Prior to his current role, Mr. Mendez served as CEO of South Miami Hospital for over nine years. Before that, Mr. Mendez held the position of CEO at Doctors Hospital for a total of 14 years. Prior to his employment with HealthSouth Doctors’ Hospital, Inc., Mr. Mendez was the Chief Operating Officer at Kendall Regional Medical Center in Miami, Florida, from 1993 to 1995.
Mr. Mendez holds a master’s degree in Health Administration from Florida International University and both a Bachelor of Arts in Biology and a Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology from Southern Adventist University, Collegedale, Tennessee.
Mr. Mendez is a member of the American College of Healthcare Mr. Mendez is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives and is licensed as a laboratory supervisor and medical technologist from the Florida Department of Professional Regulations. Mr. Mendez currently serves on the Board of the South Florida Hospital and Healthcare Association and served as Chairman for two years. Mr. Mendez is currently serving on the Boards of the FAU Schmidt College of Medicine consortium, the Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce, the Boca Raton Innovation Center (BRIC) and has been a member of the Orange Bowl Committee for the past 21 years. Mr. Mendez has also served as Adjunct Faculty for the Florida International University graduate program in Health Administration.