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Infant CPR and Safety (Memorial Hospital West)

This class is designed for parents, family members and others who care for infants. Follows American Heart Association's "CPR for Family and Friends." Not suitable for those who require a cerfitication for employment. Safety and accident prevention are included, as well as how to install a car seat.  Price per couple.  Memorial Hospital West Family Birthplace Conference Room - 3rd Floor

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  • Peter Powers, FACHE

    Peter Powers Named Chief Executive Officer of Memorial Regional Hospital

    Peter Powers, FACHE, has been named Administrator and Chief Executive Officer of Memorial Regional Hospital, the flagship hospital of Memorial Healthcare System. In his new role, Powers will oversee the 797-bed hospital, which is home to Memorial Cardiac and Vascular Institute, Memorial Transplant Institute, Memorial Cancer Institute, Memorial Neuroscience Institute and Comprehensive Stroke Center, The Family Birthplace and Level I Trauma Center.

    Powers immediately integrated into the system’s activities, given his start aligned with Memorial’s public health management of the COVID-19 pandemic.

    “Starting in the middle of a global pandemic has offered me a unique perspective and has allowed me to experience firsthand the unwavering dedication of our staff and leadership,” Powers said. “Our community relies on us during the toughest of times, and I am in awe of how the hospital and the system go above and beyond to offer exceptional healthcare services every day, and I’m honored to be part of the Memorial family.”

    Powers joins Memorial after serving as Chief Executive Officer for St. Anthony Hospital, a Level 1 Trauma Center in Colorado, overseeing the development of service line strategies and operating plans to enhance patient care. He is credited for growing market share within St. Anthony Hospital’s tertiary and regional markets and significantly increasing physician and employee engagement. He succeeds Zeff Ross, FACHE, Executive Vice President of Memorial Healthcare System and Chief Executive Officer of Memorial Regional Hospital, who retired in December 2019, after serving in numerous leadership roles within Memorial Healthcare System since 1991.

    Powers holds a Bachelor of Public Affairs with a minor in Business and Sociology from Indiana University and a Master of Business Administration with Distinction from the University of Sydney, Australia. He is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE) and recently served on the Red Rocks Community College Advisory Board, Jefferson County Economic Development Commission Board of Directors and the American Heart Ball Executive Committee. Powers recently moved to Davie with his wife and two children.

    “With his genuine, collaborative approach, we are confident that Peter will serve as a strong leader to help us overcome these unprecedented times and enter the next chapter in the history of Memorial Regional Hospital,” said Aurelio M. Fernandez, III, FACHE, Memorial Healthcare System President & Chief Executive Officer.

  • Memorial Leadership and Physicians Engage at Press Conference

    Memorial Unveils Plans to Re-Open Hospitals for Elective Surgeries and Outpatient Care

    As Florida begins the process of reopening as outlined by Governor Ron DeSantis, Memorial Healthcare System’s medical leaders will provide information about re-opening readiness.

    Today's press conference (streamed live on our Facebook page) will provide an update on comprehensive testing capabilities throughout Memorial, and they will inform the public about the safeguard measures taken for patient care at all Memorial facilities. In addition, medical experts will share information regarding emergency and urgent care access during this COVID-19 era with emphasis on stroke and heart attack care.

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    Remarks will be provided by:

    • Dr. Stanley Marks, Chief Medical Officer, Memorial Healthcare System
    • Dr. Randy Katz, Medical Director of Emergency Services, Memorial Regional Hospital and Medical Director for the City of Hollywood Fire Rescue
    • Dr. Brijesh Mehta, Medical Director of Neurocritical Services
    • Dr. Brett Cohen, Chief, Adult General Surgery
    • Dr. Paula Eckardt, Chief of Infectious Disease, Memorial Healthcare System (Dr. Eckardt will provide remarks in Spanish)

    Post press conference, media in attendance will have the opportunity to tour the Memorial Regional Hospital Conference Center, which has been set up as a comprehensive preoperative and pre-procedural testing center.

    Each hospital within the healthcare system has created a similar center, which is on site but outside of main hospital. Memorial Healthcare System hospitals include Memorial Regional Hospital, Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital, Memorial Hospital West, Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Regional South, Memorial Hospital Pembroke.

    Monday, May 4, 2020 at 2 pm

    Memorial Regional Hospital Conference Center
    (1st floor of new parking garage, located outside of the hospital)
    3501 Johnson Street
    Hollywood, FL 33021

    EDITOR’S NOTE: Media on-site will be screened before entering the Conference Center. Please allow time for this process.
    (Media parking available in front of the center)

  • COVID-19

    COVID-19 Testing Expanded at CB Smith Park to Include Re-Testing

    Update, May 24

    Due to inclement weather, the Drive-Thru Community COVID-19 Testing Site at C.B. Smith Park in Pembroke Pines will be closed for the remainder of Sunday, May 24th and will be closed Monday, May 25th for Memorial Day. Should you arrive at the park and testing has been suspended, please call to reschedule at 954-276-4680.

    Wednesday, April 22 at 10:30 am

    WHAT: CB Smith drive-thru COVID-19 testing site in Pembroke Pines has expanded its criteria to begin re-testing individuals with a previous COVID-19 positive result, as well as, all South Florida residents, 18 years and over, who are asymptomatic or symptomatic. Registration is required before getting tested. To register, call 954-276-4680 from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. – daily.

    Dr. Jennifer Goldman, Medical Director of Primary Care at Memorial Healthcare System, will discuss the newly expanded criteria, provide general information to the community regarding testing capacity and what the community should do in case of severe COVID-19 symptoms.

    The new criteria for testing at the CB Smith Drive-Thru site is:

    • All South Florida residents 18 years and older; first responders and healthcare workers who are asymptomatic or symptomatic

    • Re-testing individuals with previous COVID-19 positive results. Individuals must wait at least 14 days after having no symptoms to be re-tested.

    WHEN: 10:30 a.m.

    WHERE: Digital information or staging area located 


    Registration Required: Call 954-276-4680 from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. – daily 

    • Every person who wants to be tested at this site must pre-register. 
    • If multiple individuals are coming in one car, each individual must be pre-registered. 
    • Every person must bring identification. Driver’s License, Passport or State Issued ID (no pictures or photocopies).
    Obtaining Test Results 
    • Memorial Healthcare System clinical teams will notify all registrants of positive and negative results by phone. 
    • Registrants who provided an e-mail address during registration will receive a link to register to Memorial MyChart, where they will be able to see their results in their electronic medical record. 
    • Quest Laboratory: you would need to register directly with Quest to receive results electronically from them. To register for Quest, visit
    • Memorial Healthcare System’s COVID-19 test results line is 954-276-1500 to request their test results be emailed or for any other testing questions. 

    Media Contacts

    Kerting Baldwin, Memorial Healthcare System