South Florida Hospital News
Wednesday April 25, 2018

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April 2018 - Volume 14 - Issue 10




St. Mary’s Medical Center and the Palm Beach Children’s Hospital welcome David O’Brien, MSN, MHA, RN, as their new chief operating officer. He brings fifteen years of experience working in healthcare, with more than a decade in a leadership position.  In this role, he will manage daily operations and oversee the development and implementation of long-range plans, goals and objectives for the hospital. 

Podiatric physician Wayne Goldstein, D.P.M, has joined Baptist Health Medical Group, a network of primary care doctors and specialists who provide high-quality medical care to patients of all ages, as part of Miami Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Institute. He is Board certified in foot and ankle surgery and specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders, diseases and injuries of the foot, ankle and lower leg. His primary office is located at 6200 SW 72 Street, Suite 604, in South Miami. He is affiliated with Doctors Hospital. 


Jonathan E. Watkins, MPA, FACHE, has been named chief executive officer of Broward Health Imperial Point (BHIP). 

Watkins will be responsible for the overall leadership of the 200-bed acute care hospital, which offers medical-surgical inpatient care, behavioral health services and a wide variety of outpatient services. He will also direct BHIP’s overall administration and related regional operations to assure quality patient care and service in collaboration with Broward Health’s executive team. 
“Jonathan is a dynamic leader and a strategic thinker who brings years of senior healthcare administration experience to Broward Health Imperial Point,” said Broward Health President/CEO Beverly Capasso. “We are thrilled that he’s joining our leadership team and I’m confident that he will lead BHIP’s continued success.” 

With Broward Health facing a growing demand for experienced nurses and top healthcare system managers, the Broward Health Board of Commissioners today took multiple steps to attract and retain top talent based upon fair market valuations. 

The Board reviewed wages and bonuses paid by competitive healthcare systems. According to a report by Aon, a risk, retirement and health consulting firm, 88 percent of healthcare organizations with greater than $1 billion net revenue have annual incentive plans for leaders.

Institution now entering Phase Two of process to accelerate and elevate its position as the preeminent academic tertiary referral medical center in the region

Officials at Boca Raton Regional Hospital (BRRH) today announced that it has established a list of five healthcare providers as potential partners in its quest to elevate and accelerate its position as the preeminent academic tertiary referral center in the region. Culled from a group of twelve health systems that responded to the Hospital’s Request for Proposal, the providers selected include: Baptist Health South Florida, Cleveland Clinic, Memorial Healthcare System, Novant Health and Orlando Health.
“This group represents some of the most accomplished and respected healthcare systems in the country,” said Jerry Fedele, President and CEO at Boca Raton Regional Hospital. “We believe it is an affirmation of our capabilities and strengths as well as our attractiveness as a potential partner.”
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