Boca Raton Regional Hospital Names Haroula Protopapadakis Norden, FACHE as Chief Operating Officer
BOCA RATON, FL – July 12, 2021 – Haroula Protopapadakis Norden has been appointed Chief Operating Officer of Boca Raton Regional Hospital, part of Baptist Health South Florida.
Effective today, Ms. Protopapadakis Norden assumes her new role. She will help oversee daily operations and play a critical role in the hospital’s expansion and renovation, upholding Boca Regional’s outstanding clinical care and patient satisfaction.
“We are very pleased to welcome Haroula Protopapadakis Norden. She brings with her a record of proven leadership and a passion for excellence and innovation,” says Lincoln Mendez, CEO of Boca Raton Regional Hospital. “We know she will be a valued member of our team.”
Ms. Protopapadakis Norden is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and served as the 2020 President of the South Florida chapter’s board of directors. She comes to Boca Regional Hospital from Memorial Regional Hospital in Hollywood, where she worked for more than 15 years and most recently served as Associate Administrator.
At Memorial, she led the construction of the hospital’s $43 million parking garage and conference center, in addition to overseeing the Neuroscience Institute for the system and the hospital’s departments of trauma medicine, imaging, inpatient rehabilitation, environmental services, food and nutrition and more.
Born and raised in South Florida, Ms. Protopapadakis Norden earned her Master of Business Administration degree with a certificate in hospital administration from Nova Southeastern University in Davie. She also earned her Bachelor of Science at NSU.
Ms. Protopapadakis Norden is active in a number of community causes. In 2020, she was a March of Dimes Women of Distinction honoree. She also has participated in Leadership Broward and in mentoring programs at both Florida Atlantic University and Florida International University, with an emphasis on healthcare.
“I’m very happy to join the team at Boca Raton Regional Hospital, which has such a stellar reputation,” Ms. Protopapadakis Norden says. “The hospital is growing significantly, and in doing so is exploring new ways to serve the community, its patients and their families. It’s an exciting time to be here and I look forward to all we will accomplish.”
About Boca Raton Regional Hospital
Boca Raton Regional Hospital is part of Baptist Health South Florida, the largest healthcare organization in the region, with 11 hospitals, nearly 23,000 employees, more than 4,000 physicians and more than 100 outpatient centers, urgent care facilities and physician practices spanning across Miami-Dade, Monroe, Broward and Palm Beach counties. Baptist Health has internationally renowned centers of excellence in cancer, cardiovascular care, orthopedics and sports medicine, and neurosciences. In addition, it includes Baptist Health Medical Group; Baptist Health Quality Network; and Baptist Health Care On Demand, a virtual health platform. Baptist Health has been recognized by Fortune as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in America and by Ethisphere as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies.