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    Memorial Healthcare System recognized in Modern Healthcare’s Best Places to Work for 2020

    Memorial Healthcare System has been selected by Modern Healthcare as one of the 2020 Best Places to Work in Healthcare, a national recognition that identifies outstanding employers in the healthcare industry. Memorial ranked highest in Florida and is the only healthcare system in South Florida to receive this recognition in 2020.

    “We are honored to be recognized in Modern Healthcare’s Best Places to Work for over a decade,” said Aurelio M. Fernandez, III, FACHE, president and CEO, Memorial Healthcare System. “Even with the unprecedented challenges brought on by COVID-19, our resilient, committed healthcare professionals never wavered, and have shown that together we can take care of each other and our community, no matter the unprecedented circumstances.”

    “It has been an especially trying year for the world, and healthcare in particular as COVID-19 ravages our communities and your workplaces,” said Aurora Aguilar, Modern Healthcare's editor. “But the organizations recognized on this year's list rose to the top and continued to be a source of strength for their teammates. We congratulate the Best Places to Work in Healthcare for continuing to serve their workforce and communities during such an unprecedented time.”

    Modern Healthcare partners with the Best Companies Group on the assessment process, which includes an extensive employee survey, soliciting employee feedback on overall satisfaction, organizational leadership, corporate culture and diversity, work environment and more.

    Visit Memorial Careers to view the latest job openings or view our latest annual reports to the community.

  • Johnny

    Living Life to the Fullest

    Johnny was born with a heart defect. When he was 8, he developed an infection that required open heart surgery. His parents trusted his care to Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital.

    “It was a pretty intense and scary thing,” said his dad, John, but Johnny came through surgery successfully. “They gave me my boy back.”

    Today, Johnny lives the full life of a regular teenager, playing sports and even running Tour de Broward every year with his surgeon, Frank Scholl, MD, Chief, Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital Heart Institute.

    “It’s the reason why we do what we do, is to get kids back to their families,” said Dr. Scholl.

    Johnny plans to be a paramedic someday, so he can pay it forward and care for others the way the Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital team took care of him.

    “To see him flourishing, what better evidence of what a hospital can do for a family, for a child,” dad said.

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  • Noah

    The Gift of Everyday Life

    Five-year-old Noah loves to splash and play with his younger sister in their pool.

    “To see Noah in the pool is one of our greatest joys,” says his mom, Lisa. “He’s learning to hold his breath.”

    “Nobody who meets him now can ever believe that his life was once very much at risk,” she adds.

    But these simple pleasures seemed unfathomable when Noah was a baby. He was born with respiratory distress syndrome. According to his doctor, pediatric ENT specialist Samuel Ostrower, MD, Chief, Pediatric Otolaryngology, Noah’s airway was so narrow it was like breathing through a coffee stirrer.

    “Once we had his airway opened, everything changed,” said Lisa. “That one procedure literally saved his life.”

    “We definitely appreciate how far he's come and that he doesn't have any side effects or symptoms,” agreed Noah’s dad, Mike. “They have the expertise that we needed.”

    “At Joe DiMaggio, the trust was instant,” Lisa concluded.

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