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From left, David Zambrana, D.N.P., M.B.A., Kymberlee J. Manni, Ph.D., and Todd Haner, D.N.P., M.B.A.

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Turnaround at UM Hospital Emergency Department Tied to Teamwork and Commitment to Change

Following a dramatic four-month rise in patient-satisfaction scores, the Emergency Department at University of Miami Hospital stands as a textbook example of what is possible when top management makes a true commitment to change and the entire staff responds to the personal satisfaction that comes from improved performance.

The satisfaction measures that UMH administrators track closely in the monthly Press Ganey Emergency Department Report are those comparing UMH with approximately 230 peer hospitals across the U.S. The response they value most is “likelihood of recommending.” In April, UMH was ranked in the bottom quarter, with a score in the 24th percentile; the current score is in the 96th percentile.

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Teshamae Monteith, M.D.

Study Shows Migraine Can Increase Risk of Stroke in Older Smokers

New research led by the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine suggests older people who experience migraines may have an increased risk of stroke, but only if they are smokers. The study, led by Teshamae Monteith, M.D., assistant professor of neurology, is published in the online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

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Jaime R. Merchan, M.D.

Dr. Jaime R. Merchan Selected for NIH Developmental Therapeutics Study Section

Jaime R. Merchan, M.D., hematologist/oncologist at the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, has been selected as a chartered member of the Developmental Therapeutics Study Section in the Center for Scientific Review of the National Institutes of Health. The six-year term began July 1.

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F. Daniel Armstrong, Ph.D.

Dr. Daniel Armstrong Receives American Cancer Society’s St. George National Award

For his longtime devotion to improving the lives of children with cancer and his work to advance science, health policy and education, F. Daniel Armstrong, Ph.D., a longtime researcher with the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, and professor and Executive Vice Chair of Pediatrics at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, was recently honored with the American Cancer Society’s 2015 St. George National Award.

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Richard Mancini, M.S.P.T., treating patient. Video & Photo Gallery

First Physical Therapy Orthopedic Residency Graduates Become Board Certified

The first graduates of the Department of Physical Therapy’s new postgraduate orthopedic residency program have passed the Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) examination for certification by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties. The two graduates are Richard Mancini, M.S.P.T., Manager and Instructor at the department’s Plantation Clinic, and Kevin Mills, D.P.T., who is an adjunct faculty member.

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Julio Barredo, M.D., left, and Marco Flores, M.D.

Sylvester Pediatric Oncologists Form Collaboration with Peru

As part of a unique agreement with the nation of Peru, the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, part of UHealth - University of Miami Health System, is helping establish a new pediatric bone marrow transplant program in Lima, as well as treating patients in the United States.

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