• Emergency Preparedness

    Posted on August 18th, 2016

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    Zika Update #5

    With the news this afternoon of two new cases of Zika in Miami Beach, the number of non-travel-related cases of the Zika virus continues to tick upward. As of yesterday, there were 33 such cases in the state, as well as 461 travel-related cases and 63 cases involving pregnant women. As a healthcare organization, we’re […]

  • Emergency Preparedness

    Posted on August 4th, 2016

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    Zika Update #4

    Dear Colleagues: As you know, the Zika virus and its implications for South Florida continue to be an important topic of conversation for our community and for us as healthcare providers. The situation is changing rapidly, and we’re following it and making appropriate changes to our response and to our plans along the way. We […]

  • Emergency Preparedness

    Posted on July 29th, 2016

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    Monitoring Local Transmission of the Zika Virus

    This morning, Florida Gov. Rick Scott confirmed that it is likely that Zika virus is actively being transmitted by local mosquitoes.  The Florida Department of Health gathered enough information as part of its ongoing investigation into non-travel related cases of the virus in Miami-Dade and Broward counties to conclude that a high likelihood exists that […]

  • Hurricane Season 2016

    Posted on June 1st, 2016

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    Hurricane Season is Here

    Here we go again. We are privileged to live and work in South Florida with beautiful beaches in our own backyard. But, with the sunshine and the surf comes the yearly threat of storms. As we do each year on June 1st, today, we put our guard back up and begin to watch the tropics. […]

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    Posted on February 3rd, 2016

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    Zika Virus Update #2

    As you know, news around the Zika virus is evolving quickly. Today, Gov. Rick Scott signed an executive order to declare a public health emergency in four counties, including Miami-Dade, due to the Zika virus. At least nine cases of the mosquito-borne illness have now been confirmed in the state — four of those in […]

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    Posted on February 1st, 2016

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    Monitoring the Zika Virus

    Zika, a mosquito-borne virus linked to birth defects including microcephaly in babies born to mothers who were infected during pregnancy, is causing concern among health officials from around the world, and continuing to make headlines. The virus has been widely covered in the media. And, as news about this virus evolves, we are responsible for […]

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