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Florida Newsmakers of the Year

Business - Florida Newsmakers of the Year

Mike Vogel | 1/1/2011

• HUGH GREENE
President/CEO, Baptist Health - Jacksonville

Hugh Greene
[Photo: Paul Figura]
Shaping Healthcare

Hugh Greene stopped counting how many speeches he made as healthcare reform was debated in 2010. Greene's presentations drew praise for their even-handedness amid what became a fiercely partisan fight — both Democrat and Republican groups invited him to speak. What does he think now that the law has passed? Overall, Greene says, the law does some things well (insures more people) and other things less effectively (reduces costs) and it's too soon to tell on others. He says it isn't a government takeover of the sector. Greene's been an innovator in his five-hospital system, cutting a deal with Solantic, the walk-in clinic company co-founded by new Gov. Rick Scott. Last year also saw construction start on an 11-story hospital tower downtown and the opening of the Hill Breast Center. The big project this year is integrating services and doctors to position the system for the future. "We continue to be gratified by the confidence the community has in us," he says.


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Mark Wilson
Wilbur Ross Jr.
Lola Gonzalez
John Textor
Robert Clements
Thomas Gaffney
Hugh Green
R.J. Scaringe
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Julian MacQueen

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Education
Frank Brogan
Maryellen Elia

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Ian MacDonald & William Hogarth

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Pat Riley

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Pitbull
Pamela Tuscany

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Scott Rothstein
David Brooks

Jim Greer
Wayne McLeod
Lewis Freeman
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Lee Farkas

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