Stories written by Ann Briggle

Miami-Dade Public Schools takes stand against childhood obesity

Miami-Dade County Public Schools (MDCPS) has future plans to implement an inschool pilot program in partnership with the national non-profit organization, Common Threads, to educate fourth graders on nutrition, physical well-being, and the appreciation of cultural diversity. M-DCPS superintendent Alberto Carvalho will be honored for his passion and support toward fighting childhood obesity at Common […]

Kendall Regional celebrates first year of Level II NICU

Kendall Regional Medical Center physicians and staff are pictured with some of the NICU babies in attendance at the first anniversary celebration of the hospital’s Level II NICU.

By Ann Briggle…. Kendall Regional Medical Center (KRMC) celebrated the one-year anniversary of its Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) on Saturday, Mar. 26, with more than 160 people, including babies who were former NICU patients and their families, for an afternoon picnic in the hospital courtyard. The families were reunited with the doctors, […]

Lee B. Chaykin appointed CEO of Kendall Regional Medical Center

Lee B. Chaykin

By Ann Briggle…. HCA (Hospital Corporation of America) East Florida Division has announced the appointment of Lee B. Chaykin as CEO of Kendall Regional Medical Center. Chaykin has more than 20 years of healthcare finance and management experience, and has been with HCA for the past 18 years. He comes to Kendall Regional Medical Center […]

KRMC program gives students taste of day in life of a nurse

Irma Torres, RN, explains the surgical procedures, instruments and role of the OR nurse, as students visit an operating room.

By Ann Briggle…. Kendall Regional Medical Center recently hosted 10 students from Miami Senior High School, along with their instructor, Natasha Gousse-Turner, for a “Day in the Life of a Nurse” activity. The hospital has been participating in the annual event for the past 10 years and staff was excited to be able to share […]

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