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Free Orthopaedic Consultations During Week of Well-Being


UHealth doctors Michael Baraga, David Chen, Joe Gjolaj, Lee Kaplan, and Clifton Page will conduct free consultations for UM faculty and staff on Thursday, April 10, from noon to 5:30 p.m. at the University Center Flamingo Ballroom. These orthopaedic physicans, specializing in sports medicine, hand, and spine injuries, will be available on a first-come, first-served basis as part of the 2014 Week of Well-Being. Staff will be on hand to help schedule any follow-up appointments if required. Participants will not need to show proof of insurance.

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University of Miami Health System Brings UHealth to Coral Gables Campus

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University of Miami Health System Brings UHealth to Coral Gables Campus


A rendering of UHealth at Coral Gables shows the ambulatory center on Poice de Leon Boulevard.

A rendering of UHealth at Coral Gables shows the ambulatory center on Ponce de Leon Boulevard.

From UM News

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (February 25, 2014) — The University of Miami Health System has announced plans for a 200,000-square-foot ambulatory center on the University’s Coral Gables campus that will provide students, faculty, staff, and surrounding communities easy access to UHealth’s leading physicians.

The UHealth at Coral Gables facility will deliver premier services of the Miller School of Medicine, including specialty care by the renowned Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center and Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, ranked the No. 1 eye hospital in the nation for the past 10 years. The facility also will include urgent care, outpatient surgery, men’s and women’s health, physical therapy, diagnostic imaging, radiation oncology, and other UHealth subspecialties.

“At UHealth we have been expanding our outreach steadily every year,” said Pascal J. Goldschmidt, senior vice president for Medical Affairs, dean of the Miller School of Medicine, and CEO of UHealth. “The goal is to bring the expertise of our outstanding Miller School physicians and researchers to more patients. Opening this facility gives our students, faculty, staff, and our neighbors in Coral Gables and surrounding areas easy access to UHealth’s exceptional care.”

The LEED-certified outpatient facility, designed by architecture firm Perkins+Will, will be located at 5550 Ponce de Leon Boulevard, a short walk from the University Metrorail station. An air-conditioned bridge will connect the center to an adjacent 1,000-space parking garage.

Groundbreaking will take place this summer, and the center is scheduled to be completed in the summer of 2016.

“This is good news for people in southern Miami-Dade County,” said Joe Natoli, UM’s senior vice president for Business and Finance and interim chief operating officer of the Miller School of Medicine and UHealth. “Statistics show that patients who are treated by physicians at the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center have better outcomes than at other facilities. Bascom Palmer physicians are widely recognized as the nation’s best. Accessing physicians who are on the cutting edge of clinical research is about to get much easier.”

Future plans include moving the UM Student Health Center from the academic core of the campus to the new UHealth Coral Gables facility. This will give students convenient access to all UM medical specialties.

As South Florida’s only university medical system, UHealth is a vital component of the community. The University of Miami Health System delivers leading-edge patient care by the region’s best doctors, powered by the groundbreaking research and medical education of the University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine. UHealth’s comprehensive network includes three hospitals and more than 30 outpatient facilities in Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach, and Collier counties, with more than 1,500 physicians and scientists.

For more information on UHealth at Coral Gables, visit www.uhealthsystem.com/locations/coralgables.

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UM Adds Gene Therapy for Heart Failure to Regenerative Medicine Program


Joshua M. Hare, M.D., and Claudia A. Martinez, M.D.

Joshua M. Hare, M.D., and Claudia A. Martinez, M.D.

In a major step forward for the University of Miami’s growing regenerative medicine program, the Miller School of Medicine/UHealth is taking part in an international clinical trial to determine the effectiveness of genetically targeted enzyme replacement therapy for advanced heart failure.

