Life Sciences

NELSON LAZO

CEO, BETHESDA HOSPITAL EAST AND BETHESDA HOSPITAL WEST, BOYNTON BEACH

Lazo has served as CEO of some of the state’s top-ranked hospitals, formerly leading Mariners Hospital in the Keys and Doctors Hospital in Sarasota. He has been CEO at the two Bethesda hospitals since 2019. Founded in 1959, 401-bed Bethesda Hospital East offers a full array of health care services, including Bethesda Heart Hospital for cardiovascular services; general, vascular and endovascular surgery; maternity, neonatal and pediatric intensive care; women’s health services; orthopedics; and comprehensive cancer care. Bethesda Hospital West opened in 2013.

EDUCATION Barry University (BS), Nova Southeastern University (MBA)
SOMETHING SURPRISING I am a bass guitar player and have been in several bands in the past. Now I play the bass as a leisure time activity.
NEW HOBBY I have taken up fly-fishing in both fresh and saltwater.
SABBATICAL TOPIC I would move to another country, one in which I am a complete foreigner and do not have the benefit of language or communication.
READING The Secret History of the World, by Mark Booth; The Elephant in the Brain, by Kevin Simler and Robin Hanson

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RANDY HAFFNER

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NELSON LAZO

BETHESDA HOSPITAL

BRETT MCCLUNG

BAPTIST HEALTH OF NORTHEAST FLORIDA

GINA MELBY

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Glenn Morris

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