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Memorial in the Community – The Community in Memorial

If you've recently heard for the first time about a Memorial Healthcare System program that benefits our South Broward community, you may have found yourself thinking, "I didn't know that!"

Did you know?

  • Did you know that September 21-27 is National Rehabilitation Awareness Week? It's a nationwide effort to educate people about the benefits of rehabilitation and the capabilities of people with disabilities.
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  • Did you know that September 15-19 is National IT Health Week? It's a nationwide initiative that works to promote the importance of IT leadership and development in healthcare
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  • Did you know that Memorial Healthcare System has a program that addresses the unique needs of patients with Adult Congenital Heart Disease (ACHD)?
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  • This summer, NBA prospect Isaiah Austin revealed that he had Marfan's syndrome – a genetic connective-tissue disorder that results in abnormalities of the skeleton, heart and eyes. Marfan can cause issues with the heart and blood vessels, such as aortic enlargement or leaky valves.
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  • Did you know that Memorial Cancer Institute’s Radiation Oncology Department has received accreditation from the American College of Radiology (ACR)?
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  • Did you know that Memorial Healthcare System’s Simply Healthy wellness program – which helps Memorial employees and their families maintain and improve their health – has been expanded to address chronic health conditions?
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  • Next week, August 1-7, is World Breastfeeding Week. Did you know that The Family Birthplace at Memorial Healthcare System has comprehensive breastfeeding education and support services at all three of its locations – Memorial Regional Hospital, Memorial Hospital West and Memorial Hospital Miramar?
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  • Did you know that America's Essential Hospitals has recognized Memorial's Health Intervention with Targeted Services (HITS) program with its 2014 Gage Award?
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  • This month marks the third anniversary of the opening of Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital. Did you know that the Cardiac Center at Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital has a Hybrid Cardiac Catheterization Lab?
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  • Did you know that Memorial Manor is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year?
    For a quarter of a century, Memorial's top-honored, five-star nursing home facility has been providing the Broward community with exceptional and compassionate healthcare.
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  • Tomorrow is Independence Day. Did you know that nearly 9,000 emergency room visits occur every year due to accidents with fireworks – the majority taking place around this time of year – and that 30 percent of those injuries occur to children?
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  • Summer is officially here, which means that water sports are in full swing across the country. Did you know that drowning is the fifth-leading cause of accidental death in the US, and that of the 10 people who drown every day, two are children under age 14?
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  • Did you know that June 22-28 is Lightning Safety Awareness Week?
    Summer is the peak season for lightning, but living in Florida brings an extra risk: With its year-round warm weather and extensive opportunities for outdoor activities, Florida has more lightning-related deaths and injuries than all other US states combined. So far this year, three people have died from lightning strikes in Florida.
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  • Summer is almost here. Did you know that the temperature inside a parked car can reach 110 degrees, even when temperatures outside are in the 60s? And that every 10 days in the US, a child dies when left alone in a hot car?
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  • Did you know that Memorial's Office of Human Research will hold its first annual Research Week from June 9 to June 13?
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  • The 2014 hurricane season starts on Sunday, June 1 and runs through November 30. Did you know that the last hurricane to directly hit South Florida was Hurricane Wilma in 2005?
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  • Did you know that Becker's Healthcare has named Memorial Healthcare System to its list of 150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare?
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  • Did you know that Memorial Healthcare System has a policy on using social media?
    That's because social media is a communications and marketing tool that helps Memorial raise brand awareness and engage directly with patients and families through virtual conversations – providing us their feedback and helping us respond to them in a timely manner.
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  • With Mother's Day coming up this Sunday, did you know that Memorial Healthcare System's Community Youth Services initiative helps mothers, fathers and families year-round?
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  • May is National Stroke Awareness Month. Did you know that according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 800,000 Americans suffer a stroke every year? And that one person dies from a stroke an average of every four minutes?
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  • Did you know that Broward County Public Schools has honored Memorial Healthcare System's Community Services initiative and Gulfstream Middle School with its School-Based Partnership of the Year Award?
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  • April 22, is Earth Day. Did you know that Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital has just been named one of the 30 most environmentally friendly hospitals in the world?
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  • Did you know that Memorial Rehabilitation Institute is completing $6 million in renovations at Memorial Regional Hospital South, Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital, Memorial Hospital West and Memorial Hospital Miramar?
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  • Did you know that Memorial Healthcare System has an employee suggestion program called Bright Ideas?
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  • Did you know that PET/CT scans offer Memorial Healthcare System physicians important advantages in diagnosing and treating cancer patients?
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  • Did you know that Memorial Hospital Pembroke's Surgical Services offers new facilities, leading-edge technology, and the expertise of a distinguished medical and nursing staff to patients and families?
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  • Did you know that Memorial Healthcare System's Radiology Departments define and follow best practices in safety and quality that help Memorial stand out in the healthcare marketplace?
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  • Did you know that Memorial Healthcare System is a Partner in Education?
    Partners in Education (PIE) offers businesses and organizations opportunities to develop affiliations that support Broward County schools and their students. PIE participants work together and support specific activities and initiatives that can help improve student performance and accomplish school-improvement goals.
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  • February is National Heart Awareness Month. You already know that Memorial offers comprehensive care for adults with heart failure. But did you know that children, teens and young adults can experience heart failure just as adults can?
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  • This is National Heart Failure Awareness Week. Did you know that Memorial Healthcare System offers TotalHeart Care to help patients of all ages across the continuum of care?
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  • Did you know that Memorial Healthcare System's Community Relations Department has a program that helps Broward's kids stay safe?
    Safety Town – a partnership of Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital and several community organizations – is an interactive, early-childhood education program
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  • Did you know that Memorial Center for Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy at Memorial Hospital Pembroke offers an advanced technology to help patients with hard-to-heal wounds?
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  • Did you know that Becker's Hospital Review has named Memorial Regional Hospital one of the 100 Hospitals With Great Women's Health Programs?
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  • Did you know that the National Committee of Quality Assurance has presented its Patient-Centered Medical Home Recognition Award, Level 3 to South Broward Community Health Services (SBCHS), Memorial Healthcare System's network of neighborhood health clinics?
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  • Did you know that Memorial Healthcare System has teamed up with Broward Country Parks and Recreation to create the Memorial Fitness Zone at Topeekeegee Yugnee (T.Y.) Park?
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  • If you made a resolution to get or stay in shape, did you know that Memorial Fitness Center can help you keep it?
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  • Did you know that if you go to Pembroke Lakes Mall bright and early tomorrow to catch some after-Christmas bargains, you could run into a group of enthusiastic exercisers?
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  • Did you know that Memorial Healthcare System's Employee Assistance Program (EAP) has a new service that can connect you and your eligible family members with the resources you need?
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  • Did you know that three years ago this month, Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital received federal approval to launch its pediatric heart transplant program?
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  • Did you know that Memorial's Department of Organizational Development offers a wide variety of programs and practices to encourage learning and development — every day, year-round?
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  • Did you know that Memorial Healthcare System offers free rapid HIV testing through South Broward Community Health Services (SBCHS) clinics?
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  • Did you know that Memorial Healthcare System has a smoking cessation program called "The Art of Quitting"?
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  • Did you know that Memorial Healthcare System's medical plans now cover lung cancer screenings with no co-pay?
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  • Did you know that every year, Memorial Healthcare System holds a free holiday camp for employees whose children have special needs?
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  • Did you know that Memorial Healthcare System's MyChart is a free, personalized online portal to portions of your Electronic Health Record?
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  • Did you know that Memorial can help adult and pediatric patients with the image issues that can accompany their illness?
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  • Did you know that Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital's Division of Pediatric Orthopaedics and Spinal Deformities has changed its name?
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  • Did you know that last year, Memorial had 147,000 outpatient visits and more than 1,300 inpatient visits – solely for rehabilitation services?
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  • Did you know that September 16-20 is National Health IT Week?
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  • Did you know that one of the important ways Memorial Healthcare System reaches out to the community is through the Speakers Bureau program?
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  • Did you know that Memorial Healthcare System now has a convenient service that delivers medications directly to patients in the hospital?
