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Upcoming Classes & Events

Bootcamp for New Dads (Memorial Regional Hospital)

This class helps prepare expectant dads for the responsibilities of fathering. The class is led by specially-trained and experienced "coaches" who are fathers themselves. This class should be taken prior to the birth of the baby.

Breastfeeding Class in Spanish - Lactancia (Memorial Hospital West)

Brinda la información más actualizada y consejos para que los primeros días de lactancia materna sean una experiencia positiva para las nuevas madres y sus bebés. Se anima a que la pareja y las abuelas asistan a la clase antes de que nazca el bebé. Precio por pareja. Contact: 954-844-7110 Fee: $20.00 Location: Trailer Please use main entrance to Memorial Hospital West

Breastfeeding Class in Spanish - Lactancia (Memorial Hospital West)

Brinda la información más actualizada y consejos para que los primeros días de lactancia materna sean una experiencia positiva para las nuevas madres y sus bebés. Se anima a que la pareja y las abuelas asistan a la clase antes de que nazca el bebé. Precio por pareja. Contact: 954-844-7110 Fee: $20.00 Location: Trailer Please use main entrance to Memorial Hospital West

Latest News

  • 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.”

  • 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

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    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.


  • South Broward Hospital District Board of Commissioners

    Officers Elected For South Broward Hospital District Board of Commissioners

    The South Broward Hospital District Board of Commissioners, which oversees all actions of Memorial Healthcare System, elected its officers at the recent July board meeting.

    Vic Narang was elected Chairman, Laura Raybin Miller was elected Vice-Chair, and Karen L. Harrington was elected Secretary/Treasurer. The board members serving alongside the officers are Jose Basulto, Hobel Florido and Douglas A. Harrison.

    Vic Narang
    is the founder of GDKN Corporation, a global technology services firm that currently provides services to many Fortune 500 companies in 40 states in the U.S. and five provinces in Canada. He has been involved in the community providing leadership and performing work at the grass-root level to accomplish many community projects. He has been involved in raising awareness in the community regarding social-causes and fund-raising for impoverished children through various innovative programs. Narang has been in the Information Management industry since 1986 and has been working at GDKN Corporation in the capacity of CEO/President since 1993. As a technology expert, he has managed several multi-million dollar business solutions. Narang has architected several technical business solutions for utility, financial, manufacturing and other industries at Fortune-100 companies. He has managed and led several large initiatives to successful completion. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and a Master of Business Administration.

    Laura Raybin Miller
    has been involved in public and community affairs in South Florida for the past 20 years, making a positive impact in the lives of many residents through her leadership and participation in civic, and healthcare organizations. Throughout her career, she also has garnered a series of political appointments that has allowed her to make significant changes and improvements in governance, implementing best practices in the boards she has served. In August 2000, she was appointed to serve as Commissioner of the South Broward Hospital District (Memorial Healthcare System) by Governor Jeb Bush – a position she has held for the last five consecutive, 4-year terms, with reappointment under three governors. She has been the longest-standing member of this board. During her tenure, she is credited for lessening the tax burden of the communities Memorial Healthcare System serves under its Safety Net status, as well as, maintaining Memorial’s positive trajectory of safety and quality outcomes, where Memorial is recognized as a national leader. Miller has completed the NACD Fellowship – The Gold Standard Director Credential® -- demonstrating a commitment to the highest standard of boardroom excellence. Specific to the healthcare front, her fervor for raising awareness of breast cancer has driven her to speak publicly about the disease, educating and empowering women to take charge of their health. To this endeavor, she has been committed to raising public awareness about the Memorial Breast Cancer Center, the only regional breast cancer center providing comprehensive Breast Cancer care exclusively to women. Statement about her fellowship

    Karen Harrington is a former candidate for the U.S. Congress. She is also the president of Rickey’s Restaurant, a position she has held for more than 37 years. In that role, she manages all business operations. Ms. Harrington is also active in the community, currently sharing her time and experience with Welcome Home Warriors, the Alzheimer’s Foundation, and the Epilepsy Foundation, in addition to her work on the South Broward Hospital District’s Board of Commissioners. A cancer survivor, her goal is to help improve the Memorial Healthcare System for the benefit of Broward County residents.