Miami Jewish Health Systems Appoints Mary Jane Damavandi, RN, BSN, MSHSA, As Director Of Nursing

September 2nd, 2014 By Jackie Larena-Lacayo

MIAMI – August 18, 2014 – Miami Jewish Health Systems recently appointed Mary Jane “MJ” Damavandi to Director of Nursing. With a distinguished career in nursing at the staff, managerial and executive levels in South Florida hospitals, Ms. Damavandi was first brought into Miami Jewish Health Systems as a consultant in late 2013 and soon asked to join the organization’s staff full-time.

In her new role, Ms. Damavandi will be responsible for the daily oversight of the nursing department that cares for more than 400 long-term care residents, patients, families and caregivers each day.

“We are confident that MJ’s collaborative management style and experience will bring another perspective to our current care delivery processes.” said Cliff Bauer, Senior Vice President – Operations of Miami Jewish Health Systems. “As we continuously work to ensure that we provide the best resident experience, we are sure that MJ’s background and skill set will be of great value to our organization.”

Prior to joining Miami Jewish Health Systems, Ms. Damavandi held the position of Chief Nursing Officer at Florida Medical Center where she was responsible for daily operations of the nursing organization.

She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Florida State University in addition to Master’s of Science in Health Service Administration from Barry University.

Her passion for nursing goes beyond her daily responsibilities, as MJ is a member of the American Organization of Nurse Executives, American College of Health Care Executives and American Nurses Association as well as previously on the advisory board at Florida International University and Kaiser College.

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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