Friday, January 12, 2007
The Ohio-based clinic, one of the nation’s top hospitals and an international leader in clinical research and medical education will open the Cleveland Clinic Health & Wellness Center in early February at a temporary location in the Northbridge Center, 515 N. Flagler Drive, West Palm Beach, and will expand to a permanent location in early 2008.
The Center will initially be staffed by one to two internal medicine physicians and other specialists and will rotate the specialists as need demands. Specialists could include neurologists who are in short supply in Palm Beach County. Consultants and evalutions will be provided and transfer to the Clinic’s Weston medial campus, a 150-bed hospital, outpatient clinic and providing educational facilities. About 120 physicians with 35 specialties will be available for Palm Beachers from this Weston campus. Patient demand will drive which specialties are chosen for Palm Beach.
The Cleveland Clinic is the only institution in Borward County that offers post-graduate medical education in internal medicine, cardiology, colorectal surgery and others. Some of these specialists may do rotations at the West Palm Beach Center.
A $70-MM donation from Sydell Miller of Palm Beach and Cleveland, who credits the Cleveland Clinic with saving her life by diagnosis and surgery in 1992, has been a major spark plug in getting the Cleveland Clinic to the Palm Beaches.
Posted by Marilyn Farber Jacobs at Friday, January 12, 2007
Wednesday, January 10, 2007
Mark your calendars now to attend the 12th Annual Evening on South Dixie Antique Row in West Palm Beach, a Benefit for the Historical Society of Palm Beach County: Satruday, March 3rd, 5:30 – 9:30 pm.
Promenade down the finest antiques street in Florida enjoying food, wine and music. Held between the 3300 and 3900 blocks of South Dixie Highway between Southern and Greenwood.
Advance tickets are $30 each ;r $55 for 2 – or pay $35 each at the door. See www.historicalsocietypbc.org.
Posted by Marilyn Farber Jacobs at Wednesday, January 10, 2007
Tuesday, January 02, 2007
CAPTIONED PHONE SERVICE COMING ON COMPUTER, PDA OR OTHER WIRELESS DEVICE FOR HEARING IMPAIRED
FCC approves Internet Protocol captioned telephone service for reimbursement from the telecommunications relay fund. Now captioned telephone will be brought into the broadband world. This will enable Americans with hearing loss who have up to now been served by relay services to have full communications access.
A computer, PDA or wireless device will be used to make a call without having to purchase special telephone equipment and will be particularly helpful in the workplace. In addition, people with low vision will be accommodated because they can take advantage of the large text, variable fonts and colors available.
A consumer can make a voice-to-voice phone call and then both listen to the other party, to the extent that they can hear what is said, and read on a screen what they have said, giving clarity. The Commission said that it expects that, as with captioned telephone service, the service will be provided in a way that is automated and invisible to both parties to the call, and will be fast enough to keep up with the speed of the other party’s speech.
The Commission conditioned its approval of the October 2005 petition from the Hearing Loss Association of America, which was widely supported by more than 30 organizations in the disability community. All providers must be licensed at reasonable rates. IP CTS calls will be compensated, on an interim basis, at the IP Relay compensation rate. Providers seeking to offer this service and be compensated from the Fund may seek certification from the Commission as an eligible provider. This is an interim measure and the Commission intends to revisit the cost recovery methodology for this service in the future, including jurisdictional separation of costs.
Posted by Marilyn Farber Jacobs at Tuesday, January 02, 2007