Steward Health Care announced today that Marisela Marrero, M.D., will become Steward’s first Regional President for the South Florida Region. Dr. Marrero will oversee the five hospitals Steward acquired from Tenet Healthcare Corporation last month, including North Shore Medical Center, Coral Gables Hospital, Hialeah Hospital, Palmetto General Hospital in Miami-Dade County, and Florida Medical Center in Broward County. Dr. Marrero will lead the hospitals’ efforts to respond to the recent surge in COVID-19 cases, as well as to expand high-quality, physician-led healthcare to the diverse communities of South Florida. In addition to her regional role, Dr. Marrero has served as the new President of Hialeah Hospital since August.

Marisela Marrero, M.D., Steward Regional President for the South Florida Region
Marisela Marrero, M.D., Steward Regional President for the South Florida Region (Photo courtesy Steward Health Care)

“Dr. Marrero has a firmly established and impressive track record as a clinician and visionary administrator that makes her uniquely qualified to lead Steward’s South Florida Region,” said Sanjay Shetty, M.D., Steward’s President of North America. “She has a strong understanding of how to deliver exceptional community-based, value driven care particularly within underserved, diverse communities. I’m confident that Dr. Marrero will seamlessly partner with our team members and community partners to lead this important region to new heights during these challenging times.”

Dr. Marrero is a Harvard-trained (Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham & Women’s Hospital), board certified emergency room physician, who most recently served as President of Good Samaritan Medical Center, one of Steward’s largest and most successful Massachusetts hospitals. Originally from Puerto Rico, Dr. Marrero has dedicated her career to engaging and partnering with Latino communities to provide vital health information and care, regularly appearing on Spanish-language media to provide expertise on many important healthcare topics.

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“I am honored and humbled to have the opportunity to lead these outstanding medical teams across the greater Miami region as we address the unique health care needs of the communities and the ongoing COVID-19 surge,” said Marisela Marrero, M.D., Steward Regional President for South Florida. “I look forward to partnering with our skilled and compassionate providers and community stakeholders to increase investments in our facilities and clinical services in the months and years ahead.”

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Photo Courtesy Hialeah Hospital

In her concurrent role as President of Hialeah Hospital, Dr. Marrero will also lead a team of more than 900 employees directing care at the 378-bed acute care hospital, which has been part of the Hialeah community since 1951.

About Steward Health Care:
Steward Health Care’s physician-led business model was built to unlock access to the highest-quality care at a sustainable cost, committed to providing personalized, ongoing medical services that positively impact patients’ physical, emotional, and mental well-being.

Founded in 2010 by CEO Ralph de la Torre, M.D., who grew up in Florida and is the son of Cuban immigrants, Steward Health Care is the largest physician-led health care network with more than 5,500 providers and 43,000 health care professionals caring for 12.3 million patients a year through its global network of hospitals, urgent care centers, skilled nursing facilities and behavioral health services.

Based in Dallas, Steward currently operates 44 hospitals around the world, including 39 across Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Utah, as well as five internationally within Malta and Colombia.

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