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May 5, 2012

Sun-Sentinel – Facebook feature inspires new organ donors
Donating an organ has long been considered a noble gift. Now, Facebook may be helping to make it cool, too... "The fact that more people are talking about [organ donation] raises awareness," said Dr. Maryanne Chrisant, medical director of Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital's cardiac transplant program. "I think that anything an individual can do that connects them with the rest of the world and brings them good karma is a cool thing to do."
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April 27, 2012

Toddler home after heart transplant
A 19-month-old boy was able to leave Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital Thursday after undergoing a heart transplant just three weeks ago.
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April 27, 2012

Palm Beach Post – Heart pump saves Wellington boy's life
Jayden Villano is crawling around Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital's Family Resource Center like most 19-month-old toddlers would, playfully pushing a small yellow ball while holding a colorful barn in his tiny hands. Sitting nearby, Alexa Guiterrez, Jayden's mom, smiles as tears begin to well up in her eyes. It's easy to understand why. Six months ago, Jayden was near death, the victim of an oversized heart that was rapidly failing. "He was a ticking time bomb," said Guiterrez, 24, a Wellington resident.
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April 27, 2012

Sun-Sentinel – Hollywood hospital gets green honor
Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital recently achieved a high environmental honor. The Hollywood facility is only the second hospital in the country to receive gold Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification for new construction.
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April 20, 2012

Fox 7 – Girl Power – (U18 Sports Medicine featured)
For a long time dance and cheerleading weren't really considered a sport, and athletes who were injured had a hard time getting the medical care they needed. But now, a special rehab is geared towards these young athletes is giving them the girl power they need to get back out there and compete.
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April 14, 2012

Eyeonsouthflorida.com – A profile about the Wasie Foundation and how it supports children organizations, including Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital
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April 10, 2012

Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital has been awarded LEED® for New Construction “Gold” certification, established by U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and verified by the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI). LEED® is the nation’s preeminent program for the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings.
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March 29, 2012

www.WWE.com – WWE Superstars visit Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital
during WrestleMania Week
WWE Superstars Mick Foley, Natalya and Tyson Kidd visited the Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital in Florida today. During an event-filled WrestleMania Week, the Superstars were on hand to meet members of the WWE Universe currently staying at the hospital.
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March 20, 2012

NBC6 – New brain testing for high school football
Starting May 1, all Broward public high school athletes will be required to undergo baseline neurocognitive testing before playing sports. "We're finding more and more often that it's smaller hits that kids are going through that causes a concussion as well,” said Tony Milian. He is the director of U18 sports medicine at Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital.
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March 20, 2012

The Miami Herald – 5K Race planned to help Hialeah child with Cystic Fibrosis
Daniel Quesada, 11, can run a mile in 6:03 minutes seconds. Danny, a third-grade student at Our Lady of the Lakes school in Hialeah, doesn’t have asthma, but has cystic fibrosis (CF), a condition caused by a genetic mutation that leads to sticky mucus buildup in the lungs, digestive tract and other areas of the body. “This little guy is a real trooper,” said Dr. Juan Martinez, medical director of the division of pediatric pulmonology at Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital in Hollywood. Martinez has been treating Danny for the past eight years.
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March 19, 2012

Marconews.com – Lifesavers: Marco Sunrise Rotary
works 11th miracle
for a special child in Haiti
Thanks to Marco Island's Sunrise Rotary Club, Angel "Michela" Duchene will be 16 years old on April 19, 2022. Her fate changed the day Sunrise Rotary decided to sponsor her as its 11th Gift of Life child. Her selection meant she would receive life-saving, open-heart surgery. "Her journey to the island required many adults willing to give their time and services," said Wanda Day at Sunrise Rotary's meeting on Tuesday, "particularly the members of this club and Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital."
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March 10, 2012

Wilmington Town Crier – A Marlin fan provides some South Florida inspiration
On this sun-drenched and very warm South Florida day, Nick takes to the field to play with some baseball Hall of Famers in the 24th Annual Joe DiMaggio Legends Game. The exhibition is played to benefit the Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital, where Nick received his treatment.
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March 9, 2012

Momsmiami.com/Herald Blog – Facing facts about childhood obesity
From the Doctor's Corner: R. Will Charlton, MD, a member of the medical team at the Division of Pediatric Endocrinology at Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital in Hollywood, Florida, discussed childhood obesity.
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March 9, 2012

CBS 12 (West Palm Beach) – Boca Raton boy battles Leukemia
4-year-old Ryan Alarcon was diagnosed with Leukemia more than a year ago. After months of chemotherapy and doctor visits, he has been cancer free for 10 months now. He's being treated at Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital from West Palm Beach.
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March 6, 2012

