Memorial Hospital’s adaptive sports program raises awareness, hope

When people have a disability, remaining active can sometimes be a challenge. That’s where the Adaptive Sports and Recreation program comes in – it’s part of the Memorial Rehabilitation Institute at Memorial Regional Hospital South in Hollywood. The program encourages former patients of the rehabilitation program and members of the community with physical disabilities to […]

The Instructors at PerFit (from L to R) FRONT ROW: Rowing machine Martha Laynes; Cardio Burst, Colette Darville on Mat: Yoga; Ali Witherspoon Head Personal Trainer Back Row: Rachel Baum, Zumba; Alexandria Alessi, Senior Fitness Specialist; Beth Witherspoon, Personal Training; Nancy Frances, Zumba; Gaby Martinez, Cardio Burst Photo by Lloyd Goradesky

Hollywood fitness expert expands studio space, classes

Ali Witherspoon, has run his signature boot camp on beautiful Hollywood Beach since 1997 for all fitness levels, the longest running boot camp in Florida. In addition to his boot camp, Witherspoon has operated his Hollywood studio PerFit, Personal Fitness Center since 2007 and has added another 2,000 sq. ft to offer group classes including […]

Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital: first pediatric hospital in the world awarded “Person-Centered” Designation

What does it mean to be a “Planetree Designated® Person-Centered Organization?” “Since opening our doors in 1992, we have been focused and committed to the care of our patients and families. Our philosophy of patient- and family-centered care means that families and healthcare professionals are true partners working together to serve the best interest of […]

Ilana and David

Walk the Talk for Epilepsy on Hollywood Beach this spring

The Epilepsy Foundation of Florida is hosting its signature Walk the Talk for Epilepsy on May 7 at North Beach Park, 3601 North Ocean Drive in Hollywood. Early bird registration is open now by clicking here. Established in 1971 as a not-for-profit, Epilepsy Foundation of Florida (EFOF) leads the fight to overcome the challenges of living with epilepsy and […]

Memorial Hospital’s DeMassi honored

Christopher R. DeMassi, M.D., Medical Director of the Memorial Neuroscience Institute Spine Center of Memorial Healthcare System, was among 1,823 initiates worldwide to become a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS). DeMassi received this honor during the Convocation Ceremony at the College’s 2016 annual Clinical Congress in Washington, D.C., where reports on research […]

Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital performs 30th heart transplant on recipient’s birthday

When it came time to blow out his candles on his 14th birthday, Estefano Reano had only one wish: a new heart. Just 40 minutes later, the Pediatric Heart Transplant team at Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital surprised his family with a phone call that made his wish come true, making the Weston teen the hospital’s 30th […]

Eveliz & Sandra

Hollywood resident spends spare time providing rides for cancer patients

The American Cancer Society Road to Recovery program provides free rides to cancer patients who have no means of transportation or who are too ill to drive themselves to and from their cancer-related medical appointments. “Rides offered through this program are provided by the generosity of volunteer drivers who donate their time and the use […]

Johanna Suarez and Margie Longstreth co-chairs of the Walk to End Alzheimer's. There were about 3,500 walkers, almost 300 teams. And at the end of the event, about $321,000 had been raised. People can still contribute money to the event until December 10.

Walk to End Alzheimer’s brings thousands of people together in Hollywood; raises over $321K

On Sat. Oct. 22, nearly 3,500 people gathered at Hollywood North Beach Park to participate in the 2016 Walk to End Alzheimer’s. They walked 2.5 miles along Hollywood Beach and enjoyed some fellowship time with the community. Many of the walkers were part of about 300 teams that participated in the event.  Some were from businesses, […]

Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital celebrates Emergency Department expansion

Memorial Healthcare System leaders, community members and staff came together recently to unveil an expansion of the Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital Emergency Department. The child-friendly environment sports a colorful baseball-themed decor, and brings 14 new beds to the table, increasing the capacity of the Emergency Department to 36 beds. An area dedicated to quick care, […]

South Broward Memorial Healthcare System Board names its newly elected officers

The South Broward Hospital District Board of Commissioners oversees all actions of Memorial Healthcare System; the Board elected its newest officers at a recent meeting. Chairperson and Vice Chairman went to Laura Raybin Miller and Doug Harrison respectively. Karen Harrington won the position of Secretary/Treasurer. Board members Jose Basulto, Hobel Florido, Vic Narang, and the […]