For 30 years, Ana Calderon Randazzo has dedicated her career to serving Broward County’s children with special healthcare needs. As the administrator for the Children’s Diagnostic & Treatment Center, Randazzo feels there is no place she’d rather be.
Meet Ana Calderon Randazzo, Ph.D.
Title and Department: Ana Calderon Randazzo, Ph.D., Administrator, Children’s Diagnostic & Treatment Center (CDTC)
What I do at Broward Health: I oversee the amazing work being done at CDTC where we serve more than 12,000 clients with special needs living in Broward County. The Center provides family centered medical care, case management, social services and other types of intervention to children and adolescents with chronic illnesses and development disabilities, and to provide support and education to their families.
Years at Broward Health: 30 years
What motivates me to come to work each day: Our mission, the children we serve, and the difference we make in the lives of our clients every day.
My favorite Broward Health moment: Racing down the clinic hallway with one of our little clients who had fully recovered from hip surgery…Just for the joy of it.
Some advice I’d give to a new employee just starting their career in healthcare: Be passionate about your work, no matter what it is. Show up. Be present. Go the extra mile.
How I like to relax: Going to the beach to watch the sunrise before it gets crowded.
What I’m most proud of personally or professionally: So proud of CDTC being recognized as a Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH). The PCMH is a model of care that places the patient at the center of care. PCMHs are known to build better relationships with patients and their clinical teams. Research shows that PCMHs enhance the patient experience while reducing healthcare costs.
What’s on my playlist: The Piano Guys!
If I could have dinner with anyone in the world, alive or dead, it be: Winston Churchill - because he Never, Never, Never gave up!