Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center Welcomes Jeffrey M. Welch as Chief Executive Officer

May 28, 2015

Palm Beach Gardens, FL (May 28, 2015) – Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center appoints Jeffrey M. Welch as the hospital’s new Chief Executive Officer. As CEO, Welch will be responsible for all hospital operations, executive planning and medical services of the 199-bed acute care hospital.

Jeffrey M. Welch“We are extremely delighted to have Jeff as the new Chief Executive Officer at Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center,” said CEO of Tenet’s Florida Region, Marsha Powers.  “Jeff is a strong leader and his extensive knowledge of hospital operations will be very valuable in this new position.  

Welch has over 25 years of operational and financial leadership experience in major academic medical centers and community health systems. Most recently he served as the CEO of Coral Gables Hospital, where he achieved significant growth in the areas of hospital admissions, inpatient and outpatient surgical volumes and emergency room utilization.  Under his leadership, the hospital received the highest ratings within Tenet for employee and physician satisfaction.  

Prior to his appointment as CEO of Coral Gables Hospital, Welch was the Chief Operating Officer at Delray Medical Center.  Among his accomplishments as COO, Welch spearheaded several innovative projects including the opening of a Special Procedures Room, new Cardiac Catheterization Lab, two additional OR Suites and the hospital’s newly opened Electrophysiology Lab.  He directed operational savings initiatives, managed and directed construction projects, developed patient satisfaction programs and negotiated contracts for physician recruitment. 

Welch also previously served as the Vice President of Operations at Riverview Medical Center and Assistant Vice President of Operations at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, both in New Jersey.

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