The South Broward Hospital District Board of Commissioners unanimously approved affiliation agreements between Memorial Healthcare System and Florida Atlantic University (FAU) and Florida International University (FIU) which will advance medical education in South Florida.
These affiliations will allow qualified students enrolled at each of the university’s medical school programs to receive clinical training from Memorial’s physicians within a variety of specialties, including pediatrics, obstetrics, family medicine, behavioral medicine and palliative care, among others.
These affiliations involve two of Memorial’s six hospitals – Memorial Regional Hospital whose scope of services and programs includes Memorial Cancer Institute, Breast Cancer Center, Cardiac and Vascular Institute, Neuroscience Center, Comprehensive Weight-Loss Surgery Program, Family Birthplace, Center for Behavioral Health, Sickle Cell Day Hospital, Women’s Services, Fitness and Rehabilitation Center, and a level I Trauma Center; and Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital, a patient- and family-centered care facility that meets the complex needs of children by providing a wide scope of inpatient and outpatient pediatric services supervised by the largest diversity of board-certified specialists in the region.
The agreement also calls for the universities to maintain accreditation of their medical education program and for ensuring that all students involved in the training have completed specific requirements, including HIPAA instruction. The terms of the affiliations are scheduled to last anywhere between three to 10 years.
About Memorial Healthcare System
Memorial Healthcare System is the fifth-largest public healthcare system in the country. It is a national leader in quality care and patient satisfaction and is ranked sixth in the nation on Modern Healthcare magazine’s list of Best Places to Work in Healthcare. Its facilities include Memorial Regional Hospital, Memorial Regional Hospital South, Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital, Memorial Hospital West, Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke and Memorial Manor nursing home. For more information, visit mhs.net.
About Florida Atlantic University
Florida Atlantic University opened its doors in 1964 as the fifth public university in Florida. Today, the University serves more than 28,000 undergraduate and graduate students on seven campuses and sites. Building on its rich tradition as a teaching university, with a world-class faculty, FAU hosts 10 colleges: Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts & Letters, the Charles E. Schmidt College of Biomedical Science, the College of Business, the College for Design and Social Inquiry, the College of Education, the College of Engineering & Computer Science, the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, the Graduate College, the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing and the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science. For more information, visit www.fau.edu.
About the FIU Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine
The College of Medicine was approved in 2006 by the Florida Board of Governors and the Florida Legislature. In 2008, it received preliminary accreditation by the Liaison Committee for Medical Education of the AAMC and admitted its first class in August 2009. Among the innovative elements of the FIU College of Medicine is a program called NeighborhoodHELP™, which will send medical students along with their counterparts in social work, nursing and public health, into the community. The FIU College of Medicine is expected to have a multi-billion-dollar economic impact on Miami-Dade County, bringing thousands of jobs to the area and eventually contributing millions to the state coffers every year. For more information visit http://medicine.fiu.edu/