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May 13th, 2019 Baptist Health Medical Group

Sixto Ferro Named to Board of Directors at Baptist Health Medical Group

Sixto FerroMIAMI — May 13, 2019 — Baptist Health South Florida is pleased to announce that Sixto Ferro has been named to the Board of Directors of Baptist Health Medical Group.

Mr. Ferro is the chief executive officer of Conchita Foods, a third-generation privately-held family business. Conchita Foods is one of the premier Hispanic food distributors in the state of Florida. Mr. Ferro has been actively involved in the growth of the company since the early 1990s. In addition to the Conchita brand, the company also represents other Hispanic product lines in the market, such as Bauducco wafers and panettones and Badia spices, among others.

“We proudly welcome Sixto Ferro to our board,” said Bernie Fernandez Jr., M.D., CEO of Baptist Health Medical Group. “His vast knowledge of business and his focus on our community will be very valuable as we work together to support Baptist Health’s mission.”

“Sixto Ferro brings a unique perspective to the group, and we are excited that he is joining us,” said Baptist Health Medical Group Board Chair, Herbert H. Greene, M.D.

During his career, Mr. Ferro has gained a wealth of experience managing the daily operations of the business, holding various roles within sales, operations and finance at Conchita Foods. He was key in implementing the direct store delivery facet of the business, expanding the customer base, opening new markets, developing new products and launching new brands.

“With patients as their focus, Baptist Health Medical Group has transformed care delivery and increased access to high-quality care across our area,” said Ferro. “I look forward to helping to continue this work for our patients and community.”

Mr. Ferro received a Bachelor of Science in accounting and finance from Boston College’s Carroll School of Management and a Masters in Taxation from Florida International University. He is a founding member of Commanderie de Bordeaux a Greater Miami, and a member of the Young President’s Organization and the Founder’s Society at Baptist Health South Florida.

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About Baptist Health Medical Group
Baptist Health Medical Group, a network of primary care doctors and specialists who provide high quality medical care to patients of all ages, is part of Baptist Health South Florida, the largest healthcare organization in the region, with 10 hospitals (Baptist Hospital, Baptist Children’s Hospital, Bethesda Hospital East, Bethesda Hospital West, Doctors Hospital, Fishermen’s Community Hospital, Homestead Hospital, Mariners Hospital, South Miami Hospital and West Kendall Baptist Hospital), more than 40 physician practices, 50 outpatient and urgent care facilities, Baptist Health Medical Group, Baptist Health Quality Network and internationally renowned centers of excellence spanning across Monroe, Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties. A not-for-profit organization supported by philanthropy and committed to our faith-based charitable mission of medical excellence, Baptist Health has more than 19,500 employees and more than 3,000 affiliated physicians. Baptist Health South Florida 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 Facebook at facebook.com/BaptistHealthSF and on Twitter and Instagram @BaptistHealthSF.


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