June 1 , 2017

Continuing the Transformation

Larry Antonucci

Larry Antonucci

Stepping into the role of president/chief executive officer for Lee Health is exciting and humbling, and a real privilege to lead such talented, caring and dedicated people into the future of health care delivery in our community. I bring a unique mix of experience—as a practicing physician and as a health care executive—that I feel will be beneficial in our efforts to continue to transform the coordination of care. Lee Health can, and should be the model of collaborative patient-centered care in the nation.

Significant work has been done in recent years to shift from a volume-based to value-based system, and to move from repair-center medicine to a focus on overall health and wellness. Through collaborative, community efforts, like Healthy Lee and our Healthy Life Center at Coconut Point, we have seen amazing things happen.

Additionally, we have been working toward a more synergistic approach to operations by creating a structure built on physician engagement. This dyad model will standardize processes, where appropriate, across our hospitals. As we move forward, we know that engaging physicians, empowering our staff through our lean management system, and partnering with our patients and community will change the narrative to a more inclusive, proactive, focused approach to health care.

Another top priority is to continue the transformation of our organization to one of the highest quality and reliability. Patient safety continues to be a top focus, and the goal is perfect care, zero avoidable harm. We cannot falter on that commitment or settle for less.

I am grateful for the opportunity to build on the legacy Jim Nathan leaves our health system and our community. I am honored to work with our team of caring people, inspiring health, and to work toward the highest quality, compassionate care, and the goal of better health and wellness for all of Southwest Florida.

We are grateful today, this week, this month and every day and night for our team of caring people, inspiring health.

Yours in Health,

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Larry Antonucci, MD

President/CEO, Lee Health

Thank you for your support. Together we are Caring People. Inspiring Health.