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Patricia Rosello: Registered nurse becomes Baptist Hospital’s new CEO

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Written by on March 27, 2018

Patricia Rosello: Registered nurse becomes Baptist Hospital’s new CEO

Patricia Rosello said she never expected to be the CEO of a hospital, having started her career as a registered nurse over 30 years ago. Ms. Rosello is a self-described risk-taker and takes on every challenge presented to her. As opportunities presented themselves, she took them. “People saw things in me that I didn’t see at first in myself,” Ms. Rosello said. 

In her first few weeks as CEO of Baptist Hospital, Ms. Rosello says she is taking the time to reacquaint herself with hospital operations after serving as the CEO of Baptist Outpatient Services for the past 16 years. To keep patients happy, the hospital culture must motivate and inspire its physicians and staff, Ms. Rosello says. 

She is zeroing in on what makes Baptist employees get up in the morning and be eager to come to work: “we need to make sure we keep doing the things that make people want to work here,” she said. Just as important, Ms. Rosello says, is clearing existing obstacles keep all performing their best. 

The hardest part of her job is keeping everyone on the team prepared to serve and care for patients, she says. Providing care isn’t just about quality services, but helping patients overcome their worst fears. “Nobody wants to come to us, so when people do come to us, it is because they need us. We have to be here for them.” 

While hospitals will always have to worry about the bottom line and navigate new regulations, Ms. Rosello says she tries not to let it drive her crazy. If she can oversee a hospital that provides consistent, quality care, then she has done her job well, she says: 

“I get emotional because this is my passion,” Ms. Rosello said. “We care for people at their worst and if I can leave a caring organization behind, I will have done the greatest thing I could have done.”

Miami Today reporter Gabi Maspons interviewed Ms. Rosello at Baptist Hospital in Kendall. The interview was recorded by Jahmoukie Dayle, and can be found Friday at http://bit.ly/2uNHy0Q.

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2 Responses to Patricia Rosello: Registered nurse becomes Baptist Hospital’s new CEO

  1. Renee Marcinkoski

    March 28, 2018 at 1:26 pm

    Congratulations! It’s so great to see a nurse in such a powerful position. Perhaps you could look at patient nurse ratios which have been an issue forever! Please keep our nurses happy and safe! It’s not always about the bottom line if you have unhappy employees. Turnover is also costly and is unnecessary in a happy work environment.

  2. David Pearson

    March 29, 2018 at 11:39 am

    HOW GREAT THAT A NURSE HAS RISEN TO CEO OF A GREAT HOSPITAL! MY FATHER, DR. COLQUITT PEARSON, WAS CHIEF OF STAFF OF ANESTHESIA AT BAPTIST UNTIL 1968 — AND WAS A GREAT SUPPORTER OF THE NURSING STAFF. HE WOULD BE PROUD OF PATRICIA!
    DAVID PEARSON
    CORAL GABLES

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