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December 8th, 2021 Baptist Health South Florida

Fishermen’s Community Hospital and Mariners Hospital Name New Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer

MARATHON AND TAVERNIER, FL – December 8, 2021 – Ronald Burke, MSN, R.N., NEA-BC, CEN, has been named vice president and chief nursing officer of Fishermen’s Community Hospital and Mariners Hospital, both part of Baptist Health. Mr. Burke has been with Baptist Health since 2007, most recently serving as the assistant vice president of Nursing Critical Care and Oncology Services at Baptist Hospital of Miami. He will succeed Cheryl Cottrell, MHSA, BSN, R.N., NE-BC, who is retiring after 45 years of serving the healthcare needs of the Keys community.

Mr. Burke has more than 20 years of progressive leadership experience in a healthcare setting and has actively worked to support the nursing profession. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree and Masters of Science in Nursing degree from the University of St. Francis in Joliet, Ill. He has also earned the Nurse Executive Advanced board certification and is currently pursuing a Doctorate in Nursing Practice degree.

“We are pleased to name Mr. Burke to this vitally important leadership position at our hospitals,” said Drew Grossman, CEO of Fishermen’s Community Hospital and Mariners Hospital. “He is a dynamic leader focused on outstanding patient care and outcomes as well as nurse engagement and development. Together, we will continue to provide compassionate care to those we are privileged to serve.”

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About Fishermen’s Community Hospital

Fishermen’s Community Hospital is part of Baptist Health South Florida, the largest healthcare organization in the region, with 12 hospitals, more than 23,000 employees, 4,000 physicians and 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. A not-for-profit organization supported by philanthropy and committed to its faith-based charitable mission of medical excellence, 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. For more information, visit BaptistHealth.net/Newsroom and connect with us on FacebookInstagramTwitter and LinkedIn.

About Mariners Hospital

Mariners Hospital is part of Baptist Health South Florida, the largest healthcare organization in the region, with 12 hospitals, more than 23,000 employees, 4,000 physicians and 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. A not-for-profit organization supported by philanthropy and committed to its faith-based charitable mission of medical excellence, 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. For more information, visit BaptistHealth.net/Newsroom and connect with us on FacebookInstagramTwitter and LinkedIn.


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