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Interdisciplinary collaboration is key

Interdisciplinary collaboration and communication is integral to our success at Memorial Healthcare System. This is part of what makes us a leader here in South Florida, as well as nationally. Our team of 13,000+ works as one with a singular mission to care for our patients, their families and each other.

A recent example of true collaboration can be found at Memorial Hospital Pembroke. We knew that the community needed a higher level of patient care and made the decision to transform our Telemetry Unit into a Progressive Care Unit (PCU) for the step-down treatment of patients leaving the ICU. In order to prepare our Nurses for these higher acuity patients, the Respiratory Care team provided clinical guidance and training on pulmonary care procedures that would be necessary for recovery in the PCU.

In fact, across our entire system, Respiratory Therapists and Critical Care RNs work side by side to deliver the best in patient- and family-centered care. Interdisciplinary rounds are essential to creating a plan of care that is personalized for each individual. Patient education is equally important and RTs are experts in that area, helping those with chronic pulmonary disease (and other conditions) understand how to manage medications, lifestyle and other factors for optimal lung health.

I am proud to be part of the Memorial team and think you will be too. Take the first step to joining us by visiting our all-new careers site and learning more about what it’s like to work here.