South Florida Hospital News
Saturday December 15, 2018

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December 2018 - Volume 15 - Issue 6



Nicole A. Marriott, MBA Appointed New President & CEO of the Health Council of South Florida, Inc.

The Health Council of South Florida (HCSF) and its Board of Directors is pleased to announce the selection of Nicole A. Marriott, MBA, as their new President & CEO. Ms. Marriott has been unanimously selected by the Board of Directors of the HCSF and will assume responsibilities effective July 1, 2018. Ms. Marriott will succeed Marisel Losa, MHSA, HCSF’s former President & CEO. 
Ms. Marriott has served as Interim President & CEO since April 2018, and has already provided many valuable contributions to the organization, including her work with the Board of Directors to improve the management and organizational structure. She has received numerous commendations for her community involvement, and has been working diligently to improve and continue the organization's efforts to cultivate important relationships while building key corporate and community partnerships. She currently serves on the Florida Community Health Worker Coalition Advisory Board and is a member of the Consortium for a Healthier Miami-Dade Executive Board. She also participates on the Miami-Dade County Public Schools District Wellness Advisory Committee and the Miami-Dade Beacon Council Life Sciences & Healthcare Committee.
“I am humbled to have been selected as the President & CEO of this storied organization and look forward to continuing to work with an amazing and dynamic team. We remain steadfast in our commitment to serve Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties through strategic and community based planning, collaboration and civic engagement. We will continue to strive for excellence and push the envelope to address issues of health and social inequities and to help make our community the best for our residents to live, work and play.” Nicole A. Marriott, MBA.
Ms. Marriott is a visionary leader who has been part of the HCSF team for over four years. She arrived with over fifteen years of managing experiencing with successful directing of health initiatives in South Florida. Prior to her Interim President & CEO position, she most recently served as Director of Operations, Strategic Planning and Development, and worked very closely with several partners as the Lead Evaluator of the Partnerships to Improve Community Health (PICH) Grant, awarded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to Miami-Dade County. Prior to joining HCSF, she was employed by Memorial Healthcare System in Broward County, where she created and implemented the HERO (Healthcare Employees Reaching Out) Employee Volunteer Program and the HITS (Health Intervention with Targeted Services) Program. Her contributions to the success of the HITS Program earned Memorial Healthcare System the top prize for the Blue Foundation Sapphire Award in 2008, awarded by the Blue Foundation for a Healthy Florida, for demonstrated and measurable excellence in improving healthcare and access to care for the uninsured and underserved individuals in the South Broward Hospital District. 
“We welcome Nicole as our new leader of the Health Council. She brings years of experience working in the community of South Florida that will contribute to build upon the great foundation of the Council. The Board of Directors and I look forward to working with her for many years to come.”, Eneida O. Roldan, MD, MPH, MBA, Chair, HCSF Board of Directors. 
HCSF is one of eleven local health councils created by S 408.033 to coordinate health services planning across the state. Insofar as the Health Council of South Florida has determined that health services are and must be based on a foundation of ethics, our strategic goals emphasize reducing disparities in access to care, improving health promotion, and minimizing the effects of HIV/AIDS, with an emphasis on Miami-Dade and Monroe counties. 
Our mission is to be the source of unbiased health and quality of life data and analysis; the preferred partner for quality program planning, management, evaluation, and community services; the facilitator of collaboration and partnerships in Miami-Dade and Monroe counties; and the trusted champion for ethical and targeted healthcare policy at the local, state, and national levels. For over 45 years, HCSF has set the standard for excellence in health planning by serving as an objective source of healthcare information, fostering community dialogue on contemporary health issues and developing solutions for emerging health needs. 
Please join us in welcoming Nicole A. Marriott as the Health Council of South Florida’s new President & CEO! 
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