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News Article | May 15, 2017
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May is nationally recognized by the American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association as stroke awareness month. Stroke is a serious disease that ranks fifth in causes of death and disability when compared to heart disease, cancer, respiratory diseases and accidents. Most strokes are preventable and if treated quickly may make the difference between life and death - or the difference between a full recovery and long-term disability such as paralysis on one side of the body, speech or vision problems or memory loss. When a stroke happens, every second counts – as in the case of David Denmark. David, a 48 year-old homicide detective in Miami-Dade, was at a restaurant one evening when he experienced sudden stroke symptoms.  “All of a sudden I couldn’t move … I couldn’t open my eyes because of the vertigo…and then it went downhill fast, really fast,” he says. He was transported to Baptist Hospital’s Comprehensive Stroke Center where he was met by an expert team led by Sergio Jaramillo, M.D. “When Mr. Denmark entered the Center, we obtained a CT of the brain, assessed him neurologically and came up with a score that tells us how severe the neurological deficit is,” Dr. Jaramillo said, a neurologist with Baptist Health Neuroscience Center.  “If the patient presents within three hours, we can consider them a good candidate for TPA like Mr. Denmark.” TPA is a clot buster, a medicine that breaks up the clot wherever it may be. According to Dr. Jaramillo, David responded remarkably well and within 24 hours all of his neurological symptoms had resolved and there was no evidence he would have any permanent effect on his quality of life. “Every day I wake up and I can move freely. I constantly think what it could have been like. I know how lucky I am,” David says. Dr. Jaramillo goes on to say that “If he hadn’t come to our comprehensive stroke center, there likely would have been some kind of permanent neurological deficit and would have had a negative effect on his quality of life”. That’s why the Joint Commission, which accredits U.S. healthcare organizations, along with the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association, have maintained a unique alliance since 2003 to promote stroke care in hospitals across the nation. More than two years ago, Baptist Hospital in conjunction with Baptist Health Neuroscience Center, joined an elite group of facilities in the United States to be designated by the commission as a Comprehensive Stroke Center. The Joint Commission’s highest level of stroke care, an Advanced Certification, is awarded to those hospitals that have specific abilities to receive and treat the most complex stroke cases. To achieve its status as a Comprehensive Stroke Center, Baptist Hospital underwent a rigorous onsite review by Joint Commission experts. The hospital was shown to have the necessary requirements, including: This month, Baptist Hospital in conjunction with Baptist Health Neuroscience Center was awarded the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s top award: Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Achievement Award with Target: StrokeSM Honor Roll Elite Plus. The award recognizes commitment to providing the most appropriate stroke treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence. Baptist Health Neuroscience Center offers comprehensive and innovative techniques to diagnose and treat the brain, spine and nervous system. Designated as a Comprehensive Stroke Center by The Joint Commission and the American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association, the Center’s philosophy is to provide the most effective care in the least invasive manner. Baptist Health Neuroscience Center is part of Baptist Health South Florida, the largest healthcare organization in the region, with seven hospitals (Baptist Hospital, Baptist Children’s Hospital, Doctors Hospital, Homestead Hospital, Mariners Hospital, South Miami Hospital and West Kendall Baptist Hospital), nearly 50 outpatient and urgent care facilities, Baptist Health Medical Group, Baptist Health Quality Network and internationally renowned centers of excellence. A not-for-profit organization supported by philanthropy and committed to our faith-based charitable mission of medical excellence, Baptist Health has approximately 16,000 employees and 2,300 affiliated physicians. Baptist Health South Florida has been recognized by Fortune as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in America and by Ethisphere as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies. For more information, visit BaptistHealth.net and connect with us on Facebook at facebook.com/BaptistHealthSF and on Twitter and Instagram @BaptistHealthSF. A photo accompanying this announcement is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/abe1c9c9-32b0-45af-9300-37f685dc0625


News Article | May 15, 2017
Site: globenewswire.com

May is nationally recognized by the American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association as stroke awareness month. Stroke is a serious disease that ranks fifth in causes of death and disability when compared to heart disease, cancer, respiratory diseases and accidents. Most strokes are preventable and if treated quickly may make the difference between life and death - or the difference between a full recovery and long-term disability such as paralysis on one side of the body, speech or vision problems or memory loss. When a stroke happens, every second counts – as in the case of David Denmark. David, a 48 year-old homicide detective in Miami-Dade, was at a restaurant one evening when he experienced sudden stroke symptoms.  “All of a sudden I couldn’t move … I couldn’t open my eyes because of the vertigo…and then it went downhill fast, really fast,” he says. He was transported to Baptist Hospital’s Comprehensive Stroke Center where he was met by an expert team led by Sergio Jaramillo, M.D. “When Mr. Denmark entered the Center, we obtained a CT of the brain, assessed him neurologically and came up with a score that tells us how severe the neurological deficit is,” Dr. Jaramillo said, a neurologist with Baptist Health Neuroscience Center.  “If the patient presents within three hours, we can consider them a good candidate for TPA like Mr. Denmark.” TPA is a clot buster, a medicine that breaks up the clot wherever it may be. According to Dr. Jaramillo, David responded remarkably well and within 24 hours all of his neurological symptoms had resolved and there was no evidence he would have any permanent effect on his quality of life. “Every day I wake up and I can move freely. I constantly think what it could have been like. I know how lucky I am,” David says. Dr. Jaramillo goes on to say that “If he hadn’t come to our comprehensive stroke center, there likely would have been some kind of permanent neurological deficit and would have had a negative effect on his quality of life”. That’s why the Joint Commission, which accredits U.S. healthcare organizations, along with the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association, have maintained a unique alliance since 2003 to promote stroke care in hospitals across the nation. More than two years ago, Baptist Hospital in conjunction with Baptist Health Neuroscience Center, joined an elite group of facilities in the United States to be designated by the commission as a Comprehensive Stroke Center. The Joint Commission’s highest level of stroke care, an Advanced Certification, is awarded to those hospitals that have specific abilities to receive and treat the most complex stroke cases. To achieve its status as a Comprehensive Stroke Center, Baptist Hospital underwent a rigorous onsite review by Joint Commission experts. The hospital was shown to have the necessary requirements, including: This month, Baptist Hospital in conjunction with Baptist Health Neuroscience Center was awarded the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s top award: Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Achievement Award with Target: StrokeSM Honor Roll Elite Plus. The award recognizes commitment to providing the most appropriate stroke treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence. Baptist Health Neuroscience Center offers comprehensive and innovative techniques to diagnose and treat the brain, spine and nervous system. Designated as a Comprehensive Stroke Center by The Joint Commission and the American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association, the Center’s philosophy is to provide the most effective care in the least invasive manner. Baptist Health Neuroscience Center is part of Baptist Health South Florida, the largest healthcare organization in the region, with seven hospitals (Baptist Hospital, Baptist Children’s Hospital, Doctors Hospital, Homestead Hospital, Mariners Hospital, South Miami Hospital and West Kendall Baptist Hospital), nearly 50 outpatient and urgent care facilities, Baptist Health Medical Group, Baptist Health Quality Network and internationally renowned centers of excellence. A not-for-profit organization supported by philanthropy and committed to our faith-based charitable mission of medical excellence, Baptist Health has approximately 16,000 employees and 2,300 affiliated physicians. Baptist Health South Florida has been recognized by Fortune as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in America and by Ethisphere as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies. For more information, visit BaptistHealth.net and connect with us on Facebook at facebook.com/BaptistHealthSF and on Twitter and Instagram @BaptistHealthSF. A photo accompanying this announcement is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/abe1c9c9-32b0-45af-9300-37f685dc0625


News Article | May 15, 2017
Site: globenewswire.com

May is nationally recognized by the American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association as stroke awareness month. Stroke is a serious disease that ranks fifth in causes of death and disability when compared to heart disease, cancer, respiratory diseases and accidents. Most strokes are preventable and if treated quickly may make the difference between life and death - or the difference between a full recovery and long-term disability such as paralysis on one side of the body, speech or vision problems or memory loss. When a stroke happens, every second counts – as in the case of David Denmark. David, a 48 year-old homicide detective in Miami-Dade, was at a restaurant one evening when he experienced sudden stroke symptoms.  “All of a sudden I couldn’t move … I couldn’t open my eyes because of the vertigo…and then it went downhill fast, really fast,” he says. He was transported to Baptist Hospital’s Comprehensive Stroke Center where he was met by an expert team led by Sergio Jaramillo, M.D. “When Mr. Denmark entered the Center, we obtained a CT of the brain, assessed him neurologically and came up with a score that tells us how severe the neurological deficit is,” Dr. Jaramillo said, a neurologist with Baptist Health Neuroscience Center.  “If the patient presents within three hours, we can consider them a good candidate for TPA like Mr. Denmark.” TPA is a clot buster, a medicine that breaks up the clot wherever it may be. According to Dr. Jaramillo, David responded remarkably well and within 24 hours all of his neurological symptoms had resolved and there was no evidence he would have any permanent effect on his quality of life. “Every day I wake up and I can move freely. I constantly think what it could have been like. I know how lucky I am,” David says. Dr. Jaramillo goes on to say that “If he hadn’t come to our comprehensive stroke center, there likely would have been some kind of permanent neurological deficit and would have had a negative effect on his quality of life”. That’s why the Joint Commission, which accredits U.S. healthcare organizations, along with the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association, have maintained a unique alliance since 2003 to promote stroke care in hospitals across the nation. More than two years ago, Baptist Hospital in conjunction