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Dr. Moran Discusses The Delta Variant And How To Protect Yourself In Parade Magazine

COVID-19 hospitalizations are on the rise nationwide, but even more so here in South Florida. A recent article by WSVN stated that “Miami-Dade and Broward counties now lead the U.S. in the number of hospital admissions for critical care,” and the state broke a previous record for hospitalizations set more than a year ago with more than 10,200 people hospitalized.

In Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital, we are also seeing a rise in the number of COVID-19 cases and patients having to be cared for in the ICU for complications.

A big reason for the surge is the highly contagious and dangerous Delta variant. But what is the Delta variant? What are the symptoms? And what can you do to keep yourself and your family safe?

Our Dr. Ryan Moran, along with other industry experts, recently shared their insight with Parade Magazine. Click here to read what they had to say.

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Dr. Greissman Provides Tips On How To Prepare Children For The COVID Vaccine On PureWow

Vaccinations aren’t fun for anyone, especially children. Preparing kids for the doctor visit where they will receive a shot can be a daunting task for parents.

With the COVID vaccine now available to younger patients, our Dr. Allan Greissman provided some great tips on PureWow on how parents can prepare their child to receive the vaccine. Click here to read what he had to say.

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Dr. Greissman Answers COVID Vaccination Questions on Forbes

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, top scientists and experts have been working relentlessly to develop a vaccine. Over the past few days, promising data on an effective vaccine has been shared by Pfizer and Biontech who announced they had a COVID-19 vaccine that was showing 90 percent efficacy in trials.

While the news presents hope for an end to the pandemic, the quick development of these vaccinations raises concerns among the public, especially parents.

Our Dr. Allan Greissman recently answered questions on the vaccine and what parents should know about it on Forbes. Click here to read what he had to say.

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Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital and Memorial Regional Hospital Named Gold Level Center for Excellence in Life Support

We’re excited to share that Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital and Memorial Regional Hospital were each recently recognized with the Center of Excellence Gold Level ELSO Award for Excellence in Life Support from the Extracorporeal Life Support Organization. The distinguished award is presented to organizations that distinguish themselves by offering exceptional quality care in extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) and boast processes and procedures that promote excellence.

As Chief of Staff of JDCH and Medical Director of the hospital’s Extracorporeal Life Support program, PCCSF’s Dr. Gerald Lavandosky manages JDCH’s ECMO program. He, along with JDCH’s staff, are committed to providing pediatric patients exceptional and advanced life-saving medical care.

“The extracorporeal life support program at Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital has been a designated Center of Excellence by the Extracorporeal Life Support Organization since 2016. This year, once again, receiving the Gold Level award recognizes our center’s continued commitment to patient safety and superior outcomes for infants, children and adolescents requiring extracorporeal support,” said Dr. Lavandosky.

Congratulations to Dr. Lavandosky, Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital and Memorial Regional Hispital on achieving this award once again. We thank you for your commitment to our patients!

Click here to learn more about the program and recognition.

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In Recent Years, Dr. Greissman Joined First Year Medical Students on Mission Trips To The Dominican Republic

Hoping to resume these important medical missions in 2021, Medical Students in Action is a nonprofit organization composed of medical students from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, volunteer community physicians, dentists, and high school students. Every spring, MSA organizes mission trips to serve the needs of the underserved in the rural villages of the Dominican Republic, and our Dr. Allan Greissman has joined the group on this much-needed work.

During the week-long trip, the medical students receive mentorship from the doctors as they provide medical care to patients. The experience prepares them for their future careers in the medical field. The group also works to ensure the continuity of resources after exposing their patients to it the first time.

“It was an amazing experience for me both for the care I got to provide and for the time I got to spend with my daughter who is a first-year medical student,” shared Dr. Greissman. “She got to see firsthand what life is like with medical care in an impoverished country, and learn so much about medicine, caring, life, and community. The MSA trips are always a highlight of my medical career.”

In addition to their work in the Dominican Republic, MSA also provides medical services to patients in our back yard of South Florida. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the group was unable to attend their annual trip this year. We’re proud of these aspiring medical professionals and Dr. Greissman for the great work they’re providing locally and abroad, and we look forward to more trips in the near future!

To learn more about MSA, or to make a donation, click here.

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