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May 2019 - Volume 15 - Issue 11




Becker's Rising stars: Healthcare leaders under 40 in South Florida

Becker's Healthcare honored 90 healthcare leaders under 40 years old as rising stars in the industry.
Individuals on this list have achieved executive positions at hospitals and health systems across the country, founded health IT companies and reached prominence within their organizations. Several are entrepreneurs and thought leaders in advancing patient outcomes and care management.
Many have been recognized for their innovative approach to patient care and health system improvement, overseeing crucial expansion projects and growing companies from the ground up. Keep an eye on the members of this list for the next generation of healthcare leaders.
These are the individuals in South Florida
Trey Abshier. CEO of Palm Beach Gardens (Fla.) Medical Center. Mr. Abshier oversees Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center, a 199-bed acute care hospital recognized for its cardiac care. He previously served as CEO of Florida Medical Center, a 459-bed acute care hospital in Fort Lauderdale. Both hospitals are Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare facilities. Under Mr. Abshier's leadership, FMC received a five-star rating for heart failure by Healthgrades and was the first hospital in Florida to earn three-year accreditation as a Chest Pain Center with Primary PCI with Resuscitation. Mr. Abshier previously served as COO of Delray Medical Center in Delray Beach, Fla., and COO of Regional Medical Center of San Jose (Calif.).
Diana Arteaga. Vice President of Government Relations at Broward Health (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.). Ms. Arteaga is an attorney specializing in governmental affairs. In her current role, Ms. Arteaga oversees the legislative efforts of Broward Health, a 1,529-bed nonprofit hospital system. She previously served as the director of government relations for the City of Miami, the largest municipality of Miami-Dade County. The National League of Cities appointed her to the Finance, Administration and Intergovernmental Relations Committee to advocate for its interests in Washington, D.C
Alan Goldsmith. Executive Vice President and CFO of Broward Health (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.). As the executive vice president and CFO of Broward Health, Mr. Goldsmith is responsible for overseeing the financial and accounting operations for one of the largest public health systems in the U.S. Mr. Goldsmith helped lead the health system's annual incentive plan for roughly 300 Broward Health managers to reinvest budget surpluses back into the system. He is also overseeing the financial phase of two major construction expansion projects: a $65 million expansion of Broward Health Coral Springs (Fla.) and a $52 million expansion and renovation of Broward's Salah Foundation Children's Hospital in Fort Lauderdale.
Kaustubh Kale. Founder and CEO of Aventusoft (Boca Raton, Fla.). Since creating Aventusoft, a research and development company, in 2013, Mr. Kale has developed two innovative platform technologies for communication disorders and cardiac health patients. His past developments and advances earned him multimillion-dollar federal grants from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease and the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. Today, Mr. Kale's portfolio is filled with 13 patents and nine publications. All of his success comes after a 10-year career as a principal staff software engineer at Motorola. There, he was a mobile health team leader and coordinated the design of new protocol for wireless communication.
Ryan Lee. COO of West Boca (Fla.) Medical Center. Mr. Lee oversees the day-to-day operations and implements clinical initiatives at West Boca Medical Center, a hospital owned by Tenet Healthcare. Mr. Lee, who is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives, previously served as associate administrator at Hardeeville, S.C.-based Coastal Carolina Hospital, where he helped execute several capital projects, including the expansion of the hospital's women's pavilion, the addition of an MRI suite and operating room upgrades. He holds a master's in health administration from Charleston-based Medical University of South Carolina.
Tara McCoy. CEO of Good Samaritan Medical Center (West Palm Beach, Fla.). In her current role, Ms. McCoy oversees all strategic, operational and clinical activities at the hospital. Prior to her chief executive position, Ms. McCoy spent five years as the service line administrator for Tenet Healthcare's Florida market, where she developed the heart and vascular network that elevated Tenet as a cardiovascular leader in the region. Before joining Tenet, Ms. McCoy served as administrator of physician practices and outpatient services for Weston-based Cleveland Clinic Florida and director of operations improvement for Nashville, Tenn.-based Hospital Corporation of America.
Juan Molina. Vice President of Strategy and Business Development at CareCloud (Miami). In his role at CareCloud, an open cloud-based healthcare platform, Mr. Molina is responsible for charting the organization's strategy and driving the adoption of CareCloud in healthcare. One of Mr. Molina's notable feats was establishing partnerships with PNC Bank and First Data Corporation to help bring financial technologies to healthcare, including e-commerce, retail and new payment methods that would improve patient outcomes and business growth. Before his chief strategy position, Mr. Molina served as director of sales at CareCloud and was on the founding team of both CareCloud and Avisena, a revenue cycle and practice management solutions company.
Gino Santorio. COO of Broward Health (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.). Mr. Santorio is responsible for the daily operations of Broward Health, a 1,529-bed organization with 8,430 employees and 1,399 clinicians on the active medical staff. He ensures proper operational controls are in place systemwide and sets comprehensive goals for the health system to maximize performance. Before joining Broward Health, Mr. Santorio was senior vice president and CEO of North Miami Beach, Fla.-based Jackson North Medical Center, a 382-bed acute care facility where he was part of a team that executed projects for $148 million worth of expenses and reductions.
Nazanin Tondravi. Director of Regulatory Affairs at Memorial Healthcare System (Hollywood, Fla.). Ms. Tondravi is responsible for licensing and accreditation for about 1,800 beds in five hospitals, ASCs, ambulatory programs and a nursing home as director of regulatory affairs at Memorial Healthcare System. She previously worked for The Joint Commission, where she gained expertise in accreditation and compliance. In addition to her responsibilities at Memorial Healthcare, Ms. Tondravi is a board member of the American College of Healthcare Executives.
Madison Workman. COO of Coral Gables (Fla.) Hospital. Mr. Workman is an integral part of the management team that oversees the 245-bed acute care hospital. He is responsible for implementing all operational goals and assisting in the hospital's strategic initiatives. Before joining Coral Gables in 2017, Mr. Workman served as an assistant administrator at North Shore Medical Center, a 337-bed hospital, and was involved in the operations and financial management of the hospital's lab and radiology services.
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