D. Wayne Brackin plans to take hands-on approach as COO of Baptist Health South hospital system
The Baptist Health South Florida system of hospitals has become South Florida's largest not-for-profit health-care provider. Spearheading the day-to-day operations of the organization and implementing its ongoing strategies as chief operating officer since April 2 is Wayne Brackin, whose career in hospital management spans more than 20 years.
Before being promoted to his current position, Mr. Brackin, 48, was chief executive officer of South Miami Hospital, a role he retains temporarily as a successor is sought. He began his career in 1985 as an administrative resident at South Miami while working on his master's degree in health-services administration. He went on to be appointed chief executive officer of Homestead Hospital, where he turned around its performance from a loss of $750,000 to a profit of $900,000 and then spearheaded a $10 million renovation project and guided the hospital through recovery from the devastation of Hurricane Andrew in 1992.
Mr. Brackin was interviewed by Miami Today international editor Michael Hayes.
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