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  Fred M. Messing, LFACHE   -   Healthcare Practice Leader
Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE) since 1985, and a Life Fellow (LFACHE) since 2003. (Life Fellowship may be awarded only after 25+ years of active membership in the College.) Elected ACHE Regent for Southern Florida 1999 - 2003.


  • The George Washington University, Washington, DC
    Master of Business Administration, with specialization in Healthcare and Hospital Administration, 1974
  • The City College of New York, New York City, NY
    Bachelor of Business Administration, 1968


1973 - 2003      Baptist Health South Florida, Coral Gables, Florida
1998 - 2003      Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Baptist Health South Florida, with operational responsibility for five hospitals (1100+ beds) and extensive outpatient facilities/services.
1993 - 1998      Chief Executive Officer, Baptist Hospital of Miami. (500+ bed tertiary-care general hospital.)
1986 - 1993      Chief Operating Officer, Baptist Hospital of Miami.
1973 -1986      Promoted to progressively more responsible executive positions within Baptist Hospital of Miami.
1969 - 1972      United States Army, Commissioned officer in Medical Service Corps. Various duty stations, including one year in Viet Nam. Discharged with rank of Captain. Awarded Army Commendation Medal and Bronze Star.


Exceptionally accomplished, respected and experienced senior executive, early-retired after 30 years in July 2003. Extensive experience in broad range of hospital and healthcare management. Available for healthcare and/or general management consulting engagements addressing a broad range of leadership and operational issues. Under his leadership, Baptist Health South Florida was recognized multiples times by FORTUNE Magazine's Top 100 Places to Work, by Working Mother Magazine, and by the American Association of Retired Persons.

Community Involvement/Additional Experience

  • Past Chairman of South Florida Hospital and Healthcare Association; Executive Committee member since 1998.
  • Regional Policy Board member of American Hospital Association for Southeast U.S. 2001 - 2003.
  • Board member of Florida Hospital Association, 1998 - 2001, including chairmanships of FHA Quality and the Public Task Force, Nursing Advisory Council, and Patient Care Advisory Committee.
  • Past President 2000-2001 of The Florida Sterling Council; Board member since 1994. The Sterling Council is the official public/private partnership of the State of Florida for encouraging and rewarding quality and performance improvement.
  • Past Chairman 2000-2001 of The Beacon Council, Miami-Dade County's official public/private Economic Development Organization; member of Beacon Council Board of Directors since 1996 and Executive Committee since 1998.
  • Founding Chairman of The Coalition of Miami-Dade County Chambers of Commerce, with over fifteen chambers of commerce from throughout Miami-Dade County, Florida.
  • Past Chairman of ChamberSouth, (South Dade Chamber of Commerce), with 3,000 members during chairmanship. Received L. Russell Norton Award for community service in 1996.


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