with Baptist Health Neuroscience Center, joined an elite group of facilities in the United States to be designated by the commission as a Comprehensive Stroke Center. The Joint Commission’s highest level of stroke care, an Advanced Certification, is awarded to those hospitals that have specific abilities to receive and treat the most complex stroke cases. To achieve its status as a Comprehensive Stroke Center, Baptist Hospital underwent a rigorous onsite review by Joint Commission experts. The hospital was shown to have the necessary requirements, including: This month, Baptist Hospital in conjunction with Baptist Health Neuroscience Center was awarded the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s top award: Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Achievement Award with Target: StrokeSM Honor Roll Elite Plus. The award recognizes commitment to providing the most appropriate stroke treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence. Baptist Health Neuroscience Center offers comprehensive and innovative techniques to diagnose and treat the brain, spine and nervous system. Designated as a Comprehensive Stroke Center by The Joint Commission and the American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association, the Center’s philosophy is to provide the most effective care in the least invasive manner. Baptist Health Neuroscience Center is part of Baptist Health South Florida, the largest healthcare organization in the region, with seven hospitals (Baptist Hospital, Baptist Children’s Hospital, Doctors Hospital, Homestead Hospital, Mariners Hospital, South Miami Hospital and West Kendall Baptist Hospital), nearly 50 outpatient and urgent care facilities, Baptist Health Medical Group, Baptist Health Quality Network and internationally renowned centers of excellence. A not-for-profit organization supported by philanthropy and committed to our faith-based charitable mission of medical excellence, Baptist Health has approximately 16,000 employees and 2,300 affiliated physicians. Baptist Health South Florida has been recognized by Fortune as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in America and by Ethisphere as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies. For more information, visit BaptistHealth.net and connect with us on Facebook at facebook.com/BaptistHealthSF and on Twitter and Instagram @BaptistHealthSF. A photo accompanying this announcement is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/abe1c9c9-32b0-45af-9300-37f685dc0625


News Article | July 28, 2017
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Baptist Health South Florida has once again been recognized among “HealthCare’s Most Wired” hospitals and health systems in an annual survey recently released by the American Hospital Association’s (AHA) Health Forum. This is the 16th time Baptist Health has been on the list. The survey of 698 participants, representing an estimated 2,158 hospitals — more than 39 percent of all hospitals in the U.S. — examines how organizations are leveraging IT to improve performance for value-based health care in four areas: infrastructure; business and administrative management; quality and safety; and clinical integration. Baptist Health was one of 27 organizations to be named “Most Wired–Advanced,” meaning it exceeded “core” development in all four focus areas. “Advanced information technology is key to our organization and supports our healthcare providers’ ability to deliver high-quality, safe and consistent care to our patients,” said Brian E. Keeley, president and chief executive officer of Baptist Health. “We are honored to be recognized for our commitment to implementing leading-edge technology and for the IT team’s critical role in supporting the enhancement of the overall patient experience,” said Mimi Taylor, corporate vice president and chief information officer, information technology at Baptist Health. According to the survey, Most Wired hospitals are using smart phones, telehealth and remote monitoring to create more ways for patients to access health care services and capture health information. “The Most Wired hospitals are using every available technology option to create more ways to reach their patients in order to provide access to care,” said AHA President and CEO Rick Pollack. “They are transforming care delivery, investing in new delivery models in order to improve quality, provide access and control costs.” Innovation in patient care embraces emerging technologies and underscores the need for secure patient information exchange. Hospitals have increased their use of sophisticated IT monitoring systems to detect patient privacy breaches, monitor for malicious activities or policy violations and produce real-time analysis of security alerts. Most Wired hospitals are transforming care delivery with knowledge gained from data and analytics. They are investing in analytics to support new delivery models and effective decision-making and training clinicians on how to use analytics to improve quality, provide access and control costs. HealthCare’s Most Wired® survey, conducted between Jan. 15 and March 15, 2017, is published annually by Hospitals & Health Networks (H&HN). The 2017 Most Wired® survey and benchmarking study is a leading industry barometer measuring information technology (IT) use and adoption among hospitals nationwide. Detailed results of the survey and study can be found in the July issue of H&HN. For a full list of winners, visit www.hhnmag.com. Baptist Health South Florida is the largest healthcare organization in the region, with eight hospitals (Baptist Hospital, Baptist Children’s Hospital, Doctors Hospital, Fishermen’s Community Hospital, Homestead Hospital, Mariners Hospital, South Miami Hospital and West Kendall Baptist Hospital), more than 50 outpatient and urgent care facilities, Baptist Health Medical Group, Baptist Health Quality Network and internationally renowned centers of excellence. A not-for-profit organization supported by philanthropy and committed to our faith-based charitable mission of medical excellence, Baptist Health has approximately 16,000 employees and 2,400 affiliated physicians. Baptist Health South Florida has been recognized by Fortune as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in America and by Ethisphere as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies. For more information, visit BaptistHealth.net and connect with us on Facebook at facebook.com/BaptistHealthSF and on Twitter and Instagram @BaptistHealthSF. A photo accompanying this announcement is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/ffb56546-4a3d-45b1-a494-0e6a83b81676


