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Holy Cross Hospital Successfully Performs Broward County's First Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement Procedures
Procedures Utilized New Artificial Heart Valve Recently Approved By The Food And Drug Administration For Patients Who Cannot Undergo Open Heart Surgery
The cardiology team at Holy Cross Hospital has successfully performed the first transcatheter aortic valve replacements (TAVR) in Broward County. The procedures utilized a first-of-its-kind artificial heart valve that was approved for by the Food and Drug Administration in November for patients who cannot undergo open heart surgery.
Judith Chiles, Herbert and Phyllis Kaplan receive honor
Among 791 volunteers who collectively gave 130,000 hours of service to Holy Cross Hospital in 2011, three were honored as the hospital's 2011-2012 Volunteers of the Year: Judith Chiles, who has served 3,900 hours since 2006; Herbert Kaplan, who has given 7,934 hours since 1992; and, who has volunteered 1,051 hours since 2009.
Critical Care Nurse Moira Sorentrue Receives Honor for 2011-2012
For her outstanding dedication, loyalty, service and representation of the Holy Cross Hospital mission, philosophy and core values, Moira Sorentrue, BSN, RN, CCRN, of the Holy Cross neuro-surgical intensive care unit, has been named the 2011-2012 Associate of the Year.
Women's Center chapel named after philanthropist's generous donation
This winter, Holy Cross Hospital gratefully received a donation from philanthropist Marti Huizenga in support of the new Dorothy Mangurian Comprehensive Women’s Center at Holy Cross HealthPlex. The grand opening for the Marti Huizenga Meditation Chapel and Healing Garden, named after Marti in recognition of her generosity, was held on May 17, 2012.
Michael and Dianne Bienes Cancer Center: Highest Enrollment in the Country in Two Phase I Cancer Clinical Trials
Holy Cross Hospital Michael and Dianne Bienes Comprehensive Cancer Center has achieved the highest enrollment in the country in two Phase I cancer clinical trials. Both IMGN 901 and Abbott M10-338 clinical trials are for patients with Advanced Solid Tumors.
Life Line Screening was established in 1993, and has since become the nation’s leading provider of preventive health screenings. Screening services are provided across the nation in the convenience of your community and are conducted by highly qualified healthcare professionals. The non-invasive, inexpensive and painless tests help you identify you risk for stroke and vascular diseases early enough for your physician to take action.
Holy Cross Hospital will become a smoke- and tobacco product-free campus as of May 1, 2012 to facilitate a safe and healthy environment, support local ordinances and laws and meet regulatory standards.
"Holy Cross is committed to being a leader in the health care field and this new policy aims to promote the health and wellness of our organization and enhance the quality of life for each other and those we serve," said president and CEO Patrick Taylor, MD.
New device offers hope for patients who previously had no other treatment option
Holy Cross Hospital announced it is now offering the newly FDA-approved Pipeline® Embolization Device for patients who previously had limited treatment options if suffering from a certain type of aneurysm, an abnormal, blood-filled ballooning in the wall of a blood vessel. It is estimated that one in 15 people in the U.S. will develop a brain aneurysm during their lifetime.
Martin Roche, MD, Orthopedic Surgery
Holy Cross Hospital in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, was the first hospital in the world to perform advanced sensor assisted knee surgery. If you missed OR Live's premier webcast of orthopedic surgeon Martin Roche, MD's cutting-edge procedure, you can watch the video at your convenience on OR Live's website.
Before his passing, visionary philanthropist Jim Moran, along with his wife, Jan, and JM Family Enterprises, Inc., created a $26-million challenge. Its goal is to assist Holy Cross Hospital in developing the Jim Moran Heart and Vascular Research Institute.