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  • Did you know that Memorial Cardiac and Vascular Institute is about to inaugurate a new Hybrid Operating Room at Memorial Regional Hospital?
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  • Did you know that the Centers for Disease Control estimates that 35.7 percent of Americans are obese?
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  • Did you know that approximately 1.7 million American women experience pregnancy-related complications every year?
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  • Did you know that more people under the age of 45 in Broward County die from trauma –unintentional injuries – than from any illness? Did you know that trauma is the fifth-leading cause of death for all Broward County residents – and that Memorial Healthcare System is a leader in treating victims of trauma?
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  • South Broward Community Health Services is Memorial Healthcare System's initiative that provides medical care for south Broward residents who either cannot afford health insurance or who are underinsured. That's one-third of your Broward neighbors – even those who are employed.
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  • Did you know that Memorial Healthcare System offers Senior Healthcare Services especially for adults age 50 and older?
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  • Did you know that Memorial Healthcare System's Department of Organizational Development offers employees a wide variety of opportunities to learn and grow?
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  • Summer is here. Did you know that summertime can bring extra opportunities for injury? Every summer, the Emergency Department team at Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital treats more patients suffering from bike accidents, swimming mishaps and heat stroke than at other times of the year.
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  • Did you know that Memorial Healthcare System is a leader in offering minimally invasive robotic surgery?
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  • Did you know that Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital now has an outpatient MRI facility in Coral Springs?
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  • Did you know that according to the American Diabetes Association, nearly 19 million adults and children in the United States have been diagnosed with diabetes? And that another 7 million Americans have diabetes but don't know it?
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  • Did you know that more than 4,500 surgeries are performed at Memorial Hospital Pembroke each year? And did you know that Memorial Hospital Pembroke now has six Integrated Operating Rooms for those procedures?
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  • Did you know that Memorial Healthcare System's Community Youth Services initiative has a program that has already helped more than 300 young women facing the challenges of new motherhood?
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  • Did you know that Memorial Healthcare System's Home Health Services care for more than 3,500 patients in Broward County every year?
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  • Did you know that Memorial Healthcare System has a free 24-hour nurse line that you can call with non-emergency medical questions?
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  • Today is Earth Day. Did you know that Memorial Healthcare System helps conserve the environment all year round? That's because "Memorial Goes Green" is a conservation effort that we put into practice every day.
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  • Did you know that Memorial Healthcare System can help make your commute easier? That's because Memorial has teamed up with South Florida Commuter Services to offer you cost-saving solutions and resources for traveling to and from work – including a $25 discount on 12-trip or monthly Tri-Rail passes, and a $10 discount on 31-day passes for Broward County Transit buses.
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  • Did you know that for three years now, Memorial Healthcare System's Community Youth Services (CYS) initiative has teamed up with Gulfstream Middle School to help kids?
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  • Did you know that Memorial Healthcare System performs approximately 100,000 pediatric imaging procedures across the system every year?
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  • Did you know that Memorial Healthcare System has partnered with Miami Rescue Mission Clinic, Inc. to offer free medical services to our area's un- and underinsured?
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  • Did you know that car accidents are the number-one cause of death for children age 12 and younger? And that the best way to protect them is to use the right car seat, and use it correctly?
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  • Did you know that Memorial Healthcare System uses proven procedures from the field of commercial aviation to help ensure patient safety, improve hospital processes and save more lives?
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  • Did you know that Memorial Healthcare System uses proven procedures from the field of commercial aviation to help ensure patient safety, improve hospital processes and save more lives?
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  • Did you know that according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, colorectal cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States? And that 90 percent of such cancer cases appear in people who are 50 years old or older?
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  • Did you know that Memorial Healthcare System is a leader in cardiovascular care – in fact, the number-one cardiac program in Broward County?
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  • Did you know The Family Birthplace has become Broward County's favorite place to have a baby?
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  • Did you know that Memorial Healthcare System's fitness centers have helped Memorial employees get and stay fit since 1988? [Read more...]
