Baptist Health South Florida

Joe Natoli Named Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer for Baptist Health South Florida

July 3, 2017

Coral Gables, Fla. – July 3, 2017 – Baptist Health South Florida, the largest not-for-profit healthcare organization in South Florida, today named Joe Natoli as its new executive vice president and chief administrative officer. He will assume his new role on July 10, succeeding George Foyo, who recently announced his retirement.

Natoli is a proven leader with vast experience in healthcare, higher-education, and media. Most recently, as senior vice president for business and finance and chief financial officer for the University of Miami, he was responsible for finance and treasury, information technology, human resources, real estate and facilities, research administration, campus security, supply chain, risk management and auxiliary operations. From 2013 to 2015, he also served as interim chief operating officer for the University of Miami Health System, where he managed hospitals and clinics, the multi-disciplinary physician practice plan and related support organizations. During his decade of leadership, the University consistently moved up in the rankings of the country’s best private research universities. Revenues more than doubled and the University maintained an “A” rating while making significant investments in facilities and programmatic growth.

Reporting to Chief Executive Officer, Brian E. Keeley, Natoli will be responsible for human resources, international services, legal counsel, construction administration, government and community relations, hospitality and business relations, corporate diversity and the Baptist Health South Florida Foundation.

“Joe is an exceptional individual and is uniquely qualified to join the senior leadership of our organization,” said Keeley. “His extensive experience and thorough knowledge of South Florida and our local healthcare market along with his keen interest in research and innovation and long history of philanthropy will be tremendous assets to Baptist Health, our patients and community. I look forward to working with Joe and the rest of our team in the best interest of the people we serve.”

“Baptist Health is a leader in healthcare delivery and innovation with a true focus on putting patients and families first,” said Natoli. “I am honored and excited to join the Baptist Health team and to work with them to provide compassionate, quality care in a community that I love.”

Prior to joining the University of Miami, Natoli worked for Knight Ridder, Inc., serving as chairman and publisher of company’s largest newspapers, The Philadelphia Inquirer and Philadelphia Daily News, president and publisher of San Jose Mercury News, and president of The Miami Herald Publishing Company. He is a respected community leader who has chaired or co-chaired community-wide United Way campaigns in Miami-Dade County, Silicon Valley and Philadelphia.

“Joe is a visionary leader with a track record of growth and accomplishment at the organizations he has served,” said William H. Dickinson, chairman of the Baptist Health South Florida Board of Trustees. “We are pleased that he is joining Baptist Health and look forward to working with him toward our mission of improving the health of our community.”

Natoli has served on various boards including Mitchell Wolfson, Sr. Foundation, Dolphins Cancer Challenge, United Way, Coral Gables Trust, and Perry Ellis International, Inc.

He is a member of the Iron Arrow Honor Society, the highest honor attained by a student, faculty, administrator or alum at the University of Miami. Past honors include Silver Medallion for Humanitarianism from the Miami Coalition of Christians and Jews, Non-Profit Company CFO of the Year by the South Florida Business Journal and Business School Alumni of the Year by the University of South Florida.

About Baptist Health South Florida
Baptist Health South Florida is the largest healthcare organization in the region, with eight hospitals (Baptist Hospital, Baptist Children’s Hospital, Doctors Hospital, Fishermen’s Community Hospital, Homestead Hospital, Mariners Hospital, South Miami Hospital and West Kendall Baptist Hospital), more than 50 outpatient and urgent care facilities, Baptist Health Medical Group, Baptist Health Quality Network and internationally renowned centers of excellence. A not-for-profit organization supported by philanthropy and committed to our faith-based charitable mission of medical excellence, Baptist Health has approximately 16,000 employees and 2,400 affiliated physicians. Baptist Health South Florida 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 at and on Twitter and Instagram @BaptistHealthSF.

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