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Aventura Hospital and Medical Center Welcomes Kenneth Bernstein to the Board of Trustees

Aventura, FL (November 6, 2009) – Aventura Hospital and Medical Center is proud to welcome Mr. Kenneth R. Bernstein to the Board of Trustees.  Mr. Bernstein has served on the General Counsel of Turnberry Associates since 1994.  An active member of the South Florida community, Mr. Bernstein is currently Vice-Mayor for the town of Golden Beach.  Additionally, he has been involved in numerous charitable and civic activities in the City of Aventura and Town of Golden Beach.  He has served on the Board of Directors of Aventura Jewish Center, fundraising committees for United Way, and he is a member of the Dade Advisory Board for Extra Helpings and Daily Bread Food Bank.

““As our hospital continues to expand we continue to emphasize the importance of giving back to our community,” said Heather Rohan, Chief Executive Officer of Aventura Hospital and Medical Center, “Kenneth Bernstein brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in leading such humanitarian efforts.  We are thrilled to welcome Mr. Kenneth Bernstein to our Board of Trustees and thank him for the opportunity to share in his creative vision.”

Mr. Bernstein has also served on Great Florida Bank’s Board of Directors since 2004. He is a member of the Florida Bar, and a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Florida, as well as a licensed Mortgage Broker.  A native Floridian, he earned his Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Florida and his Juris Doctorate from the University of Miami.  Prior to joining Turnberry, he was an accountant with Deloitte, Haskins and Sells in Miami, Florida.  He later became an associate with the law firm of Buchanan Ingersoll in Aventura, Florida.  Additionally, he has owned and managed various businesses including a title company and retail store.

About Aventura Hospital and Medical Center

Aventura Hospital and Medical Center is a 407 acute care medical/surgery facility providing award winning inpatient and outpatient diagnostic, medical, surgical, cardiovascular and cancer services to the communities of northeast Miami-Dade and southeast Broward counties since 1965.  Always on the cutting-edge of healthcare technology, Aventura Hospital was the first in Dade County to install the da Vinci S HD Robot and the Elekta Synergy S.  The Aventura Hospital and Medical Center is fully accredited as a Cycle II Chest Pain Center, and the Stroke Program was the first in Dade County to earn The Joint Commission Primary Stroke Center Certification Program Gold Seal of Approval for healthcare quality.  The 24-hour Emergency Room consistently maintains an average wait time of less than 10 minutes, and the Cardiac Catheterization Lab’s average STEMI time of less than 60 minutes fulfills the standards set forth by Miami-Dade County EMS.  Staffed by more than 700 physicians representing over 50 specialties and 1,300 employees, the hospital meets the healthcare needs of its neighboring communities through continuous program enhancement and service excellence.

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