January 10, 2017
Building on its mission to cultivate inclusive health care, University of Miami Hospital, part of UHealth — the University of Miami Health System, has opened a new and innovative clinic to meet the comprehensive health and surgical needs of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning community.
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December 21, 2016
Miami-Dade Commissioner Rebeca Sosa paid a holiday season visit to the executive offices of UHealth – the University of Miami Health System on December 21 to present a commendation to Rogerio G. Carrillo, M.D., M.B.A., professor of clinical surgery and cardiothoracic surgeon at University of Miami Hospital (UMH), for his lifesaving work treating county residents over a career spanning nearly four decades.
Read more about Commissioner Sosa's commendations »
July 19, 2016
Enrique Ginzburg, M.D., professor of surgery, Chief of Surgery at University of Miami Hospital and Trauma Medical Director at Jackson South Community Hospital, has been named Vice Chair of the Florida Board of Medicine. Ginzburg was appointed to the board by Florida Governor Rick Scott in 2013, and the board recently selected Ginzburg to serve as Vice Chair.
Read more about Dr. Ginzburg's appointment »
June 21, 2016
Sakir Humayun Gultekin, M.D., has joined Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and UHealth. Gultekin will serve as Director of Clinical and Molecular Neuropathology for the University of Miami Brain Tumor Initiative, where he will support its comprehensive brain tumor program via clinical and basic science research.
Read more about Dr. Gultekin »
June 07, 2016
The University of Miami Hospital and Clinics welcomed 198 third-year Miller School of Medicine students from both the Miami and regional medical campuses for the 21st annual Objective Structured Clinical Examinations — a medical school rite of passage that tests the clinical skills of students. More than 100 faculty members served as evaluators in the annual assessment.
Read more about the clinical skills examinations »
May 17, 2016
The Southeast Athletic Trainers’ Association (SEATA) named Elissa Kyrola, who works with UHealth Sports Medicine at University of Miami Hospital, Clinical Athletic Trainer of the Year at its 41st Annual Clinical Symposium and Members Meeting. Kyrola was nominated by her colleague, Kari Riddle, an athletic trainer at UHealth Sports Medicine-Plantation.
Read more about Elissa Kyrola's award »
May 17, 2016
U.S. Representative Ileana Ros-Lehtinen presented a U.S. flag that had flown over the Capitol in Washington, D.C., to the team at the UHealth wheelchair clinic in recognition of their work with disabled patients. In attendance at the May 9 ceremony were Richard Ballard, CEO of University of Miami Hospital and Clinics, and Miller School Dean Pascal J. Goldschmidt, M.D.
April 19, 2016
After building the Department of Physical Therapy as its longtime Chair for nearly three decades, Sherrill Hayes, Ph.D., is now offering financial assistance to the Department’s students through a newly created scholarship fund. Hayes pledged $10,000 recently to establish the Dr. Sherri Hayes Student Scholarship Fund, which is designed to award funds for student-related travel expenses or scholarships.
Read more about Dr. Hayes' scholarship fund »
April 05, 2016
Karyn Meshbane, an M.D./M.P.H. student at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, understands the importance of compassionate patient care. “As a future doctor, I know that academic training is essential,” she said. “But your grades in school don’t matter as much as your ability to reach out and connect personally with your patients.”
Read more about the Gold Humanism Honor Society »
April 05, 2016
Todd Smaka, M.D., associate professor of clinical anesthesiology in the Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative Medicine and Pain Management, and Associate Chief of Anesthesiology at University of Miami Hospital, has been named Associate Chief Patient Safety and Quality Officer for UHealth-the University of Miami Health System.
Read more about Dr. Smaka »
April 05, 2016
In its continuing effort to foster a family-friendly environment, the Miller School of Medicine has opened a fifth dedicated lactation room to support nursing mothers. It is located on the second floor of University of Miami Hospital and Clinics, 1475 N.W. 12th Avenue, Room 1405.
