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MARIA FERNANDEZ APPOINTED TO EMS ADVISORY COUNCIL
(6/2/2010)

Miami, FL – Maria Fernandez, MSN, ARNP, MBA, HSA, CMTE
LifeFlight Program Director, Miami Children's Hospital, has been appointed to the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Advisory Council in the position of the Hospital Administrator. Ms. Fernandez will serve a four-year term. The EMS Advisory council is the principal advisory body to the Florida Department of Health’s EMS program.

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Founded in 1950 by Variety Clubs International, Miami Children's Hospital® is South Florida’s only licensed specialty hospital exclusively for children, with more than 650 attending physicians and over 130 pediatric sub-specialists. The 289-bed hospital is renowned for excellence in all aspects of pediatric medicine with several specialty programs ranked among the best in the nation in 2008 and 2009 by U.S.News & World Report. The hospital is also home to the largest pediatric teaching program in the southeastern United States and has been designated an American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Magnet facility, the nursing profession’s most prestigious institutional honor.