Baptist Health South Florida, Fishermen's Community Hospital, Mariners Hospital

Baptist Health South Florida Names Drew Grossman CEO of Mariners Hospital & Fishermen’s Community Hospital

January 26, 2021

Miami, Fla. – January 26, 2021 — Drew Grossman has been named Chief Executive Officer of Mariners Hospital and Fishermen’s Community Hospital, both part of Baptist Health South Florida. Grossman will assume his position on February, 25, 2021, succeeding the retirement of longtime leader, Rick Freeburg.

Grossman earned a Bachelor of Science from The Pennsylvania State University and a Master of Health Services Administration from The George Washington University in Washington, DC. After completing his administrative residency at Parkway Medical Center in North Miami Beach, Grossman moved to Southern California to serve as Assistant Administrator at Centinela Hospital Medical Center, an acute care hospital serving Los Angeles and the South Bay regions. He returned to Florida in 2002 serving in leadership positions at Cleveland Clinic in Weston and Parkway Medical Center in North Miami Beach. Grossman then joined Broward Health as CEO of Broward Health Coral Springs and Salah Foundation Children’s Hospital. Grossman comes to us from St. Mary’s Medical Center in Blue Springs, MO. Under his leadership as CEO, St. Mary’s Hospital has reached new levels of patient satisfaction, safety, quality and efficiency.

“Jay Hershoff, Chair of the Board of Directors, and I are pleased to announce the appointment of Drew Grossman as the CEO of Baptist Health’s two hospitals in the Florida Keys,” said Bo Boulenger, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Baptist Health South Florida. “Drew is an experienced executive who understands the value of balancing patient experience, quality, physician relations, employee engagement, finance and community involvement.”

Hershoff added, “He has been a dedicated leader in each of the communities he has served. We are excited to welcome him to Baptist Health and back to South Florida.”

Grossman currently serves on several Boards including the Blue Springs Economic Development Council. He was also Chair of the Broward County March of Dimes and held Board positions at Coral Springs and Parkland Chamber of Commerce, South Florida Hospital and Healthcare Association as well as Board Vice Chair of the Coral Springs Economic Development Foundation.

Grossman is married with two children, one in college at USF in Tampa, and the other an accomplished high school lacrosse athlete. His wife Melissa works remotely with a firm in Ft. Lauderdale. The family is looking forward to returning to South Florida and becoming very active members of the Keys Community.

About Baptist Health South Florida
Baptist Health South Florida is the largest healthcare organization in the region, with 11 hospitals, nearly 23,000 employees, more than 4,000 physicians and more than 100 outpatient centers, urgent care facilities and physician practices spanning across Miami-Dade, Monroe, Broward and Palm Beach counties. Baptist Health has internationally renowned centers of excellence in cancer, cardiovascular care, orthopedics and sports medicine, and neurosciences. In addition, it includes Baptist Health Medical Group; Baptist Health Quality Network; and Baptist Health Care On Demand, a virtual health platform. A not-for-profit organization supported by philanthropy and committed to its faith-based charitable mission of medical excellence, Baptist Health has been recognized by Fortune as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in America and by Ethisphere as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies. For more information, visit and connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn.

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