Introducing MemorialDOCNow

This convenient, new service makes it possible to see a doctor online, anytime for non-emergency care. No appointment is necessary, there’s no driving to the doctor’s office and it's just $59/visit.
Learn More

Upcoming Classes & Events

Family Birthplace Tour and Orientation (Memorial Hospital Miramar)

This orientation to the Family Birthplace at Memorial Hospital Miramar provides information regarding what to bring, what the rooms look like, security, visiting and hospital services. This orientation is also included in the following classes: Prepared Childbirth Natural Birth Cesarean Birth Classes Sibling Classes Class Room Location: Bamboo Palm Room (3rd floor Main Hospital Building of

Becoming a Mom/Maternal Role Transition Seminar (Memorial Regional Hospital)

Are you curious about the psychological process a woman experiences as she becomes pregnant and soon assumes the role of becoming a mom? Come join us for a light pizza dinner as we learn!   Research shows that many factors can affect a woman in adapting to the new role of motherhood.

Breastfeeding Class (Memorial Hospital Miramar)

This breastfeeding class provides current information and tips to make the early days of breastfeeding a positive experience for new mothers and their infants. Dads, significant others and grandparents are encouraged to attend. You’ll receive a comprehensive book that includes a free companion app that can be used on smartphones, tablets, and computers (access instructions included in each book).

Latest News

  • Breast cancer survivor sisters Cheryl and Chimene

    Twins Beat Breast Cancer Together

    Sisters Chimene and Cheryl enjoy that special bond that exists between twins, including similar life journeys. They’re both married with three kids, both teach at Miami Dade College and they’re both breast cancer survivors.

    When Cheryl found a lump in her breast, she went to Memorial. She was diagnosed with Stage 2 breast cancer, and with the expert care of her Memorial cancer team, Cheryl beat back the disease. Five years later, Chimene found a lump. She had the same type of breast cancer too.

    “She had to go to Memorial because they were so great with me,” Cheryl said.

    Memorial physicians had learned a lot from a clinical trial that Cheryl participated in.

    “The research study that she did became the standard of care for what I did, five years later,” Chimene said.

    Aeisha Rivers, MD, breast surgical oncologist, recalls that “if you saw one sister, you saw the other,” and their special bond made a difference in their recovery.

    “Yes, we are better together for sure,” Cheryl said.

  • Dan's sports medicine patient story

    Memorial Gets Cyclist on Road to Recovery Fast

    Dan, a serious bicyclist, was in training for a 760-mile timed race in Paris when the unthinkable happened.

    “I was on a group ride with some friends. I might have hit a patch of sand, and I went over the handlebars,” Dan said.

    He tore open his left elbow. Road gravel and dirt were lodged in the deep cut. Dan went to orthopedic surgeon Alex Fokin, MD, who is part of the physician team at Memorial Sports Medicine Center. Thankfully, X-rays showed no broken bones.

    “I was concerned more with soft tissue injury around the ligaments and the muscles,” Dr. Fokin said. “I didn’t want infection to spread.”

    That same day, Dan had surgery, and Dr. Fokin cleaned and closed the wound.

    High-level athletes like Dan want to quickly get back to training. Memorial understands and coordinates care to get them back in the action. Dan was riding again within three weeks — and successfully qualified for the race.

    “I would recommend the team at Memorial Sports Med in a heartbeat,” Dan said. “It all went smoothly and a lot faster than I was expecting.”

    Smart Snippet: Video
    Datasource: Cyclist Dan's elbow injury story       
     
  • Newest Group of Medical Resident Presented At White Coat Ceremony

    Memorial Healthcare System’s Graduate Medical Education (GME) program presented its newest group of residents at a white coat ceremony in Pembroke Pines.

    The offering of the lab coat signifies entry to the next phase of medical training and recipients also recited the Hippocratic oath, a traditional statement of a doctor’s obligations and conduct.

    47 physicians joined the program and will train in seven different specialties (internal medicine, pediatrics, physical medicine and rehabilitation, podiatry, general surgery, neurology, and psychiatry).

    •    Three specialties (general surgery, psychiatry, and neurology) specifically address areas where the State of Florida has identified a shortage of physicians
    •    Memorial’s first class of surgical residents is comprised entirely of women, a rarity in a specialty traditionally populated by men

    Smart Snippet: Video
    Datasource: Graduate Medical Education Ceremony 2019
     

    "There were more than 5,000 applicants for the 47 spots in this year’s class, so the quality of our residents is outstanding,” said Saima Chaudhry, MD, vice president for academic affairs and chief academic officer at Memorial Healthcare System. “There is great demand for our training and history shows many of our doctors will remain in South Florida after their residencies, meaning there will be additional specialists to care for a growing and aging population.”

    Florida Lieutenant Governor Jeanette Nuñez, the highest-ranking Latina in the state’s political history, was one of the speakers at the ceremony, which was held on the campus of Memorial Hospital West. Chaudhry, Dr. Stanley Marks, Memorial Healthcare System’s senior vice president and chief medical officer, and Dr. David Battinelli also addressed the new physicians.

    Since its transition to an academic medical center in 2016, Memorial’s programs have grown to train more than 80 residents, a number that is expected to increase to nearly 300 within three years. An anesthesia program is planned for next year, with OB/GYN likely to follow, pending certification by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.