Jared Smith was named CEO of Bethesda Hospital East and Bethesda Hospital West in Boynton Beach, effective late last month.
10977956883?profile=RESIZE_180x180“For the past 25 years, Jared’s career has been focused on the South Florida health care market, including eight years in the Palm Beach market, and he has had great success in elevating the standard of care and leading engaged and high-performing teams like ours,” said Lincoln Mendez, north region executive for Baptist Health and CEO of Boca Raton Regional Hospital. “He understands the unique needs of our community and is committed to delivering exceptional care and service.”
Previously, Smith served as regional CEO at Broward Health Coral Springs.
Smith is active in the South Florida Hospital and Healthcare Association, where he serves as executive board chairman; South Florida Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy Committee; and Coral Springs Economic Development Advisory Committee. He received his bachelor’s degree in accounting and a master’s degree in taxation from the University of Miami.

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Damon Barrett is the new chief operating officer for HCA Florida JFK Hospital in Atlantis.
Barrett served in that capacity for HCA Florida Palms West Hospital for the past two years. Before that, he served as vice president of operations at HCA Florida Aventura Hospital. Barrett joined HCA Healthcare in 2014 at Mercy Hospital as director of rehabilitation services.
He began his health care career as a physical therapist. Barrett holds a bachelor of science degree from San Diego State University, an MBA from Chadron State College, and a doctorate in physical therapy from Northern Arizona University. He is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives. 

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Dr. Kirby C. Janke has joined Delray Care Physical Therapy, 2645 N. Federal Highway, Delray Beach. He moved to South Florida three years ago after closing his practice, Skaneateles Spine and Sport, Inc., in Skaneateles, New York.  
His focus is in orthopedic, neurological, and sports medicine treatment and rehabilitation. He earned a bachelor’s degree in physical therapy from East Carolina University; a doctorate of chiropractic from Palmer-West Chiropractic College; a doctorate in physical therapy from Boston University; and a doctorate in orthopedics and sports science from Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions.

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Dr. Steven Hacker, a surgeon with Hacker Dermatology, Delray Beach, and founder of Nano Surgical LLC, has patented a reusable scalpel. Called Lumohs, it provides shadowless illumination of the surgical site and can be used for outpatient skin-cancer surgeries and most other routine procedures.
“The scalpel handle has not significantly changed since it was first introduced 100 years ago,” Hacker said. “This is a simple, yet highly effective solution that already is delivering safer, more efficient surgical procedures.”
Hacker, who has performed more than 50,000 skin cancer surgeries in 30 years of practice, said he realized the only way to better illuminate the surgical site was from inside the scalpel blade holder.
“Using Lumohs’ reusable battery cartridge, Lumohs eliminates shadows and blind spots that can obscure tiny, critical nerves and blood vessels that can be accidentally severed during surgery,” he said. “The result is improved surgical efficiency for Mohs, plastic surgery and other routine, office-based procedures.”
The scalpel costs $200.
Hacker Dermatology is at 230 George Bush Blvd., Suite B.

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Delray Medical Center’s new cardiac concierge program aims to save lives by quickly identifying and treating patients experiencing chest pain and other heart symptoms. When a patient arrives at the emergency room, he or she will be met by a dedicated cardiac liaison.
Then, an experienced cardiac care team will implement a specialized plan to speed the patient’s diagnosis and treatment and will remain by the patient’s side throughout the hospital stay.  For more information, visit www.delraymedicalctr.com/services/cardiovascular/cardiac-concierge-program. 

Send health news to Christine Davis at cdavis9797@gmail.com.

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