Tuesday, December 14, 2010 - Broward General Medical Center Appoints New Chief Operating Officer

Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Natassia Orr has been named Chief Operating Officer for Broward Health Broward General Medical Center (BGMC). Orr previously served as Administrator for Broward Health Weston from 2006 through most of 2010.

As Administrator of Broward Health Weston, Orr led the transition of the Surgery Center of Weston to a profitable venture and advocated for a $3 million dollar upgrade of the Imaging Center (including the county’s first 128 slice CT) and a renovation of the Urgent Care Center. 

Orr’s career in healthcare spans more than 20 years and includes many different leadership roles within Broward Health. She started her career as a clinician and later moved to information technology where she supported physician offices and later corporate departments. In 2003, as the Privacy and Security Officer, she implemented and provided the structure for the HIPAA Compliance program. She was then named Compliance Officer and designed the current compliance program at Broward Health. In 2005, she became Director of Corporate Services, and assumed responsibility for property management, contracts administration, and general oversight of clinical and business corporate initiatives. 

“Natassia brings a wealth of experience to her new role,” said Jamey Thaw, CEO of BGMC.  “Her leadership and knowledge of the Broward Health system will be a tremendous asset to Broward General Medical Center.”

Orr has been a Broward County resident since 1981 and lives in Davie with her husband and four children.

Broward Health, providing service for more than 50 years, is a nationally recognized system offering world class health care services to our neighbors in South Florida. One of the 10 largest public health systems in the nation, Broward Health includes Broward General Medical Center, North Broward Medical Center, Imperial Point Medical Center, Coral Springs Medical Center, Chris Evert Children’s Hospital, Broward Health Weston and more than 30 facilities of the Community Health Services and Broward Health Physician Group. For more information visit

Natassia Orr, COO, Broward General Medical Center