AHCA: Broward’s Liver Transplant Program Receives CON

John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media , August 24, 2010

Broward General Medical Center in Fort Lauderdale has been granted a Certificate of Need by the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration to continue its six-year-old adult liver transplantation program. With the approval Broward General will have its own stand alone program.

In June 2003, Broward General Medical Center and Jackson Memorial Hospital were granted permission by AHCA for the first-of-its-kind shared service arrangement for transplant surgery. The first transplant took place in February 2004. Since then, Broward General has performed between 35 to 40 liver transplants each year.

"The program is a critical component in our list of healthcare services to the community we serve," says Frank Nask, president/CEO of Broward Health. "By teaming up with the University of Miami physicians, Broward Health can continue to offer our patients liver transplant services."

Broward Health is one of the 10 largest public health systems in the nation, Broward Health includes Broward General Medical Center, North Broward Medical Center, Imperial Point Medical Center, Coral Springs Medical Center, Chris Evert Children's Hospital, Broward Health Weston and more than 30 facilities of the Community Health Services and Broward Health Physician Group.

John Commins is a senior editor with HealthLeaders Media.

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