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December 2019 - Volume 16 - Issue 6

Baptist Health South Florida Names Javier Hernández-Lichtl CEO of Doctors Hospital and Miami Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Institute

Javier Hernández-Lichtl has been named Chief Executive Officer of Doctors Hospital and Miami Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Institute. The seasoned healthcare leader currently serves as CEO of West Kendall Baptist Hospital. He will succeed Nelson Lazo, who has been named CEO of Baptist Health’s Bethesda Hospital East and Bethesda Hospital West.

Almost a decade ago, Hernández-Lichtl assembled and led the team that opened West Kendall Baptist Hospital, Miami-Dade County’s first new hospital in more than 35 years. Under his leadership, the hospital has become both a community hub and a center for innovation earning national accolades for quality, safety and service.
Hernández-Lichtl began his career with Baptist Health as an administrative resident. In addition to his leadership at West Kendall Baptist Hospital, he has also served as CEO of Baptist Outpatient Services and Baptist Health Enterprises, Chief Administrative Officer of Baptist Health and CEO of South Miami Hospital.
Hernández-Lichtl’s dedication to the South Florida community extends beyond healthcare delivery to the education and the arts. He currently serves on the Board of the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce and Florida International University’s Frost Art Museum. He previously served on the United Way of Miami-Dade Board, the American Hospital Association Regional Policy Board and the Adrienne Arsht Center Board. In addition, he chaired the Florida Sterling Council and Miami International University of Art & Design Board.
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