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Florida Medical Center CEO Honored as Woman of the Year

Mar 12, 2015

Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. (March 12, 2015)In recognition of her extraordinary professional achievements and community contributions, Gabrielle Finley-Hazle, CEO of Florida Medical Center, was named Woman of the Year by the Lauderhill Regional Chamber of Commerce. The surprise announcement was made at the chamber’s annual awards breakfast on March 6, where Finley-Hazle was also recognized as one of 10 Women of Distinction for 2015. She was nominated for this award by a 2014 Woman of Distinction winner.

"It is a humbling honor to receive these distinctions amongst such an impressive group of inspirational community leaders," said Finley-Hazle. "I feel privileged to lead an organization that is committed to making a positive impact on the health and well-being of our community."

During the breakfast, Finley-Hazle was recognized for her leadership efforts in helping to transform Florida Medical Center into what it is today. Under her leadership, the hospital received the following awards from Healthgrades: ranked among the top 10% in the nation for cardiology services and coronary interventional procedures in 2014, five-star recipient for coronary interventional procedures for three years in a row (2013-2015), and five-star recipient for the treatment of heart failure two years in a row (2014-2015).  

Florida Medical Center was also recognized with the American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines Gold Plus Performance Achievement Award in stroke care and made the target stroke honor roll, the highest distinction awarded for stroke care.

In addition to her work at Florida Medical Center, Finley-Hazle is on the Executive Leadership Committee for the American Heart Association’s Broward Heart Walk and has previously served as the chair of the Go Red For Women Campaign in Ft. Lauderdale/Miami-Dade.

Finley-Hazle has earned numerous local and national awards including South Florida Business Journal’s Top 25 Influential Business Women in 2014 and Becker’s Hospital Review Top 25 Hospital and Health System Leaders Under 40 in 2013 and 2014. She has also been named South Florida Business Journal’s Top 40 Under 40, one of South Florida’s 50 Most Powerful Black Professionals, Legacy Magazine’s Most Influential Business Leaders in South Florida, and one of Florida’s 25 Most Prominent and Successful Black Women.

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