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Record Numbers Attend Kendall Regional's Winter Wonderland Extravaganza

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The Annual Winter Wonderland Extravaganza at Kendall Regional Medical Center was attended by more than 5,000, as the hospital welcomed the children and families of the community to this holiday festivity. Children had an opportunity to play in the snow, write letters to Santa, make holiday crafts and have their photo taken with Santa (while telling him what they wanted for Christmas). Also, everyone had the opportunity to enjoy holiday musical entertainment by seven different local schools. Hot chocolate with marsh mellows and Christmas cookies were served to the delight of all.

“We are proud to continue offering these community events for the children & their families that we serve as a hospital” said Peter Jude, Director of Marketing and Public Relations for the hospital.

The hospital will be offering another community event in February, as it hosts the 2nd annual Children’s Valentine’s Day Healthy Heart Celebration.


Kendall Regional Medical Center is a 417-bed, full-service hospital providing the residents of Miami-Dade County with 24-hour comprehensive medical, trauma, surgical, behavioral health and diagnostic services, along with a wide range of patient and community services. Kendall Regional Medical Center has been honored by being nationally recognized with many prestigious awards and accolades, including: Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals, a HealthGrades Distinguished Hospital (Top 5%) for Clinical Excellence, The Joint Commission certification as a Primary Stroke Center, accredited Chest Pain Center with PCI, recognized by US News and World Report for receiving The American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines – Stroke Gold award, and most recently, by the Joint Commission as a “Top Performer” on key quality measures. For further information, call (305) 222-2200, or visit

What Makes Kendall Regional Medical Center So Outstanding?

At Kendall Regional Medical Center, we are proud of our community roots. Each day, our physicians strive to provide the best possible care to patients of Miami-Dade County, and a significant component of that initiative is ensuring we stay up-to-date with the latest medical technology.

As you’ll learn by watching this video, our hospital has a wealth of resources to provide each patient with an accurate diagnosis and effective treatment plan. Dr. Pablo Acebal of our Neurosurgery and Spine Disorders department explains the highly sophisticated medical technology available for imaging studies, microsurgery, and more.

When you choose Kendall Regional Medical Center for your family’s healthcare needs, you can rest assured that we’ll do everything possible to improve quality of life and restore wellness. Miami-Dade County residents are encouraged to call our hospital at (305) 228-5451 to learn more.

Helpful Tips for a Healthy Spine

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Back pain is a common culprit behind missed work days, lost productivity, and decreased quality of life. If you experience significant or chronic back pain, an orthopedic doctor can explore your treatment options with you, which might include orthopedic surgery. However, prevention is always best. Orthopedic doctors recommend the following lifestyle changes for a healthy spine.

Use Proper Posture
Your spine naturally has three curves in it. Maintain proper posture while sitting by keeping your knees just slightly elevated above your hips. Keep your shoulders in a relaxed position and your neck straight. When standing, position one foot a little in front of the other and bend your knees slightly to reduce pressure on the lumbar region of your spine. Orthopedic doctors recommend changing positions often.

Lift Objects Correctly
The cardinal rule of lifting is to avoid twisting your back, which can cause injury. Orthopedic experts recommend having someone else help you lift a heavy object, if need be. Otherwise, kneel down on one knee and lift with your legs, keeping the object close to your body.

Avoid Tobacco Use
If you visit an orthopedic doctor for back pain, he or she will likely ask you if you smoke. Smokers tend to be more susceptible to back pain due to inhibited blood circulation. Blood supplies the spinal area with critical oxygen and nutrients, which enables healing.

Maintain a Healthy Weight
Over the years, the stress exerted on your spine can contribute to injuries and back pain. If you’re overweight, your spine is under even greater strain. Maintaining a healthy weight through healthy meal choices and regular exercise is a great way to improve your overall health and your spinal health.

If you do injure your back or you experience chronic back pain, let the orthopedic doctors of Kendall Regional Medical Center help you renew your quality of life. Schedule an appointment with our Miami-Dade hospital by calling (305) 228-5451. We also encourage patients to explore the wealth of health resources available on our website. 

HCA to Donate Up to $200,000 to Typhoon Haiyah Relief Efforts

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HCA will donate up to $200,000 to the American Red Cross for Typhoon Haiyan relief efforts in the Philippines.

The company is donating $100,000 to the Red Cross and will provide up to an additional $100,000 to match employee contributions to help the people of the Philippines. To make a match-eligible donation to the Red Cross for Typhoon Haiyan relief, please click here. HCA will provide dollar-for-dollar matching for gifts between $10 and $500 made at this site.

“Our hearts go out to the people of the Philippines and to our employees who have family members there,” said HCA Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Richard M. Bracken. “This donation on behalf of our employees is a natural extension of HCA’s mission, which is carried out every day by our nurses, physicians and other colleagues who have dedicated their lives to caring for others.”

In addition, the HCA Hope Fund is supporting the travel, burial and rebuilding needs of employees and their families affected by Typhoon Haiyan. To apply for assistance, employees should visit and click on the “apply now” button. Established in 2005 to allow employees to help colleagues in need, the HCA Hope Fund provides assistance to HCA employees who have experienced disaster, illness, injury, domestic violence, and other situations. So far this year, the HCA Hope Fund has given $1.9 million to help more than 1,200 HCA employees and their families.

The Joint Commission Recognizes 110 HCA Hospitals as Top Performers

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HCA, one of the nation's leading providers of healthcare services, today announced that 110 of its licensed hospitals in the U.S. are included among The Joint Commission’s new 2013 list of Top Performers on Key Quality Measures™.

Eighty percent of HCA’s hospitals are on TJC’s list of 1,099, which is the top one-third of all TJC hospitals reporting core measure performance data for 2012. There are 55 HCA hospitals that have been Top Performers all three years of the program’s existence, and 20 HCA hospitals are first-time Top Performers.

“This distinction by The Joint Commission is significant because the measures they use to determine Top Performers are based on scientific evidence about practices that lead to better patient outcomes,” said Dr. Jonathan B. Perlin, HCA’s Chief Medical Officer and President of the Company’s Clinical and Physician Services Group. “We are pleased that 80 percent of our hospitals have been recognized for their clinical excellence and are listed among the top U.S. hospitals.”

Hospitals on The Joint Commission’s list met the following criteria: First, each hospital achieved performance of 95 percent or above on a single, composite score that includes all the accountability data for which it reports data to The Joint Commission, including measures that had fewer than 30 eligible cases or patients. Second, each hospital also met a 95 percent performance threshold for every accountability measure for which it reports data to The Joint Commission, excluding measures with fewer than 30 eligible cases or patients.

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