President and Chief Operating Officer
Bo Boulenger is President and Chief Operating Officer of Baptist Health South Florida, the region’s largest not-for-profit healthcare system with a workforce of approximately 23,000 employees and more than 4,000 affiliated physicians. Serving more than 1.5 million patients each year, Baptist Health has a national reputation for quality and is the most awarded healthcare system in South Florida. In its Best Hospital Rankings, U.S. News & World Report has consistently recognized Baptist Health among the top healthcare organizations nationwide for performance on multiple areas of care. It is also rated among the 100 Best Companies to Work For in America by Fortune magazine.
Mr. Boulenger is responsible for all of Baptist Health’s 11 hospitals and more than 50 outpatient facilities spanning four counties, as well as Miami Cancer Institute, a member of the Memorial Sloan Kettering Alliance, and Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute, Miami Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Institute and Miami Neuroscience Institute. In addition, Mr. Boulenger serves as incident commander of the Baptist Health Disaster/Emergency Preparedness Program and also provides leadership to the pastoral care program and the medical center at Ocean Reef.
Mr. Boulenger earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida and a master’s degree in health care administration from Washington University in St. Louis. With more than 30 years of experience in healthcare administration, he began his career with Baptist Health in 1985 at South Miami Hospital. In 1994, he was named CEO of Homestead Hospital, and in 2006 he became CEO of Baptist Hospital. Under Mr. Boulenger’s leadership, Baptist Hospital achieved unprecedented levels of quality and patient satisfaction resulting in national recognition by U.S. News & World Report, the American College of Surgeons, Leapfrog Group and National Research Corporation. In 2017, U.S. News & World Report ranked Baptist Hospital the #1 overall full-service hospital in South Florida.
Mr. Boulenger presided over some of the largest campus expansion projects in Baptist Health’s history, including at Baptist Hospital one of the state’s largest emergency centers with 100 exam rooms, a new bed tower, a surgery expansion, the construction of a new $140M hospital in Homestead, as well as a major expansion of Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute that doubled the facility’s size.
Mr. Boulenger was named the 2008 “Ultimate CEO” by the South Florida Business Journal for vision, innovation and integrity. The publication also named him one of the South Florida’s “Power Leaders” in healthcare in 2013. He spearheaded transformational changes that resulted in two hospitals under his leadership being honored with Fire Starter Awards for outstanding performance in quality, service and financial management by the Studer Organization.
Mr. Boulenger currently is member of the Florida Hospital Association’s Board of Trustees, and he also serves on the Board for Vizient Southeast, a healthcare provider alliance that delivers industry-leading clinical quality and supply chain management services that enables members to attain sustainable results.
He also has served on various other boards, including the American Hospital Association – Section for Metropolitan Hospitals Governing Council, YMCA of Greater Miami, South Florida Healthcare Association, Greater Homestead Florida City Chamber of Commerce and Vision Council of South Dade. He served as Chairman of the Board for the Greater Homestead Florida City Chamber of Commerce and received the Citizen of the Year Award from Homestead Civitan Club in 2003. He also chaired the 2011 American Heart Association’s Heart Walk. Other current/past affiliations and memberships include: Florida International University Community Advisory Council; City of Homestead Community Advisory Committee; American College of Healthcare Executives; Rotary Club; Homestead-Florida City Military Affairs Committee; Director, Homestead YMCA; Early Childhood Development Foundation; City of Homestead Community Relations Board and Transportation Committee; Homestead Sports Activity Board; Florida International University President’s Advisory Committee and Miami-Dade College President’s Advisory Committee.
An avid swimmer and outdoorsman, Mr. Boulenger enjoys freediving, fishing, surfing and tennis. He and his wife, Elizabeth, live in Kendall and have four children.