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    Welcome to the Larkin Health System website, and thank you for taking the time to learn about us. Our dedicated team of health care professionals is committed to providing high-quality service and making your stay as comfortable and pleasant as possible.

    At Larkin, we have been serving the health care needs of South Miami, Hialeah, and the surrounding communities for more than 40 years. We take pride in the continuing tradition of caring. We remain dedicated to providing excellent medical care with the personal touch and convenience that only a community hospital offers.

    We hope you can find health, comfort, and peace of mind due to your stay with us. At our hospital, we provide comprehensive health care to the individual using the biopsychosocial model of patient care in the family and the community. The Larkin medical staff is a faithful advocate of the genuine concept of optimal health: “A state of vitality to maintain enjoyment and satisfaction with life and not just the absence of disease.” If there is anything we can do to make your stay more comfortable, please do not hesitate to let our staff know. If you do not feel you are being treated relatively and concerned, please ask to speak with a representative from patient relations or our nursing supervisor, who is in the hospital 24 hours a day.

    Please take some time to acquaint yourself with our hospitals and the services available to you. We consider this information a requisite to the healing process.

    At Larkin Health System, we consider you, our customer, a valuable partner in our healthcare team. Your input is invaluable to us; we appreciate your comments, complaints, or suggestions. Please feel free to share your opinions with our representatives, or you may also forward your comments to the Administration Department. We treat all such information with the utmost concern for confidentiality.

    Executive Officers

    Jack J Michel

    MD


    Founder Larkin Health System/ Larkin University

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    Nicholas D. Torres

    DNP, APRN, FNP-C


    Chief Executive Officer Larkin Community Hospital South Miami Campus

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    Yoely Hernandez

    MBA, BSN, RN


    Chief Executive Officer Larkin Community Hospital Palm Springs Campus

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    Alfonso Morales

    MBA, BSN-RN


    Chief Executive Officer Larkin Community Hospital Behavioral Health Services

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    Mark Early

    MBA, MPA


    Chief Financial Officer

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    Vincent A. DiSanti

    BSHA, MPA, FACHE


    Vice President of Revenue Cycle

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    Our Mission

    Our Mission is to provide access to compassionate care of the highest quality in an educational environment.

    Our Vision

    Will be recognized as progressive in our response to the changing health care needs of our community. We will work with our medical staff as partners in the pursuit of healthcare excellence.


    A Message From Our Chief Nursing Officers

    The current healthcare environment presents special challenges to the nursing profession. Complex social and economic factors play a role as we deliver care to patients with multiple medical problems from diverse cultural backgrounds. Patients and their families are well informed and have higher expectations. Nurses play a vital role in improving the quality of life of their patients in this challenging environment and must consistently deliver safe, high quality nursing care in a culturally sensitive way.

    Our nurses show an uncompromising commitment to providing the highest quality of patient care. Our nursing department consists of a team of highly qualified professional registered nurses that are well educated to take care of the needs of our patients. A team of licensed practical nurses, and certified nursing assistants support the RNs in order to enhance the patient experience. Our nursing vision is to improve the practice of nursing through empowerment and autonomy, nursing education and the implementation of evidence based nursing best practice. Our nurses are highly respected professionals, recognized for excellence in patient care and dedication to the advancement of the nursing profession.

    Chief Nursing Officers

    Crucita Martinez 

    MSN,RN


    VP of Patient Care Services & Chief Nursing Officer Larkin Community Hospital South Miami Campus

    Danay Rodriguez-Arritola 

    DNP, APRN, MSN, BSN, RN


    Chief Nursing Officer Larkin Community Hospital Palm Springs Campus

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    Ania Gonzalez

    APRN, FNP-C


    Chief Nursing Officer ofLarkin Community Hospital Behavioral Health Services

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    Our Patient Care Mission

    Our patient care mission is to be committed to providing patient centered and culturally competent care of the highest quality utilizing evidence-based practices. We believe that the delivery of compassionate quality healthcare is the essence of nursing and that our work promotes the optimization of health throughout the lifespan.

    Our Patient Care Vision

    Our patient care vision is to improve the practice of nursing through empowerment and autonomy, nursing education and the implementation of evidence based nursing best practice. Our nurses are highly respected professionals, recognized for excellence in patient care and dedication to the advancement of the nursing profession.

    The Larkin Health System is growing at an accelerated pace providing many opportunities for nurses including management and leadership positions. We are proud of the commitment of our nurses to improve the quality of care, their professionalism, compassion and pride in the nursing profession. We invite you to explore the nursing opportunities at Larkin Health System and encourage you to take pride in our profession, mentor the new nurses, and leave a legacy of excellence and advocacy for patients. We would like to thank our dedicated team of nurses for the outstanding work they consistently do.