Medical Residents In Our Hospitals

 

After many years in the making, the Medical School at FAU opened its doors in August 2011.  Throughout her time in office, Senator Sachs continually fought for funding for both the school and associated residency programs.  Now, three South Florida hospitals for the first time will get dozens of new doctors in training, as Florida Atlantic University debuts its new physician residency program.


The 36 recent medical school graduates are expected to help ease a resident shortage and an anticipated physician shortage in the coming years. These young doctors, as well as their supervising faculty, will help transform three community hospitals – Boca Raton Regional Medical Center, Delray Medical Center and Bethesda East – into academic teaching hospitals.
 
Within three years, the number of physicians in FAU’s new internal medicine residency program is expected to grow to 96. The university hopes to have 400 within five years, serving at the three hospitals as well as St. Mary’s Medical Center and West Boca Medical Center.
 
Where a physician conducts a residency tends to be the biggest predictor of where physicians eventually […]

More Stops on the 16 Cities Tour

Boynton Beach City Commission

The 16 Cities Tour continues in the City of Boynton Beach. Senator Sachs spoke about various issues that came up during the legislative session, but stressed that she was there to hear what issues were priorities for the City of Boynton Beach. Vice Mayor Casello commended Senator Sachs for her advocacy and action on veterans issues and urged here to continue her great work in this area. Commissioner McCray expressed his concern regarding sober homes. Senator Sachs looks forward to continuing her work with the City and its commissioners on these very important issues.

Delray Beach City Commission

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Senator Sachs presentation to the City Commission of Delray Beach expressed her commitment to take action to address local changes due to extreme weather with a focus on funding beach renourishment projects and local flood controls. She also detailed funding for local community services programs and cultural centers including Delray Beach Center for the Arts, Old School Square and Morikami Park.

Lighthouse Point Town Commission

Lighthouse Point Town Commission: Mayor Glenn Troast, Commission President Earl Maucker, Commission Vice President Becky Lysengen, Commissioner Michael S. Long, Commissioner Sandy Johnson & Commissioner Kyle Van Buskirk Lighthouse Point Town Commission: Mayor Glenn Troast, Commission President Earl Maucker, Commission Vice President […]

  • Veterans Event:  June 4 Veterans Event:  June 4

    Veterans Event: June 4

Veterans Event: June 4

Join me tonight at a special event to help and support our local veterans!

Wednesday, June 4th, 2014 
6:00 – 7:30PM

Boca Raton High School 
1501 NW 15th Ct
Boca Raton, FL 33486

VeteransEvent

 

This evening I will be hosting an event to empower and offer assistance to the veteran community of South Florida. The event will be focus on a variety of needs and issues that veterans in the area face as well as offer assistance. Presenters will be discussing health care issues, accessing benefits, job opportunities and other critical concerns to the well-being of our veterans.

While there will be several other presenters in attendance, the primary focus will be on connecting veterans with organizations and services that can assist them in getting the help they deserve. 

We have confirmed representatives from the Department of Veterans Affairs, DMV, Operation Homefront, Veterans Helping Veterans, Veterans Helping Heroes, Pompano Vet Center, Welcome Home Resumes, Army OneSource, Vital Flight, FAU and Broward College, Florida Career Source, Mission United and the Legal Aid Society among others.

Florida Association of Insurance Reform

  • October – Italian Heritage Month October – Italian Heritage Month

    October – Italian Heritage Month

October – Italian Heritage Month

Senator Sachs is very pleased to announce that the Florida Senate will proclaim October 2014 and every October thereafter as Italian and Italian American Heritage Month in the state of Florida. 

The reading of the resolution will take place at 10:00 AM on the morning of May 1st, 2014 in the Senate Chamber of the Florida Senate. 

There will be a noon time reception in the capital as well to celebrate. Consul General Adolfo Barattolo of Miami and staff will also be attending this momentous occasion. 

Sono lieta e onorata di annunciare che il Senato della Florida proclamera’ il prossimo ottobre 2014 ed ogni mese di ottobre il mese del Patrimonio Italo-americano nello Stato della Florida.

La proclamazione ufficiale si terra’ il 1 maggio alle 10.00 presso la Camera del Senato della Florida. A seguire per le 12.00 ci sara’ un rinfresco per celebrare questa occasione speciale. Il Console Generale di Miami Adolfo Barattolo ed il suo staff presenzieranno all’evento.

