Broward County Mayor Dale V.C. Holness
By Steven O. Evans, PhD
Patient centered medicine is the core for the new paradigm in healthcare. ¹ Today, Florida Medical Center (FMC) is working to expand that idea to include our current COVID-19 crisis. Their physicians, nurses, and all the staff are working to provide a new level of care to ensure that every patient has the necessary precautions to receive safe healthcare amidst the new challenges that this virus has brought to our entire planet.
On Wednesday, May 13, 2020, Broward County Mayor Dale V.C. Holness presented a proclamation to Jefferey M. Welch, FMC’s CEO, to honor and celebrate their staff’s increased and targeted efforts to provide all necessary precautions to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. The proclamation declared May 10-16, 2020, “National Hospital Week” by the Commissioners of Broward County, Florida.
Our healthcare system and its workers are under an unprecedented strain. For the staff, this includes the emotional challenge, as well. We celebrate their hard work, care of patients, extra precautionary measures, and the race that they must endure.
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