June 21, 2013

Promise Healthcare Appoints Michael Kerr as Chief Executive Officer of Promise Hospital of East Los Angeles

PARAMOUNT, CALIFORNIA (June 20, 2013) – Promise Healthcare, a leading national long-term acute care (LTAC) hospital company, announced the appointment of Michael Kerr as Chief Executive Officer of its Promise Hospital of East Los Angeles facility.

Serving most recently as Chief Executive Officer of Kindred Hospital in Westminster, California, Kerr brings more than 25 years of senior healthcare management experience to his new role at Promise Hospital. He has held CEO and various senior leadership positions at several specialty hospitals, including Executive Director for Kindred Hospitals in the Southern California area.

Kerr’s responsibilities at Promise will include providing strategic leadership for all clinical operations, establishing and executing goals that directly impact hospital operations and patient care, physician development and business growth.

“Michael not only has a solid understanding of the Southern California healthcare market, he also has a proven record of developing and expanding specialty programs and services, establishing successful physician recruitment processes, building referral networks, improving physician satisfaction scores and increasing operating revenues,” says Brian Dunn, SVP of Hospital Operations for Promise Healthcare. “I am confident his business development and clinical expertise along with his commitment to delivering quality patient care will be a great benefit to our hospital and community.”

Kerr earned a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration at Utah State University and a Master of Public Health, Health Services Administration at UCLA.

About Promise Hospital of East Los Angeles
Promise Hospital of East Los Angeles specializes in high acuity long-term hospital care for patients suffering from the most complex of medical conditions. The hospital’s distinctive LTAC environment provides acute medical and aggressive therapy services for patients who require an average length of stay of 25 days or more. Promise concentrates on acute respiratory/pulmonary care (including ventilator management and weaning), infectious disease management (including long-term IV antibiotics), advanced wound management, complex medical management, and treatment for multi-organ failure and post-surgical complications.

Promise Hospital of East Los Angeles has two campuses located at:

Suburban Medical Center Campus
16453 South Colorado Ave.
Paramount, CA 90723                      

East Los Angeles Campus
443 South Soto Street
Los Angeles, CA 90033

For more information, admissions, or physician referrals, contact Maria Morales-Stewart at 562-408-7402 or visit www.promiseeastla.com.

Michael Kerr

June 07, 2013

JM Lexus “Drive For The Green” Golf Series Gives South Florida Golfers The Chance “Play Their Way” Into 2014 Allianz Championship Pro-Am

The Second Annual Event Series Partners Allianz Championship
and JM Lexus with WPLG “Local 10”
to Bring an Exciting Play-In Opportunity
Across Five Local Courses and Prizes to Local Golfers

BOCA RATON, FL – As part of the countdown to the upcoming PGA Champions Tour’s 2014 Allianz Championship, tournament management invites South Florida golfers to tee-off in the second-annual JM Lexus Drive Fore the Green monthly rotating golf series. The series gives area golfers the opportunity to play in four tournaments held at premier country clubs in South Florida:
  • June 1, 2013 at Gleneagles Country Club
  • July 13, 2013 at Boca Grove Plantation
  • August 10, 2013 at The Old Course at Broken Sound
  • September 14, 2013 at Via Mizner Golf & Country Club
  • October 5, 2013 at Mizner Country Club
The tournament is based on cumulative points with the four grand prize winners awarded the chance to play with a PGA Champions Tour professional at the Allianz Championship Pro-Am in February 2014.

With field limited to 100 participants, each golfer must pay $75 per round at each course, which includes greens fee, golf cart, $20 PGA TOUR Superstore gift card, a 30-minute practice session to PGA TOUR Superstore and a VIP Partners Club ticket to the 2014 Allianz Championship. The top two “gross” and top two “net” division winners will earn a spot to play in the 2014 Allianz Championship Pro-Am. The top scoring female will win a spot in the 2014 Allianz Championship Executive Women’s Pro-Am featuring eight-time LPGA “Player of the Year” Annika Sorenstam. Gift cards to the pro shop will be awarded to the top three participants in both the “net” and “gross” division. “Closest to the Pin” contest winners for each individual event with receive PGA TOUR Superstore Players Club Golf Membership and a chance for a Hole-In-One $1,000 in-store shopping spree.

