Llechu Joins Golisano Children’s Hospital as Chief Administrative Officer

(Fort Myers, Fla. – June 13, 2017) --- Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida is proud to welcome Armando Llechu, Chief Administrative Officer. Llechu will oversee the hospital’s strategic initiatives, manage day-to-day operations, and is responsible for its overall performance.

Prior to joining Golisano Children’s Hospital, Llechu was Vice President, Clinical Operations at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital in Miami. He also served Nicklaus Children’s Hospital as Director, Patient Access and Utilization Review, and as Administrative Director, Emergency Department and Support Services. Llechu also worked for Tenet Healthcare in West Palm Beach, Fla. as Director of Patient Access at St. Mary’s Medical Center and as Regional Supervisor of the Medical Eligibility Program.

“Armando brings a wealth of experience in health care leadership,” explains Larry Antonucci, M.D., Lee Health Chief Executive Officer. “He has a strong background in strategic planning, Lean facilitation, process optimization, quality improvement, financial analysis and more. We are excited to have Armando join our team and lead Golisano Children’s Hospital into the future in its new, state-of-the-art facility.”

Llechu earned his Bachelor of Science in Health Services at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Fla., and a Master of Business Administration and Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certification at Florida International University in Miami.


About Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida

Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida is the only acute care children’s hospital between Tampa and Miami. Part of Lee Health, the children’s hospital opened in 1994 within HealthPark Medical Center. In 2012, the hospital was renamed Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida after B. Thomas Golisano’s generous donation to the capital campaign to build a new, state-of-the-art facility. Lee Health Foundation, the primary fundraising entity for Golisano Children’s Hospital, is nearing the end of the capital campaign to raise $100 million to build and equip the new, 300,000-square-foot, 128-bed Golisano Children’s Hospital, which is set to open in the spring of 2017. For more information, visit www.GolisanoChildrensSWFL.org.


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