Baptist Health South Florida

Matthew Arsenault Named Executive Vice President And Chief Financial Officer For Baptist Health South Florida

September 10, 2018

Matthew Arsenault_2018 headshotCoral Gables, Fla. – September 10, 2018 – Baptist Health South Florida, the largest not-for-profit healthcare organization in South Florida, has named Matthew Arsenault as its new executive vice president and chief financial officer. He succeeds Ralph Lawson, who recently announced his retirement after 30 years with Baptist Health.

Arsenault has been with Baptist Health since 2006 and has held various roles during his 12 years with the organization. Most recently, as corporate vice president of Finance, he oversaw numerous functions, including all accounting and financial reporting for Baptist Health, affiliate finance operations, budgeting, accounts payable, payroll, and the Baptist Health privacy office. He has also been responsible for managing the organization’s treasury team, which includes all Baptist Health banking relationships and its investment portfolio.

Reporting to Chief Executive Officer, Brian E. Keeley, Arsenault will be responsible for managing the organization’s finance, supply chain, risk management and mergers and acquisitions activities. He is also the executive responsible for the relationship with Health Systems Solutions, the new revenue cycle joint venture between Baptist Health and Navigant Consulting, Inc.

“Matt’s extensive experience and many accomplishments within Baptist Health make him distinctively qualified to lead our finance team and provide strategic financial direction that will allow the organization to continue fulfilling its mission of providing high-quality care to our patients and families,” said Keeley. “I look forward to having him as part of the senior leadership team as we continue to grow and adapt to the changing needs of the communities we serve.

“I am pleased to see Matt advance to the senior leadership role he has been preparing for through his years of service and the initiatives he has managed,” said Lawson, who will continue to work with Baptist Health as a consultant after his retirement. “He was instrumental in the comprehensive centralization and reorganization of Baptist Health’s finance departments, led a recent project of refinancing more than $800 million in Baptist Health’s tax-exempt debt, and was the lead executive on the finance components of our PeopleSoft implementation.”

Prior to joining Baptist Health, Arsenault earned two masters degrees, in accounting and teaching, and worked in public accounting for Deloitte & Touche and Morrison, Brown, Argiz & Co. He holds various designations, including Certified Public Accountant and HFMA Certified Healthcare Financial Professional.

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About Baptist Health South Florida
Baptist Health South Florida is the largest healthcare organization in the region, with 10 hospitals (Baptist Hospital, Baptist Children’s Hospital, Bethesda Hospital East, Bethesda Hospital West, Doctors Hospital, Fishermen’s Community Hospital, Homestead Hospital, Mariners Hospital, South Miami Hospital and West Kendall Baptist Hospital), more than 40 physician practices, 50 outpatient and urgent care facilities, Baptist Health Medical Group, Baptist Health Quality Network and internationally renowned centers of excellence spanning across Monroe, Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties. A not-for-profit organization supported by philanthropy and committed to our faith-based charitable mission of medical excellence, Baptist Health has more than 19,500 employees and more than 3,000 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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