South Florida Hospital News
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November 2020 - Volume 17 - Issue 5

Lisa Martinez Joins Lee Health as Vice President of Strategy and Innovation

Experienced Leader Will Play Pivotal Role in Future Growth and Performance
October 26, 2020 - Lisa Martinez has joined Lee Health as its Vice President of Strategy and Innovation. In this newly created role, she will lead the health system’s strategic planning process focusing on proactively identifying and analyzing industry trends and business models that positively impact patient health and health care delivery; develop strategies to improve patient experience while reducing total cost of care; and define business models and transformative payer strategies that align human, financial and technology resources that influences innovation investments and ensures business agility.
“We are pleased to welcome Lisa to the Lee Health team,” said Scott Nygaard, M.D., MBA, Chief Operating Officer at Lee Health. “Her impressive track record of strategic leadership for a national organization and understanding of the complexity of today’s health care landscape will prove invaluable to our future growth and helping our health system adjust to difficulties created by the coronavirus pandemic.” 
Martinez spent 20 years at AARP where she most recently served as Vice President of Business Optimization. While at AARP, she was a consistent driver of growth for the organization, and managed a portfolio of more than 15 health care products designed for senior citizens around the country. She was instrumental in leading the organizations Baldrige Performance Excellence journey, including designing training for more than 100 executives on the Baldrige Framework and serving as a Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award Examiner. 
Martinez earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from Brown University and an MBA from Clark University. She is also a graduate of the Executive Leadership Program at Georgetown University and is certified as a Lean Six Sigma Champion. 
Lee Health is one of the largest public health systems in the country. 
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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
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