Monday, October 22, 2012 - Chris Evert Children’s Hospital Names Frantz as Administrator
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Rita Frantz, CECH administrator

Fort Lauderdale, Fla. – Rita Frantz, RN, MS, has been named administrator of Chris Evert Children’s Hospital (CECH) at Broward Health Medical Center. 


“Rita’s expertise and leadership have been crucial to many important projects over the years,” said Calvin Glidewell, CEO of Broward Health Medical Center (BHMC).  “She is the natural choice to guide Chris Evert Children’s Hospital’s success as we move forward.”

In this role, she will continue to provide strategic direction, leadership and support to ensure the delivery of quality, family-centered health care.

Previously, she served as director of women and children at BHMC and CECH, where she continued the development of key clinical services, including the Neonatal Transport Team, Pediatric Emergency Services, Pediatric Intensive Care, Pediatric Hematology Oncology and the Child Life Program.

Frantz has been a dedicated member of the Broward Health team for more than 35 years. Joining the hospital as a staff nurse in the premature nursery, she became the first nurse manager of the 63-bed NICU, which was designated as one of 10 receiving centers in Florida.

In addition, Frantz played a leadership role introducing the Prenatal Care Center, renovation of Labor/Delivery/Recovery suites, Lactation Services and Prenatal Education. She also assisted in the development of the Women’s Breast Center, which evolved into the Lillian S. Wells Women’s Center.

She received her Bachelor of Science in Public Administration and Master of Science in Professional Management from Nova Southeastern University.

Broward Health, providing service for more than 70 years, is a nationally recognized system offering world class health care services to our neighbors in South Florida. Broward Health includes Broward Health Medical Center, Broward Health North, Broward Health Imperial Point,  Broward Health Coral Springs, Chris Evert Children’s Hospital, Broward Health Weston, Broward Health Community Health Services, Broward Health Physician Group and Broward Health Foundation. For more information, visit