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NorthShore Medical Centerand Sailing Heals
Team-Up to Bring Patients with Cancer a â€œHealingâ€ Day at Sea
Patients of North Shore Medical Centerâ€™s Cancer Center set sail for a
day of rest and relaxation on the Miami water
MIAMI, Fla. â€“March 19, 2012-As part of the 2012 Miami Sailing Week, some patients of North Shore Medical Centerâ€™s Cancer Center set out on the open sea for a day of sailing with the nonprofit organization Sailing Heals. North Shore Medical Center teamed-up with Sailing Healsto provide an enjoyable sailing and boating experience to its patients experiencing cancer treatment and/or recovery. Sailing Heals organized the event, providing the North Shore Medical Center patients, or â€œvolunteer sailors,â€ with a beautiful sailboat and experienced captain to guide the relaxing outing on the water.
â€œNorth Shore Medical Center is dedicated to providing medical excellence to our patients and their families,â€ said Manny Linares, CEO of North Shore Medical Center. â€œOur mission, and the philosophy of our caregivers, aligns with Sailing Heals. Our goal is to help restore health and hope, with support and compassion. We are excited about this opportunity to celebrate life on the beautiful open waters of South Florida with some of our patients and hospital staff.â€
The primary goal of Sailing Heals is to give individuals, and the people who care for them, a memorable and uplifting shared experience on the water while allowing them to enjoy a respite from the realities of their present illness or situation. The organizationâ€™s second aim is to bring the great sport of sailing and the healing properties of the water to individuals who might ordinarily not be exposed to its benefits, such as underprivileged youth or military veterans. The organization aims to be a charity of choice for sailing and boating enthusiasts in general, who are keen to give back to others and share their passion for their sport.
Founded in partnership with leading luxury Italian watch maker Officine Panerai, Sailing Healswas formed in 2011 in conjunction with the North American Circuit of the Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge as a way to give back to the communities who support the annual regattas. This year, Panerai has expanded their respite sails into South Florida in celebration of Paneraiâ€™s new boutiques in Bal Harbour, Boca Raton and Palm Beach, and as a way to give back to those area residents who have suffered a health setback. Panerai and Sailing Healsare pleased to be able to extend the rejuvenating benefits that a day on the sea can offer to patients of North Shore Medical Center.
To learn more about the broad range of services offered by North Shore Medical Centerâ€™s Cancer Center, please visit www.northshoremedical.com or call 305-835-6000.
About North Shore Medical Center
NorthShore Medical Center, part of Tenet Healthcare, is a 357-bed general acute care community hospital located at 1100 NW 95 Street in Miami. The hospital has been serving the medical and health care needs of its community for more than 57 years. North Shore Medical Center 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 Circleof Excellence award for outstanding performance in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010. North Shore received the 2010 CIGNA Centers of Excellence designation for caesarean section, vaginal delivery, stroke, heart attack, heart failure, and pneumonia-adult; the 2009/2010 American Heart Associationâ€™s Get With The Guidelines â€“ Gold Performance Achievement Award for Heart Failure and CAD; Accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission On Cancer Commendation, 2008-2011; FMQAIâ€™s Performance Achievement Award for Hospital Quality improvement; and the 2010 Quality Respiratory Care, AARC Award. In 2008/2009/2010, North Shore Medical Center also received a five-star rating of clinical excellence for maternity care from HealthGradesÂ®. The hospital is fully accredited by the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, the nationâ€™s oldest and largest hospital accreditation agency. To learn more about North Shore Medical Center, visit www.northshoremedical.com.
About Sailing Heals
Sailing Heals is a U.S. based 501(c)(3) organization whose aim is to provide enjoyable sailing and boating experiences to individuals, families, caretakers and staff who may benefit from a congenial, healing day on the water. Persons who have gone through traumatic experiences, such as cancer treatments or the death of a loved one from cancer or another serious illness, are invited to be guests of volunteer sailors, who donate their time, boats and talents to this important cause. As well, corporate sponsors or private donors may choose to hire a captain and boat to take people out for a day of healing on the water and Sailing Heals will coordinate the outing, giving close attention to the unique needs of the patients while out on the water.
The primary goal of Sailing Heals is to give these individuals, and the people who care for them, a memorable and uplifting shared experience on the water while allowing them to enjoy a respite from the realities of their present situation. For more information, visit www.sailingheals.org.