by student activists at Parkland’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas in the aftermath of the deadliest high school shooting in our country’s history—called on the Biden-Harris administration to develop a comprehensive plan to address gun violence in the United States. The organization pointed to

Joining the Ranks

From cardiology to HIV treatment, and from oncology to orthopedics, Broward Health, one of the nation’s largest public health care systems, continues to expand the Broward Health Physician Group, a network of more than 200 employed physicians.  “With the addition of these highly regarded medical experts, Broward Health has further augmented the high-quality care it

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Baptist Health opens new center in Plantation

The region’s largest not-for-profit health system—which includes 11 hospitals and more than 50 outpatient facilities—has a new presence in Broward. Baptist Health held a virtual ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of its new wellness and medical complex in Plantation. The 112,000-square-foot facility offers urgent care, primary care, endocrinology, cardiology, cancer care, orthopedics, spine

Florida hospitals want you to #maskup

Florida’s hospitals are uniting to tell Floridians to wear masks while the COVID-19 pandemic continues. Nine of Florida’s top health-care systems, representing more than 50 hospitals in the state, launched an education and awareness campaign. The collaborative public service effort by Florida hospitals will run on TV stations, in newspapers and on digital platforms as

Breast Cancer Awareness: Smart Curve

The American Cancer Society estimates that approximately 276,500 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in U.S. women by the end of 2020. While there remains a 1 in 8 chance that an American woman will develop breast cancer in her lifetime, the numbers aren’t all discouraging. Mortality rates from breast cancer continue

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Pandemic Nation

Aileen Marty, M.D., remembers where she was when she first learned about COVID-19. It was mid-January 2020. The infectious disease physician and professor of infectious disease at Florida International University’s Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine was in the Middle East. She was with colleagues from the World Health Organization’s Verification and Inspection Commission. They were

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2-1-1 Broward is open for help

Before COVID-19, Broward 2-1-1 Broward’s helpline is available for free to those who need to be connected to community and health services. Now, with closures, layoffs and furloughs affecting the most vulnerable in our communities, the helpline is needed more than ever. Trained counselors provide referrals related to financial assistance, military and veterans, mental health,

Feeding the Front Line

Individuals, organizations and companies throughout South Florida continue to recognize and support the tireless work being done by health care employees and first responders during the coronavirus crisis. Here are three such examples. Essential Meals (pictured above): This GoFundMe page, recently launched by Alyssa Lovitt and Sheriann Namer, honors the front-line service of EMTs, paramedics,

Achievement Centers for Children and Families reaches out

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, South Florida organizations that make it their mission to help the community have stepped up with even more initiatives to help those struggling. One center completing its mission to help the community is Achievement Centers for Children and Families in Delray Beach, which serves more than 900 children