Read more about the new lactation room »
April 05, 2016
In recognition of Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Week, head and neck cancer surgeons from Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center and medical students from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine will be conducting free oral, head and neck cancer screenings April 14-16. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 305-243-8713 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Walk-ins will also be welcome.
Read more about head and neck cancer screening »
March 01, 2016
Robert S. Kirsner, M.D., Ph.D., has been named Chair of the Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery. Kirsner, who holds the Harvey Blank Professorship, has been Interim Chair since his predecessor, Lawrence A. Schachner, M.D., stepped down in December 2014.
Read more about Dr. Kirsner's appointment »
December 22, 2015
University of Miami Hospital, the flagship hospital for UHealth-University of Miami Health System, has been recognized as a “Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality” by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, the educational arm of the country’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization.
Read more about UM Hospital's LGBT designation »
November 17, 2015
Robert J. Myerburg, M.D., professor of medicine and physiology, and the American Heart Association Chair in Cardiovascular Research, and Maureen H. Lowery, M.D., professor of medicine and Director of the Noninvasive Cardiovascular Laboratory at University of Miami Hospital, have written a commentary in response to the first-ever Scientific Statement on cardiac arrest in pregnancy published by the American Heart Association.
Read more about the commentary »
October 27, 2015
In observance of National Lung Cancer Awareness Month, the Thoracic Site Disease Group at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Thoracic Surgery Division at University of Miami Hospital will host a health fair on lung cancer awareness on Thursday, November 12.
Read more about the Lung Cancer Awareness Fair »
October 06, 2015
Surrounded by reporters and TV cameras, and wearing exercise clothing, UHealth patient Noel Zuniga ran hard on a treadmill at University of Miami Hospital’s Cardiac Rehabilitation Center. His workout during a press briefing on October 2 was a way of demonstrating how UHealth doctors changed his life for the better in the past year through a novel stem cell procedure that has healed much of the damage to his heart.
Read more about the effect of stem cells on damaged hearts »
September 22, 2015
Rose A. Labriola, Ed.D., has been named Chief Nursing Officer of University of Miami Hospital. She is a Nurse Executive Advanced-Board Certified professional as designated by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
Read more about the new chief nursing officer »
August 11, 2015
Nestor de la Cruz-Munoz, M.D., leader of bariatric surgery at UHealth – University of Miami Health System, is the only Florida surgeon and one of a handful of surgeons in the U.S. trained to perform the newly approved ORBERA Intragastric Balloon procedure. On August 6, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the use of the non-surgical procedure to help adult patients suffering from obesity.
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August 10, 2015
July 28, 2015
Following a dramatic four-month rise in patient-satisfaction scores, the Emergency Department at University of Miami Hospital stands as a textbook example of what is possible when top management makes a true commitment to change and the entire staff responds to the personal satisfaction that comes from improved performance.
Read more about the UMH Emergency Department turnaround »
June 09, 2015
Efrén C. Manjarrez, M.D., Interim Chief of the Division of Hospital Medicine at the Miller School of Medicine, led the recent national conference of the Society of Hospital Medicine in Baltimore.
Read more about the hospital medicine meeting »
April 02, 2015
March is National Social Work Month, and this year’s theme is “Social Workers Pave the Way for Change.” Today, there are nearly 50 social workers on the medical campus. Some have worked here for decades and played very personal roles in the significant changes that have occurred in patient care and in the steady improvements in patient outcomes.
Read more about social workers on the Miller School campus »
March 24, 2015
David Zambrana, D.N.P., M.B.A., the CEO of University of Miami Hospital, received the Hispanic Leadership Award in the health care category March 20 at the annual awards luncheon held by the South Florida Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. The awards luncheon is a signature event that recognizes individuals who demonstrate excellence in a variety of fields within the Hispanic market of South Florida.
