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Aventura Hospital and Medical Center is proud to announce the appointment of Dr. Todd Florin as the new Medical Director of Cardiac Electrophysiology. Dr. Florin has been active member of Aventura Hospital's Medical Staff for more than a decade. Previously, he served as Director of Electrophysiology and Medical Director of the Pacemaker Center at the Miami Heart Institute. Dr. Florin also served on the University of Miami faculty.

“Dr. Florin brings years of clinical and leadership experience to our Electrophysiology Program, said Heather Rohan, Chief Executive Officer of Aventura Hospital and Medical Center, “His commitment to his patients and his innovative ideas will help to expand our patient care services and ensure that Aventura Hospital continues to be on the cutting-edge of healthcare technology.


Aventura Hospital and Medical Center is proud to announce the appointment of Dr. Jonathan Cross as new Medical Director of the Primary Stroke Center. Dr. Cross has been an active member of the medical staff of Aventura Hospital and Medical Center since 2000 and recently joined the hospital's Board of Trustees.

Dr. Cross has been instrumental over the past few years in helping to develop and expand Aventura Hospital's Primary Stroke Center, which earned a Certificate of Distinction and recertification by the Joint Commission last November and also became the first program in Dade County to earn the American Stroke Association's Get With the Guidelines  Stroke (GWTG-Stroke) Gold Plus Performance Achievement Award.

Today Legacy launched an online rebuttal aimed at providing accurate information to counter the Understanding Menthol website created by tobacco manufacturer Lorillard as the FDA reviews and considers how to treat menthol-flavored cigarettes. While the tobacco industry claims that menthol-flavored cigarettes are no worse than other cigarettes, Consider Your Source confirms:

  • All cigarettes are deadly, whether they are flavored or not.
  • Menthol cigarettes are disproportionally smoked by African-Americans and members of other racial/ethnic communities, contributing to the widespread occurrence of tobacco-related illness.
  • A starter tobacco product for youth, menthol cigarettes are less harsh to smoke and are particularly attractive to new and young smokers.

heather-rohanAventura Hospital and Medical Center is pleased to honor Rania Albataineh, M.D with the award of Physician of the Quarter. The award is a hospital-wide initiative designed to give employees an opportunity to recognize those physicians who demonstrate excellence in clinical care and who display genuine acts of kindness and good will.

"Dr. Albataineh is a sweetheart!" remarked a nurse at Aventura Hospital and Medical Center, "With patients, family members and staff! She treats the patients with kindness, love and understanding. She always has a smile on her face! She always greets you anywhere she sees you. We love Dr. Albataineh!"