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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.

Baptist Health International Center of Miami, a division of Baptist Health South Florida, hosted the Second Annual Baptist Cardiac and Vascular Institute International Symposium July 16 and 17. More than 50 physicians in the fields of internal medicine, cardiology, interventional radiology and vascular surgery from Latin America and the Caribbean attended the two-day conference held at Baptist Hospital's Baptist Cardiac & Vascular Institute in Miami.

Symposium directors Barry T. Katzen, M.D., founder and medical director of Baptist Cardiac & Vascular Institute, and Niberto Moreno, M.D., chief of cardiothoracic surgery at Baptist Health South Florida, together with co-director Antonio Brice, M.D., presented the latest advancements in the field.