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GoFundMe CEO: 'Gigantic Gaps' in Health System Showing Up in Crowdfunding Print E-mail
Written by Rachel Bluth | KHN   
Friday, 18 January 2019 17:52
Scrolling through the GoFundMe website reveals seemingly an endless number of people who need help or community support. A common theme: the cost of health care. It didn't start out this way. Back in 2010, when the crowdfunding website began, it suggested fundraisers for "ideas and dreams," "wedding donations and honeymoon registry" or "special occasions." A spokeswoman said the bulk of collection efforts from the first year were "related to charities and foundations." A category for medical needs existed, but it was farther down the list. In the nine years since, campaigns to pay for health care have reaped the most cash.

Last Updated on Monday, 11 March 2019 18:32
There's a Link Between the Size of Your Belly and the Size of Your Brain Print E-mail
Written by Rachael Rettner | Live Science   
Friday, 11 January 2019 12:27
Belly fat has long been thought to be particularly bad for your heart, but now, a new study adds more evidence to the idea that it may also be bad for your brain. The study, from the United Kingdom, found that people who were obese and had a high waist-to-hip ratio (a measure of belly fat) had slightly lower brain volumes, on average, compared with people who were a healthy weight. Specifically, belly fat was linked with lower volumes of gray matter, the brain tissue that contains nerve cells. The new findings were published Jan. 9 in the journal Neurology.

Last Updated on Friday, 11 January 2019 12:29
Greystone Names Dr. Ivan Espaillat Medical Director of new Kendall Lakes Health and Rehabilitation Center Print E-mail
Written by FHInews   
Friday, 11 January 2019 10:40
Greystone Healthcare Management, an industry-leading healthcare management company, has named Ivan R. Espaillat, MD, PA as Medical Director of its new Kendall Lakes Health and Rehabilitation Center.  The new facility, located at 5280 S.W. 157th Avenue in Miami, is Greystone’s fourth health and rehabilitation center in South Florida and features an array of medical services as well as specialized orthopedic, cardiac and stroke rehabilitation programs. 

Dr. Espaillat comes to Greystone with extensive experience as a hospitalist, working and treating patients from different cultures and socioeconomic backgrounds. He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and has worked in the Emergency Department, Regional Trauma Center in the very busy St. Barnabas Hospital in the Bronx, New York.

As Medical Director, Dr. Espaillat will oversee all the medical and health-related aspects of the patients and residents, interfacing with the team of professionals about the quality of care, as well as the patients and families. 

“Dr. Espaillat will provide tremendous comfort to our patients and residents with his excellent experience and caring manner,” said Kimberly Pero, regional vice president, South Florida Region, Greystone Healthcare Management. “We look forward to his leadership, knowledge and compassion at the Kendall Lakes facility, which will be at the cutting edge of patient-centric care.”

Dr. Espaillat earned his degree at Universidad Tecnologica del Cibao in the Dominican Republic. He is a member of the American College of Physicians/American Society of Internal Medicine and received a Diploma from the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG).   

About Greystone Healthcare Management Corp.
Greystone Healthcare Management Corp., headquartered in Tampa, Fla., manages a healthcare network comprised of skilled nursing and assisted living communities, outpatient rehabilitation and home health services, private duty services and hospice care. With locations across Florida, Greystone is committed to providing only the highest quality customer service and patient care.

Last Updated on Friday, 11 January 2019 10:46
Johns Hopkins removes three more All Children's Hospital leaders Print E-mail
Written by Modern Healthcare   
Tuesday, 08 January 2019 14:10
John Hopkins Medicine has removed three more senior administrators at Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital in St. Petersburg, FL, after reported dramatic increases in the hospital's death rates for pediatric heart surgeries. The system also announced Wednesday that it had hired three external medical experts to develop a plan to restart the halted heart surgery program at the Florida hospital, which Johns Hopkins took over in 2011. In addition, Johns Hopkins Health System president Kevin Sowers, who has temporarily taken over leadership of All Children's, pointed to the system's hotline...

Last Updated on Tuesday, 08 January 2019 14:13
Big Win for Hospitals: Court Rejects 340B Payment Cuts Print E-mail
Written by Healthcare Dive   
Saturday, 05 January 2019 10:49
U.S. District Court Judge Rudolph Contreras has decided against the Trump administration in its plan to cut 340B payments for outpatient drugs that took effect in January 2018. Contreras said HHS didn't have legal authority to reduce payments and sidestepped Congressional authority. The American Hospital Association (AHA), America's Essential Hospitals (AEH) and the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) sued after HHS made the cuts. The groups said the government "exceeded its statutory authority when it cut Medicare reimbursement rates for certain outpatient pharmaceutical drugs by nearly 30%."

Last Updated on Friday, 01 March 2019 14:54
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