Thursday, July 14, 2011 - Calvin Glidewell Named CEO of Broward Health Flagship Hospital

Calvin Glidewell has been named Chief Executive Officer of Broward General Medical Center and Chris Evert Children’s Hospital.

Glidewell has served as CEO of Imperial Point Medical Center since joining Broward Health in 2007. While there he expanded services, added robotic surgery and interventional radiology, and opened a new $18 million emergency department and a new outpatient surgery center.

“Calvin has an excellent track record not only within Broward Health but throughout his healthcare career,” said Frank Nask, President/CEO of Broward Health. “Over the course of his considerable background in healthcare administration, he has developed the skills required to successfully run a 716-bed acute care hospital and trauma center.” 

Mark Sprada, chief nursing officer/chief operating officer for Imperial Point Medical Center, will be interim CEO as a search for Glidewell’s replacement is conducted. 

Prior to joining Broward Health, Glidewell spent 16 years with the not-for-profit University Community Health System in Tampa. He served as CEO of University Community Hospital-Medical Center, its flagship 475-bed hospital, and University Community Hospital-Carrollwood, a 120-bed acute care niche facility specializing in spine surgery and vascular/wound care. His early career in healthcare included marketing, strategic planning and system development at hospitals in Tampa, Annapolis and Jacksonville.

Glidewell received his undergraduate degree with honors from Vanderbilt University and holds a Master of Business Administration and a Master of Public Health from Tulane University.

He is the current board chair of the South Florida Hospital and Healthcare Association and a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives. He is a member of the Fort Lauderdale Executive’s Association and sits on the board of directors for the Pompano Beach Chamber of Commerce.

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