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Echocardiography Professionals: At the heart of our Cardiac program

Dr. Omosalewa Adewale, Medical Director of Adult Cardiac Imaging, describes the TotalHEART Care program at Memorial Healthcare System as “a one-stop-shop for the health of the heart.”

“We are concerned with how the heart pumps, its rhythm and arterial flow. Echocardiography is at the heart of all cardiac care,” she states. “Echo is essential for diagnosis, treatment planning and prognostication. Working with us will keep you at the cutting-edge of this field.”

“For one, Memorial has one of the busiest ECMO program in all of South Florida. We have also just added the Heartmate III left ventricle assist device, and are expanding our multi-organ transplant program. If someone needs a heart transplant and another solid organ, like a kidney, we can do that here. Our percutaneous valve therapies program is also growing.”

“If you are interested in a career – not just a job – at a place where we are constantly doing new things, and where you’ll have the opportunity to advance your skills in order to gain ACS certification or other credentials, that place is Memorial. You will always be growing, as we develop new programs and Centers of Excellence. Equally important, you will be a valued contributor within a dynamic team setting, where your input will be heard,” Dr. Adewale adds.

The echocardiography program at Memorial currently has opportunities for dedicated, well-trained, hard-working, and passionate professionals for these key positions: Adult Echocardiography Technical Director, Adult Cardiac Sonographers/Echocardiography Technologists, Manager of Pediatric Echocardiography, and Pediatric Cardiac Sonographers/Echocardiography Technologists.

Learn more about our Echo careers now.

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Aurelio M. Fernandez III

The Importance of Learning and Growth

Memorial Healthcare System embraces a service vision grounded in “Deeper Caring. Smarter Healthcare.” Today, I’d like to focus on the “Smarter Healthcare” that we promise to our patients and their families.

“Smarter Healthcare” means safety, quality, efficiency and technology. It also means having a team that can execute on all of those factors, while building their own skills and knowledge. Career growth is a big part of The Memorial Experience and should be expected of everyone who joins our organization, regardless of your position or professional background.

In this edition of our e-newsletter, education and learning take center stage. You will read how Memorial nurses are encouraged to practice at the top of the license, and how PTs have opportunities to grow their knowledge and expand their horizons by floating throughout the system, participating on committees and more.

Our commitment to “Smarter Healthcare” might manifest differently depending on who you are and where you work within our system. However, you can be certain that we take your learning and growth seriously.

I invite you to find out how you can take your career to the next level here at Memorial, one of the nation’s leading and largest not-for-profit health systems.

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Focusing on population health

Caring for the people of South Florida begins with a focus on population health, which is a medical approach that addresses common conditions and lifestyle factors among a specific community, in order to best prevent and treat prevalent disease states.

Knowing what services that local residents need most informs our investments in healthcare Centers of Excellence – like the Memorial Cardiac and Vascular Institute, for example. It’s here that we provide a TotalHEART Care Program known for high-quality services and excellent outcomes.

A key component of TotalHEART Care is treating acquired heart disease in adults suffering from cardiac conditions exacerbated by age, lifestyle habits and genetics. The fact that our population requires these types of services is not unusual in a diverse community anywhere in America today.

We also do very delicate work in pediatric cardiovascular medicine, caring for children of all ages who have congenital heart abnormalities. The Memorial team can even perform heart surgery while a child is still in the womb. The sophistication and magnitude of our services never ceases to amaze me!

The people who follow this career path – Nurses, Surgical Technologists, and Echocardiography Technologists – are uniquely skilled and highly valued. If you have experience in and passion for cardiac care, I encourage you to read on and see how you can join us.