North Shore Teams Up To Aid Haiti 
Monday, 22 March 2010 

MIAMI, FL -- North Shore Medical Center, in partnership with the Archdiocese of Miami and Catholic Charities, has collected more than $10,290 in monetary donations from employees and physicians towards relief efforts for Haitian earthquake victims. 

“The need is immense, and North Shore Medical Center has done a great deal to assist with disaster relief operations in Haiti by collecting monetary donations. The financial aid will help us provide disaster services where it is needed most”, says Dr. Richard Turcotte, Catholic Charities.

Employees from Tenet sister hospitals Palmetto General Hospital and Hialeah Hospital also participated in the fundraising efforts.

“We extend our heartfelt prayers and hope for recovery to the people of Haiti”, says Manny Linares, CEO of North Shore Medical Center.  “The efforts of our employees and physicians contributing monetary donations will help ease some of the pain and suffering the people of Haiti have endured as a result of the devastating earthquake.”

About North Shore Medical Center

Part of Tenet Healthcare, North Shore is a 357-bed general acute care community hospital located at 1100 NW 95 St. in Miami.  The hospital has been serving the medical and health care needs of its community for more than 53 years.  North Shore offers a broad range of services, including 24-hour emergency care with Fast Track service, maternity, Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, and psychiatric services. 

The hospital also offers specialized centers, including the C. Gordon Griffith Comprehensive Cancer Center with IMRT and X-Knife Radiosurgery, Intensive Care Unit, Wound Healing Center, Sleep Disorders Center, and Pain Care Center. The hospital was honored with the prestigious Tenet Circle of Excellence award for outstanding performance in 2005, 2006,  2007, and 2008. 

North Shore received the 2006 CIGNA Centers of Excellence designation for caesarean section, stroke and syncope, the 2006 American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines – Heart Failure IPAA award, 2007 American Heart Association’s Get with The Guidelines - Bronze IPAA award for CAD and Heart Failure; 2008 American Heart Association’s Get with the Guidelines – Silver Performance Achievement Award for CAD and Heart Failure, and the 2008 Gold Performance Achievement Award for Heart Failure;  Accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission On Cancer Commendation, 2005-2008; and FMQAI’s Performance Achievement Award for Hospital Quality improvement.