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sunrise-paramedicsBroward County is saving lives through a $105,000 County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Grant being administered by the Broward Regional EMS Council and coordinated by the Broward County Office of Medical Examiner and Trauma Services.

The grant awarded to Broward County fire rescue providers is for the implementation of the LIFENET System that enables paramedics, in the field, to rapidly identify a possible heart attack patient and then transmit a 12-lead Electrocardiogram (ECG), via wireless modem, directly to the receiving hospital.

lillie-brownApproximately 99 employees representing more than 1,205 years of service to North Shore Medical Center, 1100 N. W. 95 Street, Miami, were honored at the hospital's annual Service Awards Banquet held on Friday, June 25th at the Rusty Pelican on Key Biscayne.

Employees receiving awards for Years of Service categories include:

world aids day Broward County has implemented a new program to simplify the enrollment and recertification processes for Ryan White Part A clients accessing HIV care and support services. Effective August 1, 2010, the Broward Regional Health Planning Council, Inc., 915 Middle River Drive, Suite 111, Fort Lauderdale, will serve as a single point of entry for those receiving Ryan White Part A services in Broward County.

Services offered under the new Ryan White Part A Centralized Intake and Eligibility Determination Program include: eligibility assessment benefit application assistance service referrals and information recertification. The program also provides information and referral services for those HIV-positive clients not eligible for Part A services.

Baptist Health International Center of Miami and South Miami Hospital, both divisions of Baptist Health South Florida, continued their efforts to support communities throughout Jamaica last week by presenting major donations in Montego Bay and Kingston.

A team of Baptist Health representatives was on hand at SOS Children's Village near Montego Bay July 20 to host the hospital's annual Jamaica Children's Fun Day Picnic and present children living at the home with much-needed personal supplies. Through South Miami Hospital's Caribbean Charity for Children program, each of the 110 children at the home received a customized care package containing essential personal hygiene products, school supplies, shoes and clothing.