Ana Lopez- Blazquez in new role at Baptist Health South Florida

Ana Lopez-Blazquez, CEO of Baptist Health Enterprises, was named executive vice president and chief strategy and transformation officer of 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, consumercentric 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 CEO, 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 CEO 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 a 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’s growth strategy and strong market position,” said Brian E. Keeley, president and CEO of Baptist Health. “Her strong business and analytical skills have been at the forefront of significant business endeavors at Baptist Health, such as the conceptualization and development of our Baptist Health Medical Plazas, centers that provide outpatient urgent care and diagnostic imaging services throughout Miami Dade and Broward County, as well as leading the legislative due diligence and logistics that set Baptist Health on course to build West Kendall Baptist Hospital, the first brand new hospital built in Florida in several decades.”

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.

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