Letter from the Chief Academic Officer

  • Javier Hernandez-Lichtl

    Chief Academic Officer, Baptist Health
    Chief Executive Officer, Doctors Hospital

    Thank you for your interest in Baptist Health South Florida’s academic programs. As the largest not-for-profit hospital system in the region, with more than a million patient visits every year, Baptist Health is uniquely positioned to offer a wide range of educational opportunities. Each year, over 9,000 learners participate in learning programs at Baptist Health facilities. The vision for all of our programs is to attract, train and retain highly skilled healthcare professionals to improve the health and well-being of our community.


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