Leading the Way

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Our Mission

Heal the body, mind and spirit of those we touch.

Our Vision

To be a premier clinically integrated delivery system providing access to exceptional patient- and family centered care, medical education, research and innovation for the benefit of the community we serve.

Our Service Vision Statement

Memorial Healthcare System is where deeper caring creates smarter healthcare.

Looking Back, Moving Ahead

Dear Friend of Memorial Healthcare System,

Greetings from all of us at Memorial — our Board, our medical staff and our thousands of Memorial caregivers. For the second consecutive year, our Annual Report (May 1, 2020, through April 30, 2021) is in a different format than you may remember from the years before COVID-19. We’re continuing to face the pandemic’s challenges — and we’re also marking some important milestones in Moving Health Forward for our patients, their families and our community. This report is the result.

By August of 2020, we thought COVID-19 had leveled off, only to experience the resurgence of January 2021 (and then of course the onslaught of the Delta variant later this year). Which means that for 19 months, our Memorial family has been answering the call of the pandemic without letup. Rest assured that their efforts will remain unflagging as long as the pandemic continues to test us.

At the same time, as one of Florida’s largest healthcare systems, Memorial has had to continue laying the groundwork for healthcare of the future. Long after COVID-19 is in the rearview mirror, South Floridians — and people from all over the country — will require the kind of highquality, patient- and family-centered care Memorial is known for. You’ll be pleased to know that we’ve remained focused on making Memorial a destination center for a broad range of services.

Our ability to deliver comprehensive cardiac care is just one example. All the elements of a destination heart care provider — the tools, the technology and the expertise — already exist at Memorial Cardiac and Vascular Institute, which means we can provide medical, interventional and surgical treatment for all cardiac diseases. We have:

  • A continuum of cardiac care not found elsewhere in South Florida – Memorial’s outstanding cardiac team offers congenital heart patients comprehensive treatments from childhood through adulthood. This prevents the need to seek specialized treatments elsewhere, because the expertise for a lifetime of cardiac care is right here in their own backyard.
  • The most innovative care that cardiac patients need – More than 70% of cardiac catheterizations and angioplasty procedures at Memorial are radial (using the wrist artery, not the groin), which reduces patient risk and improves outcomes. Since 2010, we’ve performed nearly 70 pediatric heart transplants at Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital and over 70 adult hearts, since 2014.
  • Experts of today training the experts of tomorrow – Memorial Graduate Medical Education program has welcomed its frst class in its Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship Program, to train fellows in all aspects of cardiac care.
  • Leading-edge technology – From heart transplant to ECMO and electrophysiology and more, Memorial Cardiac and Vascular Institute has the technology and expertise that heart patients used to have to travel hundreds of miles for.
  • High ratings in heart surgery care – Memorial Cardiac and Vascular Institute has earned a threestar rating, the highest category of quality, from The Society of Thoracic Surgeons for coronary artery bypass grafting, aortic valve replacement, and mitral valve replacement and repair for the period ending December 2020. It’s a distinction that places Memorial among the elite heart surgery programs in the U.S. and Canada.

Why shouldn’t Memorial be a destination center for providing outstanding healthcare? From our beginnings as a single community hospital in 1953, we’ve grown to become a regional academic medical center. And we know that, pandemic or no pandemic, the coming years promise us even more exciting opportunities to Move Health Forward.

On behalf of all of us at Memorial, thank you for your continued support. You give us energy and confidence to face what we know will be a great future — for ourselves, and for those we’re proud to serve.