Read more about Zambrana's award »
March 24, 2015
Physicians from the Miller School of Medicine’s Department of Otolaryngology will offer free head and neck cancer screening examinations to the public at three locations April 16-17.
Read more about free head and neck cancer screenings »
February 24, 2015
Florida Blue has honored University of Miami Hospital, the flagship hospital of UHealth – University of Miami Health System, with a Blue Distinction Center+ designation in the area of bariatric surgery. UMH is among the first hospitals to receive the new designation.
Read more about the designation »
January 06, 2015
Renowned pancreatic cancer clinician and scientist Nipun B. Merchant, M.D., is joining the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center as Chief Surgical Officer and Director of Surgical Oncology Research Programs. Merchant comes to the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and UHealth – University of Miami Health System from Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
Read more about Dr. Merchant »
December 16, 2014
A Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center neurosurgeon has used new visualization technology that makes a brain tumor glow, enabling a safer resection with less damage to normal brain tissue that surrounds it, offering hope to a seriously ill patient and his family.
Read more about glowing brain tumor surgery »
November 18, 2014
A $500,000 grant from the National Football League will enable the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and medical equipment manufacturer Neuro Kinetics Inc. to test the effectiveness of a diagnostic device prototype, the I-Portal® PAS goggle, for early and accurate detection of concussions.
Read more about the grant »
November 04, 2014
Tanira B.D. Ferreira, M.D., assistant professor of medicine and Director of Clinical Services in the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, has been named Interim Chief Medical Officer of University of Miami Hospital.
Read more about Dr. Ferreira »
November 04, 2014
More than 300 walkers representing UHealth-University of Miami Health System joined the Miami-Dade Heart Walk Saturday, November 1, at Bayfront Park. Raising nearly $13,000 to help fund research and education sponsored by the American Heart Association, UHealth placed third among all of the companies participating in the event. A total of $366,000 was raised.
Read more about the Miami-Dade Heart Walk »
October 21, 2014
Cardiovascular physicians at UHealth – University of Miami Health System are the first in the Southeast U.S. to implant a new miniaturized, wireless monitoring sensor to manage heart failure. The CardioMEMS HF System has been shown to reduce hospital admissions by more than one-third when used by physicians to manage heart failure. It was implanted at University of Miami Hospital, the flagship hospital of UHealth.
Read more about the system »
September 02, 2014
The Miller School of Medicine, recognizing the need to educate a new generation of physicians in the growing complexities of medical care, has introduced the Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship Program.
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July 29, 2014
Robert C. Hendel, M.D., professor of medicine and radiology, has been named interim Chief of the Cardiovascular Division at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. Before this appointment, he was the Associate Chief of Clinical Cardiology, Director of the Cardiac Care Unit and Director of Cardiac Imaging at the Miller School
Read more about Dr. Hendel »
June 24, 2014
Earning a medical degree was a step in the right direction for Abhinav Gautam, M.D., voluntary assistant professor of anesthesiology. But it was during his residency at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital that the 32-year-old began to see the bigger picture, and he set off on a path toward entrepreneurship to help solve what he calls “massive inefficiencies” in healthcare.
Read more about Nexus Clinical »
June 10, 2014
For Carl E. Orringer, M.D., the newest faculty member in the Cardiovascular Division, the move from Cleveland to Miami is a homecoming. Orringer is a triple ’Cane, with a B.A. in chemistry (1970), an M.D. (1974) and a residency at Jackson Memorial Hospital (1977). Thirty-seven years later, he’s back, bringing with him a high-profile cardiovascular disease-prevention program that he developed.
Read more about Dr. Orringer »
June 03, 2014
Three times in one week, the Miller School’s Dipen J. Parekh, M.D., demonstrated breakthrough robotic surgical techniques for treating urological cancers to audiences of urologists from around the world. Parekh, professor and Chair of Urology and Director of Robotic Surgery, was using the University of Miami Hospital’s brand new da Vinci Xi system.