“It is due to the generosity of our title sponsor JM Lexus and presenting sponsor WPLG that we can keep the participant price attractively affordable at these exclusive area clubs,” said Dillon. “This is definitely the best golf deal in town.” 

The event venues share distinction as among the best in South Florida golf. Gleneagles Country Club has played host to many professional caliber events in golf, from the 1986 Lehman Brothers Tour Classic to the 2009, 2010, and 2011 FAU Spring Break Championship. Boca Grove Plantation, a newly renovated and redesigned Jim Fazio course, has also hosted professional events. The Old Course at Broken Sound Club has been the home of the Allianz Championship since 2007 and boasts an abundance of trees unique to South Florida and rolling fairways that give it a feel similar to courses in the Pinehurst, NC area. Via Mizner, with a rich history spanning decades, values tradition and the pure golf experience that builds character, respect and skill on the course. Mizner Country Club, once a hidden gem, has earned a distinguished reputation and features an Arnold Palmer Signature Golf Course surrounded by a lush natural landscape.

To learn more and register for JM Lexus Drive Fore the Green or join the tournament’s year ‘round Legends Club, visit www.allianzchampionship.com or call (561) 241-GOLF (4653).

About JM Lexus
JM Lexus, located in Margate, Fla., is the largest-volume Lexus dealership in the world, a distinction it has held for 20 consecutive years. The dealership maintains state-of-the-art Service and Parts departments, as well as one of only a few Lexus Certified Collision Centers in the country. With its high customer satisfaction ratings year after year, JM Lexus consistently earns the Elite of Lexus designation. Its Certified Pre-Owned Superstore, located nearby in Coconut Creek, Fla., offers a wide range of makes and models with JM Lexus’ standard of excellence. JM Lexus is a subsidiary of JM Family Enterprises, Inc., a diversified automotive corporation headquartered in Deerfield Beach, Fla. JM Family is ranked No. 27 on Forbes’ list of “America’s Largest Private Companies.” The company is also ranked No. 17 by FORTUNE® as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For, its 14th consecutive year on the list. Learn more and interact with JM Lexus at facebook.com/jmlexusfl and twitter.com/JMLexusFL.

About Allianz Championship
The 2013 Allianz Championship, in its seventh consecutive year at The Old Couse at Broken Sound, will bring the legends of golf to Boca Raton from February 4th to 10th for the first full-field PGA Champions Tour event of the season. Its 2012 champion Corey Pavin is set to defend his title as challengers Tom Lehman (2011 champion; 2011 and 2012 Schwab Cup winner); Bernhard Langer (2010 champion), Mark Calcavecchia, Fred Couples, Fuzzy Zoeller, vie for a $1.8 million purse with all three rounds televised live nationwide on The Golf Channel. The Boca Raton Champions Golf Charities (BRCGC) serves as the operational and financial oversight group for the event as well as for the distribution of all charitable funds, as all net tournament proceeds “chip-in” to benefit Boca Raton Regional Hospital. Managed by Pro Links Sports with title sponsor Allianz Life Insurance Company, the annual tournament has attracted 31 of the top 34 professionals on the money list. For skybox tickets and other hospitality, call: 561-241-GOLF (4653) or visit www.allianzchampionship.com. Follow us at Facebook.com/AllianzChampionship and on Twitter @AllianzChamp.


Construction Underway on Bridge Hotel: Now Taking Reservations for Late Fall Reopening (and Beyond) -- Guest Rooms, Social Functions, Business Meetings, Holiday Parties and Weddings

Perfect Time to Book Guest Rooms and Social and Corporate Functions 
To Be Among the First to Experience and Celebrate 
the Total Transformation This Fall

While the iconic Boca Raton Bridge Hotel is closed with construction fully underway on its total reinvention into a four-star luxury boutique hotel, advance reservations for guest rooms and banquets – including holiday parties and weddings – are brisk. Eager vacationers, business travelers, local residents and area companies have been planning ahead to ensure their opportunity to be among the first to indulge at the new jewel on the Boca Raton waterfront.

