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Health Notes: Delray Medical Center pharmacy buyer honored for dedication, cost-cutting

By Christine Davis

    Delray Medical Center honored pharmacy buyer Lourdes Black by inducting her into the Tenet Heroes Hall of Fame at a ceremony in Dallas. Black led the development of a supply-chain strategy that saved Tenet’s Miami-Dade market $4 million in 2016. Her process is scheduled for companywide rollout soon.
    She also organizes departmental food and clothing drives to help less fortunate colleagues and community members. Black assisted a colleague by organizing, decorating and paying for her wedding, which would not have been possible without Black’s support.
    Tenet Heroes are nominated by their hospitals’ leadership teams and selected based on their dedication to patients, colleagues and communities.
    Boca Raton Regional Hospital has formed a chapter of Mended Hearts, a national organization made up of the kind of people it serves — heart patients, their families and others affected by heart disease.
    Mended Hearts promotes a positive patient-care experience, offering services to heart patients through visiting programs, support group meetings and educational forums. At its support groups, members listen, share their experiences and learn from health care professionals. They also volunteer to talk to other heart patients about what they may face, including lifestyle changes, depression, recovery and treatment.
    Support group meetings will be held from 2 to 3 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month in the Volunteer Board Room at Boca Raton Regional, 800 Meadows Road. Members should ask for directions to the room from the representative in the hospital’s main lobby rotunda.
     If you’re interested in joining the support group or helping others affected by heart disease, contact Miriam Caban, registered nurse, at Mended Hearts of Boca Raton is supported by the charitable intentions of Dr. Allan and Eileen Kaplan.
    Facial plastic surgeon Jacob D. Steiger was named a Castle Connolly 2017 Top Doctor. Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. publishes America’s Top Doctors, who are nominated by their peers through a survey process and then screened by the Castle Connolly physician-led research team.

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