South Florida Hospital Research and Education Foundation

Informational material

South Florida Hospital Research and Education Foundation

Activity Report for 2016 to date

SFHREF, Inc. is a Florida non-profit organization which supports hospitals and health-related organizations by coordinating and co-sponsoring education programs (primarily through the South Florida Hospital Healthcare Association, by supporting efforts to increase the supply of health care professionals, and by supporting efforts to retain health care professionals and workers in South Florida. In addition, SFHREF conducts research and scientific investigations, and fosters the accumulation and exchange of healthcare information. Educational programs have included:


CJR –Hips/Knees Bundle
Legislative Update Breakfast
Health Information Technology Big Data
Health Information Technology Inoperability
10th Annual Healthcare Summit
Medical Marijuana Symposium
MACRA Sessions

Elections Impact on Healthcare Policy
MACRA Sessions

Cyber Security
Hospital Compliance
Certificate of Need
Patient Experience
11th Annual Healthcare Summit
More to come in 2017


SFHREF administers the Miami Dade Guardian Advocate Program. This program provides Guardian Advocates for persons in the Miami-Dade Court system that is judged to be incompetent to act on their own behalf and have no family or friends to act on their behalf.

Additionally, SFHREF administer grants, including: CPPW Grant (support for breastfeeding mothers) Touch Grant
Health South Foundation Grant
CAUDI Grant.

Our mission is to receive and administer fund and property for scientific, educational, and charitable purposes. COMPANY INFORMATION:

SOUTH FLORIDA HOSPITAL RESEARCH AND EDUCATION FOUNDATION, INC. is a Florida Not for Profit Corporation from Dania Beach, Florida; United States. The company is ACTIVE SOUTH FLORIDA HOSPITAL RESEARCH AND EDUCATION FOUNDATION, INC, Florida Company #N17410, EIN #5-2732250. Incorporation Date: 20, October 1986.

Name Role Title

Caldwell, Jaime, S.
South Florida Hospital and Healthcare Association

Officer President

Leconte, Chantel, CEO
Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital

Officer Chair Person

Ball, James, COO
Catholic Health Services

Officer Secretary

Mendez, Lincoln, CEO
South Miami Hospital

Officer Executive Board

David Wagner, CEO
Kindred South Florida Market

Officer Vice Chair

Felix, Charles, Publisher, Owner
South Florida Hospital News and Report

Officer Executive Board

Mark Doyle, CEO
Memorial Pembroke

Officer Treasurer

Zalaznik, Mary, Sr. VP Hospice Operations
VITAS Innovative Hospice Care

Officer  Exec