Read more about the demonstrations »
May 13, 2014
The UHealthConnect patient access center has won the “Best Strategic Value to the Organization” Award in the Global Contact Center Awards program sponsored by the International Customer Management Institute. The ICMI is the largest professional organization for call centers, and the awards are the highest recognition in the industry.
Read more about UHealthConnect »
May 06, 2014
David Zambrana, D.N.P., M.B.A., RN, has been named Chief Executive Officer of the University of Miami Hospital. Zambrana, who was previously the hospital’s chief operating officer, has served as interim CEO since January. He joined the University of Miami Hospital (UMH) as chief nursing officer in 2008.
Read more about Dr. Zambrana »
May 01, 2014
Building on its growing reputation as a leader in the use of breakthrough technology, UHealth – University of Miami Health System has become the first academic medical center in the world to use the new da Vinci® Xi™ Surgical System. The procedure, a prostatectomy, was performed by Dipen Parekh, M.D., at University of Miami Hospital, the flagship hospital of UHealth.
Read more about the da Vinci® Xi™ at UMH »
April 23, 2014
Alan S. Livingstone, M.D., the Lucille and DeWitt Daughtry Professor and Chairman of Surgery, is usually addressed as “Dr. Livingstone,” sometimes as “Professor Livingstone.” Now there is a new option: “Your Excellency.” On March 27, Livingstone was inducted into Brazil’s National Academy of Medicine, one of the oldest and most exclusive medical academies in the world, and the title accompanies that honor.
Read more about the ceremony »
April 15, 2014
“You never get a second chance to make a good first impression” goes the old saying, but that isn’t always true. For Alexandra Young, who joined 137 other physicians-to-be in the Lois Pope LIFE Center’s Apex Auditorium on April 11 for the Miller School’s fourth annual Second Look Day, getting an up-close look at the campus was a first-time thrill.
Read more about Second Look Day »
April 15, 2014
Four of the Miller School’s M.D./M.B.A. students, in partnership with an M.B.A. student from the School of Business Administration, won the Grand Prize and a check for $10,000 in the Graduate Student Category of the University of Miami’s 2014 Business Plan Competition.
Read more about the Business Plan Competition winners »
March 18, 2014
Two additional road construction projects that will affect both car and pedestrian traffic on the Miller School campus are beginning this week.
Read more about road construction projects »
March 04, 2014
Patient Safety Awareness Week, March 2-8, is an annual campaign endorsed by The National Patient Safety Foundation to foster education and increase awareness related to patient safety. This year’s theme is “Navigate Your Health … Safely.”
Read more about the activities »
February 04, 2014
University of Miami Hospital has received the 2013 Bariatric Surgery Excellence Award™ and for the second year in a row (2012-2013) a five-star rating for bariatric surgery from Healthgrades®, the leading online resource that helps consumers search, compare and connect with physicians and hospitals.
Read more about the rankings »
December 03, 2013
A delegation of health officials from the Bahamas cut the ribbon for a new helipad at the University of Miami Hospital in a November 25 dedication ceremony that strengthened the Caribbean nation’s ties with the Miller School of Medicine and UHealth.
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November 26, 2013
In support of World Diabetes Day November 14, University of Miami Hospital faculty and staff did their part to help raise awareness of the chronic and debilitating disease that affects more than 371 million people worldwide.
November 14, 2013
UM President Donna E. Shalala cut the ribbon opening the new Starbucks in the lobby of University of Miami Hospital on Monday. Hospital employees and leadership celebrated the arrival of the coffee shop, which will be open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
November 14, 2013
The University of Miami School of Nursing and Health Studies and University of Miami Hospital co-hosted the South Florida Satellite Center of the Florida Blue Foundation and Florida Action Coalition’s 2013 Statewide Nursing Summit at UMH. University of Miami President Donna E. Shalala delivered the summit’s keynote address via simulcast from the main location at the University of South Florida in Tampa.
