Aventura Hospital and Medical Center is proud to announce the appointment of Lauranne Stevens as the new Director of Cardiac and Peripheral Vascular Intervention. Lauranne comes to Aventura Hospital with more than 20 years of management and leadership experience, with a clinical specialty in Cardiovascular Medicine. Most recently, she served as Director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory at Spring Branch Medical Center in Houston, Texas, an HCA facility.
“We are excited to welcome Lauranne Stevens to our Aventura family,” said Heather Rohan, Chief Executive Officer of Aventura Hospital and Medical Center. “Our cardiovascular services have expanded considerably in the past year, with the achievement of Chest Pain Certification and the introduction of innovative treatment programs. Lauranne’s experience will be instrumental in helping us to further develop and enhance these important programs.”
Examples of new programs are the recent establishment of the new Structural and Adult Congenital Heart Intervention Program and the grand opening of the Cardiac and Vascular Catheterization Lab’s new Endovascular Lab this past December.
Lauranne completed her Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration at Saint Leo University in San Antonio, Florida. She also earned her Certificate in Radiology Special Procedures Technology from the University of Virginia School of Medicine in Charlottesville, Virginia. She is a member of the Alliance of Cardiovascular Professionals and the Gulf Coast Chapter of the Society of Invasive Cardiovascular Professionals.
As Director of Cardiac and Peripheral Vascular Intervention, Lauranne’s primary responsibilities will involve overseeing operations of the Cardiac and Vascular Catheterization Lab and ensuring that Aventura Hospital and Medical Center continues to fulfill its commitment to beating the national standard average STEMI time of 90 minutes and the Dade County average STEMI time of 60 minutes, established by Miami Dade Fire Rescue. STEMI time is defined as the time it took to reestablish blood flow for heart attack patients from the time the patient arrived at the hospital’s Emergency Room. For live updates of Aventura Hospital and Medical Center’s average STEMI time, visit www.aventurahospital.com.
About Aventura Hospital and Medical Center
Aventura Hospital and Medical Center is a 407 acute care medical/surgery facility providing award winning inpatient and outpatient diagnostic, medical, surgical, cardiovascular and cancer services to the communities of northeast Miami-Dade and southeast Broward counties since 1965. Always on the cutting-edge of healthcare technology, Aventura Hospital was the first in Dade County to install the da Vinci S HD Robot and the Elekta Synergy S. The Aventura Hospital and Medical Center is fully accredited as a Cycle II Chest Pain Center, and the Stroke Program was the first in Dade County to earn The Joint Commission Primary Stroke Center Certification Program Gold Seal of Approval for healthcare quality. The 24-hour Emergency Room consistently maintains an average wait time of less than 10 minutes, and the Cardiac Catheterization Lab’s average STEMI time of less than 60 minutes fulfills the standards set forth by Miami-Dade County EMS. Staffed by more than 700 physicians representing over 50 specialties and 1,300 employees, the hospital meets the healthcare needs of its neighboring communities through continuous program enhancement and service excellence.