Aurelio M. Fernandez III, FACHE
President and Chief Executive Officer

Douglas A. Harrison
Chairman of the Board

FY2021 Board of Commissioners*

South Broward Hospital District

*May 1, 2020-April 30, 2021

Douglas A. Harrison
Chairman

Dr. Luis E. Orta
Vice Chair

Elizabeth Justen
Secretary/Treasurer

José Basulto
Commissioner

Brad Friedman
Commissioner

Steven Harvey
Commissioner

Laura Raybin Miller
Commissioner

Leadership Team

Memorial Healthcare System
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President and
Chief Executive Officer

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Executive Vice President and
Chief Transformation Officer

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Executive Vice President and
Chief Operating Officer

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Chief Executive Officer
Memorial Hospital West

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Senior Vice President and
Chief Nurse Executive

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Senior Vice President and
President, Memorial and Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital Foundations

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Executive Vice President and
Chief Strategy Officer

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Executive Vice President and
Chief Medical Officer

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Chief Executive Officer
Memorial Regional Hospital

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Senior Vice President and
General Counsel

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Chief Physician Executive,
Memorial Physician Group and
Chief, Critical Care Medicine

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Executive Vice President and
Chief Financial Officer

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Chief Executive Officer,
Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital
and Pediatric Services

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Chief Executive Officer
Memorial Hospital Miramar

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Senior Vice President and
Chief Digital Officer

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Senior Vice President and
Chief Human Resources Officer

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Chief Executive Officer
Memorial Regional Hospital South

Leadership Team

Memorial Healthcare System

Aurelio M. Fernandez III, FACHE
President and Chief Executive Officer

Nina Beauchesne, FACHE
Executive Vice President and
Chief Transformation Officer

Leah A. Carpenter, FACHE
Executive Vice President and
Chief Operating Officer

Vedner Guerrier
Chief Executive Officer,
Memorial Hospital West

Maggie Hansen
Senior Vice President and
Chief Nurse Executive

Kevin R. Janser
Senior Vice President and
President, Memorial and
Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital Foundations

Matthew Muhart
Executive Vice President
and Chief Strategy Officer

Marc L. Napp, MD, MS, FACS
Executive Vice President
and Chief Medical Officer

Peter Powers, FACHE
Chief Executive Officer,
Memorial Regional Hospital

Frank Rainer
Senior Vice President and
General Counsel

Aharon Sareli, MD
Chief Physician Executive,
Memorial Physician Group and
Chief, Critical Care Medicine

David Smith, FACHE
Executive Vice President
and Chief Financial Officer

Caitlin Stella
Chief Executive Officer,
Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital
and Pediatric Services

Joseph Stuczynski
Chief Executive Officer,
Memorial Hospital Miramar

Jeffrey S. Sturman
Senior Vice President
and Chief Digital Officer

Margie Vargas
Senior Vice President and
Chief Human Resources Officer

Douglas A. Zaren, FACHE
Chief Executive Officer,
Memorial Regional Hospital South

Memorial Physician Group

Memorial Physician Leadership Council

Aharon Sareli, MD

Juan Arenas, MD

Brian Cauff, MD

Daniel Chan, MD

Brett Cohen, MD

Michael Cortelli, MD

Christopher DeMassi, MD

Christopher Gannon, MD

Jennifer Goldman, DO

Iftikhar Hanif, MD

Sarah Hart-Unger, MD

Dean Hertzler, MD

Brian Hunis, MD

Michael Jofe, MD

Diana Martinez, MD

Juan Martinez, MD

Holly Neville, MD

Samuel Ostrower, MD

Scott Oxenhandler, MD

Luis E. Raez, MD

James Salerno, MD

Frank Scholl, MD

Jorge Luis Sotelo, MD

Moving the Health of Our Community Forward

Memorial Physician Group is the collective body of all employed physicians at Memorial Healthcare System. At inception in 1999, there were only seven practices and 31 physicians. Today, Memorial Physician Group consists of more than 300 highly skilled, nationally recognized, adult and pediatric specialists who provide leading-edge, patient- and family-centered care.

The growing multi-specialty practice comprises 80 adult and pediatric specialties and subspecialties across Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties.

