Ilana and David

Walk the Talk for Epilepsy on Hollywood Beach this spring

The Epilepsy Foundation of Florida is hosting its signature Walk the Talk for Epilepsy on May 7 at North Beach Park, 3601 North Ocean Drive in Hollywood. Early bird registration is open now by clicking here. Established in 1971 as a not-for-profit, Epilepsy Foundation of Florida (EFOF) leads the fight to overcome the challenges of living with epilepsy and […]

Memorial Hospital’s DeMassi honored

Christopher R. DeMassi, M.D., Medical Director of the Memorial Neuroscience Institute Spine Center of Memorial Healthcare System, was among 1,823 initiates worldwide to become a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS). DeMassi received this honor during the Convocation Ceremony at the College’s 2016 annual Clinical Congress in Washington, D.C., where reports on research […]

Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital performs 30th heart transplant on recipient’s birthday

When it came time to blow out his candles on his 14th birthday, Estefano Reano had only one wish: a new heart. Just 40 minutes later, the Pediatric Heart Transplant team at Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital surprised his family with a phone call that made his wish come true, making the Weston teen the hospital’s 30th […]

Eveliz & Sandra

Hollywood resident spends spare time providing rides for cancer patients

The American Cancer Society Road to Recovery program provides free rides to cancer patients who have no means of transportation or who are too ill to drive themselves to and from their cancer-related medical appointments. “Rides offered through this program are provided by the generosity of volunteer drivers who donate their time and the use […]

Johanna Suarez and Margie Longstreth co-chairs of the Walk to End Alzheimer's. There were about 3,500 walkers, almost 300 teams. And at the end of the event, about $321,000 had been raised. People can still contribute money to the event until December 10.

Walk to End Alzheimer’s brings thousands of people together in Hollywood; raises over $321K

On Sat. Oct. 22, nearly 3,500 people gathered at Hollywood North Beach Park to participate in the 2016 Walk to End Alzheimer’s. They walked 2.5 miles along Hollywood Beach and enjoyed some fellowship time with the community. Many of the walkers were part of about 300 teams that participated in the event.  Some were from businesses, […]

Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital celebrates Emergency Department expansion

Memorial Healthcare System leaders, community members and staff came together recently to unveil an expansion of the Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital Emergency Department. The child-friendly environment sports a colorful baseball-themed decor, and brings 14 new beds to the table, increasing the capacity of the Emergency Department to 36 beds. An area dedicated to quick care, […]

South Broward Memorial Healthcare System Board names its newly elected officers

The South Broward Hospital District Board of Commissioners oversees all actions of Memorial Healthcare System; the Board elected its newest officers at a recent meeting. Chairperson and Vice Chairman went to Laura Raybin Miller and Doug Harrison respectively. Karen Harrington won the position of Secretary/Treasurer. Board members Jose Basulto, Hobel Florido, Vic Narang, and the […]

Hollywood’s Memorial Rehabilitation Institute holds Olympics-themed event for patients

Going through physical rehabilitation can be difficult for even the strongest people. In an effort to encourage those going through physical rehabilitation, Memorial Rehabilitation Institute held an Olympics-themed motivational event. Each participant carried their home country’s flag while competing and during a parade at the Institute. In this parade, their version of the Olympic opening […]

Photo by Carlos Perez

Hollywood Lakes resident has a dance party Tuesday mornings, and everyone’s invited

Growing up with parents in Ice Capades, Hollywood resident and Zumba instructor Deena McDaniel says she’s had a ‘show biz’ background from the very beginning. “My flare for rhythm was obvious by age two as I was learning to ice skate.”  She’s taught dance and fitness choreography dance for 25 years; but, she fought teaching Zumba for […]