Read more about the summit »
October 29, 2013
When Robert F. Feltman, M.D., joined the Department of Radiology at UM’s medical school in 1960, he so enjoyed teaching gastrointestinal fellows to read and make diagnoses from X-rays that, for decades, he spent his own time conducting bi-weekly training conferences on campus. Fifty-three years later, Feltman and his family returned to the Miller School for a luncheon honoring his work and lifetime commitment to teaching.
Read more about the Feltman Fund »
October 22, 2013
Ira Karmin, M.D., who as interim chair for the past two years has guided the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology through a period of great transition, has been appointed to the permanent position of chair.
Read more about Dr. Karmin »
October 15, 2013
Two veteran Chief Financial Officers have joined the Miller School-UHealth team, bringing a wealth of experience and expertise in healthcare finance to the University of Miami Medical Group and the Hospital Division at a critical time, the new era of healthcare ushered in by the Affordable Care Act.
Read more about the new CFOs »
October 01, 2013
Luis M. Ramos Gomez, M.D., who recently completed his family medicine residency at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital after serving in a number of clinical and administrative capacities around the world, has returned to the Miller School to develop a new Family Medicine Inpatient Service at University of Miami Hospital that provides prompt, efficient, and effective patient- and community-centered care.
Read more about Dr. Ramos »
September 17, 2013
The UHealth Reproductive and Fertility Center at University of Miami Hospital has added acupuncture therapy to the comprehensive array of services it offers patients seeking treatment for fertility disorders, including unexplained infertility and repeated pregnancy losses.
September 10, 2013
University of Miami Hospital’s chief nursing officer, JoAnn Trybulski, Ph.D., ANP-BC, DPNAP, has been appointed by Governor Rick Scott to the Florida Board of Nursing. As one of 13 board members, Trybulski will play an integral role in healthcare regulation and the ever-changing healthcare environment.
Read more about Dr. Trybulski »
September 10, 2013
When Diana Nyad stepped onto the beach at Key West on the afternoon of September 2 after completing her historic 53-hour swim from Cuba, few were cheering harder than her volunteer medical team from the Miller School of Medicine.
Read more about Diana Nyad's UM team »
July 09, 2013
From earplugs to exercise, Jennifer Diaz de Villegas had tried everything to conquer her ongoing insomnia. Then a friend told her about the UHealth Sleep Center. There, assistant professor Alexandre R. Abreu got to the root of Jennifer’s problem, helping the middle school guidance counselor learn that her insomnia was more psychological than anything else.
Read more about the UHealth Sleep Center »
May 21, 2013
The request from cardiologist Alan Heldman, M.D., came on a Tuesday, March 19, just after 3 p.m., as Carlos E. Alfonso, M.D., was rounding at the VA: Could Alfonso mobilize a team and get to Panama right away? A 42-year-old diplomat at the U.S. Embassy had suffered a massive heart attack the day before, and without the mechanical pump UM doctors had helped prove effective in the U.S., he would likely die.
Read more and view pictures from the news conference »
May 21, 2013
Cardiology experts at the Miller School showed in the first study of its kind that transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) using the transaortic approach may result in less bleeding, fewer vascular complications, and a shorter recovery time than using the transapical route. Published online in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, the study results hold promise for patients with severe aortic stenosis.
Read more about the study »
May 10, 2013
The celebration of National Nurses Week at UHealth’s three hospitals reached a crescendo May 10, when Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez presented a proclamation with Miami-Dade Commissioner Javier Souto to “honor the folks that really make hospitals run.” Drawing laughter at the festive ceremony at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, Gimenez said, “I know doctors think they do, but we really know the truth.”
Read more about UHealth's Nurses Week celebration »
May 07, 2013
The Clinical Research Center and University of Miami Hospital are establishing a research unit to support outpatient and overnight and multi-day inpatient visits for clinical study participants at the University’s flagship hospital, and have appointed a director of nursing to lead it.
