“Miami-based Baptist Health South Florida named Patricia Rosello, BSN, MSN, CEO of Baptist Hospital in Miami, according to a South Florida Business Journal report. Ms. Rosello previously served as CEO of Baptist Outpatient Services,” according to Becker’s Hospital Review. “Ms. Rosello was promoted to replace Bo Boulenger. Mr. Boulenger recently became system wide executive vice president and COO at Baptist Health South Florida. Baptist Hospital is the health system’s flagship facility and includes 728 beds.”
“Methodist University Hospital said Tuesday it has selected a new president after a nationwide search. Roland Cruickshank, currently president of Vintage Hospital Northwest Houston, will begin his new job in Memphis at the end of March,” WREG reports. “According to Methodist, Cruickshank served for five years as vice president of Operations at Houston Methodist Hospital, Texas Medical Center, a 1,119-bed academic medical center which consistently ranked No. 1 in Texas. Methodist Hospital celebrates its 100th anniversary in Memphis this year.”
“Advocate Lutheran General Hospital recently received the Gold Quality Award from the Illinois Perinatal Quality Collaborative (ILPQC) for outcomes achieved through the statewide Maternal Hypertension Initiative,” according to the Chicago Tribune. “Hypertension is one of the leading causes of pregnancy-related deaths before, during, or after delivery in the United States as well as around the world. The initiative’s goal was to “reduce the rate of severe morbidities in women with preeclampsia, eclampsia, or preeclampsia superimposed on pre-existing hypertension by 20% by December 2017.” In Illinois, 110 birthing hospitals participated in the initiative. The ILPQC outcomes resulted in improved care for maternal hypertension across Illinois.”
“The focus of palliative and hospice care is to manage symptoms and maintain comfort of patients. Dr. Ira Byock, founder and chief medical officer for the Providence St. Joseph Health Institute for Human Caring, said physicians have historically done a poor job of that,” reports Lubbock-Avalanche Journal. “The focus is often on the physical symptoms – and it should be – but, Byock said, he believes care should go beyond that and aid the spiritual and emotional aspects to care for the person as a whole. Providence St. Joseph Health, including Covenant Health, is currently working to implement a system-wide initiative to do just that, he said. When a person is seriously ill, their focus often tends to be on the loved ones around them, Byock said. Through the initiative, he hopes to turn more attention to the loved ones, too.”
“For nearly 44 years, Brian Keeley has worked at Baptist Health. During his 20-plus years as president and CEO, he has overseen mergers with South Miami and Homestead hospitals, the acquisitions of Mariners Hospital in the Florida Keys and Doctors Hospital in Coral Gables, and opened West Kendall Baptist Hospital and the Miami Cancer Institute. The non-profit Baptist Health system now includes 100 outpatient and physician office locations as well as 10 hospitals. Recently, Keeley was honored as the recipient of the Sand in My Shoes Award, the highest honor bestowed annually by the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce.” The Miami Herald recently interviewed Keeley. Read the interview on their website HERE.