In November, Kathy Duval, M.B.A., M.S., ACHE, joined UF Health Shands as our new associate vice president for Operations.
Duval has outstanding hospital operational leadership experience. Earlier in her career, she spent 20 years with Centura Health in Denver, starting as director of the orthopaedics and neuro service lines and then as director of rehabilitation. She was then administrative director of clinical operations for Mary Washington Healthcare in Fredericksburg, Virginia.
Duval most recently served as associate administrator with Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital in Sarasota. She has had oversight of more than 300 employees, $485 million in gross revenues and a long list of programmatic accomplishments.
In her new role, Duval will have executive responsibility for Bronchoscopy, Cardiopulmonary, Endoscopy, Infection Control, Neurodiagnostics, Radiology and Trauma services.
“We admire Kathy’s strategic insights and operational achievements,” said Ed Jimenez, UF Health Shands CEO. “She has demonstrated successful collaboration and integration with hospital clinical and administrative colleagues and physicians, developing strong partnerships for the best patient outcomes. She is also committed to fostering positive staff engagement. This is an exciting time for us at UF Health Shands as we move forward into 2020.”
Duval will collaborate closely with Anna Michelle Brandt, who was promoted in May to vice president and hospital chief of staff, and our new chief operating officer, Traci d’Auguste, who joined us on Dec. 16.