Over the course of the pandemic, our physicians took the lead to ensure patients continued to receive quality care — creating protocols for testing at C.B. Smith Park and embracing the use of telehealth visits. In some cases, physicians and their clinical teams redeployed to other care areas as needed.

In the last year, Memorial has grown by adding more physician office locations across South Florida and offering new services at existing locations.

Midtown Miami is one of Memorial’s newest physician office locations. It offers adult neurology services including diagnoses, treatments and compassionate care for complex neurological conditions. The other location in Fort Lauderdale is Memorial Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine Center.

Memorial Physician Group’s leadership model has further developed this year. Our subcommittees have continued to champion projects that are aligned with Memorial’s goals and which have resulted in improvements in both quality and operational efficiencies.

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Dr. Napp Named Executive VP and Chief Medical Officer

Marc L. Napp, MD, MS, FACS, joined Memorial Healthcare System in March 2021. In his role as Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Napp oversees quality and safety programs and provides oversight and leadership for all medical staff and clinical areas.

Prior to joining Memorial, Dr. Napp was deputy chief medical officer at Mount Sinai Health System in New York, where he also served as leader of Mount Sinai’s emergency management program, including its COVID-19 response.

He succeeded Stanley Marks, MD, FACS, who retired in October 2020.

Memorial Health Network

Physician Board Members

Howard Berlin, MD

Kenneth J. Budowsky, MD

Benjamin Freedman, MD

Marc Greenstein, MD

Fred Keroff, MD

William Pena, MD

Rocky Slonaker, MD

Nigel Spier, MD

David Weiss, MD

Memorial Health Network negotiates value-based agreements with health plans to try and lower the total cost of care for a specific population by deploying strategies to improve efficiency, communication between providers and sites of service, and improve quality. We make sure individuals get the right care, at the right site-of-service, at the right time.

Physicians Providing
High-quality Care
1,630
Covered
Participants
140,000
+
Outperformed targets
and lowered costs by
$
$29,500,000
Earned in
shared savings
$
$10,000,000

14,000 Memorial Heroes Honored with Joe DiMaggio American Icon Award

In a virtual celebration featuring multiple celebrities, the Joe DiMaggio American Icon Award was awarded to all 14,000 Memorial caregivers and heroes for their selfless dedication in facing the COVID-19 pandemic.

Special guests included past award recipients — author James Patterson, sportscaster Bob Costas and music legends Emilio and Gloria Estefan — as well as DiMaggio’s granddaughters Kathie DiMaggio Stein and Paula DiMaggio Hamra.

Memorial Named a Best Place to Work for 11 Years

Memorial Healthcare System was 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 field. Memorial ranked highest in Florida and was the only healthcare system in South Florida to receive this recognition in 2020.

Honored for Commitment to Quality

Memorial Healthcare System was recognized for its leadership and innovation in quality and performance improvement as a finalist for the American Hospital Association’s Quest for Quality Prize.

The Quest for Quality Prize was first awarded in 2002. The finalists are honored at the annual American Hospital Association Leadership Summit. This year, in addition to Memorial, Yale New Haven Health and Yuma Regional Medical Center were honored.

Memorial Healthcare System has taken a leadership role not only in pandemic response efforts in Florida, but in addressing patient and family needs and other societal factors that influence the community’s health.

All 4 Memorial Adult Hospitals with ICUs Earned A’s for Patient Safety

Memorial Regional Hospital, Memorial Hospital West, Memorial Hospital Miramar and Memorial Hospital Pembroke all were awarded an A in the Leapfrog Group’s Spring 2021 Hospital Safety Grade, a national distinction recognizing Memorial’s efforts in protecting patients from harm and meeting the highest safety standards in the United States.

Memorial Hospital Miramar was the only South Florida facility recognized as a straight A hospital — and one of only 27 hospitals in the United States to be awarded an A in every grading cycle since 2012.

In addition, in December 2020 Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital was the only South Florida pediatric hospital named as a Top Children’s Hospital nationally by the Leapfrog Group.