Read more about the research unit »
April 30, 2013
Beginning at 10 a.m. on Friday, May 3, all but a single eastbound lane of N.W. 14th Street fronting University of Miami Hospital will be closed to vehicular traffic to accommodate the installation of a helipad on the UMH roof. All medical campus employees who use that route are encouraged to take another route on Friday.
April 23, 2013
The Respiratory Therapy Program at University of Miami Hospital has earned Quality Respiratory Care Recognition (QRCR) under a national program identifying the top respiratory programs in the nation. The University of Miami Hospital team, led by Pilar Hombreiro, RRT-NPS, CPFT, RN, met a series of criteria to become one of just 15 percent of U.S. hospitals to receive the award.
Read more about the respiratory program »
April 22, 2013
UHealth will present the second in a series of musical performances by students from the Frost School of Music on Wednesday, April 24, at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center. Freshman guitarist Jonah Udall from Rochester, New York, and upright bassist Daniel Montgomery, a sophomore from Berkeley, California, will perform in the Sylvester courtyard from 12:30 to 1 p.m., relocating to the second-floor lobby from 1 to 1:30 p.m.
Read more about the series »
April 16, 2013
University of Miami Hospital raised customer service to a new level last week, opening the Service Response Center, a dedicated call center that manages requests from hospital staff for various internal services.
Read more about the Service Response Center »
April 09, 2013
University of Miami Hospital has been designated a Blue Distinction Center for quality in knee and hip replacement. Blue Cross and Blue Shield awards the national designation to medical facilities that demonstrate expertise in delivering quality specialty care.
Read more about the distinction »
April 09, 2013
Now operating at a near-optimal 85 percent of capacity and with a respectable 9.6 percent operating profit margin (based on earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization) University of Miami Hospital’s progress is evident in every state, federal and private barometer of clinical and operational excellence.
Read more about UMH's progress »
April 09, 2013
Last Wednesday unfolded at University of Miami Hospital as the kind of day doctors, nurses and other staff hope they will never see, but are well-prepared to handle: An explosion on a cruise ship two miles offshore had unleashed smoke, fire and a chemical vapor of unknown origin, inflicting various burns, respiratory distress, blunt trauma and lacerations on 150 people. Some survivors were one their way to UMH.
Read more about the drill »
March 26, 2013
JoAnn Trybulski, Ph.D., ANP-BC, DPNAP, who as associate dean at the University of Miami’s School of Nursing and Health Studies advanced the Doctor of Nursing Practice program from an idea to a national model, has joined University of Miami Hospital’s leadership team as Chief Nursing Officer.
Read more about Dr. Trybulski »
March 08, 2013
The Clinical and Translational Science Institutes (CTSIs) at the University of Miami and the University of Florida are joining forces to improve health outcomes for the state’s residents, a collaboration highlighted at a recent program focusing on the Miami CTSI’s clinical research.
Read more about the Cane-Gator collaboration »
March 08, 2013
The American Heart Association presented its prestigious Cor Vitae Heart Award to the Miller School’s Mauro Moscucci, M.D., M.B.A., professor and interim Chair of Medicine and Chief of the Cardiovascular Division, at the 2013 Miami Heart & Stroke Ball, held at the Intercontinental Hotel on Saturday evening.
Read more about Dr. Moscucci's award »
March 08, 2013
After joining the University of Michigan faculty in 1994, Mauro Moscucci, M.D., M.B.A., was asked to explain why the mortality rate for patients who underwent angioplasty at the university’s hospital was much higher than that of a regional center. He assumed the sickest patients were being transferred to the university, but having no data to support that, he began collecting it, improving coronary care for everyone.
Read more about Dr. Moscucci's lecture »
March 05, 2013
To cheers, honking horns and loud applause, Roy Roden and his wife Lynn pedaled their bikes to the Schoninger Research Quadrangle on the Miller School campus Friday, completing a 4,500-mile ride that started in Seattle last November to raise awareness and research funds for Parkinson’s disease.
