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Aventura Hospital and Medical Center Appoints Pamela Wood as Director of the South Tower

Aventura, FL (November 2009) – Aventura Hospital and Medical Center is proud to announce the appointment of Pamela Lee Wood as the new Director of the South Tower.  Ms. Wood arrives at Aventura Hospital and Medical Center with both clinical and operations management experience having previously served as the Director of Nursing for Penthouse South and also as Director of Dialysis Services in Cedars Medical Center.  A dedicated and patient-focused Registered Nurse, Ms. Wood has already begun implementing positive improvements at Aventura Hospital and Medical Center.

“Pamela Wood brings years of dedicated expert clinical and leadership experience to the field of nursing with a passion for healthcare and a kind and compassionate demeanor that inspires us all to achieve the highest standards of excellence in quality care for our patients,” said Heather Rohan, Chief Executive Office of Aventura Hospital and Medical Center.  “We are very pleased to welcome Pamela to our Aventura family.”

Pamela Wood earned her Associates Degree in Science in Nursing through Miami-Dade Community College.  She joins Aventura Hospital having serviced in various leadership roles at Cedars Medical Center for almost a decade.  She is the four-time recipient of the “Brilliance in Service” award and a member of various healthcare organizations including the National Critical Care Association, the Miami Chapter and the Miami Beach Chapter of the Critical Care Association, and the Miami Breast Cancer Coalition.
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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