  • You probably know that Memorial and Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital Foundations offer the philanthropic support that helps Memorial Healthcare System provide safe, quality, patient- and family-centered care. But do you know everything else the Foundations do? [Read more...]
  • With the New Year just around the corner, all of us at Memorial Healthcare System can look back at 2012 with satisfaction. Many developments over the past year have contributed to Memorial's continued success in improving the health, well-being and quality of life of the people we serve.
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  • The holidays are upon us, and many of us are gathering and celebrating with family and friends. But did you know that if you're already looking ahead to a healthier 2013, Memorial Healthcare System's Simply Healthy initiative is ready to help? [Read more...]
  • Did you know that the National Cancer Institute estimates that more than 226,000 new cases of lung cancer will be diagnosed this year? And during that same time, 160,000 lung cancer sufferers will die from the disease? [Read more...]
  • Did you know that Memorial Healthcare System's P.A.T.H.S. program provides important preventive healthcare to 1,600 Broward school children every year? [Read more...]
  • Did you know that the first Thanksgiving holiday in the U.S. was proclaimed by President Abraham Lincoln in 1863? And that, with the exception of World War II, pro football has been a part of every Thanksgiving Day since 1920? [Read more...]
  • Did you know that the Memorial Outpatient Center for Behavioral Health helps nearly 2,400 patients obtain accessible, cost-effective mental health services – adding up to more than 6,000 patient visits every year? [Read more...]
  • Did you know that Memorial Healthcare System employs 70 hospital- and facility- based military veterans? And did you know that several members of Memorial's senior leadership team also have military experience? [Read more...]
  • Did you know that Memorial Healthcare System has six very special four-footed "employees" who bring affection and healing to our patients? [Read more...]
  • October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month. Did you know that, according to the National Cancer Institute, 226,870 new cases of breast cancer will be diagnosed in 2012, and nearly 40,000 Americans will die from it? [Read more...]
  • Did you know Memorial Cancer Institute (MCI) is Broward County's leading cancer program? Here are some reasons why. [Read more...]
  • Last year, the Board of Commissioners of the South Broward Hospital District approved the lowest property tax millage rate in Memorial Healthcare System's history – 0.7500 percent. But did you know that the Commissioners just approved a rate for 2013 that's even lower? [Read more...]
  • From January through October, on the fourth Thursday of every month, the Coalition for a Healthy South Broward meets in Hollywood to discuss pressing community issues, develop strategies to address them, and share ideas for quality-of-life improvements in our Broward neighborhoods. [Read more...]
  • Did you know that seven times a year, Memorial Healthcare System's employees and up-and-coming leaders can learn first-hand about Memorial's outreach to our South Broward community? [Read more...]
  • Did you know that Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital is home to Broward County's only pediatric heart transplant program? [Read more...]
  • Rebel's Drop-In Center has helped more than 1,660 people in Broward County who are coping with mental health and/or substance abuse issues [Read more...]
  • Did you know that Memorial Healthcare System currently has more than 3,600 nurses on staff? Every day, they dedicate their caring touch, friendly smiles and clinical expertise to providing the best patient- and family-centered care possible. [Read more...]
  • Memorial Healthcare System has been recognized nationally and statewide for its dedication to excellence in patient- and family-centered care [Read more...]
  • More than 3 million Canadians visit Florida every year – and Memorial Healthcare System has special services for Canadians who come to South Florida. [Read more...]
  • Memorial Healthcare Systetm reaches out to uninsured- and underinsured members of our Broward County community with a program called HITS. [Read more...]
  • Did you know that Memorial Healthcare System has an Office of Human Research, which coordinates medical research at Memorial? [Read more...]
  • It may be hard to believe, but one year ago this month Memorial Healthcare System celebrated the grand opening of Broward County's first freestanding pediatric hospital. [Read more...]
  • Memorial Hospital Pembroke is celebrating its 17th anniversary as a member of Memorial Healthcare System? That's right: The former Pembroke Pines General Hospital became part of Memorial in 1995 to help provide comprehensive, high-quality healthcare to our fast-growing South Florida community. [Read more...]
  • Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital cares for thousands of pediatric patients and their families every year. Take a moment to meet two of them. [Read more...]