March 7, 2022 — Stephen L. Demers has been named Chief Executive Officer of Memorial Hospital Pembroke, one of six acute-care facilities of Memorial Healthcare System, a public, nonprofit hospital system nationally recognized for providing outstanding patient and family-centered care. Prior to starting at Memorial in early January 2022, Demers served as chief operating officer and vice president of operations and chief of ambulatory networks at the University of Miami Health System from 2019 to 2021.

In his new role leading the 301-bed hospital located in Pembroke Pines, Demers will also oversee the hospital’s programs and service lines, including Memorial’s Primary Stroke Center, Bariatric Surgical Center, Orthopedic services, Endocrinology services, free-standing 24/7 Emergency Care Center, and the Center for Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy.

“Joining Memorial Hospital Pembroke after a long career as a healthcare executive brings the opportunity to lead an outstanding team in a nationally recognized culture of high quality, patient- and family-centered care,” said Demers, whose career spans 30 years of healthcare leadership, operations and overall experience. “I’m impressed with how the team at Memorial supports each other – personally and professionally. This is what makes Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and all of the Memorial Healthcare System, special.”

From 2009 to 2019, Demers served in a number of senior executive positions at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center in Burlington, Massachusetts. His experience also includes tenures at the University of Pennsylvania Health Care System in Philadelphia, the Surgical Safety Institute, the University of South Florida College of Medicine in Tampa, and Brigham & Women’s Hospital and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston. He is a veteran of the US Navy Medical Service Corps, stationed at the Long Beach California and Newport Rhode Island Naval hospitals in addition to serving as director of administration of the Naval Branch Medical Clinic in South Weymouth, Massachusetts.

Demers earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of New Hampshire in Durham, New Hampshire, and a Master of Business Administration degree from Northeastern University in Boston. He is also an associate of the American College of Healthcare Executives, past president of the Association of Academic Surgical Administrators, and a member of the Medical Group Management Association.

“Stephen brings to us a wealth of knowledge and expertise in executive leadership and oversight of hospital operations. He has established himself as a results driven executive with a demonstrated commitment to safety, quality and service excellence, and we are fortunate to have him join the Memorial Family,” said Leah A. Carpenter, FACHE, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Memorial Healthcare System.

Memorial Hospital Pembroke in Pembroke Pines, Fla., is part of Memorial Healthcare System, one of the largest public healthcare system in the nation. Recently, Memorial Hospital Pembroke received an “A” Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade for Fall 2021, and it continues to offer a wide scope of services, including many outpatient services, diagnostic services and emergency care. Memorial Hospital Pembroke is highly regarded for its patient and family-centered approach that prioritizes multi-disciplinary collaboration, innovation, and transparency.

 

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