South Florida Hospital News
Tuesday October 23, 2018

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October 2018 - Volume 15 - Issue 4



Florida Medical Center Names New Chief Executive Director

Florida Medical Center appoints Mark Racicot to the position of chief executive officer.  He will be responsible for overseeing all strategic, operational and clinical activities at Florida Medical Center. 
“We are very excited to have Mark as the new chief executive officer at Florida Medical Center,” said CEO of Tenet’s Miami Dade and Broward Hospitals, Ana Mederos. “Mark has extensive knowledge of hospital service lines and will be a positive addition to Florida Medical Center.” 
Prior to his appointment to Florida Medical Center, Racicot was the chief operating officer at Palmetto General Hospital where he was also the lead COO for Tenet’s Miami-Dade group hospitals.  Under his leadership of Broward and Miami-Dade, Racicot implemented processes to improve standardization and efficiency across the five hospitals.  He also helped create a regional capital plan to refurbish patient rooms over a three year period across the ten hospitals in Florida.  At Palmetto, Racicot oversaw the design and construction of the hospital’s new 31-bed clinical decision unit.  He also managed a variety of projects including a new CT unit and MRI replacement in the imaging department and telemetry system upgrades on three nursing units.  A known relationship builder, Racicot was also responsible for leading ancillary and support teams to significantly improve throughout and patient experience.  He previously worked in healthcare in New England.
Racicot holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from WPI and is a registered engineer. In addition, he has a Master of Business Administration from Fitchburg State University
About Florida Medical Center, a campus of North Shore 
Florida Medical Center, a campus of North Shore is a 459-bed acute care hospital founded in 1973. Located at 5000 West Oakland Park Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Florida Medical Center is the home of The Heart Institute of Florida, the hospital’s center for cardiac services which offers a Hybrid Operating Suite, Heart Valve Clinic, Chest Pain Center and the Aortic Disease Institute of Florida. 
The hospital is one of the only Comprehensive Stroke Centers in Western Broward County as designated by the Florida Agency for Healthcare Administration, allowing physicians and staff to offer a higher level of stroke care to its patients. Florida Medical Center’s Surgical Weight Loss Center is also a designated Bariatric Center of Excellence by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. 
Florida Medical Center offers a broad range of medical and surgical services including: neurology and neurosurgery, a comprehensive orthopedics program, urology, psychiatry, gynecology, diagnostic imaging, pain center, wound care, diabetes education and 24-hour emergency services. Florida Medical Center has also recently opened a dedicated Senior Care Unit and Senior ER to accommodate the needs of the aging community.  Florida Medical Center is the first hospital in Florida to achieve full Chest Pain Center with Primary PCI Resuscitation Accreditation from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care. 
Florida Medical Center received the following awards from Healthgrades, the leading online resource that helps consumers search, compare and connect with physicians and hospitals: ranked among the top 10% in the nation for cardiology services and coronary interventional procedures in 2014, five-star recipient for Coronary Intervention Procedures for 3 years in a row (2013-2015), five-star recipient for coronary interventional procedures for three years in a row (2013-2015), and five-star recipient for the treatment of heart failure (2014-2015 and 2017).
Florida Medical Center has also received recognition from the American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines Gold Plus Performance Achievement Award in stroke care and the target stroke honor roll, the highest distinction awarded for stroke care. Florida Medical Center is fully accredited by The Joint Commission, the nation’s oldest and largest hospital accreditation agency. To learn more about Florida Medical Center, visit 
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