November 18, 2022 — With almost 20 years of progressive leadership with hospitals, health care systems and cardiovascular service lines, Adam de Jong has been appointed as the new vice president of Lee Health’s Cardiovascular Services.

De Jong comes to Lee Health from Atrium Health’s Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute in Charlotte, North Carolina, where he served as the assistant vice president of the Adult Cardiothoracic Surgery, Vascular Surgery and Cardiac Rehabilitation programs across the cardiovascular service line at five Atrium Health hospitals.

In his new role at Lee Health, de Jong will be responsible for further establishing the vision and strategic direction for cardiac services in partnership with the Heart and Vascular Chief Physician Executive. De Jong will also collaborate with key medical leadership in evaluating new technology, innovations in the delivery of patient care, and opportunities to change the delivery model to be more progressive and effective.

“Adam brings vast knowledge and expertise in cardiovascular services to our award-winning program at Lee Health, and we look forward to all that he’s going to accomplish in his new role,” said Dr. Scott Nygaard, chief operating officer of Lee Health. “I have no doubt Adam will be an exceptional leader of Lee Health’s Cardiovascular Services.”

Lee Health has a long history of excellence in cardiac care, with HealthPark Medical Center having been recognized multiple times as one of the Top 50 Cardiovascular Hospitals in the country by IBM Watson.

Earlier this year, Lee Health entered an affiliation agreement with Cleveland Clinic and became an alliance member of Cleveland Clinic’s Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart, Vascular & Thoracic Institute, uniting Southwest Florida’s leading health care provider with the top-ranked cardiac program in the U.S. to elevate patient care in Southwest Florida.

De Jong earned both his bachelor’s and master’s degree from Central Michigan University.

 

About Lee Health

Since the opening of the first hospital in 1916, Lee Health has been a health care leader in Southwest Florida, constantly evolving to meet the needs of the community. A non-profit, integrated health care services organization, Lee Health is committed to the well-being of every individual served, focused on healthy living and maintaining good health. Staffed by caring people, inspiring health, services are conveniently located throughout the community in four acute care hospitals, two specialty hospitals, outpatient centers, walk-in medical centers, primary care and specialty physician practices and other services across the continuum of care. Learn more at www.LeeHealth.org.