Read more about Deep Brain Stimulation »
November 27, 2012
For the second year in a row, University of Miami Hospital has earned Press Ganey’s top award for continued improvement in customer satisfaction across the entire spectrum of outpatient services.
Read more about and view a picture of the top improver team »
October 25, 2012
George Bergmann, a successful South Florida businessman and philanthropist who left an indelible mark on the Miller School of Medicine, died at University of Miami Hospital on October 24 after a prolonged illness. He was 79.
Read more about George Bergmann »
August 02, 2012
Forging a new era in labor-management relations, University of Miami Hospital employees and management have worked together to negotiate and approve an innovative new union contract that invests in quality patient care and a brighter future for workers at UMH. The contract, which includes a first-ever education fund for employees, was ratified by UMH workers who are members of 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East.
Read more about the partnership and watch the news conference »
July 24, 2012
Sixty-five Miami-Dade and Broward high school students who were invited as role models for success participated in last week’s 3rd Annual Student Ambassador Seminar, leaving with lessons on leadership, decision making, peer pressure, academic success, time management, and life in the sports world from people who have been there – and one who chose to forego it.
Read more about the Student Ambassador Seminar »
July 09, 2012
Lee Kaplan, M.D., associate professor of orthopaedics and chief of UHealth Sports Medicine in the Miller School’s Department of Orthopaedics, has been named Medical Director and Head Team Physician for UM Athletics.
Read more about Dr. Kaplan »
June 18, 2012
Once weighing close to 300 pounds, Amanda Rodriguez was already pre-diabetic in high school, where she could not climb the stairs. Now, the substantially slimmer 19-year-old is much healthier and happier, a transformation she owes to the bariatric surgery she underwent at University of Miami Hospital the day before she turned 17.
Read more and view a photo gallery of the news conference »
May 23, 2012
University of Miami Hospital has earned designation as a statutory teaching hospital from the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration — becoming just the 10th such teaching hospital in the state.
Read more about University of Miami Hospital »
May 01, 2012
In honor of National Donate Life Month this April, the Miller School/UHealth – University of Miami Health System joined forces with the Department of Surgery’s Life Alliance Organ Recovery Agency to increase the number of registered organ and tissue donors in the country by 20 million by the end of 2012.
Read more about designating your wishes »
April 25, 2012
On April 27, Miami Marlins President David Samson will embark on a 50-mile “Run to Honor the Workers” from Pompano Beach to Miami to commemorate the 5,000 construction workers who labored for three years to build the new Marlins Park and raise funds for 10 organizations, including the UM Multiple Sclerosis Center of Excellence.
Read more about the run »
April 24, 2012
The Miller School’s Nanette Bishopric, M.D., professor of medicine, pediatrics and pharmacology, and her research team have discovered a natural mechanism that inhibits growth of the heart, a finding that could lead to the development of therapeutic agents for patients with hypertrophic hearts
Read more about the study »
April 24, 2012
The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology was the first to offer formal robotic surgery training sessions for its residents, including a bedside orientation and console practice session last month at University of Miami Hospital.
Read more about the training »
April 24, 2012
A record 640 runners took part in the Golden Key Gets SunSmart 5K Run/Walk on Key Biscayne to educate the community about sun safety and provide free skin cancer screenings.
Read more about the SunSmart 5K Run/Walk »
April 24, 2012
Philip D. Harvey, Ph.D., professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences and chief of the Division of Psychology, is the first recipient of the Schizophrenia International Research Society’s Outstanding Clinical/Community Research Award, considered the society’s highest honor.
Read more about Dr. Harvey »
April 03, 2012
Supporting the South Florida community is a family tradition for Elizabeth and Mitchell Taylor, whose generosity through the Jack Taylor Family Foundation established the Elizabeth A. and Mitchell G. Taylor Boardroom at University of Miami Hospital.
