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Greystone Names Patrizia Pesce Director of Nursing Services for Kendall Lakes Health and Rehabilitation Center Print E-mail
Written by FHInews   
Wednesday, 26 September 2018 00:00
Greystone Healthcare Management, an industry-leading healthcare management company, has named Patrizia Pesce as Director of Nursing Services at the Kendall Lakes Health and Rehabilitation Center, scheduled to open this fall.  The Kendall location is Greystone’s fourth health and rehabilitation center in South Florida and features an array of medical services as well as specialized orthopedic, cardiac and stroke rehabilitation programs. 

Pesce brings significant nursing leadership experience to the position.  Most recently, she served as the Director of Nursing Services for Greystone’s skilled nursing facility in Wilton Manors, having also been a unit manager there.  Prior to working at Wilton Manors, Pesce was the Director of Nursing for North Beach Health and Rehabilitation (North Miami Beach) where she helped the center gain a five-star rating.

As Director of Nursing Services, she will oversee the nursing staff, and work with the nearly 150 patients and their families to provide compassion, care and medical treatments. 

“Patrizia has proven to be a dedicated director of nursing services and has developed an outstanding reputation for her positive attitude and excellent care,” said Kimberly Pero, Regional VP of South Florida. “We know she will bring that same sense of commitment and excellence as she helps us launch our new center in Kendall.”

“I look forward to working with the many professionals who are making the Kendall Lakes Health and Rehabilitation Center a reality,” Pesce said. “To achieve a goal you need a team behind you pushing toward the same goal. I know I have that team with Greystone.”

Pesce is a member of FADONA, the premier organization for the advancement of nursing executives and leaders to position them as key members of the health care leadership team.  

Last Updated on Friday, 28 September 2018 09:19
Implementing Threat-Based Cybersecurity to Secure Patient Care Innovation Print E-mail
Written by BDO   
Friday, 21 September 2018 11:34
Technology has brought healthcare to consumers' fingertips, putting them at the nucleus of care and blurring the definition of a healthcare organization. This creates unique opportunities and threats within the industry. In fact, U.S. healthcare organizations reported 176 large-scale data breaches in the first half of the year. Threat-based cybersecurity can be used to help address these vulnerabilities. Threat-based cybersecurity is a forward-looking, predictive approach. Instead of (or in addition to) focusing solely on protecting critical data assets or following the basic script of a generic cyber program, threat-based cybersecurity concentrates on investments in the most likely risks and attack vectors based on your company's unique threat profile. Please download the insight for more information.

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Last Updated on Friday, 21 September 2018 11:43
JAMA Forum: Transforming Emergency Departments to Better Care for Elderly Patients Print E-mail
Written by Gilbert Benavidez, MPH, Melissa Garrido, PhD, Austin Frakt, PhD   
Friday, 14 September 2018 08:40
Many people don't realize that if an elderly individual needs to go to an emergency department (ED), how the person is cared for may differ greatly, depending on  which ED they visit. Unless they've discussed the issue with a clinician, they're likely unaware that not all EDs are designed, prepared, or staffed to meet the complex care needs of older adults.
Fortunately, a recent initiative by the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) to accredit geriatric emergency departments is encouraging EDs to better address the needs of older patients and is providing guidance on which EDs are best able to care for such patients.
Older patients present with unique physical, pharmacological, cognitive, and social needs. They are at greater risk than younger patients of falls and fractures, have high rates of using 5 or more medications concurrently (polypharmacy), and often present with Alzheimer disease or related dementias (ADRDs).
Last Updated on Friday, 14 September 2018 08:43
Florida House Experience Unveils Unique Comprehensive Women’s Behavioral Health and Addiction Recovery Program Print E-mail
Written by FHInews   
Friday, 14 September 2018 08:37
Sept. 21 Open House on new Empower! Program for Healthcare and Medical Professionals

DEERFIELD BEACH, FL – (Sept. 2018) – The Florida House Experience (FHE), a JCAHO/CARF accredited healthcare institution delivering high quality, medically integrated personalized treatment for those suffering with behavioral health and addiction disorders, announced its new Empower! Women’s Program.  Empower! is specifically tailored to the needs of women who struggle with substance abuse, co-occurring disorders and mental health issues.

