Chief Officer Hospital Operations and Women and Children’s Services
Operations, quality, cost management for all hospitals; women and children’s service line; patient experience across the system; Environmental Services; Food & Nutrition, Public Safety and Pharmacy
Armando Llechu is the Chief Officer of Hospital Operations and Women and Children’s Services at Lee Health. Llechu was recently promoted to this position from his previous role as Chief Administrative Officer for Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida. In this role, Llechu was responsible for the oversight of strategy and operations for pediatric services and Golisano Children's Hospital, working closely with leadership teams on pediatric community outreach and regional networking.
Armando's core capabilities include service line development and implementation, development of ancillary services and the successful management of business operations. He has sound leadership skills and the ability to creatively collaborate with executives, staff, and physicians to achieve organizational goals.
During his time as Chief Administrative Officer for Golisano Children’s Hospital, Llechu negotiated the transition of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals membership from Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital to Lee Health Golisano Children’s Hospital. This had been a Lee Health initiative for greater than 20 years.
Additionally, Llechu led a team in collaboration with Lee Physicians Group in the development of a comprehensive pediatric mental and behavioral health program, including the addition of 12 mental health providers. This resulted in a 1000% increase in available patient appointments.
Previous to joining Lee Health, Armando was the Vice President of Clinical Operations at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital with Miami Children’s Health System. His responsibilities included serving as its Administrative Director, Emergency Department and Support Services and as Director of Patient Access and Utilization Review.
Before joining Miami Children’s Health System, Llechu was Director of Patient Access at Tenet Healthcare’s St. Mary’s Medical Center in West Palm Beach, and previously served as Regional Supervisor of its Medical Eligibility Program.
Armando earned a bachelor’s degree in Health Services at Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Fla, and a master’s in Business Administration at Florida International University, Miami, where he also earned a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certification.