Healthcare Technology Online – Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital Takes The 'Power Of Play' To New Levels With GetWellNetwork
Hospital implements interactive patient care solution to increase patient and family engagement and assist the healing process
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February 15, 2012

NBC6 – Leukemia Drug Shortage Causing Concern
The drug Methotrexateis is a preservative-free methotrexate, and it's in critically short supply. Hospital across the country are leveraging supply and employing other creative tactics to continue treating patients while production ramps up.
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February, 2012

The Post (monthly newsletter for the University of Florida Health Science Center) A Little Miracle
Jennifer Silverman tried the thermometer again, but her little boy's fever wasn't going away. She called the family pediatrician. The next morning, 6-year-old Jacob Silverman was in Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital in Hollywood, Fla., fighting for his life.
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February 9, 2012

Fox 7 (WSVN) – Heart on Hold
A South Florida baby is in desperate need of a heart transplant, and while he waits for a donor, a special device, the Berlin heart, is keeping him alive. Dr. Maryanne Chrisant, Dir. of Pediatric Heart Transplant Program says, "The pumping part of the device is external to Jayden's body and acts as an extra ventricle, or an extra pumping chamber."
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February 2, 2012

Sun-Sentinel – Touring the arteries at Heart 101 (photo)
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February 2, 2012

The Baltimore Sun – Kids use crafts at Heart 101 (Photo)
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February 2, 2012

The Baltimore Sun – Doctor leads tour of arteries (Photo)
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January 25, 2012

ABC 10 – Kids as young as 3 are giving MMA fighting a try
Dr. Mitchell Spero, psychologist for Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital, was the medical expert in this medical segment on the value of kids learning mixed martial arts to protect themselves from bullying.
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January 4, 2012

MSNBC – The distraction helps with the healing
Dr. Brian Cauff, pediatric oncologist at Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital, was recently interviewed regarding Laura Pita's program, which provides tutus for girls and capes for boys, adding to the hospital's “Power of Play” philosophy.
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October 26, 2011

Memorial Healthcare System Among Modern Healthcare's 100 'Best Places to Work in Healthcare' Nationwide.
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October 17, 2011

ABC 10 – Rare Condition Affects Davie Toddler
Parents Face Challenges Of Peter's Plus Syndrome
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October 13, 2011

Baby Bounces Back After Heart Transplant
The youngest transplant patient at Joe Dimaggio Children's Hospital is doing well after heart surgery.
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September 26, 2011

ABC 10 – A new computer system that will help Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital go paperless has some added benefits for patients and their families, as well.
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September 9, 2011

U18 Sports Medicine, Affiliated With Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital,
Expands To Coral Springs
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August 22, 2011

Pediatrician Offers Back To School Tips
Proper Sleep Schedules, Nutrition Key Concerns
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July 22, 2011

South Florida Business Journal: Memorial Healthcare Opens new Joe DiMaggio
Children's Hospital
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July 21, 2011

Homerun for a Hero
The new facility for Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital honors an american icon with its emphasis on excellence.
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July 19, 2011

Hard Rock Hollywood Supports Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital
Our Hard Rock team cherishes every moment spent at the hospital and in the local community.
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July 19, 2011

Caring for Kids – It looks like a fun place for kids. The new Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital wants kids to see it that way. Take the grand tour and see why this hospital is all about "Caring for Kids."
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July 16, 2011

ABC 10 New Freestanding Children's Hospital Dedicated: The South Florida community came out to celebrate the new Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital Saturday. A dedication ceremony was held ahead of the hospital's July 21 grand opening.
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July 16, 2011

Sun-Sentinel.Com – Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital Celebrates Opening of $140 million Facility
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July 14, 2011

NBC 6 New Children Hospital Gets Ready to Open
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July 13, 2011

CBS 4: New Hospital Designed Around the Power of Play Wednesday, there were the sounds of children's laughter filling the lobby of a hospital. The celebration was for the new, free-standing Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital in Hollywood.
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July 6, 2011

NBC 6: Doctor Warns Swimmer's Ear Needs Treatment: What does rubbing alcohol and a hair dryer have in common? According to Dr. Steven Singer from Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital, both can be used as household remedies to treat swimmer's ear. However, if ears become swollen, painful or have fluid draining, you need to get to a doctor for prescription drops and further treatment, he adds.
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June 13, 2011

Larry Latson, M.D. Joins Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital as Director of Interventional Cardiology
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May 06, 2011

Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital to Open Freestanding Hospital, Providing Pediatric Specialty Care for Southern Florida and the Southeastern U.S.
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March 03, 2011

Second Annual ANF Tour de Broward, Presented by zMotion, Surpasses Fundraising Goal
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December 20, 2010

Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital Receives federal Approval to Open Pediatric Heart Transplant Program First Patient Successfully Transplanted
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