FHE is holding an open house on September 21, 2018 from 3-6pm at 500 S. Federal Highway in Deerfield Beach.  Physicians, case managers and social workers will have the opportunity to learn more about Empower! and meet Program Director, Mindy Appel, LCSW, ACSW and program staff Janus Moncur, LCSW, CPC, Sandra Lynch-Larmond, LMHCI and Misha Boger, CAP-I. 

"Empower! Recognizes the unique needs of women and the importance of providing a supportive and therapeutic environment to overcome their obstacles,” said Appel, who has more than 20 years’ experience working to help diagnose and treat a host of behavioral issues. “We focus on helping patients build healthy relationships and address issues specific to their individual needs in a therapeutic environment with the program’s comprehensive, coordinated approach.”

This program addresses the trauma, psychiatric and personality issues, grief and loss, relationships, family, and personal issues that may cause unwanted behaviors.

“Empower! is full of hope, healing, laughter and tears, in a caring and supportive environment where women can be themselves and can focus on how to achieve healthier and happier lives,” added Appel.

The Florida House Experience is committed to providing the highest quality clinical, medical, psychiatric, and neuroscience care to all of our patients. For more details about the event, you can call: 866-412-1577


About the Florida House Experience: The Florida House Experience is a healthcare institution that delivers quality, medically integrated personalized treatment for those suffering with Behavioral Health Disorders. We specialize in addictive disorders and other behavioral health diagnoses such as mood disorders, depression, anxiety, and traumatic disorders.

FHE is a facility licensed by the both the Department of Children and Families (DCF) and the Agency for Healthcare Administration (AHCA). They are accredited by both the JOINT Commission and the Commission of Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) and are members of the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP).

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Last Updated on Friday, 14 September 2018 08:58
Key Man vs. Buy/Sell Insurance Print E-mail
Written by Wes Caldwell | Danna-Gracey   
Thursday, 06 September 2018 09:21

Absent proper planning, the premature death or permanent disability of a partner or key employee can create devastating financial pressures on a practice. I am often asked for key-man insurance or buy/sell insurance, when neither actually exists. The insurance is simply a funding mechanism. Key man differs from buy/sell in the type of financial obligation the practice faces. The funding can come from one of several sources, such as cash flow, a sinking fund, or an investment account. However, due to the significant leverage provided, various types of life and disability insurance are usually employed.

What is Key Man?
Key man coverage (also known as key person or key employee insurance) indemnifies the practice for the premature death or disability of a key employee or partner. The insurance provides cash flow for the practice to replace the resulting loss of revenue. It also provides the time and resources to find a replacement. If the loss of an individual, for any period of time, would significantly impact your practice revenue, then a key-man arrangement should be considered.

What is Buy/Sell?
Buy/Sell coverage funds the execution of a purchase agreement in the event of the death or permanent disability of a partner. The purpose of the agreement is to facilitate a smooth ownership transition and exclude any outside interests from future business decisions. The agreement may stand alone or be included as part of the partnership agreement. The insurance creates the cash flow to satisfy the provisions of the agreement. Keep in mind that the agreement is the driver, so without it, the insurance makes no sense. Many agreements I see are funded with life insurance but rarely with disability insurance, even though most agreements contain a disability provision. An unfunded agreement, while better than none, could create a significant cash strain to the practice.

It is prudent to consider the financial impact that the loss of a partner or key employee would have on the bottom line. Proper planning and funding will ensure the smooth continuation of the practice during an otherwise-challenging time.
Wes has spent the last twenty-seven years in the financial services industry. He has specialized in the areas of tax advantaged asset protection strategies along with disability and advanced wealth transfer concepts. He is an expert in coordinating benefits for physicians and their staff.

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Last Updated on Thursday, 06 September 2018 09:27
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