D Wayne Brackin Plans To Take Handson Approach As Coo Of Baptist Health South Hospital System
The Baptist Health South Florida system of hospitals has become South Florida’s largest not-for-profit health-care provider. Spearheading the day-to-day operations of the organization and implementing its ongoing strategies as chief operating officer since April 2 is Wayne Brackin, whose career in hospital management spans more than 20 years.
Before being promoted to his current position, Mr. Brackin, 48, was chief executive officer of South Miami Hospital, a role he retains temporarily as a successor is sought. He began his career in 1985 as an administrative resident at South Miami while working on his master’s degree in health-services administration. He went on to be appointed chief executive officer of Homestead Hospital, where he turned around its performance from a loss of $750,000 to a profit of $900,000 and then spearheaded a $10 million renovation project and guided the hospital through recovery from the devastation of Hurricane Andrew in 1992.
Mr. Brackin was interviewed by Miami Today international editor Michael Hayes. This is an excerpt from the weekly profile article published in Miami Today. To read the entire article in full, order this issue or subscribe to the print edition of Miami Today. Advertisement