South Florida Hospital & Healthcare Association (SFHHA)
South Florida Hospital and Healthcare Association membership accurately reflects the diversity in South Florida and focuses on issues unique to our community. As a not for profit organization, its mission is to improve the efficient delivery of quality healthcare services to our communities by championing collaboration and communication among leaders across the healthcare continuum.

 

South Florida Hospital Research & Education Foundation (SFHREF)
The South Florida Hospital Research and Education (Foundation (SFHREF),  is a subsidiary of the South Florida Hospital and Healthcare Association.  SFHREF is a Florida non-profit organization that 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.

Our Purpose

TO EDUCATE

We are unparalleled in our knowledge of South Florida health-related issues

TO FACILITATE

We foster relationships and collaboration among industry leaders

TO ADVOCATE

We are outspoken and powerful supporters on issues that impact our community’s health

OUR MISSION

SFHHA will improve the efficient delivery of quality healthcare services to our communities by championing collaboration and communication among leaders across the healthcare continuum.

OUR VISION

To bring together leaders of the different sectors of the South Florida healthcare community to provide direction, solve problems and offer sound advice.

COMMITTEES

Serving on a committee offers the opportunity to help shape policy and to make a difference. It also gives industry professionals the chance to exchange ideas and to expand their knowledge and exposure.

Duties include developing presentations and programs, including subject matter, determining suitable experts, style and format, as well as designing surveys and evaluation tools.

 

Duties include developing the Association’s federal, state and local positions on issues, and develop strategies to advocate healthcare policy positions before govenment, the media, the public and other organizations which affect Association members as defnied by our bylaws.

Explores financial issues pertaining to health care services, including research and development, managed care, reimbursement mechanisms, and indigent care.

 

The HIT Committee facilitates communication within the Healthcare IT Communities, advocates for the adoption of EHR and other critical infrastructure systems. This includes updates on emerging areas within the continuum of care such as Telehealth and Telemedicine. In addition, the committee will issue updates on federal/state initiatives, policies and legislation impacting HIT.

Jesus Diaz MBA, MSN, RN
Director of Nursing – Clinical Informatics
Memorial Healthcare System

Otto Sidan
South Florida Healthcare Manager
Nutanix

 

Responsible for refining marketing information, member retention and new member identification and acquisition.

Charles Felix,
Owner
South Florida Hospital News and Healthcare Report

Focuses on creating PR-related educational seminars, boosting SFHHA brand recognition, and sharing best practices around transparency, consumer-driven care and press-hospital relations.

 

Develops educational programs focused on quality improvement and public accountability, identifies best practices, and recognizes high-quality health and human services organizations.

Kathy Zanelli, RN
Executive Director of Nursing
Lennar Foundation Medical Center

Areas of responsibility include violence and theft prevention, legislation designating hospital and healthcare facilities “safety zones,” and disaster preparedness and response.

 

The workforce committee addresses overall personnel shortages and challenges among SFHHA members to work collectively towards non-competitive solutions for the workforce shortage issues.

 

Develops, evaluates and revises programs to generate non-dues revenue as an offset to membership dues, and provides non-dedicated funding for additional programs and services.

Charles Felix,
Owner
South Florida Hospital News and Healthcare Report

If you are interested, we encourage you to consider serving on a committee.
For more information, please contact Committees@sfhha.com
 

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