Welcome to Memorial Healthcare System’s Report to Our Community for 2016.
We’re pleased to report that Memorial has experienced another year of accomplishments – one that will help us build further on our national reputation for patient- and family-centered care. All of the stories in this report demonstrate Memorial’s continued commitment to delivering high-quality care in innovative ways – all pursued with the goal of improving the health and well-being of the patients, families and communities we serve.
Looking forward, we will build on the hallmarks of our healthcare system:
We make these commitments knowing that we must continue to operate in a fiscally responsible way. In September 2015, the South Broward Board of Commissioners lowered our overall millage rate to 0.1737 – the lowest rate in our history. Memorial has remained one of only a handful of healthcare systems in the country to achieve a AA-, Aa3 financial rating from Standard & Poor’s and Moody’s.
One of Memorial’s most important strengths has been our ability to move forward, always focused on our goals, even in the face of change. We proved that this year, when we entered a period of new leadership. And we will continue to rely on our agility to meet new challenges – and on our passion and commitment to serve others – as we continue to expand The Memorial Experience of deeper caring, smarter healthcare.
Aurelio M. Fernandez, III, FACHE
President and Chief Executive Officer
Chairman of the Board
South Broward Hospital District
Douglas A. Harrison
L. Kenneth Barnett
Karen L. Harrington
Laura R. Miller