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Multi-disciplinary breast cancer care is right here

  • Posted Jan 23, 2017
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The Breast Clinic at the Michael and Dianne Bienes Comprehensive Cancer Center 


Our multidisciplinary breast cancer team is here for you. It includes breast surgeons, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, plastic and reconstructive surgeons, radiologists, pathologists, oncology nurses and psychological, social and spiritual support personnel, genetic counselors, as well as a Certified Patient Navigator to coordinate the interactions and guide the patient through the process.

Our Breast Cancer Clinic makes sure breast cancer patients receive timely treatment and counsel. The doctors discuss patients' cases in conference with other medical oncologists, surgeons, radiation oncologists, pathologists and breast radiologists together in one room. The research nurse specialist informs the physicians about clinical trials for which the patients may be candidates. Together, the team determines the plan of care, and that individualized plan is communicated to each patient. 

Patients and their caregivers also meet with the oncology social worker to review the services and support available to patients, including the new patient packet and our resource library. Patients are given a tour of the Cancer Center and information on available support groups and programs.

The Michael and Dianne Bienes Comprehensive Cancer Center at Holy Cross Hospital is accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers and the Commission on Cancer. For more information or to make an appointment with our Breast Cancer Clinic, call 954-492-5764

Click here to learn more about the Bienes Cancer Center.


Second Annual Winter Orthopedic Symposium Set for February 2-3, 2017

  • Posted Jan 17, 2017
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Holy Cross Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital Collaborate  

Holy Cross Hospital Orthopedic Institute in conjunction with Massachusetts General Hospital will offer a hip, knee and shoulder symposium Thursday and Friday, February 2-3 at the Riverside Hotel, 620 East Las Olas Blvd in Fort Lauderdale. 

This Second Annual Winter Orthopedic Symposium will include presentations on the latest advances in adult knee and hip arthroplasty, shoulder arthroplasty, joint preservation, advanced recovery and pain protocols. There will also be a discussion on the value of new technology and integration within the new paradigm of health care delivery.

This symposium is designed to provide an educational and networking forum to improve knowledge and interaction among orthopedic surgeons, physical therapists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, residents, fellows, medical students, research professionals and allied health providers associated with orthopedics. 

Holy Cross Hospital is accredited by the Florida Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The non-profit hospital designates this live educational activity for a maximum of nine AMA PRA Category I Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity, which has also been approved by the Florida Board of Nursing to provide six contact hours. 

Early registration is available for $50-$275. To register for this two-day event please visit www.HCOrthoSymposium.com or call 954-351-5886.


December Events Offer Hope for Healing External and Internal Wounds

  • Posted Dec 06, 2016
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Holy Cross Hospital presents two events on December 7 and on December 15 to heal wounds - externally and internally. 

On December 7 at 4 pm, our wound care panel will discuss When Wounds are Heard to Heal at Dinner with the Doctors. 

The effective treatment of difficult-to-heal wounds requires careful assessment of the entire patient. Join our medical experts as they discuss the latest advances in chronic wound management, healing and hyperbaric oxygen therapy. Our panel of experts includes: Jennifer Boeri, DPM; Carlos Guerra, MD, CSWP; Cornelius Scannell, MD; Dulce Taveras, MD, CSWP. To register, call 954-351-5886 or click here.

Ladies, come back on December 15 at 530 pm at the Dorothy Mangurian Comprehensive Women's Center, where our panelists from the Zachariah Family Wellness Pavilion will discuss ways to Transform Negative Energy through the holidays and well into the new year.  Learn ways to overcome past hurts and tensions that may be holding you back from joyful living. Our physical trainer will advise on how to keep your body weight down and your energy levels up.
To register, call 954-351-7804 or click here.  


Research trial for chronic pain of the upper extremities open

  • Posted Nov 29, 2016
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A multi-center, prospective, clinical trial of the Senza® Spinal Cord Stimulation (SCS) system in the treatment of chronic pain of the upper extremities

Have you experienced arm or hand pain from any one of the following conditions?

  • Cervical fusion surgery
  • Diabetic neuropathy
  • Brachial plexus stretch/avulsion injury
  • Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) or Reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD)?


  • Do not have a drug pump or active implantable device including pacemaker 
  • Average pain at least 5 out of 10  

For more information, please call: (954) 489-4578

Paul Wu, MD 

Clinical trial provides free BRCA testing for those eligible

  • Posted Oct 31, 2016
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The Holy Cross Hospital cancer research program has available a clinical trial that provides BRCA testing at no charge for women and men with a certain type of breast cancer.

For BRCA-positive patients, the clinical trial involves an investigational medication given along with standard of care treatment.

The study is being conducted by Dr. Leonard Seigel, MD at the Michael and Dianne Bienes Comprehensive Cancer Center at Holy Cross Hospital.

For more information contact the study nurse, Eileen Georgi at 954-267-7748, ClinicalTrials@holy-cross.com.

Be Healthy During Breast Cancer Awareness Month

  • Posted Oct 11, 2016
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Holy Cross Hospital encourages you to take care of your breast health during Breast Cancer Awareness Month -- and every month! 

Oct 27: Beyond Breast Cancer event 

And take advantage of the following opportunities for women who are either under- or uninsured. 



Holy Cross Expands Access to Cancer Clinical Trials

  • Posted Oct 04, 2016
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Holy Cross Hospital has been accepted as a member institution into the ECOG-ACRIN Cancer Research Group, which allows our physicians to enroll their patients in clinical trials being conducted in the National Cancer Institute (NCI) Clinical Trials Network.

ECOG-ACRIN was  formed by the merger of the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) and the American College of Radiology Imaging Network (ACRIN).

The ECOG-ACRIN Cancer Research Group has been awarded a grant by the NCI as a member of the NCI National Clinical Trials Network (NCTN). The ECOG-ACRIN Cancer Research Group is a multidisciplinary, membership-based scientific organization that designs and conducts biomarker-driven cancer research involving adults who have or are at risk of developing cancer.

The Group is dedicated to its stated purpose, which is to achieve research advances in all aspects of cancer care and thereby reduce the burden of cancer and improve the quality of life and survival in patients with cancer. ECOG-ACRIN is comprised of over 1,100 member institutions in the U.S. and around the world. Approximately 12,000 physicians, translational scientists, and associated research professionals from the member institutions are involved in Group research. 





About Holy Cross Hospital

Holy Cross Hospital is a nonprofit, Catholic hospital in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, dedicated to innovative, high quality and compassionate care. For nearly six decades, Holy Cross has continuously expanded its services to provide leading-edge care for their patients in Florida and for those from elsewhere in the United States. Holy Cross also offers an International Services program to ensure that patients from outside the U.S. receive the care they need.

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