Working together to celebrate life’s little miracles.
At Mercy Hospital, we offer exceptional women’s services in a beautiful environment
that boasts private rooms with incredible views of Biscayne Bay.
Delivering approximately 1,500 babies a year, we offer a 1:1 nurse to patient ratio
in a family-centered setting. Our specially designed birthing suites, also known
as Labor and Delivery Rooms (LDR), are equipped with the latest technology including
computerized bedside charting. We have a Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and
a Special Care Nursery with a neonatologist available 24 hours a day.
We believe combining our continuity of care model with the latest advancements elevates
the quality of services we provide. This makes it possible for closer observation
and effective documentation to take place. Each LDR is also equipped with a birthing
bed that allows for labor, delivery and recovery to take place in the same room.
Our patient care model encourages our nursing staff to get to know their patients
throughout the entire birthing process, even if the patient has a C-section. We
express our compassion for new parents by helping to educate them on how to bathe,
feed and dress their newborn, as well as review infant health and safety care. Lactation
consultants also provide bedside assistance for mothers who may need extra support.
Nurses who choose to join us here are passionate about helping to bring new lives
into the world.
Women’s Health Excellence
Ranked in the Top 10% in the
Award - 2009
Our nurses are moving in the lives of others.
The Orthopaedic Institute at Mercy Hospital is a 25-bed unit performing on the cutting-edge
of new technology. This is a highly collaborative environment where we deliver the
most advanced surgical techniques for joint replacements. Our unit is located adjacent
to an acute inpatient rehabilitation department making it possible to coordinate
individualized recovery plans and work closely with both professionals and patients
throughout the process.
In addition to having the latest tools and technologies on hand, we also have the
very best staff. Our nurses feel privileged to collaborate with the chief of our
unit, Carlos Lavernia, M.D. He is ranked as one of the top 10 Orthopaedic surgeons
in the nation. He was also named “Best Doctor in America” for 2007/2008. It’s why
patients come from all over the country to receive care in our unit and why top
professionals are drawn to working here.
We continuously strive to improve patient outcomes and we have a strong, shared
governance model in place to ensure that everyone is involved with managing our
unit. We support ANCC certification for nurses. Join us here if you’re ready to
work within a specialty area that is in high demand across the country.
Orthopedic Surgery Excellence
Top 10% in the Nation for Overall
Award - 2006, 2008, 2009
- 2006, 2008, 2009
Joint Replacement Excellence
Top 5% in the Nation
Award - 2007, 2009
- 2007, 2009
Five Star Rated for Total Knee
Replacement - 2006, 2007,
Five Star Rated for Total Hip
Replacement - 2007, 2009
Five Star Rated for Hip Fracture
Repair - 2006, 2008, 2009
Our nurses have a heart for healing and it shows.
Nurses who join us here are known throughout the hospital for their compassion and
recognized across the community for their steadfast commitment to serving both patients
and their families. As one of our premier Centers of Excellence, this 40-bed unit
features all private rooms and provides outstanding care to all those coping with
cancer. On average, this unit maintains a 5:1 nurse to patient ratio.
The Miami Cancer Center has been accredited for eight consecutive years by the American
College of Surgeons. We’re also proud to be one of the select few organizations
to receive the Jean Byers Oncology Award from the Florida Cancer Registrar Association
for the seventh consecutive year.
Each member of our team is highly trained in pain management and hospice care, plus
demonstrates strong med/surg skills. We offer an active Outpatient Oncology Service
for chemotherapy administration and short-term oncology-related procedures. In addition
to specialized outpatient care, we provide remote telemetry for post-operative oncology
patients and other medical-surgical patients that require Tele/Pulse Oximetry Monitoring
at the bedside. Our wide range of services and accelerated level of clinical excellence
can only be attributed to the unwavering passion of our professionals.
American College of Surgeons
Accredited Cancer Program
Making a difference is what nursing is all about.
Join our 15-bed inpatient unit where you’ll build in-depth relationships with your
patients and their families. When you become part of our interdisciplinary team,
you have the unique opportunity to explore a variety of practice areas including
inpatient, outpatient and acute care settings.
We treat individuals who have had an illness or injury that results in major loss
of function. An average length of stay for patients on our floor is 10 days - so
you’ll have every opportunity to witness the positive outcomes of your dedication.
There is no greater reward than to see the difference you have made in the lives
With an average 5:1 nurse to patient ratio, you’ll get to know who you’re treating
on a personal level, as well as develop close-knit relationships with coworkers
across various disciplines. In fact, each and every day we come together to collaborate
and create individualized programs for patients of all ages. It’s this level of
teamwork and hands-on management that has shaped our strong, outcomes-based environment
and helped us to achieve certification as a Primary Stroke Center. And it’s also
why we’re proud to have received a perfect score on the CARF survey in 2008, an
achievement shared by only 2-3% of hospitals nationwide.
Stroke Care Excellence Award -
Ranked in the Top 5% in the
2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009
- 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006,
2007, 2008, 2009
American Heart Association’s
Stroke Care Achievement Award