The Quantum Group (Wellington, Florida) said that it is donating the PWeR system, a fully-integrated enterprise healthcare software system, to the Caridad Center (Boynton Beach, Flroida), the largest free clinic in Palm Beach County, Florida, with over 140 volunteer doctors and dentists that provide free medical and dental services to the working poor. The center report serving about 5,000 patients, at the rate of 22,000 yeary patient visits.

Pete Martinez, senior VP and chief technology & innovations officer for The Quantum Group, who headed the development of the PWeR system and the deployment to Caridad, said, "The Caridad initiative ... provides the ideal platform to initiate our launch and begin our efforts to deploy this system to the many other healthcare organizations located throughout Florida ... ."

The Quantum Group provides business process solutions, service chain management, strategic consulting and technology innovations to the healthcare industry.

New proton center in South Florida

The South Florida Proton Center and University of Miami Miller School of Medicine (Miami) reported the first university affiliated proton treatment facility in South Florida. The $85 million to $100 million facility, officially the South Florida Proton Center at the University of Miami, will be located at the new UM Life Sciences Park and will be a LEED-certified "green" building.

Proton therapy uses a particle accelerator to deposit radiation directly within tumors while sparing adjacent healthy tissues and organs.

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