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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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Eugene M. & Christine E. Lynn Cancer Institute Expands Services to Bethesda Hospital East in Boynton Beach

Eugene M. & Christine E. Lynn Cancer Institute at Boca Raton Regional Hospital has expanded its life-saving cancer diagnosis and treatment services in Palm Beach County to a new location at Bethesda Health City, part of Bethesda Hospital East. The facility is located at 10301 Hagen Ranch Road in Boynton Beach. “We look forward to this partnership that will help us bring state-of-the-art...

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First Florida Patient to Receive Biogen Aducanumab Infusion

First Choice Neurology Patient to Start Treatment Immediately (Miami, Florida) – Dr. Jeff Gelblum, MD, a board-certified neurologist with First Choice Neurology, the nation’s largest neurology practice, is scheduled to treat the first patient in Florida with Biogen’s Aducanumab, a monthly infusion treatment for early stage Alzheimer’s patients. The drug works to decrease amyloid plaque in the...

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Nicklaus Children’s Health System to Offer $15 Plus Minimum Wage Starting in September

Nicklaus Children’s Health System has made the decision to increase its minimum wage starting in September of 2021 to the new standard required by Florida constitutional mandate a full five years ahead of the timeline for full adoption. While the health system’s current minimum hourly rate is already above the existing state minimum, the early adoption of the 2026 mandated $15 minimum is aimed...

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