Game Changers  
    Volume VI, Issue 27 | July 7, 2017   
South Florida Healthcare Professionals on the Move:  
Promotions, Achievements, Engagements & Accolades
Current Events
Bishop Medical Enterprises and SFMGMA present

Miami Health Care Business Mixer

Th., July 20 | 6 pm


SFHEF presents

Summer Networker

Th., July 27 | 5:30 pm

Prohibition | Midtown Miami

SFHHA presents

1st Annual Healthcare Night and Mixer

Th., Aug. 3 | 7 pm

Hard Rock Stadium | Miami

AAHAM Florida Sunshine Chapter presents

Health Insurance Institute

Wed., 8/16/17 - Fri., 8/18/17

Palm Beach Gardens

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Do You Know a Healthcare Game Changer?
Baptist Health S. FL Appoints Chief Administrative Officer
Coral Gables based Baptist Health South Florida, the largest not-for-profit healthcare organization in South Florida, has named Joe Natoli as its new executive vice president and chief administrative officer. He will assume his new role on July 10, succeeding George Foyo, who recently announced his retirement.

Natoli is a proven leader with vast experience in healthcare, higher-education, and media. Most recently, as senior vice president for business and finance and chief financial officer for the University of Miami, he was responsible for finance and treasury, information technology, human resources, real estate and facilities, research administration, campus security, supply chain, risk management and auxiliary operations. From 2013 to 2015, he also served as interim chief operating officer for the U niversity of Miami Health System, where he managed hospitals and clinics, the multi-disciplinary physician practice plan and related support organizations. During his decade of leadership, the University consistently moved up in the rankings of the country's best private research universities. Revenues more than doubled and the University maintained an "A" rating while making significant investments in facilities and programmatic growth.

Reporting to Chief Executive Officer, Brian E. Keeley, Natoli will be responsible for human resources, international services, legal counsel, construction administration, government and community relations, hospitality and business relations, corporate diversity and the Baptist Health South Florida Foundation.
Cleveland Clinic Florida Reaches 500th Transplant Milestone
Sister-to-sister kidney donation performed at Weston hospital

Weston based Cleveland Clinic Florida, Broward County's largest provider of solid organ transplantation, conducted its 500th organ transplant on June 29, making it the fastest growing center in the state. The living donor kidney received by 21-year-old Jazmine Serrano of Port St. Lucie, Florida, was donated by her 24-year-old sister Naraly Serrano.

"Achieving this milestone in four short years is a testament to both the need for transplantation services in South Florida and the caliber of complex care available at Cleveland Clinic Florida," said Wael Barsoum, MD, President of Cleveland Clinic Florida. "Our team of nationally recognized transplant specialists has done outstanding work to provide the highest quality care and outcomes for patients in need of adult kidney, liver and heart transplantation."
Let's Connect
Based in Dania Beach, the South Florida Healthcare Executive Forum (SFHEF) serves healthcare professionals in Monroe, Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties plus the Treasure Coast. The SFHEF is the local chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) and currently boasts over 900 members.

SFHEF Member Spotlight
Trey Abshier, CEO, Florida Medical Center

Prior to his current role at Florida Medical Center, Trey served as COO at both D elray Medical Center and the Regional Medical Center of San Jose (CA).
He also served as an Associate Administrator at the Medical Center of Arlington in Texas.

Trey joined ACHE to gain affiliation with a professional organization and to take advantage of health industry networking opportunities.

Trey earned his Master's degree in Healthcare Administration at Trinity University and has an undergraduate degree in HR management. Trey is an avid LSU Tiger fan.