Boca Regional Appoints New Chief Medical Officer

BOCA RATON, FL – February 8, 2017 – Boca Raton Regional Hospital today announced the appointment of Cristina Mata, MD, MBA, CPE, as its new Vice President and Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Mata assumed her duties on February 6, 2017.

Dr. Mata completed her Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Arts and Doctor of Medicine degrees at the University of Miami. She performed her internal medicine internship and residency, as well as a fellowship in endocrinology at the University of Miami.

Following her clinical training, Dr. Mata earned a Master of Business Administration degree with a specialization in Health Administration from the University of Miami. She is a Certified Physician Executive having completed training with the American Association for Physician Leadership.

Dr. Mata is an endocrinologist who practiced clinically for 15 years. For more than two decades, she has held various physician leadership positions at many local institutions; most recently she was Chief Medical Officer, Medical Director of Informatics and Interim Medical Director of Graduate Medical Education at Palmetto General Hospital.

Dr. Mata also held various roles at Jackson Memorial Hospital. There she served as Chief Medical Officer – Ambulatory Division, Medical Director – Occupational Health Services, Associate Chief Medical Officer and Interim Chief Utilization Officer.

She was also Chief Medical Officer, Project Sponsor for a large integrated physician group EMR implementation and Associate Medical Director at Holy Cross Medical Group.

At Holy Cross Hospital, Dr. Mata was Director of Women's Health and Metabolic Services.

Dr. Mata is board-certified with the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism. She is also affiliated with the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists.

“We are excited to welcome Dr. Mata to Boca Raton Regional Hospital,” said Jerry Fedele, President and CEO at Boca Regional. “Her experience and leadership skills are extremely well-suited for this very important position within our organization.”

About Boca Raton Regional Hospital – Advancing the boundaries of medicine.

Boca Raton Regional Hospital is an advanced, tertiary medical center ( with 400 beds and more than 800 primary and specialty physicians on staff. The Hospital is a recognized leader in Cardiovascular Care, Oncology, Women’s Health, Orthopedics, Emergency Medicine and the Neurosciences, all of which offer state-of-the-art diagnostic and imaging capabilities. The Hospital is a designated Comprehensive Stroke Center by the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA).

Boca Raton Regional Hospital was recognized in U.S. News & World Report’s 2016 - 2017 Best Hospitals listing as a Top Ranked Regional Hospital in the South Florida metropolitan area and the highest ranked hospital in Palm Beach County. For the second year in a row, Boca Regional earned the 2016/2017 Consumer Choice Award by National Research Corporation (NRC). Boca Regional was the only hospital in Palm Beach County to earn such a distinction. Boca Raton Regional Hospital was also the recipient of the 2014 Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence™ for 10 years running and was named one of America’s 50 Best Hospitals in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014, both by Healthgrades®.

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