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Baptist Health South Florida Named One of the 2021 Best Workplaces for Women by Fortune and Great Place to Work®

Baptist Health South Florida has been honored as one of the 2021 Best Workplaces for Women™ by Great Place to Work and Fortune. This is Baptist Health’s seventh time being named to this prestigious national list, this year earning the #33 spot. The Best Workplaces for Women award is based on analysis of survey responses from more than 5.6 million current U.S. employees. In that survey, 83...

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Sylvester Researchers Explore Cancer Risks at Surfside Condo Collapse

After the 12-story Champlain Towers South building suddenly crumbled in Surfside, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Firefighter Cancer Initiative stepped up to protect rescue workers from health hazards. About 30 hours after the shocking collapse of the Champlain Towers South condominium in Surfside, Dr. Alberto Caban-Martinez, PhD, DO, MPH, drove his packed SUV to the disaster site....

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Gastro Health expands footprint in Central Florida

Gastro Health, a Miami based, national leading medical group specializing in digestive and liver health, is expanding their presence to nineteen locations within Central Florida and the Greater Orlando region through a partnership with two additional gastroenterology practices, Gastro Center of Florida and Mid Florida Gastroenterology Consultants P.C., effective September 1, 2021. This expansion...

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Independent Living Systems Completes $120 Million Stock Buyback, with Plans in Place for Continued Growth in its Healthcare Services and Technology Business

Independent Living Systems (ILS), a privately owned Miami-based national health care services company, announced it has repurchased $120 million of the company’s stock from Oak Investment Partners and other investors. Connecticut-based Oak Investment Partners has been a primary investor in ILS since January 2012 and has played a significant role in providing the financial backing and advisory...

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The Campbell Foundation Awards $80K Grant to Study Long-Covid in HIV+ Patients

FORT LAUDERDALE – Many studies have found that some COVID-19 symptoms can persist months after patients are initially infected with the virus, a condition that’s come to be known as “Long COVID.” Mohamed Abdel-Mohsen, PhD, assistant professor in The Wistar Institute Vaccine & Immunotherapy Center in Philadelphia, has found that severe COVID-19 is associated with the passage of bacteria and...

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Charles Ma, MD, joins Baptist Health’s Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute as a Cardiothoracic Surgeon

Cardiothoracic surgeon Charles Ma, MD, joins Baptist Health’s Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute. Dr. Ma specializes in all aspects of cardiac surgery, with a particular interest in minimally invasive technique. “We’re pleased to welcome Dr. Ma to Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute,” said Joseph McGinn, MD, chief of cardiac surgery and deputy director of Miami Cardiac & Vascular...

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