West Boca Medical Center Appoints New Chief Executive OfficerAug 5, 2019
West Boca Medical Center appoints George Rizzuto as its new chief executive officer. In this role, Rizzuto will be responsible for overseeing all strategic, operational and clinical activities at the hospital. Rizzuto has more than 35 years of hospital leadership experience as a healthcare executive with extensive experience in hospital operations and finance, as well as public accounting.
Rizzuto will be replacing longtime CEO Mitch Feldman, who is retiring from West Boca Medical Center and Tenet Healthcare after close to 30 years of service to the organization. Feldman’s strong work ethic, knowledge and determination to deliver high quality care, built a strong and successful foundation at West Boca Medical Center. During his tenure West Boca Medical Center has a 5-star rating for clinical excellence in maternity care from Healthgrades, and is also ranked in the top 5 percent in the nation for maternity care services seven straight years from Healthgrades. In addition, Feldman led the construction of the Breast Center at West Boca Diagnostic Imaging, focusing on comprehensive breast care.
“George possesses unique business acumen, solid leadership skills and he is known for his ability to drive positive change within an organization to achieve gains in efficiency and quality,” said Maggie Gill, CEO at Delray Medical Center and Tenet Healthcare’s Palm Beach Market. “He has an exemplary record of motivating teams to exceed overarching company objectives, and will be a great addition to West Boca Medical Center.”
Rizzuto returns to Tenet from a former sister facility, St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children in Philadelphia, PA, where he served as the CEO, and prior to that, chief financial officer of the hospital. In this role, he was responsible for the financial performance of the hospital as well as its physician faculty plan. He provided oversight for the business office, revenue cycle, health information management, contracting, materials management, information systems and all finance department functions.
Rizzuto also served as vice president of operations at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, where he improved the hospital’s financial performance, patient flow and patient satisfaction. Prior to this, George served in leadership roles at Central Montgomery Medical Center, Warminster Hospital and Abington Memorial Hospital.
Rizzuto graduated from LaSalle University in Philadelphia, PA, before earning his Master’s in Business Administration from West Chester University in West Chester, PA.