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Aventura Hospital recognizes Dr. Jonathan Cross as Physician of the Quarter

Aventura, FL (November 19, 2009) – Aventura Hospital and Medical Center recently recognized Jonathan Cross, M.D., Neurology, as Physician of the Quarter.  The award is a hospital-wide initiative designed to give employees an opportunity to thank those physicians who demonstrate excellence in clinical care and who display genuine acts of kindness and good will.

“Dr. Cross exhibits professionalism and compassion to patients and staff,” remarked a nurse from the Intensive Care Unit of Aventura Hospital and Medical Center, “He is responsive to the nurses’ input and concerns.  He takes opportunities to educate staff and families and demonstrates excellence in patient care.”

Dr. Jonathan Cross has been a member of the medical staff of Aventura Hospital and Medical Center since 2000.  He is actively involved in Aventura Hospital’s Primary Stroke Center program, which recently was awarded the American Stroke Association and American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines – Stroke (GWTG – Stroke) Gold Plus Performance Achievement Award.  The award recognizes Aventura Hospital’s commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of stroke care by ensuring that stroke patients receive treatment according to nationally accepted standards and recommendations. 

“The successful and rapid growth of our primary stroke program from bronze status to gold was made possible through the support and dedication of the neurologists of Aventura Hospital and Medical Center,” said Heather J. Rohan, CEO of Aventura Hospital and Medical Center, “As a leading member of our stroke team, Dr. Jonathan Cross is a perfect choice as our Physician of the Quarter.  He is an excellent neurologist and a very caring and compassionate person.” 

For more information about Dr. Jonathan Cross and for other physician referrals at Aventura Hospital and Medical Center, please call toll-free 1-888-256-7692 or visit

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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