Baptist Health South Florida

Baptist Health Names Jane Alonso to Board of Trustees

February 21, 2014

Baptist Health South Florida, the largest faith-based, not-for-profit healthcare organization in the region, has named Jane Alonso, R.N., to the Board of Trustees. Members of all Baptist Health Boards serve voluntarily and without compensation.

Ms. Alonso has worked as an operating room nurse in hospitals in New York and Florida. Most recently, she worked at Doctors Hospital, phoning discharged patients to monitor their conditions and ensure their satisfaction with their medical care.

“Jane Alonso brings a unique perspective to our leadership. As the first nurse to serve as a member of the Board of Trustees, she offers expertise and experience in hands-on patient care,” said Brian E. Keeley, Baptist Health president and chief executive officer. “We understand the vital role that nurses play in our mission, and Ms. Alonso will work with other volunteer Board members to guide us as we provide the highest-quality care for the community.”

In addition to her role on the Baptist Health Board, Ms. Alonso’s community involvement has included volunteering at Doctors Hospital, Palmer Trinity School and St. Thomas Episcopal School. She was a member of the Unit Practice Council and the Family Resource Room Task Force at Doctors Hospital. She also has served on the boards of the Miami Ballet Company and Maximum Dance Guild.

Ms. Alonso graduated from the Muhlenberg Hospital School of Nursing in Plainfield, New Jersey, and earned a B.S. in health services administration from Florida International University. A resident of Coral Gables, she has six children and six grandchildren. Her late husband, Tony, was a civic leader, banker and businessman who helped spearhead the building of West Kendall Baptist Hospital, where he served as founding Board chairman.

Baptist Health includes Baptist Hospital, South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, Homestead Hospital, Baptist Children’s Hospital, Mariners Hospital, Baptist Cardiac & Vascular Institute, West Kendall Baptist Hospital, Baptist Health Medical Group, Baptist Outpatient Services and Baptist Health Enterprises. Baptist Health Foundation, the organization’s fundraising arm, supports services at all hospitals and facilities affiliated with Baptist Health. For more information, visit and connect with BaptistHealthSF on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

Contact: Christine Kotler, 786-596-6534

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