Memorial Healthcare System Selects Four Finalist in Search for Next President and CEO

March 23, 2022

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The South Broward Hospital District Board of Commissioners has completed the first round of interviews for the new President and CEO who will succeed Aurelio M. Fernandez, III, FACHE when he retires. During the week of March 14, the Board of Commissioners interviewed a group of diverse healthcare executives presented by the executive search firm WittKieffer, who had been actively recruiting in the national marketplace.

The Board will be inviting four of these candidates for an in-person interview in the coming weeks, and these interview notices will be publicly posted on

The candidates are:

  • Jonathan W. Curtright, Chief Executive Officer, University of Missouri Health Care
  • William L. Jackson, Jr., MD, President, Chief Executive Officer, Erlanger Health System
  • Edward Jimenez, Chief Executive Officer, University of Florida Health
  • K. Scott Wester, President, Chief Executive Officer, Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center

Once all in-person interviews and any additional follow up with these candidates are completed, the Board of Commissioners will meet and make a decision regarding the selection of the next President and CEO with an announcement to follow.

To learn more about Board of Commissioners' meeting dates, agendas and minutes, including location and times of interviews, please visit our Board of Commissioners Meetings page.