Miami Jewish Health Systems Appoints Elisa R. Hernandez, SPHR as Vice President of Human Resources

June 5th, 2014 By Jackie Larena-Lacayo

MIAMI – June 5, 2014 – Miami Jewish Health Systems® recently appointed Ms. Elisa R. Hernandez to Vice President of Human Resources. Ms. Hernandez brings more than 20 years of experience in personnel development and strategic recruitment, in both mid-to- large-scale corporations.

In her new role, Ms. Hernandez will be responsible for Miami Jewish Health Systems talent recruitment, staff training and development. Ms. Hernandez will also manage employee compensation, benefit administration and HR information systems.

“Our people are, by far, our greatest asset and competitive advantage. We couldn’t have chosen a more qualified individual to lead and motivate this vital organization,” said Jeffrey P. Freimark, President and CEO of Miami Jewish Health Systems. “Elisa’s outstanding leadership and extensive experience will definitely improve our personnel management, and help us achieve our overall organizational goals.”

Ms. Hernandez will report directly to Miami Jewish Health Systems President and CEO, and will play an integral role on the organization’s Executive Leadership team.

Prior to joining Miami Jewish Health Systems, Elisa was Vice-President, Human Resources and Payroll at Sunrise Sports & Entertainment. Before that, Ms. Hernandez held the position of Vice-President, Human Resources and Organizational Development for Hospital Physician Partners.

Elisa received her Bachelor of Science in Professional Management from Nova Southeastern University and has been a Certified Senior Professional in Human Resources since 2002.


Miami Jewish Health Systems is one of the most innovative healthcare providers in the United States.  Treating more than 12,000 people of all ages, ethnicities and religions annually, this not-for-profit organization, formerly known as Miami Jewish Home and Hospital, offers community-based, residential and on-campus medical programs and services. The 74-year-old institution draws patients from across the nation and around the world for its pioneering Centers of Excellence that include: Rosomoff Comprehensive Rehabilitation Center; Brucker Biofeedback; Memory Center; Rehabilitation Services at Miami Jewish Health Systems’ Nursing Facility and the Program of All Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE).  More information on Miami Jewish Health Systems is available at

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