Life Sciences

AURELIO M. FERNANDEZ III

PRESIDENT & CEO, MEMORIAL HEALTHCARE SYSTEM, HOLLYWOOD

Memorial Healthcare System is the largest safety-net health care system in Broward County, as well as one of the largest employers in Broward County, with 14,000 health care professionals across its six hospitals and ancillary facilities. Fernandez has been with the organization 15 years, serving as president and CEO for the last five years. He says that he has “received incredible feedback from the community, legislators and colleagues across the state and country regarding Memorial’s work during the COVID pandemic.”

EDUCATION Florida International University (BA), Florida International University (MHA)
PROFESSIONAL EVOLUTION Throughout my career, I have experienced some failure. However, I have been fortunate enough to be mentored by thoughtful and experienced leaders who have allowed me to make mistakes under their guidance, while showing me the right way to maneuver, manage and lead during such situations.
SOMETHING SURPRISING I run five miles very early in the morning. I also eat chocolate at any time of the day, and sometimes even before breakfast.
ADMIRES Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla, goes where no one has gone before.
SABBATICALTOPIC The art and mechanics of oil painting and other forms of art
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