Stanley Shapiro, DDS, Named to Board of Directors of Baptist Health Medical Group
MIAMI – September 1, 2020 – Baptist Health South Florida is pleased to announce the appointment of Stanley Shapiro, DDS, to the Board of Directors of Baptist Health Medical Group, part of Baptist Health South Florida.
A consultant to businesses in a variety of specialized fields in recent years, Dr. Shapiro has developed coverage plans, recruited networks, interfaced with regulators, coordinated with medical plans and led large organizations throughout his career. He was a founder of dental and vision ancillary benefits company OHS, Inc., (originally Oral Health Services) in 1978 and led it as President and CEO until 2000, when it merged with a national company to become CompBenefits. Under his leadership, OHS became the largest provider of ancillary health benefits in Florida, with more than three million members. He served as Vice Chairman of CompBenefits until 2007, when the company was acquired by Humana.
During his time at CompBenefits, Dr. Shapiro worked to create the Federal Employee Dental and Vision Insurance Plan (FEDVIP), and appeared as an expert witness for the industry during Congressional hearings. FEDVIP became law in 2004, and CompBenefits was selected as a carrier in 2006 for nine million eligible participants.
In 2008, Dr. Shapiro became a founder of Professional Bank. He served on the Board of Directors from 2008-2017, as Vice Chairman from 2008-2010 and Chairman of the Board from 2010-2013. He also served as a director for Superior Vision Services from 2012 to 2016, where he recruited senior management and helped grow the company to 12 million members in those four years.
“We are proud to welcome Dr. Shapiro to Baptist Health South Florida,” said Bernie Fernandez Jr., M.D., CEO of Baptist Health Medical Group. “He brings a vast knowledge of business and a unique perspective, that we are grateful he is willing to share to advance our Board.”
Bill R. Tillet, Baptist Health Medical Group board chair, added, “Dr. Shapiro is a great addition to the Board, as he brings key qualities that will allow us to further refine and support the vision and strategy of Baptist Health.”
Dr. Shapiro attended Emory University and the University of Miami, and received his DDS degree from Emory University School of Dentistry in 1970. He practiced dentistry in Miami for 25 years and established multi-disciplinary group practices.
About Baptist Health South Florida
Baptist Health South Florida is the largest healthcare organization in the region, with 11 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 Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn.