Robert Lord remains the president of Martin Health System.
CLEVELAND — Cleveland Clinic, on the brink of finalizing deals to take over Martin Health System in Stuart and the Indian River Medical Center in Vero Beach, announced a new regional leadership structure in Florida today that appoints a Cleveland Clinic physician as president of IRMC and retains Robert Lord as president of the Martin Health System .
Pending regulatory review and approval expected in January of the takeover of IRMC and Martin Health, physician Gregory Rosencrance, currently chairman of the Cleveland Clinic’s Medicine Institute, will return to Florida to serve as president of IRMC.
Cleveland Clinic also announced that Lord will continue in his role as president of Martin Health System. Lord was named the president of Martin Health in November 2015 after previously having served as its chief operating officer, senior vice president responsible for system facility management, and chief legal officer. Lord, who joined Martin Health in 1998, is a fellow if the American College of Healthcare Executives and is Florida Bar board certified as a healthcare attorney.
Cleveland Clinic CEO Tom Mihaljevic, M.D., also announced that Wael Barsoum, M.D., will serve as the CEO and president of the Cleveland Clinic Florida region, which includes IRMC and Martin Health. Barsoum completed an orthopaedic surgery residency at Cleveland Clinic in 2000 and re-joined the staff after his fellowship in 2001 in Naples. He then returned to Cleveland in 2003 as a member of the orthopaedic surgery staff.
The Cleveland Clinic system in Florida currently includes a hospital in Weston and facilities in Coral Springs, Palm Beach Gardens, Parkland, West Palm Beach, and Wellington.
“As we continue to extend our presence in Florida, this new structure will further Cleveland Clinic’s mission and allow us to stay true to improving the lives of as many patients as possible,” Mihaljevic said. “Working as a team, our caregivers place the patient at the center of everything we do. ‘Patients First’ is not just a motto; it’s a commitment to providing exceptional care in an exceptional way to every patient.”
Cleveland Clinic also announced these positions:
—Joseph Iannotti, M.D., chair of Cleveland Clinic’s Orthopaedic and Rheumatologic Institute for nearly two decades, has been named chief of staff for the Cleveland Clinic region in Florida. Dr. Iannotti joined Cleveland Clinic in 2000. In addition to his clinical practice as an orthopaedic surgeon, Iannotti has been the co-director of the Orthopaedic Research Center, with a joint appointment in the department of biomedical engineering.
—Rodolfo J. Blandon, M.D., who has been serving as chief of staff in Weston, has accepted the new role of president of Cleveland Clinic Florida in Weston. This position was previously held by Barsoum. Blandon has been a member of the Cleveland Clinic Florida staff since 2001.
About The Cleveland Clinic:
Cleveland Clinic is a nonprofit multispecialty academic medical center that integrates clinical and hospital care with research and education. Among Cleveland Clinic’s 49,000 employees are more than 3,400 full-time salaried physicians and researchers and 14,000 nurses, representing 120 medical specialties and subspecialties. The Cleveland Clinic health system includes a 165-acre main campus near downtown Cleveland and nine community hospitals.
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