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Ana Lopez-Blazquez named executive vice president at Baptist Health South Florida
By: Baptist Health South Florida
With the projected changes in the healthcare industry, Lopez-Blazquez will be responsible to lead the transformation of Baptist Health South Florida and prepare the organization to focus on value-based, consumer-centric care through a broad-based, data-driven initiative that will evaluate physician-lead clinical reengineering and a top to bottom analysis of all administrative functions and cost structures.
In addition to her new role, Lopez-Blazquez will continue to lead Baptist Health Enterprises (BHE) as chief executive officer, spearheading all Baptist Health’s real estate holdings. BHE Real Estate and Development Corp. owns and manages a diverse portfolio of about 1.8 million square feet of space, including a variety of clinical, physician and office tenants.
Furthermore, Lopez-Blazquez will continue to serve as the lead strategic advisor to the president and chief executive officer of Baptist Health, as well as to other Baptist Health executives and board members on issues of long-term impact to the organization and the healthcare industry.
Lopez-Blazquez joined Baptist Hospital of Miami in 1987 as director of planning and has led the strategic planning and business/market development functions of Baptist Health since then. Before joining Baptist, Lopez-Blazquez worked at Orlando Regional Medical Center as an administrative resident while completing her graduate studies. She also worked at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida as a Medicare compliance auditor and audit supervisor.
“In her 28-year tenure with Baptist Health South Florida, Ana Lopez-Blazquez has made major contributions that have shaped our organization’
Lopez-Blazquez holds a Master of Business Administration and Master of Health Science from the University of Florida, and a Bachelor of Business Administration in accounting from Florida International University. She serves on the board of The Miami Foundation and La Liga Contra el Cancer.
About Baptist Health South Florida
Baptist Health is the largest healthcare organization in the region, with seven hospitals (Baptist Hospital, Baptist Children’s Hospital, Doctors Hospital, Homestead Hospital, Mariners Hospital, South Miami Hospital and West Kendall Baptist Hospital) and nearly 50 outpatient and urgent care facilities spanning three counties. The not-for-profit, faith-based Baptist Health has approximately 16,000 employees and 2,200 affiliated physicians, and also includes Baptist Health Medical Group, Baptist Outpatient Services and internationally renowned centers of excellence. Baptist Health Foundation, the organization’
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