By Christine Davis

    Florida Atlantic University’s Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine has received initial accreditation from the national Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education for a university-sponsored residency program in psychiatry, in collaboration with its member teaching hospitals in the FAU College of Medicine Graduate Medical Education Consortium.
    This new four-year psychiatry residency program, which will launch in 2018, is based at Delray Medical Center, with primary sites at the South County Mental Health Center in Delray Beach and Boca Raton Regional Hospital. Program director Dr. John W. Newcomer will lead the psychiatry residency.
                                
    Boca Raton Regional Hospital is the first hospital in Palm Beach County to offer the smallest pacemaker for patients with bradycardia. The Medtronic Micra Transcatheter Pacing System is one-tenth the size of a traditional pacemaker. It is comparable to a large vitamin capsule in size and  weighs about as much as a penny.
    Dr. Martin Kloosterman, an electrophysiologist and director of the Lynn Heart & Vascular Institute, performed the first procedure at Boca Regional in late April. Introduced through a catheter in the femoral vein and attached directly to the heart via small tines, the pacemaker delivers electrical impulses as needed, pacing the heart through an electrode. The procedure eliminates the need for a surgical incision.
                                
    Boca Raton Regional appointed four neurologists to the hospital’s Marcus Neuroscience Institute and BocaCare physician network. They are Drs. Roy C. Katzin, Jonathan Harris, Marc Swerdloff and Thomas C. Hammond.
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    In April, Boca Raton Regional Hospital’s Eugene M. & Christine E. Lynn Cancer Institute director Maureen Mann received the 2016 American Cancer Society award in recognition for her service as a volunteer. She’s been a Florida Division board member since 2006, and was division board chair of the executive committee from 2015-2016. She is secretary to the American Cancer Society’s Cancer Action Network national board of directors.
                                
    In May, Boca Raton Regional Hospital announced its primary-affiliated physicians who were listed as “Top Doctors” by the research firm Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. The selection process included reviewing a peer-recommended list for standards, including medical education, training, board certifications, hospital appointments, administrative posts, professional achievements and malpractice and disciplinary history. Find list of doctors here.
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    West Boca Medical Center appointed Rosie Inguanzo-Martin, president and CEO of Allegiance Home Health, as a governing board member. Inguanzo-Martin is on the trustee board of the YMCA of the Palm Beaches; she’s an active member of Junior League, Impact 100; a board member of Downtown Boca Raton Rotary; and a trustee of the Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce. She was named Small-Business Leader of the Year 2016 by the Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce and was a nominee for the Junior League Woman Volunteer of the Year 2016 and Soroptomist 2011.


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