 

  • Jewish Federation Visits The Capitol Jewish Federation Visits The Capitol

    Jewish Federation Visits The Capitol

Jewish Federation Visits The Capitol

(photo above: Senator Sachs with (left to right) Stuart Silver, Jill Rose, Gary Hertzberg, Marissa Trowbridge & Andy Robins from the South Palm Beach Jewish Federation )

Senator Sachs welcomed several members of the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County to the Capitol. The group traveled to Tallahassee to talk to Senator Sachs about continuing their mission to build a strong, caring Jewish community at home and abroad.

The organization relies on private donors to help finance their efforts to feed the hungry, care for the elderly including many Holocaust survivors, and provide disaster emergency support to the community.  They also focus on education efforts to engage Jewish youth in the area.

Senator Sachs commends the Federation, “For many years, the Jewish Federation’s philanthropic efforts have helped many people of all faiths in the South Florida. It is with a great sense of pride that I welcome members of the Federation from my district to the Capitol.”

 

 

  • Palm Beach County League of Cities Palm Beach County League of Cities

    Palm Beach County League of Cities

Palm Beach County League of Cities

Senator Sachs met with delegates from Palm Beach County League of Cities, an organization of local elected officials. Boca Raton Mayor Susan Haynie & City Councilwoman Constance Scott were among the delegates who traveled to Tallahassee last week to discuss their priorities and concerns for the legislative session. The League is advocating to safeguard city authority by preserving home rule power concerning vacation rentals and pushing for sober home reform. Senator Sachs expressed her support stating, “The League of Cities represents a partnership of many municipalities in Palm Beach.  The have played a vital role in creating a good bill concerning sober home reform.

 

This legislation will benefit the people of Palm Beach and those seeking treatment for addiction.” Senator Sachs believes working with dedicated local officials is essential to the legislative process and continuing to make Palm Beach County a great place to live.

  • Students Visiting Tallahassee Students Visiting Tallahassee

    Students Visiting Tallahassee

Students Visiting Tallahassee

Senator Sachs met with students from Palm Beach State College to discuss a proposed bill that would provide instate tuition rates for the dependent children of immigrants. Under this bill, dependent children would not be denied resident classification for tuition purposes, provided they meet certain requirements. Senator Sachs recognizes the importance of education and the doors it can unlock for students. Eligible students should not be barred from affordable education opportunities based on the immigration status of their parents.

 

Any students who are making the trip to Tallahassee, please contact our office so we can arrange a tour of the Senate chambers.

  • Parasailing Bill Passes Unanimously In The Senate Parasailing Bill Passes Unanimously In The Senate

    Parasailing Bill Passes Unanimously In The Senate

Parasailing Bill Passes Unanimously In The Senate

The parasailing bill sponsored by Senator Sachs is one step closer to becoming law in Florida. The bill passed unanimously, by a vote of 40 yeas and 0 nays, on the Senate floor. The bill is named the White-Miskell Act after Kathleen Miskell, a tourist from Connecticut, and Amber White, a 15 year old teenager, lost their lives in two separate parasailing accidents in Broward County.The proposal will improve parasail safety standards by imposing weather restrictions for parasailing operations and minimum insurance requirements.

The bill is going to be heard in the Regulatory Affairs committee, its final committee of reference in the House during the upcoming meeting on April 10th beginning at 8 am.

 

Parail, Pompano

  • Fighting For Senior Arcades Fighting For Senior Arcades

    Fighting For Senior Arcades

Fighting For Senior Arcades

Senator Sachs always has and continues to support senior arcades and family amusement centers. A year ago, lawmakers hurriedly passed a law shutting down internet cafes in response to a multi-state investigation into Allied Veterans of the World, a bogus charity accused of running an illegal gambling ring throughout the state. The law also shut down adult arcades frequented by seniors across the State.

During a hearing on a bill proposal dealing with family amusement centers Senator Sachs asked whether the proposed law would apply to senior arcades, many of which shut down after the internet cafe ban was passed last year. “How about those kids that are 80, 85, and 90?” she asked. Senator Sachs has been steadfast in her attempts to shed light on the difference between the senior arcades and the internet cafes fraudulently posing as charities. As Vice Chair of the Gaming Committee, Senator Sachs intends to file an amendment to ensure the future of this important recreational outlet for the people of District 34.