Read more about the Taylors »
February 07, 2012
When Julio C. Albornoz, a trauma and critical care nurse in the U.S. Navy Reserve, was dropped in Afghanistan’s Helmand Province wearing 70 pounds of body armor and carrying a pair of guns, there was a planned lull at the British medical unit where he was assigned.
Read more about Julio C. Albornoz »
February 01, 2012
After reciting blessings in Hebrew, Rabbi Yona Metzger, Chief Rabbi of Israel, placed a mezuzah, the parchment prayer scroll that marks a Jewish home, at the entrance of the modest but comfortable room where members of the Jewish faith can now find solace at University of Miami Hospital. Stuart Miller, UM trustee, had the honor of cutting the ribbon that spanned the entranceway of the bikur cholim room on the eighth floor.
Read more about the dedication »
December 13, 2011
The final 2011 gathering of the quarterly Leadership Development Institute kicked off on a high note last week when Miller School Dean Pascal J. Goldschmidt, M.D., announced that University of Miami Hospital received one of Press Ganey’s Top Improver Awards.
Read more about the LDI »
December 12, 2011
University of Miami Hospital and Miller School of Medicine leadership, staff, supporters and members of the media gathered at the Elaine and Sydney Sussman Cardiac Catheterization Lab Friday, December 9, for the unveiling of UMH’s new state-of-the-art hybrid catheterization laboratory.
Read more about the Hybrid Catheterization Lab »
November 11, 2011
More than 860 cyclists, including over 160 children and 21 cancer survivors, rode various events across three counties to take part in the 2nd Annual Dolphins Cycling Challenge (DCC) on November 5th and 6th to raise money for the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center. The two-day event featured a kids’ ride and six different routes from 30 to 170 miles that went through 37 cities in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties.
Read more about the 2nd Annual Dolphins Cycling Challenge »
September 29, 2011
A study by Miller School researchers of patients with implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) devices has demonstrated that even multiple cardiac magnetic resonance (MR) scans did not adversely affect the health of the patient or function of the devices. The findings have important clinical implications, since most patients with ICD and other cardiac devices have been instructed never to have an MR scan.
Read more about the study »
September 13, 2011
The string of grand openings for new, refurbished or expanded clinical units at University of Miami Hospital continued this month with a celebration of the new Behavioral Health Emergency Room, and the expansion of psychiatric and behavioral health services across UHealth.
Read more about the Behavioral Health ER »
August 30, 2011
Miller School and UHealth leaders, faculty and staff celebrated the new UMH Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Oxygen Center at University of Miami Hospital at an August 24 open house.
Read more about the open house »
June 07, 2011
Nobody likes chemotherapy, but patient Joaquin Hernandez is grateful he receives the treatment at Sylvester’s Comprehensive Treatment Center in Kendall. “If you have to come, this is where you want to come,’’ Hernandez said. “The service is great. The nurses are the best.’’ His sentiment is shared by so many of the Kendall satellite’s patients that the unit has earned the highest patient satisfaction scores.
Read more about UHealth's fire starters and view the photo gallery »
March 24, 2011
Citing a clear need for more patient facilities, dozens of psychiatrists and therapists gathered on the newly renovated north wing of the 9th floor of University of Miami Hospital Monday evening. Community physicians were eager to see 14 new rooms dedicated as the Mood Disorders Unit at UMH.
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February 08, 2011
Dr. Leo B. Twiggs, who has led significant advances as chair of the Miller School’s Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, will move to a new position focused on continued growth and improvement of the clinical operation and mentoring of junior faculty in clinical research.
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December 28, 2010
Archie Monroe, University of Miami trustee emeritus and founding chairman of the University of Miami Hospital Board of Governors was honored at a brunch reception on December 15 at University of Miami Hospital for his years of service to the University and UHealth-University of Miami Health System.
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