“This is leading-edge 21st century medicine,” said Joshua M. Hare, director of the Interdisciplinary Stem Cell Institute. “After decades of basic science research, we are close to proving that a painless single-time genetic treatment can reverse the course of cardiac disease in some patients.” Read the full story

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MyUHealthChart Featured in UHealth Discovery Series


If you or a family member have had a positive experience with UHealth, UM invites you to share your story. It may be a UHealth representative who helped you schedule an appointment, a compassionate physician who took the time to explain test results and review treatment options, or a nurse who turned a routine screening into an enjoyable encounter. Please send your story to marketing@med.miami.edu.

If you or a family member have had a positive experience with UHealth, UM invites you to share your story. It may be a UHealth representative who helped you schedule an appointment, a compassionate physician who took the time to explain test results and review treatment options, or a nurse who turned a routine screening into an enjoyable encounter. Please send your story to marketing@med.miami.edu.

Sixty-year-old Anthony Jewell, now in remission from esophageal cancer, says MyUHealthChart helps him and his wife keep his treatment on track. A component of the UChart electronic medical records system, MyUHealthChart allows patients to access their medical records securely from any computer, making it easy to stay on top of information such as lab results, appointment summaries, medications, and immunizations.

“My wife and caregiver of 30 years is comforted by knowing she won’t have to remember or explain my entire medical history at each visit,” says Jewell, who was treated for his condition at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, where he now volunteers and mentors patients.

Jewell’s use of MyUHealthChart to monitor his progress is one of the many stories that are being told in an advertising campaign highlighting UHealth – The University of Miami Health System. The UHealth Discovery Series, which features daily ads in The Miami Herald and el Nuevo Herald, showcases the health system’s state-of-the-art clinical care and clinicians, well-known centers of excellence and lesser-known specialties, the promise of biomedical research, and heartening stories that reflect UHealth’s compassion and impact on patients’ lives and the community. To see some of the ads, click here, or visit the new UHealth Discovery Series website.

If you or a family member have had a positive experience with UHealth, UM invites you to share your story. It may be a UHealth representative who helped you schedule an appointment, a compassionate physician who took the time to explain test results and review treatment options, or a nurse who turned a routine screening into an enjoyable encounter. Please send your story to marketing@med.miami.edu.

“Each and every one of us should take pride in the lifesaving work that occurs at UHealth every day,” Pascal J. Goldschmidt, senior vice president for medical affairs, dean of the Miller School, and CEO of UHealth, wrote in a recent letter to medical campus faculty and staff. “We are delighted that, through this campaign, we will have an opportunity to recognize many of the programs and people who represent us so well.”

About UHealth
Powered by the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine’s groundbreaking research, UHealth has more than 1,100 doctors representing more than 100 medical subspecialties. Approximately 400 UHealth physicians are honored in regional and national rankings, including Best Doctors, Top Doctors, and Super Doctors. Visit findaumdoc.com for more information.

You can save between $5 and $25 in copays each time you visit your primary care physician or specialist just by using a UM provider. If you need to be hospitalized or require surgery, the savings increase.

To schedule an appointment with a UHealth physician, call UHealth Connect at 305-243-CARE (2273).

 

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Miller School Celebrates New Elaine and Sydney Sussman Family Crohn’s and Colitis Clinic

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Miller School Celebrates New Elaine and Sydney Sussman Family Crohn’s and Colitis Clinic


Andee Sussman, daughter of Elaine and Sydney Sussman, dedicates the Sussman Family Crohn’s and Colitis Clinic, which Maria T. Abreu, right, directs.

Andee Sussman, daughter of Elaine and Sydney Sussman, dedicates the Sussman Family Crohn’s and Colitis Clinic, which Maria T. Abreu, right, directs.

With more than 200 donors, physicians, patients, and researchers in attendance, the Miller School of Medicine celebrated the April 30 grand opening of the Elaine and Sydney Sussman Family Crohn’s and Colitis Clinic—the only one of its kind in the southeastern United States.

By offering interdisciplinary clinical care and supporting laboratory research into Crohn’s disease and colitis (also known as inflammatory bowel disease or IBD), the new clinic at the University of Miami Hospital and Clinics will provide a medical home for adult and pediatric patients with these chronic digestive disorders, which affect 1.4 million Americans. Read the full story

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