Lorna Kernizan appointed Chief Operating Officer at Aventura Hospital and Medical Center

Aventura Hospital and Medical Center, a 407-bed acute care facility, has appointed Lorna Kernizan as Chief Operating Officer.

As Chief Operating Officer, she is responsible for day-to-day operations of the facility and oversees various services within the hospital including Imaging, Laboratory, Cardiopulmonary and more.

Kernizan assumes her new position following a successful career as Administrator of the Miami Lakes Surgery Center in Miami Lakes.

“We are extremely pleased to have Lorna rejoin our team at Aventura Hospital and Medical Center,” said Heather J. Rohan, Chief Executive Officer of Aventura Hospital and Medical Center. “She began her healthcare career with Aventura Hospital as an administrative intern and eventually earned the role as the Director of Facility Operations. We look forward to her leadership and experience as we strive for excellence in healthcare.”

Lorna Kernizan joins Aventura Hospital with more than 17 years of healthcare experience, having previously served in executive positions at the Miami Lakes Surgery Center in Miami Lakes, Weston Regional Health Park in Weston, and Cedars Medical Center in Miami.

She received her Master of Business Administration in Financial Management and Healthcare Administration from the University of Miami and her Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and Political Science from Florida International University. Kernizan is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, a Certified Administrator of a Surgery Center and a member of the South Florida Healthcare Executive Forum. She has also held various leadership positions within Rotary International, including Membership Chair, Past President, Past President- Elect and Past Membership Chair.


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