Cuban- American Chief Quality Officer Supports Hospital Missions

Meet Isis Zambrana, Hispanic Woman of Distinction VP, Chief Quality Officer, Jackson Health System

“At our core, the journey of Hispanic women is ignited by a burning desire to overcome barriers, protect and provide for our families and to see a better future for those we love”.

Implementing policies and procedures supporting the mission of a hospital requires not only knowledge but also a patient-focused compassion.  It comes easy to Isis Zambrana whose long career in healthcare leadership led her to her present position as Vice President, Quality and Patient Safety and one of the largest hospital systems in the country.

Isis ZambranaDuring the Covid 19 pandemic, millions of people have seen her on public service announcements on television and all social media platforms advising the public of the care and safety provided at Jackson Health System and safety tips for families.

In addition to her career at Jackson, Isis is an active volunteer with the American Heart Association (AHA) and in July, began her term as President of the South Florida AHA Association of Board of Directors.   After several close female family members died from heart-related illnesses, Isis knew she had to do all she could to help promote heart health in her community.

Zambrana joined the AHA board in 2016. She has used her expertise to help achieve the non-profit’s awareness and fundraising goals to great effect. This year, during February’s “Heart Month,” as part of the Miami-Fort Lauderdale AHA chapter’s “Go Red for Women” campaign, the group raised over $400,000.

Isis earned her BS Degree in Nursing at Western Governors University and her Master of Business Administration at the University of Miami.  A nurse by training and a nationally recognized quality improvement professional has helped her transition and journey to a leadership role with a personal understanding of the patient experience.

Isis, a Cuban American, is inspired by her mother like so many other immigrants but through hard work and perseverance can pave the way for others.    Living in Weston, Isis enjoys the peaceful time with her two sons and family and friends keeping her culture and traditions alive.

The 19th annual Hispanic Women of Distinction Charity luncheon to be held on August 28th at Signature Grand in Davie, Florida is anticipating another sell-out of up to 1000 guests paying tribute to Latina professionals who are strengthening the social fabric of this country and making inroads in the leadership pipeline for a growingly diverse America.

The annual cultural event has now grown to be the largest celebration of Latinas in Florida representing a cross-section of disciplines that are changing the face of American culture. With over 70 nominations this year, 12 Latinas and a Latina Pioneer have been selected to join the more than 200 past honorees.

What the women have in common and is a major part of the judging process, is their American entrepreneurship intertwined with their values and traditions. The accomplishments of these Latinas stand on their own and are even more significant given the traditional roadblocks that exist for women, especially Latinas.

Presented by Latina Style Magazine, in partnership with Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center and Latin Biz Today, this popular high-powered exciting event includes a complimentary “mojito” and silent auction, hors d’hoerves, entertainment, and an interactive business expo on Facebook Live.

The event benefits FLITE Center, the one and only one-stop in Broward County for youth transitioning from foster care and other transitioning youth who are facing severe risks and challenges with no family support. FLITE Center works alongside our county’s foster care placement agency, ChildNet, as well as the Judges and Magistrates who oversee their care plans. They serve over 1500 youth per year and serve as the gap filler in the community for youth and agencies lacking the resources to help them reach full self-sufficiency.

The 2020 Honorees to from Broward, Dade and Palm Beach County are:

2020 Latina Pioneer of the Year: RITA B CRAIG – President, Top Tier Leadership

JENNIFER DILIZ – CEO, Founder, Midnite Communications – (Miami)

JANIE FLORES – President, Buena Vida Media – (Hialeah)

ISABEL M. GONZALEZ – Chief of Staff & Vice President of Communications & Community Relations at Broward College – (Fort Lauderdale)

RUTH CECILIA MOGUILLANSKY – Principal Planner, Palm Beach County Office of Community Revitalization – (Palm Beach Gardens )

JENNIFER OLMEDO-RODRIGUEZ – Shareholder, Head of Miami Office of Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney – (N. Miami Beach)

JENNIFER M. RAYMOND – Executive Director, Family Promise of South Palm Beach County – (Boynton Beach )

MARY MUNIZ-PELLICER – Director, Human Resources, YWCA of Greater Miami-Dade, Inc (N. Miami Beach )

MONICA RIBEIRO – Vice President, Business Relationship Manager – BankUnited – (Pompano Beach)

LUZ STELLA RIOS, Phd – Managing Director, National Life Group – (Pembroke Pines)

ESTELAMARI RODRIGUEZ, M.D. – Assoc. Director Community Outreach Thoracic Oncology, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center – (City of Miami )

ALESSANDRA STIVELMAN –Shareholder – Eisinger, Brown, Lewis, Frankel & Chaiet, P.A. (Hollywood)

ISIS ZAMBRANA – V.P./ Chief Quality Officer, Jackson Health System – (Weston)

2020 Latina Pioneer of the Year: RITA B CRAIG – President, Top Tier Leadership

Rita formed her company more than 20 years ago helping leaders and organizations build winning cultures, deliver results and maximize performance around the world. An award winning certified speaker and coach she has recently been appointed as one of the 21 women on the Florida Commission on the Status of Women. Rita is a resident of Palm Beach Gardens.

For more information, visit www.hispanicwomenofdistinction.com or email: [email protected] Tickets are $95 per person. Sponsorships begin at $1500. All major credit cards accepted. Follow us on Facebook

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