Hallandale Beach, FL (PRWEB) October 01, 2012
Pediatric Critical Care of South Florida (PCCSF), one of the premier providers of pediatric critical care in Florida, recently received an Honorable Mention from the 2013 Family-Centered Care Innovation Award for their work at Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital, the leading children’s hospital in Broward and Palm Beach counties.
The award, which is bestowed by the Society of Critical Care of Medicine, honors excellence among pediatric and adult intensive care units in over 100 countries. Recipients must demonstrate novel, effective methods of providing care and comprehensive services to critically ill and injured patients, their families, and their loved ones.
Pediatric Critical Care of South Florida manages the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) at Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital in Hollywood and North Naples Hospital in Naples.
“We are extremely honored to receive this coveted recognition,” stated Gerald Lavandosky, M.D., Managing Partner, Pediatric Critical Care of South Florida. “We strive everyday to offer patients and their families’ unsurpassed care. This prestigious recognition acknowledges our hard work, success, and determination to make family-centered care a priority in every patient encounter.”
Pediatric Critical Care of South Florida doctors use a family-centric approach to care, in which parents and families are not only included in each and every step of the treatment, but are also trained to provide at-home care once the patient is released.
The medical staff members of Pediatric Critical Care of South Florida are trained in advanced pediatric critical care medicine, including extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), the newest modes of mechanical ventilation, all forms of pediatric dialysis, and post-operative cardiac care.
The Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) is the largest multiprofessional organization dedicated to consistency and excellence in the practice of critical care. It consists of approximately 16,000 members in over 100 countries, and is the only organization that represents all professional components of the critical care team.
Founded in 1985, Pediatric Critical Care of South Florida (PCCSF) is a group of leading pediatric intensivists who are board-certified and fellowship-trained in pediatrics and pediatric critical care medicine. They are one of the premier providers of pediatric critical care, pediatric sedation, and pediatric transport medicine in the state of Florida. With a growing team of intensivists, nurses, therapists and specialists, PCCSF currently operates the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) at Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital in Hollywood, Florida and North Naples Hospital in Naples, Florida. For more information, visit http://www.pccsf.com or call (954) 454-5131.