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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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