South Miami Hospital

South Miami Hospital Names Harold Girado Assistant Vice President of Cardiac, Vascular and Critical Care

June 2, 2014

Harold GiradoSouth Miami Hospital has appointed Harold Girado, R.N., assistant vice president of Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute at South Miami Hospital. In his new position, Mr. Girado will oversee the operations of and patient care provided in the hospital’s Cardiac, Vascular and Critical Care departments.

Mr. Girado joined South Miami Hospital in 1997 as an EMT in the Emergency Center and has held several positions of increasing responsibility, most recently serving as director of nursing for vascular and interventional services. In 2010, he was named the hospital’s Leader of the Year.

“Mr. Girado is a proven effective leader in our organization,” said Carol Biggs, R.N., vice president of Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute at South Miami Hospital. “I am confident that in this expanded role he will guide our team to continue delivering the highest quality care for patients and their families.”

Mr. Girado earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Florida International University and a master’s degree in nursing from the University of Phoenix. He is a member of the American Organization of Nurse Executives and serves the local community through active involvement in the American Heart Walk, American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life, Autism Speaks and Habitat for Humanity.

Baptist Health is the largest healthcare organization in the region, with seven hospitals (Baptist Hospital, Baptist Children’s Hospital, Doctors Hospital, Homestead Hospital, Mariners Hospital, South Miami Hospital and West Kendall Baptist Hospital) and more than 30 outpatient and urgent care facilities spanning three counties. The not-for-profit, faith-based Baptist Health has more than 15,000 employees and 2,200 affiliated physicians, and also includes Baptist Health Medical Group, Baptist Outpatient Services and internationally renowned centers of excellence. Baptist Health Foundation, the organization’s fundraising arm, supports services at all hospitals and facilities. Baptist Health was just listed by Fortune magazine as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in America (#19 in the nation and #1 in Florida) and has remained on the list for 14 years. It was also recognized as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies for the fourth year in a row by the Ethisphere Institute. Visit

Contact: Shannon Zemantauski, 786-662-5015


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