In the issue on “The Digital Health Care Revolution,” Fortune highlights JMC’s link with warp-speed Watson to speed up electronic data access.
Watson, which beat out the best Jeopardy! players in 2011, harnesses the latest artificial intelligence technology to bring instant access to everything from the latest medical studies to x-ray information.
The William T. Dwyer High School freshman got the idea for her Kayla Cares 4 Kids nonprofit when she was just 11 years old after noticing a limited selection of DVDs during her own hospital stays for Crohn’s disease, colitis and juvenile arthritis. She founded the nonprofit in 2013 to collect entertainment and educational materials for kids like her.
NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt, which starts at 6:30 p.m., will feature a large donation the charity made to Ronald McDonald House in Miami. Kayla Cares 4 Kids donated 31 DVD players – one for each family’s room, 100 DVDs and dozens of books, according to the organization. Support from the community, DreamWorks Animation, Sony Pictures and Philomel Books made the donation possible.
Kayla’s family and supporters are holding a watch party starting 6 p.m. at Duffy’s Sports Grill, 11588 U.S. Highway 1, in the Oakbrook Square Shopping Center in North Palm Beach. The shopping center is at the corner of PGA Boulevard and U.S. 1. The segment runs at the end of Nightly News.
Abramowitz is in the finance program at Dwyer. In 2015, she was named the National Young Entrepreneur of the Year by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
“In an environment where consumers are becoming increasingly aware of their health care choices, I am particularly proud of the excellence that the team at Jupiter Medical Center has consistently shown in the area of patient safety,” said John D. Couris, President and CEO of Jupiter Medical Center. “We hold ourselves to the highest standards and this recognition from The Leapfrog Group confirms that.”
The 32-year-old golfer in December bought a $2.9 million waterfront home with a private dock in the Harbour Isles in December, Realtor.com reported last week. The house has five bedrooms, six bathrooms and two half-bathrooms, according to Palm Beach County property records. Its other amenities include a boat lift and dock, elevator, BBQ, pool and patio, property records show.
Johnson, who won his last three tournaments, withdrew from the Masters Thursday because of injuries he suffered in a fall down a short flight of stairs at the home he was renting in Augusta, Ga., for the week.
He told reporters he was wearing socks but no shoes when he went to move his car. He landed on his left side, where his lower back took the brunt of the impact, he told reporters. Sergio Garcia went on to win the tournament at Augusta National.
Johnson owns another mansion along the Intracoastal Waterway in unincorporated Palm Beach Gardens that he bought for $4.95 million in August 2015, according to Palm Beach County property records. He has a homestead exemption on that property this year, meaning it’s his “permanent residence.”
The Palm Beach Gardens-area home has five bedrooms, six and a half bathrooms, a wine room and pool. It also has a walkway to an islet and a private boat ramp.
The real estate should help accommodate Johnson’s growing family with Paulina Gretzky (Wayne Gretzky’s daughter). The couple announced in February that they are expecting their second child, a boy, GOLF magazine reported. Their first son, Tatum, was born in January 2015, according to GOLF magazine.
Spending about $3 million to buy two vacant acres next to Jupiter High School would make coming and going from the 3,000-student school safer for students, parents and employees, Mayor Todd Wodraska said.
TGI Fridays, the restaurant chain best known for its burgers, steaks and booze, has closed its Palm Beach Gardens location.
The restaurant across the street from Chili’s Grill & Bar in the Legacy Place shopping center was closed by late February, according to a post on Legacy Place’s Facebook page. The Feb. 22 post read: “Fridays decided to close this location but there are plans for something new and exciting. As soon as we can release information, we will make an announcement.”
Newk’s Eatery, a fast-casual restaurant, opened in the shopping center across from Downtown at the Gardens last year. Other restaurants in Legacy Place include Cool’a Fish Bar and the Capital Grille. Legacy Place is also home to a Five Guys, Jimmy John’s and Moe’s Southwest Grill.
TGI Fridays’ other Palm Beach County locations are in Royal Palm Beach, Boynton Beach and Boca Raton.
Featured chefs include Stephen Asprinio from Bravo’s “Top Chef” Season 1; “Beat Bobby Flay” and “Chopped” contestant Jeremy Hanlon; and Capital Grille Chef Cliff Lawe, according to Legacy Place. They will prepare their favorite dishes and share tips.
Total Wine will guide guests in pairing the right wines with those dishes and their own.
Olimpia Zuccarrelli, whose parents opened Zuccarelli’s Italian Kitchen in West Palm Beach more than 30 years ago, will sign copies of her new book, “A Chair at My Table.”
Capital Grille chefs and radio talent Virginia Sinicki from the KVJ Show will do cooking demos.
General admission tickets are $50. VIP admission is $75 and includes extended access from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. and access to a lounge.
Jimmy Stowe & the Stowaways will provide the music. Fork & Cork benefits Little Smiles of Florida, an organization that provides toys, computers, special events, tickets and celebrity meetings for children in local hospitals and shelters.
An Israeli Broadway star who was exempt from performing on Friday nights and Saturday matinees because of his devoutness entertained an auditorium full of people celebrating the Chabad of Palm Beach Gardens.
Dudu Fisher performed a full-length concert for about 750 people Tuesday evening at the Eissey Campus Theatre on the Palm Beach State College campus for the Chabad’s 10th anniversary. The Chabad started in the living room of Rabbi Dovid and Chana Vigler and has now grown to a much larger community with its own space at 6100 PGA Blvd., according to a news release.
Fisher performed classics from Les Miserables, John Travolta, Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra and Neil Diamond, among others, according to the release. He was accompanied by a full orchestra led by award-winning musical director and conductor Shai Bachar. At one point in the concert, the theater joined him in singing classic Shabbat songs, the release stated.
Fisher described how conflicted he was as a young singer offered the role of Jean Valjean in Les Miserables. The role would have required him to perform on Shabbat, a day of rest and celebration in Judaism.
He refused the offer, but as his resolve was wavering, a religious leader blessed him by saying if he “holds strong in his Judaism, everything will fall into place, according to the release. Broadway made an offer that exempted him from having to perform on Shabbat or other Jewish holidays.
During his performance last Tuesday, Fisher also performed a new song, “Mamelle.”
A video was shown before the performance featuring seven Palm Beach Gardens residents whose lives as politicians, athletes or other professionals had been enhanced by their involvement with Chabad.
The Palm Beach Power Squadron’s safe boating course is Saturday and Sunday at the headquarters, 1125 Old Dixie Highway, a half-mile south of Northlake Boulevard. The class from 8:15 a.m. to 4 p.m. with a break for lunch covers knowing your boat, fueling procedures, navigation rules, anchoring, emergencies and other topics. Registration is 8:15 a.m. Saturday.
A review and 60-question exam starts at 2 p.m. Sunday. Passing the test earns a Florida Boating Safety Education ID card, which is required by the state for everyone born after Jan. 1, 1988 operating a boat of 10 hp or more. The course is $30 per person, but those 12 to 19 years old will be admitted free when accompanied by a parent.
For more information, call Bill Eldridge at 561-254-5609.