“The word is out that the highly anticipated transformation of the Bridge Hotel is going to be epic, and that it will be ‘the’ place to be this Fall and Winter,” notes hotel general manager Greg Kaylor. “The pace for room reservations is strong with inquiries for booking holiday parties, small executive board meetings, and large commemorative and social events such as weddings and Bar Mitzvahs extremely active. All share they are seeking something new and memorable to start and celebrate the season, from December 1st through New Year’s Eve, Valentine’s Day and Easter.”

Kaylor reports that the hotel has been booking everything from individual guest room reservations and romance and vacation packages to 8-person board meetings and large business and social events, including holiday parties, weddings and fundraisers for up to 150 guests. Its 3,450 square feet of meeting and function space includes rooftop event space with unparalleled views of the Atlantic and the Intracoastal as well as newly renovated, state-of-the-art meeting rooms with flexible seating options. Each meeting space will be equipped with the latest audiovisual technology and attentive staff. Its new event venue will also be available for private dinner parties and functions.

Being reinvented to be more relevant and exciting to meet the desires and needs of today’s discerning vacationers as well as social and business guests, the transformation plans will reposition the hotel into a premier South Florida experience with its own distinctive signature for the destination. The complete transformation to a luxury four-star hotel status will include the introduction of entirely new “sense of arrival” and relocation of hotel’s entrance, complete with a modern, contemporary, gallery-styled lobby. The aesthetic and structural plans also include an extensive property architectural reorientation featuring a new innovative interior design renovation concept for the registration area and guest rooms, and the addition of an indoor waterfront restaurant as well as expanded outdoor waterfront dining with a dock-to-dine “waterfront promenade” that flanks the property’s entire perimeter, and public spaces conceived by the commissioned Gensler design and architectural firm.

The Boca Raton Bridge Hotel, one of Palm Beach County’s boutique icon hotels with panoramic water views from every guest room, is located where the Intracoastal Waterway and Lake Boca Raton meet at 999 East Camino Real in Boca Raton. Hotel reservations are available at www.bocaratonbridgehotel.com or by calling 866-909-2622. For advanced booking of post- “re-opening” small meetings and executive retreats, private dining functions, and holiday parties beginning December 1st, call Fran Bannon at (561) 368-9500 or email her at f.bannon@bocaratonbridgehotel.com.

Third Annual White Coats-4-Care Reception Save The Date -- Benefiting FAU's Medical School

Dear Reader,  
Join healthcare, community and business leaders at the White Coats-4-Care Reception, sponsored by Kaye Communications, Inc. and hosted by Jazziz Nightlife at Mizner Park. Attendees dress Florida Atlantic University's incoming medical students in their first official white coats and support academic medical education and research in the community's own backyard by raising awareness and funds at various giving levels. 

Please see event details and RSVP contact information below (click to enlarge).

Join healthcare, community and business leaders at the White Coats-4-Care Reception, sponsored by Kaye Communications, Inc. and hosted by Jazziz Nightlife at Mizner Park. Attendees outfit Florida Atlantic University’s incoming medical students in white coats and support academic medical education and research in the community’s own backyard by raising raise awareness and funds at various giving levels.

Thursday, August 1, 2013
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. 

