June 2, 2023 Baptist Health Doctors Hospital today announced its new medical leaders for the 2023-2027 term. Over the next four years, the elected executives will serve as the medical review leadership team for the hospital, in charge of evaluating and improving the quality of healthcare rendered by all members of the Baptist Health Doctors Hospital medical staff.

“The Medical Executive Committee and Chairs play a vital role in the success of the hospital,” said Javier Hernandez-Lichtl, CEO of Baptist Health Doctors Hospital and Baptist Health Orthopedic Institute. “Each elected leader brings with them extensive experience in their distinct specialties, as well as a shared commitment to providing top-notch healthcare for the community. We congratulate them on the honor and look forward to furthering the organization’s long-standing mission together.”

The 2023-2027 Baptist Health Doctors Hospital Medical Executive Committee and Chairs can be found below:
• Brenda Gonzalez, M.D., pulmonologist – President of the Medical Staff
• Alex Van der Ven, M.D., orthopedic surgeon – Vice President of the Medical Staff
• Bernhard Brijbag, D.O., internal medicine – Secretary of the Medical Staff
• Rafael Fernandez, M.D., orthopedic surgeon – Current past-President of the Medical Staff
• Douglas Portillo, M.D., intensivist – Chairman of the Department of Medicine
• Juan Carlos Suarez, M.D., orthopedic surgeon – Chairman of the Department of Surgery

For more information, please visit Baptist Health Doctors Hospital

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