Palms West Hospital - COO
Lorna Kernizan, FACHE, recently appointed Chief Operating Officer at Palms West Hospital, has been working in the South Florida hospital and healthcare community since 1994. Lorna began her career at Aventura Hospital as a part time Administrative Intern in March, 1994, earning credit towards her Masters in Business Administration, at University of Miami. Upon completion, she received a position in their Medical Staff Office. Eventually, she was promoted to Assistant Administrator at Aventura Hospital. In 2002, Lorna was promoted to Associate VP Operations at Cedars Medical Center (Univ of Miami Hospital) and held a brief administrative position at the Broward Health. She returned to HCA, to build and start the Miami Lakes Surgery Center in 2006. Her career came full circle when she returned to Aventura Hospital as Chief Operating Officer 2012.
Lorna looks forward to relocating to West Palm Beach from Pembroke Pines in the near future where she currently lives with her husband and two boys.
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