10859979258?profile=RESIZE_710xDrs. Milad Alam and Brett Schlifka review a patient plan before surgery using a new robotic navigation platform at JFK Hospital. Photos provided

By Christine Davis

HCA Florida JFK Hospital recently began offering a robotic navigation platform, which improves visualization of patient anatomy during minimally invasive spine and brain procedures. The first surgery was successfully performed Oct. 14 by Drs. Brett Schlifka and Milad Alam.
The system “eliminates the need for multiple imaging devices throughout one procedure, and the compact footprint amplifies the system’s agility and usability,” Schlifka said.

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The American Heart Association’s new “Getting to the Heart of Stroke” initiative, developed and supported by HCA Healthcare and the HCA Healthcare Foundation, focuses on clinical training, community and patient education, diagnosis and treatment.
The initiative “uses a proven approach to public health, which combines a national initiative with local health impact work,” said Kayla Fox, executive director of the American Heart Association in Palm Beach County. “Over the next few months, the American Heart Association will work closely with our volunteers and leaders at HCA Florida Healthcare to take a real look at the health disparities right here in Palm Beach County and create a plan for helping more people in our community live the long, healthy lives they deserve.” 

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Florida Atlantic University Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine and the Schmidt College of Science and Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience will collaborate to offer a new M.D./Ph.D. joint neuroscience program, slated to start in the fall 2023. Graduates will each receive a medical degree and a doctorate in integrative biology, with a concentration in either biomedical sciences or neuroscience.

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Dr. Lori Fiessinger, an expert in dermoscopy, which improves diagnostic accuracy and early recognition of melanomas, has joined Hacker Dermatology, 230 George Bush Blvd., Suite B, Delray Beach. Previously, Fiessinger served as an assistant clinical professor at the University of Minnesota dermatology department.
For information on this service, visit www.HackerDermatology.com or call 561-276-3111.

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10859982866?profile=RESIZE_710xMayor Shelly Petrolia cuts the ribbon in celebration of Delray Medical Center’s expansion.

Delray Medical Center has opened 24 new patient rooms, a new operating room, a surgical ortho unit, surgical step-down, and surgical inpatient units. Enhanced robotic capabilities, including the Da Vinci XI and AquaBeam system, have been added, and the family waiting room has been renovated.

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The Caron Treatment Centers is offering Zoom webinars to introduce its new medical facility, the Keele Center, at 4575 Linton Blvd. in Delray Beach. The center is due to open January.
On Nov. 16, the subject will be neurofeedback and neuropsychological services and on Dec. 7, viewers will receive a summary of the Keele Center’s services. They include a medical detox unit, an older-adult residential-treatment program and residential treatment programming for affluent individuals, as well as neurocognitive services, research and medical education.
To register for the “Countdown to Keele” webinar series, contact Julie Flannery at jflannery@caron.org or call 610-299-8001.

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