BPN Supports Brevard Charities
By Giles Malone // February 19, 2012
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BREVARD PHYSICIANS NETWORK
SPACE COAST MEDICINE MAGAZINE — Brevard Physicians Network is an Independent Practice Association consisting of approximately 300 physicians representing all medical and geographical coverage in Brevard County, Florida and is an organization whose leadership helps several charitable organizations in Brevard County through out the year.
“BPN allows physicians to be freed from the ever-growing administrative tasks brought on by the continually changing and complex payer requirements and our Board also firmly believes in helping our community’s charitable organizations as much as possible,” said BPN CEO Brenda Radke.
On Saturday evening, April 14, BPN leadership is doing just that by helping with the 30th Annual Health First Foundation Benefit Ball, which will be held at the Clemente Center at Florida Institute of Technology in Melbourne.
This year’s Annual Ball will benefit The Trauma Center at Holmes Regional Medical Center and the Emergency Departments at all four Health First hospitals.
The specific focus will be on advancing the use of Telemedicine in trauma and emergency care.
“This type of event takes a great deal of hard work and dedication from important volunteers and in advance of the Ball, I would like to recognize and thank our wonderful Benefit Ball Committee of Bella Mollica-Vazquez, Dina Brown, Cathy Johnson, Connie Feldman, Adrienne Chandler, Valerie Holloway, Polly Molnar, Jerri Figueroa (Chair) and Darcia Jones Francey” said Radke.
“I would also like to thank in advance the members of our Underwriting Committee who are Linda Brombacher, Kris Drake, Judy Kraftchick and Anna Palermo” said Radke.
“I am very proud to Chair this committee, as being involved in such a worthwhile cause is very satisfying, knowing that we are helping very important hospital trauma centers” said Radke.
“Having participated at many of last year’s fundraisers, like the “Grape Escape, I have witnessed how generous our community is, so I am sure that this event will be another terrific fundraiser to benefit our community” said Radke.
The BPN staff reports to a seven-member board composed of local physicians.
A three-person executive committee, consisting of local administrators from large medical groups, helps the Network develop best practices.
BPN currently manages 35 different insurance contracts.
Network members have the option of accepting all 35, or picking and choosing those that best suit their practice’s needs.
For patients and physicians traveling through the maze of today’s healthcare, Brevard Physicians Network is a guide to lead the way and is also a great help to local charities.
“It’s a win-win situation for all involved,” said Radke.
For more information on the Health First Ball visit the website at Health-First.org/foundation
For more information on Brevard Physicians Network visit BPNipa.com