Through Healthy Youth Transitions, 175 foster children, some of them with babies of their own, have been coached on life skills since 2010.

Memorial Healthcare program one of five in U.S. honored with NOVA Award

A Memorial Healthcare System program that aids some of the most vulnerable individuals in South Florida, children aging out of the foster care system, has won the American Hospital Association’s 2017 NOVA Award. The honor, earned by five or fewer entities nationwide each year, recognizes “effective, collaborative programs focused on improving community health status.” The […]

The inpatient oncology rehabilitation program at Memorial Regional Hospital South has earned accreditation from CARF. Founded in 1966 as the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, CARF International is an independent, nonprofit accreditor of health and human services.

Memorial Regional Hospital South oncology rehab program receives accreditation

The inpatient oncology rehabilitation program at Memorial Regional Hospital South has earned full accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). Accreditation by CARF, an independent, nonprofit organization focused on advancing the quality of services provided consumers, involves an ongoing process of review, on-site examinations and adherence to rigorous organizational and program standards. […]

A town hall meeting on the opioid crisis in Broward County will take place on Thursday, Aug. 24, from 10 am to 2 pm at Pembroke Pines City Hall, 601 City Center Way, Pembroke Pines.

Community meeting Aug. 24 will address opioid crisis in Broward County

The opioid crisis continues tearing at the societal fabric in Broward County. During the first six months of 2017, 282 people died from drug overdoses. In 2016, deaths attributed to opioid overdoses totaled 582, nearly double than 2014, and up 260 ODs in 2015. Broward County Mayor Barbara Sharief will host an Opioid Epidemic Town Hall […]

City of Hollywood employees receive training on the use of bleeding control kits. The Stop the Bleed campaign was started in October 2015 by the Department of Homeland Security. A person who is bleeding can die from blood loss within five minutes, so it is important to know how to stop the loss of blood quickly.

City workers learn how to stop blood loss in trauma situation

Being trained in how to respond to traumatic injuries will soon be as common as CPR training, which is why a group of City of Hollywood employees received training on the use of bleeding control kits at City Hall. “This is part of a national initiative to educate people on how to respond to traumatic injuries,” […]

Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital receives $50,000 from Hyundai’s Hope on Wheels program. Through the hospital's Love Jen Cancer Fund, families coping with a child’s cancer diagnosis and treatment receive the financial support they need.

$50k donated to Joe DiMaggio’s to aid families coping with child’s cancer treatment

Nataly Santana remembers the struggle of caring for her daughter, Mackenzy Bowling, as she fought leukemia. Mackenzy,9, was treated at Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital and, now in remission for two years, she is enjoying life. Santana is thankful for the Love Jen Cancer Fund, that helped sustain them at a crucial time. “The Love Jen […]

In 2018, Memorial Healthcare System will open an Urgent Care Center in east Hollywood, at the intersection of Sheridan Street and U.S. 1.

Memorial to open two new Urgent Care Centers in Broward

Later this year, Memorial Healthcare System will open a 3,088-square-foot Urgent Care Center at Sheridan Street and 166th Avenue in West Pembroke Pines. A second Urgent Care Center is slated to open in 2018, in East Hollywood, at the intersection of Sheridan Street and US1. “We want to provide our patients with the right level of […]

Under current legislation, medical marijuana cannot be smoked but it can be prescribed in edible or vapor form. An 11-member county advisory board is being formed to determine what the best practices will be.

County commissioner forming medical marijuana advisory board

Now that the Florida legislature has approved medical marijuana, the Broward County Commission is in the process of determining the next course of action. Commissioner Mark Bogen is forming an 11-member advisory board, made up of people from law enforcement, the healthcare community, educators, business leaders, economic development professionals and other leaders, to determine the […]

Hollywood-based Memorial Healthcare System and Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital donated more than 12 palettes of medical equipment and supplies so local doctors and nurses could continue to aid those in need. Other partners included the American Heart Association and DHL, which shipped everything to Haiti.

Memorial medical team brings equipment, supplies, relief to remote village in Haiti

For the third consecutive year, a team of medical professionals from Hollywood-based Memorial Healthcare System (MHS) has positively impacted the lives of people living in extreme poverty in rural Haiti. A team of primary care specialists and support staff from South Broward Community Health Services and emergency medicine specialists from Memorial Hospital West recently returned from […]

South Broward High School students pose proudly in the school's Reading Garden, where they don't mind working hard to keep it the beautiful area on campus that it is. Students can sit in the garden and relax among more than 100 plants.

South Broward High’s Reading Garden offers serenity, project for students

Destiny DeLude loves to have a place to sit outside after long hours in the classroom. A rising junior at South Broward High School,  she has spent time working in the school’s Reading Garden, a beautiful area on campus where students can sit and relax among about 100 plants. “This is nice place to sit. […]

First-time event at TY Park teaches children basics of water safety

A bigger-than-expected group of young people learned the basics of swimming and water safety at an event called Splash Your Way to Water Safety, held at The Lagoon at Castaway Island Water Park in TY Park. The event was organized by the Pediatric Associates Foundation and received support from several other organizations. There were six […]

Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital, which just earned its 5th placement in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Children’s Hospitals rankings, is recognized among the top 50 children’s hospitals in the nation in pediatric care in the specialties of Pediatric Orthopedics, and Pediatric Urology.

Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital ranks among top 50 in new U.S. News & World Report

For the fifth consecutive year, Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital earned U.S. News & World Report’s Best Children’s Hospitals rankings. Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital is recognized among the top 50 children’s hospitals in the nation in pediatric care in the specialties of Pediatric Orthopedics, and Pediatric Urology. “We are proud to stand among the top nationally recognized […]