October 26, 2016

CEO Spotlight

Healthy Ambition

Martha Brannigan | 5/1/2006
CEO / Aventura Hospital and Medical Center, Aventura

The facility: 407-bed hospital owned by HCA Inc.
Employees: 1300
Career Path: Started as a nurse, then turned to administration, getting an MBA. Administration "afforded me the opportunity to make a difference on a bigger scale. Having the clinical knowledge helps immensely."
Latest Community Program: Life Link, a free program that provides CPR training based on new protocols for the procedure.
Organizational Chart: She's at the bottom; patients at top. "I see my role as a servant. The whole reason we are here, after all, is the patient."
Patients: "The consumer is very smart, looking on the internet for who's got what technology. Care is becoming very transparent."
Getaway: Skiing in Colorado
Community: South Florida Hospital and Healthcare Association board of directors
Kudos: Voted a "Woman of Distinction" by the March of Dimes, named "CEO of the Year" by the South Florida Business Journal.

Tags: Miami-Dade, Healthcare

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