BOCA RATON, FL – July 12, 2021 – Haroula Protopapadakis Norden
has been appointed Chief Operating Officer of Boca Raton Regional Hospital,
part of Baptist Health South Florida.
Effective today, Ms. Protopapadakis Norden assumes her new role. She will
help oversee daily operations and play a critical role in the hospital’s
expansion and renovation, upholding Boca Regional’s outstanding
clinical care and patient satisfaction.
“We are very pleased to welcome Haroula Protopapadakis Norden. She
brings with her a record of proven leadership and a passion for excellence
and innovation,” says Lincoln Mendez, CEO of Boca Raton Regional
Hospital. “We know she will be a valued member of our team.”
Ms. Protopapadakis Norden is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare
Executives and served as the 2020 President of the South Florida chapter’s
board of directors. She comes to Boca Regional Hospital from Memorial
Regional Hospital in Hollywood, where she worked for more than 15 years
and most recently served as Associate Administrator.
At Memorial, she led the construction of the hospital’s $43 million
parking garage and conference center, in addition to overseeing the Neuroscience
Institute for the system and the hospital’s departments of trauma
medicine, imaging, inpatient rehabilitation, environmental services, food
and nutrition and more.
Born and raised in South Florida, Ms. Protopapadakis Norden earned her
Master of Business Administration degree with a certificate in hospital
administration from Nova Southeastern University in Davie. She also earned
her Bachelor of Science at NSU. Ms. Protopapadakis Norden is active in
a number of community causes. In 2020, she was a March of Dimes Women
of Distinction honoree. She also has participated in Leadership Broward
and in mentoring programs at both Florida Atlantic University and Florida
International University, with an emphasis on healthcare.
“I’m very happy to join the team at Boca Raton Regional Hospital,
which has such a stellar reputation,” Ms. Protopapadakis Norden
says. “The hospital is growing significantly, and in doing so is
exploring new ways to serve the community, its patients and their families.
It’s an exciting time to be here and I look forward to all we will
About Boca Raton Regional Hospital
Boca Raton Regional Hospital is part of Baptist Health South Florida, the
largest healthcare organization in the region, with 11 hospitals, nearly
23,000 employees, more than 4,000 physicians and more than 100 outpatient
centers, urgent care facilities and physician practices spanning across
Miami-Dade, Monroe, Broward and Palm Beach counties. Baptist Health has
internationally renowned centers of excellence in cancer, cardiovascular
care, orthopedics and sports medicine, and neurosciences. In addition,
it includes Baptist Health Medical Group; Baptist Health Quality Network;
and Baptist Health Care On Demand, a virtual health platform. Baptist
Health has been recognized by Fortune as one of the 100 Best Companies
to Work For in America and by Ethisphere as one of the World’s Most
Boca Raton Regional Hospital is supported by philanthropy to strengthen
its mission to deliver the highest quality patient care, satisfaction
and safety. If you would like to learn more about supporting the mission
of Boca Raton Regional Hospital, visit our website at donate.brrh.com.
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