South Florida Hospital News
Thursday May 26, 2016

May 2016 - Volume 12 - Issue 11




 West Boca Medical Center welcomes Ryan Lee as its new chief operating officer. As COO, he will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the hospital and for providing management oversight for the development of new clinical initiatives. 

 Tenet Florida Physician Services (TFPS) announced Heather Woolf, RN, has been named Chief Operating Officer of the multi-specialty physician practice. As Chief Operating Officer, Woolf will be responsible for the daily operations of the practice and its ancillary services as well as performance improvement initiatives.

Thinh H. Tran, M.D., M.B.A., an accomplished hospital and health plan executive with a strong mix of clinical knowledge and operational skills, will be joining UHealth on June 1 as Chief Clinical Officer and Chief Operating Officer.

Tran comes to UHealth from Baptist Health South Florida, where he has been Chief Medical and Quality Officer since 2007. 

 Health Foundation of South Florida announced that Michael De Lucca has been elected to its Board of Directors. The Board leads South Florida’s largest philanthropy devoted exclusively to improving the health and well-being of residents and communities within Broward, Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties. 

 Fernando Pérez-Hickman Muñoz, Chairman of the Board of Sabadell United Bank and Managing Director of the America & Global Corporate Banking Division of Banco Sabadell S.A., has been appointed to the Board of Directors of Miami Children’s Health System, the parent organization of Nicklaus Children’s Hospital.

Manuel Gonzalez-Brito, DO joins the administrative team at Palmetto General Hospital as the Vice President of Medical Education. His role will involve implementing and organizing a high quality educational program. He will also be responsible for the oversight, administration and accountability of the hospital’s American Osteopathic Association’s approved programs.

First-of-its-kind hospital in Broward to combine research, academics and patient care.

A Florida administrative law judge issued a Recommended Order to the Agency for Health Care Administration (“AHCA”), approving the issuance of a certificate of need (CON) for HCA East Florida to replace Plantation General Hospital with a new hospital on the campus of Nova Southeastern University (NSU) in Davie, Florida.
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