May 2014

May 16, 2014 at 12:36 pm by Staff

Nemours Hires New Director of Fund Development

Nemours has added a new leader to its fundraising team. Lesli J. Cearley, director of fund development for the Nemours Fund for Children’s Health, will build philanthropic support for the unique pediatric programs and services offered by Nemours Children’s Hospital in Lake Nona and Nemours Children’s Specialty Care locations in downtown Orlando, Lake Mary andViera.

Prior to joining Nemours, Cearley was the director of development for the Military Child Education Coalition in Harker Heights, Texas. She also served as the director of fund development for McLane Children’s Hospital, a division of the Scott & White Healthcare Foundation in Temple, Texas.

Cearley will manage all fundraising activities in Central Florida, including major gifts, corporate and foundation giving, annual giving and special events like the annual Nemours Gala.

Cearley joins Nemours at a time of rapid growth when philanthropy has become more important than ever. The children’s health system just purchased five urgent care centers in Central Florida — now known as Nemours Children’s Urgent Care. In May, Nemours is set to open its eighth Nemours Children’s Primary Care location in Oviedo.

Florida Hospital Center for Thrombosis Research Celebrates 20th Anniversary

Every year, up to 2 million Americans are diagnosed with deep vein thrombosis (DVT), and up to 300,000 of these will die. Although thrombosis (blood clots) claim more lives than breast cancer, AIDS and traffic accidents combined, many people have never heard of it. John Francis, Ph.D. founded the Florida Hospital Center for Thrombosis Research in 1994 with a goal to improve the diagnosis and treatment of patients with bleeding and clotting disorders. Recently, the Center for Thrombosis Research celebrated its 20th anniversary, making it the longest-standing laboratory research department at Florida Hospital.

With a full-time staff of 21, the Center for Thrombosis Research offers the widest range of specialized blood coagulation tests available in the state of Florida. Their laboratory performs more than 50,000 tests for bleeding and clotting disorders every year, making it the busiest laboratory of its kind in the Southeast and is truly unique to

The Center’s research focuses on understanding the relationship between the blood clotting system and the growth and spread of cancer, assessing the risk of thrombosis, and new approaches to the diagnosis and treatment of blood clots.

TVRH Names New Chief Clinical Officer

Central Florida Health Alliance is pleased to introduce Mary Jane Curry-Pelyak, RN, MBA, Vice President and Chief Clinical Officer [CCO] at The

Villages Regional Hospital [TVRH]. She joined the TVRH team in May 2008 as the Chief Nursing Officer.

With over 25 years of experience in nursing leadership, Mary Jane brings her experience and strengths to both the clinical areas of TVRH as well as the general administrative side.

St. Cloud Regional Medical Center Now Accredited Chest Pain Center

St. Cloud Regional Medical Center announces that it has received Chest Pain Center Accreditation from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care (SCPC). SCPC is an international not-for-profit organization that focuses on transforming cardiovascular care by assisting facilities in their effort to create communities of excellence that bring together quality, cost and patient satisfaction.

Hospitals that have received SCPC accreditation have achieved a higher level of expertise in dealing with patients who arrive with symptoms of a heart attack. To become an Accredited Chest Pain Center, St. Cloud Regional Medical Center engaged in rigorous evaluation by SCPC for its ability to assess, diagnose, and treat patients who may be experiencing a heart attack. To the community served by St. Cloud Regional, this means that processes are in place that meet strict criteria aimed at:

Reducing the time from onset of symptoms to diagnosis and treatment Treating patients more quickly during the critical window of time when the integrity of the heart muscle can be preserved Monitoring patients when it is not certain that they are having a heart attack to ensure that they are not sent home too quickly or needlessly admitted to the hospital

Orlando Foot & Ankle Clinic Announce New MLS Laser

The Orlando Foot and Ankle Clinic is proud to announce that we now offer MLS Laser Therapy treatment for Podiatric pain. The MLS Laser is designed to relieve patients of their chronic foot or ankle pain. The procedure will initially be administered by out of our Kissimmee location.

MLS Laser Therapy uses specific wavelengths of light that have a strong anti-inflammatory, anti-edema effect on tissues that are exposed to the laser. Painful conditions accompanied by swelling or inflammation benefit from this technology. Photons of laser energy penetrate deeply into tissue and accelerate cellular reproduction and growth.

As a result of exposure to the MLS Laser, the cells of tendons, ligaments and muscles repair themselves faster. As inflammation is reduced, pain subsides very quickly. In simple terms, laser energy kick-starts the healing process, thereby speeding up recovery. Unlike some pharmacological solutions, there are no known negative side effects. Laser therapy is cleared by the FDA and is safe and effective.

Laser Therapy is painless. Most patients report no sensation at all while receiving laser therapy. Treatments average 8 minutes. MLS is fast-acting; many patients in high levels of acute pain experience relief after the first or second treatment.

Over 90 percent of patients experience positive results after the third treatment, with the average course of treatment being 7 to 10 sessions. In many cases, by the 3rd or 4th treatment, swelling is greatly reduced and there is a rapid relief of pain. The effects of MLS Laser Therapy are cumulative; therefore, expect to see improvement as you proceed through your Treatment Plan.

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