Miami, FL, Aug. 08, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- MIAMI, FL – August 8, 2017 – Baptist Health South Florida has been recognized for being among the best healthcare providers in the nation by U.S. News & World Report in its 2017-2018 Best Hospitals report. For the second time, Baptist Hospital was ranked #1 in all of South Florida, which includes Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach Counties. South Miami Hospital and West Kendall Baptist Hospital tied for #6, and Homestead Hospital ranked #9 in the region. Five Baptist Health hospitals—Baptist Hospital, Doctors Hospital, Homestead Hospital, South Miami Hospital and West Kendall Baptist Hospital—earned a total of 26 high-performing honors in 13 types of care, including: Gastroenterology & GI Surgery, Geriatrics, Neurology & Neurosurgery, Orthopedics, Pulmonology, Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair, Heart Bypass Surgery, Heart Failure, Colon Cancer Surgery, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Hip Replacement, Knee Replacement and Lung Cancer Surgery. Baptist Health’s Centers of Excellence – Miami Cancer Institute, Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute, Miami Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Institute and Baptist Health Neuroscience Center – were all recognized as high-performing in their respective area of expertise. “We are very proud that Baptist Hospital earned the top spot in our area for its commitment to excellence. We share this first-rate recognition with our physicians, nurses and employees, who carry out our mission of providing high-quality, compassionate healthcare to our patients,” said Brian E. Keeley, president and chief executive officer of Baptist Health. “To be honored among the best hospitals locally and in the nation validates that we are meeting and surpassing the high standards we set for our organization and that results in great patient care.” The annual Best Hospitals rankings, now in their 28th year, are part of U.S. News’ patient portal, designed to help patients make informed decisions about where to receive care for life-threatening conditions or for common elective procedures. For the 2017-18 rankings, U.S. News evaluated more than 4,500 medical centers nationwide in 25 specialties, procedures and conditions. In the 16 specialty areas, 146 hospitals were ranked in at least one specialty. In rankings by state and metro area, U.S. News recognized hospitals as high performing across multiple areas of care. “For nearly three decades, we’ve strived to make hospital quality more transparent to healthcare consumers nationwide,” said Ben Harder, managing editor and chief of health analysis at U.S. News. "By providing the most comprehensive data available, we hope to give patients the information they need to find the best care across a range of specialties.” The U.S. News methodologies include risk-adjusted survival and readmission rates, volume, patient experience, patient safety, quality of nursing care and other care-related indicators. Best Hospitals was produced by U.S. News with RTI International, a leading research organization based in Research Triangle Park, N.C. Baptist Health South Florida is the largest healthcare organization in the region, with eight hospitals (Baptist Hospital, Baptist Children’s Hospital, Doctors Hospital, Fishermen’s Community Hospital, Homestead Hospital, Mariners Hospital, South Miami Hospital and West Kendall Baptist Hospital), more than 50 outpatient and urgent care facilities, Baptist Health Medical Group, Baptist Health Quality Network and internationally renowned centers of excellence. A not-for-profit organization supported by philanthropy and committed to our faith-based charitable mission of medical excellence, Baptist Health has approximately 16,000 employees and 2,400 affiliated physicians. Baptist Health South Florida has been recognized by Fortune as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in America and by Ethisphere as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies. For more information, visit BaptistHealth.net/newsroom and connect with us on Facebook at facebook.com/BaptistHealthSF and on Twitter and Instagram @BaptistHealthSF. A photo accompanying this announcement is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/44d7ae58-cd37-4484-be12-7670866e2240


With an upcoming publication in the Worldwide Leaders in Healthcare, Alberto J. Fernandez, RN, BSN, joins the prestigious ranks of the International Nurses Association. Alberto J. Fernandez is a Registered Nurse with seven years of experience in his field and an extensive expertise in all facets of nursing, especially Neuro-Stepdown unit and Stroke Rehabilitation nursing. Alberto is currently serving patients within Baptist Health South Florida, a faith based, non profit healthcare organization and clinical care network in Southern Florida. Alberto attended the University of Phoenix, where he graduated with his Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing in 2014. An advocate for continuing education, he is currently pursuing his Master of Science Degree in Nursing with a Family Practice Nurse concentration at the University of Miami with a projected graduation in 2018. To keep up to date with the latest advances and developments in the challenging nursing field, Alberto maintains a professional membership with the American Nurses Association. Learn more about Alberto J. Fernandez here: http://inanurse.org/network/index.php?do=/4135265/info/ and be sure to read his upcoming publication in the Worldwide Leaders in Healthcare.


