Memorial Healthcare System chief medical officer announces retirement

Dr. Stanley Marks has worked with MHS for more than 40 years.

Memorial Healthcare System’s chief medical officer, Dr. Stanley Marks (pictured above) has retired after 42 years with the organization.

The general and vascular surgeon has been the CMO for more than 20 years and joined MHS after completing his residency in 1978. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Marks prioritized research and graduate medical education, allowing Memorial to secure Remdesivir and convalescent plasma for patients, to supplement medical teams with residents and to administer community testing.

“It’s pretty unusual when your career gets punctuated at its end by a pandemic,” the New York City native said. “I will miss the challenges I’ve had at Memorial and, most of all, after everything we’ve been through, I’ll miss the people.”

At Memorial, Marks also established the Office of Human Research, which allows patients to access additional treatment options and provides doctors opportunities to further their knowledge and understanding. He also advocated for graduate medical education also helped transition Memorial from a community-based, healthcare provider into an academic medical center that will train doctors in nine residency programs and four fellowships in the time to come.

“Stan Marks has had a significant impact on the past, present, and what will be the future of healthcare in South Florida,” said Aurelio M. Fernandez, III, FACHE, Memorial Healthcare System president and CEO. “We’ll miss his leadership, knowledge, perspective, and commitment to delivering the highest quality patient and family-centered care.”

Tom Macaluso, M.D., has been named Interim Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer of Memorial Healthcare System, which is composed of facilities such as Memorial Regional Hospital, Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital, Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, Memorial Manor nursing home and others. Macaluso also assumes the role of incident commander for COVID-related issues, catastrophes, and hurricanes.

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