South Miami Hospital

Colleen Rodriguez, R.N., Promoted to Assistant Vice President of Neonatal Services for South Miami Hospital

October 7, 2014

Colleen Rodriguez, R.N.Colleen Rodriguez, R.N., has been promoted to assistant vice president of Neonatal Services at South Miami Hospital. Ms. Rodriguez will be responsible for managing neonatal patient care in the hospital’s Center for Women & Infants.

Ms. Rodriguez’s tenure at South Miami Hospital spans 15 years. She most recently served as director of Neonatal Services, overseeing the hospital’s 34-bed Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), the 15-bed Level III NICU, the Neonatal Transport Team and the Patient Care Navigator program. Under her direction, South Miami Hospital earned The Joint Commission’s prestigious Gold Seal of Approval® for Disease Specific Care for prematurity.

Ms. Rodriguez earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Missouri and a master’s degree in health service administration from Florida International University. She has presented lectures on neonatal protocols and serves as a course instructor for numerous neonatal care programs. She is a nationally certified neonatal intensive care nurse (RNC-NIC) and member of the Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative. She has served as president of the South East Florida Chapter of National Association of Neonatal Nurses and co-chair and member of the nomination and selection committee for the March of Dimes Nurse of the Year.

Baptist Health is the largest healthcare organization in the region, with seven hospitals (Baptist Hospital, Baptist Children’s Hospital, Doctors Hospital, Homestead Hospital, Mariners Hospital, South Miami Hospital and West Kendall Baptist Hospital) and more than 30 outpatient and urgent care facilities spanning three counties. The not-for-profit, faith-based Baptist Health has more than 15,000 employees and 2,200 affiliated physicians, and also includes Baptist Health Medical Group, Baptist Outpatient Services and internationally renowned centers of excellence. Baptist Health Foundation, the organization’s fundraising arm, supports services at all hospitals and facilities. Baptist Health was just listed by Fortune magazine as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in America (#19 in the nation and #1 in Florida) and has remained on the list for 14 years. It was also recognized as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies for the fourth year in a row by the Ethisphere Institute. Visit

Contact: Shannon Zemantauski, 786-662-5015

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