News Article | March 2, 2017
Site: www.marketwired.com

MIAMI, FL--(Marketwired - March 02, 2017) - Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute has completed its $120 million expansion project on the Baptist Hospital campus. The state-of-the-art facility includes additional space and cutting-edge technology, facilitating the creation of several new, specialized programs bringing together multidisciplinary teams of specialists to treat the cardiovascular system as a single entity. The expansion added 60,000 square feet of new space and included 40,000 square feet of renovations, nearly doubling the size of the Institute to 150,000 square feet in order to accommodate a growing number of patients and procedures. Since it was founded in 1987, Institute physicians have pioneered less-invasive techniques to treat aneurysms, stroke and heart disease, and have been part of many groundbreaking research trials. For 30 years, Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute has been an integral innovation partner for Philips, a world leader in healthcare technologies, providing valuable clinical insights that have led to the development of industry-leading solutions such as the recently announced Philips Azurion Image Guided Therapy (IGT) system. The expansion includes a state-of-the-art Cath lab, representing the first North American installation of Azurion. The system is designed to anticipate what clinicians need, when they need it, to make procedures flow intuitively and support a superior patient experience. "This expansion allows us to be at the forefront of medical innovation and provides the most current treatment options for our patients, while at the same time, prepares us to be in the position to care for health problems we haven't even encountered yet," said Barry T. Katzen, M.D., Chief Medical Executive and founder of the Institute. "We are now able to conduct more research, offer new services and make discoveries that could transform how cardiovascular care is delivered." Throughout its history, the Institute's physicians have pioneered less-invasive techniques to treat aneurysms, stroke and heart disease, and have been part of many groundbreaking research trials. The newly expanded Institute, with its cutting-edge equipment and unique programs, allows our internationally respected physicians to continue their visionary work. One of the first elements of the three-year project was the expansion of Baptist Hospital's Surgery Center, which now includes six large operating rooms dedicated to neuroscience, cardiac, vascular and robotic surgery. The Institute also added four new advanced endovascular suites with enlarged gallery viewing areas for enhanced teaching and learning opportunities. "This is the centerpiece of the expansion, the Center for Advanced Endovascular Therapies," Dr. Katzen explained. "We wanted to create an environment in which we could do any type of predominantly image-guided procedure, where physicians of different disciplines could work together to create unique solutions for patients' problems." In designing interventional suites of the future, two of the new endovascular suites have glass walls and a video system that allow people to sit in a theater-style chair outside of the suite and control what they are watching using an iPad. Viewers from different disciplines or in training each can have their own unique user interface that allows them to pick and choose which parts of the procedure they want to watch, all with communication with the suites. Additionally, the Institute makeover created the National Center for Aneurysm Therapy -- the first in the world -- a Center for Structural Heart Therapy, Center for Critical Limb Ischemia and an Advanced Arrhythmia Therapy Center. It is here where physicians are doing research to discover more cardiovascular disease breakthroughs. "We are proud to open the doors of the new Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute to our community," said Brian E. Keeley, President and CEO of Baptist Health South Florida. "This expansion now provides even greater promise to our patients, with new state-of-the-art interventional procedure suites; an expansive, high-tech gallery for observation, diagnostics and greater teaching opportunities; and, research space for more than 120 clinical trials." Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute is the largest and most comprehensive cardiovascular facility in the region, consisting of 76 doctors and 1,100 employees system-wide serving 125,000 patients every year. "At Philips, we are committed to building a healthy society by creating solutions that are going to have a meaningful impact in improving human health, and this requires collaboration with pioneering organizations like Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute," said Brent Shafer, CEO of Philips North America. "The Institute's clinical insights have been critical to the development of our Azurion technology, from understanding workflows and improving efficiencies, to understand how to improve the patient experience. Together, we are shaping the future of healthcare by making procedures safer and more efficient. This will not only help address the health issues in South Florida communities, it will allow us to apply those lessons globally to help tackle the challenges of rising healthcare costs and better access to care. Ultimately, we want to improve the patient experience and outcomes, one community at a time." Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute is the largest and most comprehensive cardiovascular facility in the region. The team of multilingual, multidisciplinary specialists has pioneered the development of minimally invasive techniques used to treat aneurysms, blockages in veins and arteries and holes in the heart. Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute is part of Baptist Health South Florida, the largest healthcare organization in the region, with seven hospitals (Baptist Hospital, Baptist Children's Hospital, Doctors Hospital, Homestead Hospital, Mariners Hospital, South Miami Hospital and West Kendall Baptist Hospital), nearly 50 outpatient and urgent care facilities, Baptist Health Medical Group, Baptist Health Quality Network and internationally renowned centers of excellence. The not-for-profit, faith-based Baptist Health has approximately 16,000 employees and 2,300 affiliated physicians. Baptist Health South Florida has been recognized by Fortune as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in America and by Ethisphere as one of the World's Most Ethical Companies. For more information, visit BaptistHealth.net and connect with us on Facebook at facebook.com/BaptistHealthSF and on Twitter and Instagram @BaptistHealthSF. Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG) (AEX: PHIA) is a leading health technology company focused on improving people's health and enabling better outcomes across the health continuum from healthy living and prevention, to diagnosis, treatment and home care. Philips leverages advanced technology and deep clinical and consumer insights to deliver integrated solutions. Headquartered in the Netherlands, the company is a leader in diagnostic imaging, image-guided therapy, patient monitoring and health informatics, as well as in consumer health and home care. Philips' health technology portfolio generated 2016 sales of EUR 17.4 billion and employs approximately 71,000 employees with sales and services in more than 100 countries. News about Philips can be found at www.philips.com/newscenter.


News Article | March 2, 2017
Site: www.businesswire.com

MIAMI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute has completed its $120 million expansion project on the Baptist Hospital campus. The state-of-the-art facility includes additional space and cutting-edge technology, facilitating the creation of several new, specialized programs bringing together multidisciplinary teams of specialists to treat the cardiovascular system as a single entity. The expansion added 60,000 square feet of new space and included 40,000 square feet of renovations, nearly doubling the size of the Institute to 150,000 square feet in order to accommodate a growing number of patients and procedures. Since it was founded in 1987, Institute physicians have pioneered less-invasive techniques to treat aneurysms, stroke and heart disease, and have been part of many groundbreaking research trials. For 30 years, Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute has been an integral innovation partner for Philips, a world leader in healthcare technologies, providing valuable clinical insights that have led to the development of industry-leading solutions such as the recently announced Philips Azurion Image Guided Therapy (IGT) system. The expansion includes a state-of-the-art Cath lab, representing the first North American installation of Azurion. The system is designed to anticipate what clinicians need, when they need it, to make procedures flow intuitively and support a superior patient experience. “This expansion allows us to be at the forefront of medical innovation and provides the most current treatment options for our patients, while at the same time, prepares us to be in the position to care for health problems we haven’t even encountered yet,” said Barry T. Katzen, M.D., Chief Medical Executive and founder of the Institute. “We are now able to conduct more research, offer new services and make discoveries that could transform how cardiovascular care is delivered.” Throughout its history, the Institute’s physicians have pioneered less-invasive techniques to treat aneurysms, stroke and heart disease, and have been part of many groundbreaking research trials. The newly expanded Institute, with its cutting-edge equipment and unique programs, allows our internationally respected physicians to continue their visionary work. One of the first elements of the three-year project was the expansion of Baptist Hospital’s Surgery Center, which now includes six large operating rooms dedicated to neuroscience, cardiac, vascular and robotic surgery. The Institute also added four new advanced endovascular suites with enlarged gallery viewing areas for enhanced teaching and learning opportunities. “This is the centerpiece of the expansion, the Center for Advanced Endovascular Therapies,” Dr. Katzen explained. “We wanted to create an environment in which we could do any type of predominantly image-guided procedure, where physicians of different disciplines could work together to create unique solutions for patients’ problems.” In designing interventional suites of the future, two of the new endovascular suites have glass walls and a video system that allow people to sit in a theater-style chair outside of the suite and control what they are watching using an iPad. Viewers from different disciplines or in training each can have their own unique user interface that allows them to pick and choose which parts of the procedure they want to watch, all with communication with the suites. Additionally, the Institute makeover created the National Center for Aneurysm Therapy — the first in the world — a Center for Structural Heart Therapy, Center for Critical Limb Ischemia and an Advanced Arrhythmia Therapy Center. It is here where physicians are doing research to discover more cardiovascular disease breakthroughs. “We are proud to open the doors of the new Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute to our community,” said Brian E. Keeley, President and CEO of Baptist Health South Florida. “This expansion now provides even greater promise to our patients, with new state-of-the-art interventional procedure suites; an expansive, high-tech gallery for observation, diagnostics and greater teaching opportunities; and, research space for more than 120 clinical trials.” Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute is the largest and most comprehensive cardiovascular facility in the region, consisting of 76 doctors and 1,100 employees system-wide serving 125,000 patients every year. “At Philips, we are committed to building a healthy society by creating solutions that are going to have a meaningful impact in improving human health, and this requires collaboration with pioneering organizations like Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute,” said Brent Shafer, CEO of Philips North America. “The Institute’s clinical insights have been critical to the development of our Azurion technology, from understanding workflows and improving efficiencies, to understand how to improve the patient experience. Together, we are shaping the future of healthcare by making procedures safer and more efficient. This will not only help address the health issues in South Florida communities, it will allow us to apply those lessons globally to help tackle the challenges of rising healthcare costs and better access to care. Ultimately, we want to improve the patient experience and outcomes, one community at a time.” Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute is the largest and most comprehensive cardiovascular facility in the region. The team of multilingual, multidisciplinary specialists has pioneered the development of minimally invasive techniques used to treat aneurysms, blockages in veins and arteries and holes in the heart. Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute is part of Baptist Health South Florida, the largest healthcare organization in the region, with seven hospitals (Baptist Hospital, Baptist Children’s Hospital, Doctors Hospital, Homestead Hospital, Mariners Hospital, South Miami Hospital and West Kendall Baptist Hospital), nearly 50 outpatient and urgent care facilities, Baptist Health Medical Group, Baptist Health Quality Network and internationally renowned centers of excellence. The not-for-profit, faith-based Baptist Health has approximately 16,000 employees and 2,300 affiliated physicians. Baptist Health South Florida has been recognized by Fortune as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in America and by Ethisphere as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies. For more information, visit BaptistHealth.net and connect with us on Facebook at facebook.com/BaptistHealthSF and on Twitter and Instagram @BaptistHealthSF. Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) is a leading health technology company focused on improving people's health and enabling better outcomes across the health continuum from healthy living and prevention, to diagnosis, treatment and home care. Philips leverages advanced technology and deep clinical and consumer insights to deliver integrated solutions. Headquartered in the Netherlands, the company is a leader in diagnostic imaging, image-guided therapy, patient monitoring and health informatics, as well as in consumer health and home care. Philips' health technology portfolio generated 2016 sales of EUR 17.4 billion and employs approximately 71,000 employees with sales and services in more than 100 countries. News about Philips can be found at www.philips.com/newscenter.


