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November 2017 - Volume 14 - Issue 5




Broward Health Announces New Additions to Financial Team

Broward Health announced changes to its financial team including the additions of Samantha Gardner as vice president of Managed Care and Onel Rodriguez as chief financial officer for Broward Health Coral Springs, and the promotion of Alexander M. Fernandez to vice president of financial operations.

In the past, Gardner served as an Associate Vice President to the COO of Jackson Health System in Miami and assisted with their system-wide turn around. She made her footprint there by successfully restructuring several areas of the Health System in order to createfinancial stability and ensure growth and profitability. Aside from launching two local physician related startup companies, her career has also included leadership positions at Mercy Hospital and Cigna Healthcare. 

Previously, Rodriguez was vice president of finance at HCA’s JFK Medical Center where he oversaw revenue enhancements, cost-saving initiatives, accounting improvements, and 
preparation of reports for management on key financial metrics for the 245-bed hospital. He was with Tenet Healthcare for more than nine years in various positions handling financial responsibilities for several hospitals in its system.
Prior to working at Broward Health, Fernandez was the chief operation officer at Tenet Healthcare Corporation where he worked in collaboration with the chief executive officer to formulate and execute strategies designed to drive volumes to sustain the long term financial viability of the medical center.
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