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Robert Hernandez, M.D., senior associate dean for medical student administration, left, and Deborah Powell, M.D., 2009-2010 AAMC chair.

Robert Hernandez, M.D., senior associate dean for medical student administration, left, and Deborah Powell, M.D., 2009-2010 AAMC chair.

AAMC Honors Miller School’s Service in Haiti

The University of Miami Miller School of Medicine received national recognition for its outstanding contributions to academic medicine and the global community from the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) during an awards ceremony at the organization’s annual meeting in Washington, D.C., on Saturday.

The medical school received a “Special Award of Exceptional Service” for its unprecedented relief effort following the earthquake in Haiti on January 12. In presenting the award, the AAMC said, “The University of Miami Miller School of Medicine laid the foundation for what would become one of the most successful post-disaster emergency medical responses ever mounted by a university.”

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Under the leadership of Eduardo C. Alfonso, M.D., professor and chairman of Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, the Institute recently garnered recognition from Press Ganey.

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Under the leadership of Eduardo C. Alfonso, M.D., professor and chairman of Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, the Institute recently garnered recognition from Press Ganey.

High Quality of UHealth Patient Services Recognized by Press Ganey

Three clinics within UHealth–the University of Miami Health System have been recognized for their “statistically significant improvement” in patient satisfaction by Press Ganey, the national patient perception research and quality improvement-tracking firm. This has provided an overall boost for the entire health system, which also was highly ranked by Press Ganey.

The Press Ganey honors, which came directly from patient surveys, recognized the patient services at the Comprehensive Ophthalmology Center and the Retina Center at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami, as well as Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at Naples.

The surveys ask patients to assign measurements to their clinical and customer service experience and also their “likelihood to recommend” the clinic and the health system to others.

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Raymundo Feito, member of the UM Citizens Board, stopped by the HeartAware station to take the seven-minute heart health screening test with Malinda Clark, R.N., and Diego Sigala, R.N.

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Raymundo Feito, member of the UM Citizens Board, stopped by the HeartAware station to take the seven-minute heart health screening test with Malinda Clark, R.N., and Diego Sigala, R.N.

UM Citizens Board Focuses on Health and Wellness During a Visit to the Medical Campus

Making their annual visit to the medical campus, about 60 members of the University of Miami Citizens Board attended an open house at the U Wellness Center and Programs to learn more about health and wellness programs at UHealth and the Miller School.

The board, a group of community leaders who serve as goodwill ambassadors for the University, were welcomed to the November 2 event by Dean Pascal J. Goldschmidt, M.D., who spoke about the importance of prevention and early detection to achieve overall health and wellness.

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Submission Deadline Change

Because of the Thanksgiving holiday, the deadline for the November 30 issue of e-Update is Monday, November, 22, by noon.

“Be Part of the Cure” Campaign Kicks Off National Diabetes Awareness Month

Thousands of people who want to help put an end to diabetes can be part of the cure by participating in the Diabetes Research Institute Foundation’s online campaign. Kicking off National Diabetes Awareness Month, the Be Part of the Cure campaign is a fun and meaningful way for people living with diabetes, their family members and friends, and anyone concerned about curing this devastating disease to participate in the cure.

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