Aventura Hospital and Medical Center hosts Major Gen. Emmett R. Titshaw, Jr., The Adjutant General, FL National Guard

By Bari Auerbach….

Aventura Hospital & Medical Center team: (L to R) Robyn Kane, Lesli Cartaya, Karen Bibbo, CEO Heather Rohan, Maj. Gen. Emmett R. Titshaw, Jr. and Rick Kennedy

During Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Aventura Hospital and Medical Center hosted the October breakfast meeting for the Aventura Marketing Council (AMC) highlighting how early detection can save lives – and featuring the military man leading the mission to protect lives: Major Gen. Emmett R. Titshaw, Jr., The Adjutant General, Florida National Guard.

AMC Chair Cliff Schulman of Weiss, Serota, Helfman joined by Aventura Hospital CEO Heather Rohan, rose along with hundreds of business and community leaders gathered at Turnberry Isle Miami as the National Anthem was sung by gifted teen vocalist Claudia Giselle Sanchez from Alonzo and Tracy Mourning Sr. High, and the Pledge was led by veteran Edward Zaluski.

Schulman announced the Dania Beach Design District’s Nov. 5 “Military Room Makeover” event featuring eight business organizations, including the Aventura Marketing Council, and their respective cities who have selected veterans to receive a free room makeover, compliments of some amazing designers and DBDD showrooms.

Gen.Titshaw noted he first met AMC leaders at an Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) ceremony recognizing the outstanding work of the AMC for support of Reserve service members. “The AMC was presented the Seven Seals Award, representing the seven military reserve components, and is a huge tribute to the contributions of the community members in this room,” he said.

“The Florida National Guard is comprised of 12,000 diverse service members unified by a commitment to the safety and security of our nation, state and American way of life. Service members typically face their greatest employment challenges 6-24 months after re-deployment.

Through connections with organizations like the AMC, we’re able to help provide win-win situations. Employers especially appreciate economic and reliability benefits associated with hiring disciplined, motivated, highly trained military men and women – many of whom transition with health entitlements that can reduce the cost of employer provided insurance.”

Discussing the commitment shared by Aventura Hospital and its Comprehensive Cancer Center to continually improving health care and winning the fight against breast cancer, Rohan said, “Early diagnosis can bring an up to 95 percent survival rate.

The Aventura Breast Diagnostic Center provides easy scheduling to get mammograms done,” and announced upcoming special events including Aventura Hospital’s “Women’s Night Out” promoting breast cancer awareness on Oct. 27.

Rohan also noted the hospital and programs such as updates in neurosciences and orthopedic care are being enhanced by a $10 million expansion project including the addition of 42 private rooms, a rehab gymnasium and patient dining area.

More good healthcare news is three new highly-trained cardio vascular surgeons have joined the staff; for the second year, the hospital received a “Gold Plus Performance Achievement Award” from the American Heart/American Stroke Associations; and the hospital has earned approval as a “Top Performer” for complying with the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare’s national standards for health care quality and safety.

Praising the entire Aventura Hospital team for providing excellent health care, Rohan emphasized, “Everyone is ‘100%’ committed every day to doing the right thing for our patients.”

To contact the Aventura Breast Diagnostic Center, call 305-792-5828 or visit aventurahospital.com. For more information about ESGR, call 800-336-4590 or visit online at floridaesgr.com.

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