Dr. Patrick Taylor is President/CEO of Holy Cross Hospital in Fort Lauderdale, a full-service, non-profit Catholic hospital that is sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy and a member of Catholic Health East. Since opening its doors in 1955, the 559-bed hospital has offered progressive services and programs to meet the evolving healthcare needs of Broward County. Today, Holy Cross has more than 600 physicians on staff representing more than 40 specialties and more than 3,000 employees. Holy Cross Hospital's sixth top executive since its founding, Dr. Taylor joined Holy Cross Hospital in 1988 as an Emergency Physician, quickly advancing to Medical Director of the Emergency Department in 1990. He subsequently coterminously served as Executive Director of Medical Affairs for the Holy Cross Medical Group (HCMG), a multi-specialty physician employed group now providing services throughout Broward and Palm Beach counties. While serving in these capacities, Dr. Taylor pursued formal business training/education and received an MBA. He was promoted to the role of Vice President of HCMG in May of 1999 and implemented a financial turnaround strategy for HCMG. He advanced to Senior Vice President in July of 2002, Chief Operating Officer in September of 2006 and his current position in May 2010. He is a highly respected leader and has directed strategic, quality and financial turnarounds of hospital and physician practice operations. Dr. Taylor received his undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame; Doctor of Medicine degree from Duke University and completed his Emergency Medicine Residency at Georgetown/George Washington/University of Maryland combined program. He subsequently completed an Executive MBA at Florida Atlantic University while actively practicing at Holy Cross Hospital. Dr. Taylor serves as Chair of the Board of Directors of Broward Partnership for the Homeless, Vice-Chair for the Board of Directors of Jack and Jill Children's Center, member of Broward Workshop and a member of the Board of Ambassadors of The United Way of Broward County. Dr. Taylor's previous community involvement includes: the Broward County Regional EMS Council; United Way Alexis de Tocqueville committee; President of the Caducean Society of Fort Lauderdale; Leadership Broward Class XIV. He has received the following recognitions: recipient of the 2007 Valor Award, American Diabetes Association; recipient of the 2010 Leadership Broward Foundation Leader of the Year Award; 2011 South Florida Business Leader "Movers and Shakers"; Nominee for the 2011 Bank Atlantic Non-Profit Leader.
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