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Kenneth Spell

Chief Executive Officer,
Homestead Hospital

Kenneth Spell is the CEO of Homestead Hospital, a 147-bed hospital that is part of Baptist Health South Florida, the largest not-for-profit healthcare organization in the region. Prior to his current role, Mr. Spell served as the hospital’s vice president of operations, where he oversaw all ancillary services and managed multiple physician group agreements and services.

Previously, Mr. Spell was with Baptist Health’s Strategic Planning and Business Development department, where he served as a planning officer for several Baptist Health hospitals. In that role, he supervised the expansion of Baptist Hospital of Miami’s Emergency Department and associated campus zoning, as well as the architectural design and buildout of Homestead Hospital’s existing shelled space, adding an additional 27 beds.

Mr. Spell is a Board member and former Chairman of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. He serves on the Board of New Hope Corps, a non-profit organization that serves the South Miami-Dade community. He also is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives – South Florida Healthcare Executives, and the American Hospital Association – Society for Healthcare Strategy and Market Development. He earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a master’s degree in public health from the University of Oklahoma.