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South Miami Hospital:
A Message From The CNO

Kathy Sparger, RN

Chief Nursing Officer

Nurses at South Miami Hospital, a Magnet-designated hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, enjoy working in an environment that supports and celebrates professional growth, quality patient care and work-life balance.

Opportunities to advance your career are easily attained because of our affiliation with Baptist Health South Florida, the region’s largest not-for-profit healthcare organization. Professional growth begins with our new graduate nurse residency program and continues with opportunities for earning national nursing certifications, obtaining advanced degrees (via onsite and offsite university study), and taking advantage of continuing education courses held on campus.

Our award-winning Professional Nursing Advancement Program richly rewards direct care nurses through a clinical ladder approach. All nursing units also have clinical educators and/or advanced practice nurses to support the staff. Furthermore, nurses on every unit are encouraged to participate in the important decisions about their work environment and practice through shared governance. Nurse retention rates at South Miami Hospital are among the highest in the country and our turnover is among the lowest.


Quality patient care is evident, emphasized and expected throughout the Baptist Health organization. South Miami Hospital participates in national quality benchmarks and consistently ranks in the upper percentiles. Patients appreciate receiving excellent care as evidenced by our high patient satisfaction scores. Area families in particular distinguish South Miami Hospital as one of the Best Places to Give Birth (as voted by South Florida Parenting magazine).


Our respect and concern for family extends to our employees as well. We value work-life balance and appreciate that your life outside of work is very important. Miami is a fun and exciting place to live and we want to make sure that you make the most of it with generous discounts for local and regional attractions, entertainment and services.


Other benefits include child care at an Early Learning Center, Employee Fitness Center and a child/adult sitter back-up program for emergencies. Work hours can also be tailored to individual needs. All of which adds up to an award-winning workplace recognized by Working Mother magazine, Fortune magazine, Gallup and the National Business Group, among others. Come find out why you’ll love working here too.


Specialty Areas

  • Addiction Treatment Center
  • Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence
  • Center for Robotic Surgery
  • Center for Women & Infants
  • Critical Care
  • Emergency Services
  • Medical/Surgical
  • Oncology
  • South Miami Heart Center
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“Teamwork here is excellent. We’re like a big family; we all get along. Baptist Health cares about the patients and the employees. It’s the best place to work.”

~ Althea Simpson
   Patient Care Technician

“I have been a Baptist Health employee since 2007, but started here as a traveler in 2003. Travelers are typically outsiders. I couldn’t believe how welcoming everyone was here, which is why I decided to stay. We’re a family. Everyone truly cares. And that’s really nice.”

~ Susie Elmore
   Assistant Nurse Manager
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