Jazziz Nightlife at Mizner Park

To attend this prestigious event, a gift is required:
$100 White Coat
$250 White Coat Ceremony Sponsor
$500 Medical Student Scholarship (based on need)
$750 Family/Business Medical Student Scholarship Award (based on need)
$1,000 Named Seat in the Medical Education Auditoriums (- A personalized donor
recognition or tribute plate will be placed on back of each seat)
$5,000 “Named” Medical Student Scholarship Fund

Sponsor: Jon & Bonnie Kaye and Kaye Communications, Inc.
Host: Jazziz Nightlife at Mizner Park
Beneficiary: The FAU Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine’s Medical School Class

Kari Oeltjen, Director of Development, FAU, 561-699-7198-office, koeltjen@fau.edu

June 03, 2013

Promise Healthcare Expands in Home State with Construction on New Hospital

Promise Healthcare Celebrates Groundbreaking on New
Long-Term Acute Care Hospital in Miami-Dade County

BOCA RATON, FL (June 3, 2013) – Promise Healthcare, Inc., a leading national long-term acute care (LTAC) hospital company headquartered in South Florida has commenced construction on its newest facility, Promise Hospital of Miami-Dade: William M. Vazquez Campus. Designed as a 56,000-square-foot, 60-bed single-story facility, the new hospital will treat critically ill patients with unresolved, acute, or catastrophic illnesses, as well as multi-organ disease processes requiring a longer hospital recovery period, aggressive therapy services and/or complex wound care. 

Modeled after the successful custom design and build of Promise Healthcare facilities in Louisiana and The Villages in Florida, Promise Hospital of Miami-Dade will provide LTAC services supported by the latest technologies in safety and medical equipment.  Located at 14001 NW 82nd Avenue in Miami Lakes, Promise Hospital of Miami-Dade will be the first of its kind in the region.

Along with Promise Healthcare officials, Mayor Michael Pizzi and Carol and Stu Wyllie from The Graham Companies were on hand to celebrate the start of construction on Promise Hospital of Miami-Dade. 

“Today is an exciting celebration as construction begins on Promise Hospital of Miami-Dade,” said Mayor Pizzi.“The new facility will fill a significant void in our local health care market. Currently, the families of patients in need of long-term acute hospital care must travel up to an hour each way from their homes to be with loved ones receiving treatment. The addition of Promise Hospital of Miami-Dade will provide significant benefits and advantages to our community and will satisfy the growing demand for highly specialized long-term acute care hospital services.”

Peter Baronoff, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Promise Healthcare, Inc., said Promise is committed to serving the Miami Lakes community.

“We are honored and privileged for the opportunity to expand our presence to the Miami Lakes community and are looking forward to working collaboratively with all the other hospitals and health care providers in the area to enhance and strengthen the continuum of patient care,” says Baronoff. 

Baronoff also expressed appreciation to the Graham Companies for playing a critical role in making the vision of Promise Hospital of Miami-Dade a reality. “The Graham Companies has been instrumental throughout this entire process. It has long-paved the way for community development in Miami Lakes, and we are thankful for its support in bringing the vision and distinctive health care benefits of Promise Hospital of Miami-Dade to the residents of Miami Lakes and its surrounding communities,” he stated. 
With an estimated completion date of early 2014, the hospital is expected to yield more than 150 full-time jobs upon opening. 

About Promise Healthcare
Headquartered in Boca Raton, Florida, Promise Healthcare, Inc. (www.promisehealthcare.com) is one of the largest long-term acute care (LTAC) hospital organizations in the country. With more than 2,000 staff members and 13 hospitals nationwide, Promise hospitals utilize an interdisciplinary approach to healing and wellness. Promise’s distinctive LTAC hospital environment provides acute medical care and aggressive therapy services for patients with unresolved, acute, or catastrophic illnesses, as well as multi-organ disease processes who require a length of stay of 25 days or more. Promise specializes in acute respiratory/pulmonary care (including ventilator management and weaning), complex wound management, and treatment for multi-organ failure and post-surgical complications.

Promise Healthcare, Graham Companies and Miami Lakes officials join in a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Promise Hospital of Miami-Dade to be located in Miami Lakes Business Park West. Pictured (from left) Promise senior vice president Mike Cornblatt, Promise executive vice president of hospital operations Richard Gold, Mayor Michael Pizzi, Carmen Pasquale, Promise chairman and CEO Peter Baronoff, and Stu and Carol Wyllie of The Graham Companies.