AMSTERDAM--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Royal Philips (NYSE:PHG, AEX:PHIA), a leader in health technology, today announced the global launch of Azurion, its next generation image-guided therapy platform, which forms the new core of its integrated solutions portfolio for the fast growing image-guided therapy market. As a leader in this market, Philips offers integrated solutions comprising interventional imaging technologies and planning and navigation software combined with interventional devices - including catheters for diagnosis and therapy - and a broad range of services, all aimed at helping clinicians to provide superior care at predictable costs. Following the acquisition of Volcano in 2015, via which Philips has become a leader in advanced catheters for diagnosis and therapy, the company is now further cementing its overall leadership in the EUR 5 billion image-guided therapy market with one of its largest global product launches in recent years. Philips’ Azurion image-guided therapy platform for interventional labs is the result of a multi-year development program conducted in close collaboration with leading clinicians in the field. This next generation platform features a state-of-the-art ergonomic design with an easy-to-use intuitive user interface, enabling clinicians to swiftly and confidently perform a wide range of routine and complex procedures in the interventional lab. With the rapid growth of image-guided therapy procedures, hospitals and health systems are increasingly faced with the need to control costs, while improving their standards of care. Azurion has been designed to address these challenges and is equipped with new workflow options and performance dashboards, as well as an upcoming range of productivity improvement services. The Azurion platform also features over 1,000 new components, including an enhanced flat-panel detector, and Philips’ newly developed ConnectOS operating system for the seamless integration of real-time information from all relevant technologies in the interventional lab. All of these components work together to deliver high image quality at ultra-low X-ray dose and real-time image processing on multiple work spots within the interventional lab. Parallel working enables the team of clinicians to complete different tasks simultaneously in the interventional lab, saving valuable time without compromising quality of care. Azurion features procedure cards that allow clinicians to pre-program routine tasks and user preferences, helping to minimize preparation errors and further reducing preparation and procedure time. Philips has pioneered a steady stream of innovations in planning and navigation software for areas such as vascular surgery (e.g. VesselNavigator), interventional cardiology (e.g. EchoNavigator), interventional oncology (e.g. EmboGuide), and interventional neuroradiology (e.g. AneurysmFlow). All these advanced interventional tools integrate seamlessly into the Azurion platform to support the clinical workflow. Driven by their benefits for patients and care providers, minimally-invasive therapies, such as the catheter-based treatment of certain tumors, aneurysms, obstructed blood vessels, heart rhythm disorders and defective heart valves, continue to grow fast. In addition to reduced patient trauma and shorter recovery times, such procedures also have the benefit of allowing the treatment of patients who would not be able to withstand the trauma of open surgery. However, during such procedures, clinicians cannot directly see and feel the organs they are working on. Effective imaging, measurement and navigation technologies are therefore key to guiding minimally-invasive procedures. At the heart of the interventional lab, these technologies allow identification and visualization of target organs and tissues, the operation of interventional devices, and the placement of implants, leading to improved chances of therapy success. “For over 30 years, we’ve pioneered minimally-invasive treatments that help our patients get back to their daily lives,” said Barry T. Katzen, MD, founder and Chief Medical Executive of the Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute, Baptist Health South Florida (U.S.). “The imaging environment is critical to perform such procedures efficiently and effectively. As an interventionalist, we want to be in the cockpit, similar to a pilot in an airplane, where we have control of everything we need and have all the relevant functions at our finger tips. Philips’ next generation image-guided therapy platform just takes it to a whole other level and allows interventionalists to accomplish the procedures quicker and more efficiently, which benefits the patient." “As a leader in image-guided therapy, we have been driving continuous innovation to address rising patient volumes and increased procedure complexity,” said Bert van Meurs, Business Leader Image Guided Therapy at Philips. “Hundreds of Philips developers, engineers and designers and dozens of our clinical partners across the world have collaborated to completely redesign the heart of our portfolio. With the launch of our new Azurion platform, which was designed to optimize system integration and lab performance, we can deliver new turnkey solutions that support our customers in maintaining high standards of quality and patient care at predictable costs.” “We are on an exciting journey to strengthen the Tampere Heart Hospital’s position as a Northern European center of excellence for cardiac care,” said Aki Haukilahti, Executive Vice President and CFO of Heart Hospital, Tampere University Hospital (Finland). “As part of our long-term strategic partnership with Philips, we have collaborated on a turnkey solution based on the new Azurion product family. With this solution, Philips provides us with advanced technologies and an excellent user experience, combined with services for guaranteed uptime, seamless integration into our hospital workflows, staff training and education, and enhancement of our productivity. This enables our staff to fully focus on what they do best – providing superior care to our patients.” Click on this link or type www.philips.com/azurion in your internet browser to visit the Philips Azurion website. Royal Philips (NYSE:PHG, AEX:PHIA) is a leading health technology company focused on improving people’s health and enabling better outcomes across the health continuum from healthy living and prevention, to diagnosis, treatment and home care. Philips leverages advanced technology and deep clinical and consumer insights to deliver integrated solutions. Headquartered in the Netherlands, the company is a leader in diagnostic imaging, image-guided therapy, patient monitoring and health informatics, as well as in consumer health and home care. Philips’ health technology portfolio generated 2016 sales of EUR 17.4 billion and employs approximately 71,000 employees with sales and services in more than 100 countries. News about Philips can be found at www.philips.com/newscenter.


Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a leader in health technology, today announced the global launch of Azurion, its next generation image-guided therapy platform, which forms the new core of its integrated solutions portfolio for the fast growing image-guided therapy market. As a leader in this market, Philips offers integrated solutions comprising interventional imaging technologies and planning and navigation software combined with interventional devices - including catheters for diagnosis and therapy - and a broad range of services, all aimed at helping clinicians to provide superior care at predictable costs. Following the acquisition of Volcano in 2015, via which Philips has become a leader in advanced catheters for diagnosis and therapy, the company is now further cementing its overall leadership in the EUR 5 billion image-guided therapy market with one of its largest global product launches in recent years. Philips' Azurion image-guided therapy platform for interventional labs is the result of a multi-year development program conducted in close collaboration with leading clinicians in the field. This next generation platform features a state-of-the-art ergonomic design with an easy-to-use intuitive user interface, enabling clinicians to swiftly and confidently perform a wide range of routine and complex procedures in the interventional lab. With the rapid growth of image-guided therapy procedures, hospitals and health systems are increasingly faced with the need to control costs, while improving their standards of care. Azurion has been designed to address these challenges and is equipped with new workflow options and performance dashboards, as well as an upcoming range of productivity improvement services. Azurion is Philips' next generation image-guided therapy platform and the new core of its integrated solutions portfolio. Azurion supports a full range of configurations across a broad spectrum of image-guided therapy procedures. These include configurations for high volume routine procedures and flexible configurations for advanced procedures. Harnessing vital procedural information from various sources, such as imaging systems, interventional devices, navigation tools and patient health records, Azurion provides interventional staff members with the control and information they need to perform procedures efficiently. The Azurion platform also features over 1,000 new components, including an enhanced flat-panel detector, and Philips' newly developed ConnectOS operating system for the seamless integration of real-time information from all relevant technologies in the interventional lab. All of these components work together to deliver high image quality at ultra-low X-ray dose and real-time image processing on multiple work spots within the interventional lab. Parallel working enables the team of clinicians to complete different tasks simultaneously in the interventional lab, saving valuable time without compromising quality of care. Azurion features procedure cards that allow clinicians to pre-program routine tasks and user preferences, helping to minimize preparation errors and further reducing preparation and procedure time. Philips has pioneered a steady stream of innovations in planning and navigation software for areas such as vascular surgery (e.g. VesselNavigator), interventional cardiology (e.g. EchoNavigator), interventional oncology (e.g. EmboGuide), and interventional neuroradiology (e.g. AneurysmFlow). All these advanced interventional tools integrate seamlessly into the Azurion platform to support the clinical workflow. Driven by their benefits for patients and care providers, minimally-invasive therapies, such as the catheter-based treatment of certain tumors, aneurysms, obstructed blood vessels, heart rhythm disorders and defective heart valves, continue to grow fast. In addition to reduced patient trauma and shorter recovery times, such procedures also have the benefit of allowing the treatment of patients who would not be able to withstand the trauma of open surgery. However, during such procedures, clinicians cannot directly see and feel the organs they are working on. Effective imaging, measurement and navigation technologies are therefore key to guiding minimally-invasive procedures. At the heart of the interventional lab, these technologies allow identification and visualization of target organs and tissues, the operation of interventional devices, and the placement of implants, leading to improved chances of therapy success. "For over 30 years, we've pioneered minimally-invasive treatments that help our patients get back to their daily lives," said Barry T. Katzen, MD, founder and Chief Medical Executive of the Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute, Baptist Health South Florida (U.S.). "The imaging environment is critical to perform such procedures efficiently and effectively. As an interventionalist, we want to be in the cockpit, similar to a pilot in an airplane, where we have control of everything we need and have all the relevant functions at our finger tips. Philips' next generation image-guided therapy platform just takes it to a whole other level and allows interventionalists to accomplish the procedures quicker and more efficiently, which benefits the patient." "As a leader in image-guided therapy, we have been driving continuous innovation to address rising patient volumes and increased procedure complexity," said Bert van Meurs, Business Leader Image Guided Therapy at Philips. "Hundreds of Philips developers, engineers and designers and dozens of our clinical partners across the world have collaborated to completely redesign the heart of our portfolio. With the launch of our new Azurion platform, which was designed to optimize system integration and lab performance, we can deliver new turnkey solutions that support our customers in maintaining high standards of quality and patient care at predictable costs." "We are on an exciting journey to strengthen the Tampere Heart Hospital's position as a Northern European center of excellence for cardiac care," said Aki Haukilahti, Executive Vice President and CFO of Heart Hospital, Tampere University Hospital (Finland). "As part of our long-term strategic partnership with Philips, we have collaborated on a turnkey solution based on the new Azurion product family. With this solution, Philips provides us with advanced technologies and an excellent user experience, combined with services for guaranteed uptime, seamless integration into our hospital workflows, staff training and education, and enhancement of our productivity. This enables our staff to fully focus on what they do best - providing superior care to our patients." Click on this link or type http://www.philips.com/azurion in your internet browser to visit the Philips Azurion website. Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) is a leading health technology company focused on improving people's health and enabling better outcomes across the health continuum from healthy living and prevention, to diagnosis, treatment and home care. Philips leverages advanced technology and deep clinical and consumer insights to deliver integrated solutions. Headquartered in the Netherlands, the company is a leader in diagnostic imaging, image-guided therapy, patient monitoring and health informatics, as well as in consumer health and home care. Philips' health technology portfolio generated 2016 sales of EUR 17.4 billion and employs approximately 71,000 employees with sales and services in more than 100 countries. News about Philips can be found at http://www.philips.com/newscenter.

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