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ARE NON-PROFIT HOSPITAL MERGERS MAKING THINGS BETTER OR WORSE?
 

In business, it is taken as Gospel that mergers are a good thing. You’ll hear phrases like “economies of scale” and “acquired efficiencies” and the obliquely vague “synergistic benefits.” It might make sense when talking about two small banks or mid-sized manufacturers. When it comes to hospitals and healthcare, it’s a different story. Take Baptist Hospital... Read More »

 
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NEW CUB SCOUT GIRLS BEAT BOYS AT THEIR OWN GAME
 

This year’s chariot race winning team consisted of three girls and two boys from South Miami’s Pack 280.  A chariot race begins with three poles and three ropes lying on the ground.  The team constructs an “A” shaped chariot and drags it the length of the course with a rider upon the cross piece. They then have to disassemble... Read More »

 
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INAUGURAL NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC ON CAMPUS PROGRAM PREMIERES AT UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI
 
The National Geographic Society on Friday launched its new National Geographic On Campus initiative to connect college students with innovative changemakers in the fields of exploration, scientific research, storytelling and education. Developed in collaboration with the University of Miami, the first rendition of the On Campus program consisted of a two-day science and storytelling event that... Read More »
 
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MARY SCOTT RUSSELL NAMED DIRECTOR OF MARKETING FOR EAST RIDGE AT CUTLER BAY
 
Mary Scott Russell has been named Director of Marketing for East Ridge at Cutler Bay, a not-for-profit life plan retirement community. In making the announcement, East Ridge’s Executive Director Ken Cormier said, “It’s outstanding to have someone with Russell’s breadth of experience and depth of leadership skills join our East Ridge team. Her efforts as Director of Marketing will ensure that potential residents know how we enrich the life of each senior we serve.” From an early background in the restaurant and hospitality industry, Russell launched an impressive career in public service. She served as Commissioner, Vice-Mayor, and ultimately Mayor of City of South Miami. She chaired Informed Families South Miami Coalition and, most recently, President and CEO of ChamberSOUTH chamber of commerce. Russell has served on a wide variety of community... Read More »
 
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NOVEMBER USHERS IN THE HOLIDAYS WITH EVENTS AND CHARITABLE OUTREACH
 

The Merrick Festival Caroling Competition is a great way to get into the holiday spirit. Starting November 28 through December 2, school choirs from our area and around the Miami-Dade will be competing for cash prizes in this annual event that helps support this performing arts programs. The performances are held in front of the giant poinsettia tree at the 550 Baltimore Building nightly at 7 p.m... Read More »

 
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