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May 2021 - Volume 17 - Issue 11
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North Shore Medical Center Welcomes New Chief Nursing Officer

April 13, 2021 – Maribel A. Torres, MSM, BS, RN-BC, joins the staff of North Shore Medical Center as the hospital’s new chief nursing officer. Torres has more than 30 years of clinical and administrative experience in nursing. In her new role at North Shore Medical Center, Torres is responsible for overseeing and coordinating the hospital’s nursing units and their daily operations.
 
“I would like to welcome Maribel to the North Shore Medical Center family,” said Matthew K. Garner, Chief Executive Officer of North Shore Medical Center. “I am very excited about her vision for the nursing organization at North Shore, and I am confident that she will lead the team to long-term success.”  
 
In her most recent role as CNO at Hialeah Hospital, Torres was instrumental in implementing forward-thinking practices in emergency services to significantly improve core ED throughout metrics, recertifying & maintaining the hospital’s TJC Primary Stroke accreditation and building an accredited Bariatric Surgical Program.  A passionate advocate for patient safety and nursing practice, she was also successful in developing programs that led to sustained performance in nursing-specific quality metrics that far exceeded national averages, including falls, CLABSIs, CAUTIs, hospital-acquired wounds, turnover and patient experience.  Her leadership at Hialeah Hospital throughout COVID has been vital to the success of the hospital at large.  Prior to her role at Hialeah Hospital, Torres served as Executive Vice President of Patient Care Services, Senior Vice President of Clinical Operations and CNO for various acute care hospitals across the Northeast United States.  She has a BS in Healthcare Leadership and a BS in Nursing.  She also has a Master of Science in Management.
                                                                                   
                                                                                     
About North Shore Medical Center 
North Shore Medical Center is a 337-bed general acute care community hospital located at 1100 NW 95th Street in Miami, Florida. The hospital is part of Tenet Healthcare’s Miami-Dade Group and has been serving the medical and healthcare needs of the North Miami community for more than 65 years. North Shore Medical Center offers a broad range of services, including: 24/7 emergency care, maternity services with a Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, a cardiac catheterization lab, and psychiatric care. The hospital also offers specialized centers including: A Community Cancer Center, Comprehensive Breast Institute, Sleep Disorders Center, Pain Care Center and Comprehensive Stroke Care Center.   
North Shore Medical Center has consistently won achievement awards with the American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines program. The hospital has earned the 2018 Stroke and Target Stroke Elite Plus Quality Achievement Award and the 2018 Heart Failure Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. First in Florida Joint Commission Accredited Chest Pain Center. North Shore Medical Center is among 832 Hospitals Nationwide Awarded an “A” for its commitment to keeping patients safe and making the highest safety standards in the U.S for Fall, 2017 and Spring 2018. The Leapfrog Hospital Survey is the gold standard for comparing hospital’s performance on the national standards of quality and efficiency that are most relevant to consumers and purchasers of care.  
 
North Shore Medical Center is fully accredited by The Joint Commission, the nation’s oldest and largest hospital accreditation agency. To learn more about North Shore Medical Center, please visit www.northshoremedical.com. 
 
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