Ana Lopez-Blazquez

Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer, Baptist Health Chief Executive Officer, Baptist Health Enterprises

Ms. Lopez-Blazquez is Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer for Baptist Health South Florida, the largest not-for-profit multi-hospital healthcare system in the region, headquartered in Coral Gables, Florida, and Chief Executive Officer of Baptist Health Enterprises, the for-profit subsidiary for Baptist Health. Baptist Health South Florida includes Baptist Hospital of Miami, Baptist Children’s Hospital, Baptist Health Hospital Doral, Bethesda Hospital East, Bethesda Hospital West, Boca Raton Regional Hospital, Doctors Hospital, Fishermen’s Community Hospital, Homestead Hospital, Mariners Hospital, South Miami Hospital, West Kendall Baptist Hospital, Baptist Outpatient Services, Miami Cancer Institute, Baptist Health Medical Group and Baptist Health Enterprises.

In her role as Chief Strategy Officer for Baptist Health, Ms. Lopez-Blazquez is responsible for strategy development and strategy execution with particular emphasis on driving the growth agenda and brand management of the organization. This includes responsibility for overall strategic direction, business and master facility planning; market development; marketing and communications; consumer access & patient experience; property acquisitions and land development projects. As Chief Strategy Officer, Ms. Lopez-Blazquez serves as the chief strategic advisor to the President/CEO of Baptist Health, other Baptist Health executives and Boards on issues of long-term impact to Baptist Health South Florida.

As Chief Executive Officer of Baptist Health Enterprises (BHE), she leads that subsidiary, which includes all Baptist Health’s real estate holdings. BHE currently owns and/or manages a diverse portfolio of about 2.7 million square feet of space, across four counties, including a variety of clinical, physician and office tenants. BHE Real Estate and Development Corp. provides full-service property management, leasing, leasing administration/accounting, tenant relations, building engineering, construction oversight and security and centralized surveillance services. BHE owns and operates the Hilton Miami Dadeland, a full-service hotel and conference center, and in partnership with Belmont Village, a residential community for seniors.

Ms. Lopez-Blazquez joined Baptist Hospital of Miami in 1987 as Director of Planning and has led the strategic planning and business/market development functions for Baptist since that time. Prior to joining the organization, Ms. Lopez-Blazquez worked (1986-1987) at Orlando Health, a multi-hospital healthcare system in central Florida in various planning and program development positions, where she also completed her administrative residency as part of her graduate studies. Ms. Lopez-Blazquez also worked at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida / Provider Audit & Reimbursement Department as a Medicare compliance auditor and audit supervisor for five years.

Ms. Lopez-Blazquez received her Master of Business Administration and Master of Health Science from the University of Florida in 1987, and her Bachelor of Business Administration – Accounting from Florida International University in 1979. She is currently a board member of University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences and Watsco, Inc.

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