September 20, 2022

Steward Health Care Announces Alex Contreras-Soto as New President of Palmetto General Hospital

July 1, 2022 - Steward Health Care is pleased to welcome Alex Contreras-Soto to its executive leadership team as the new President of Palmetto General Hospital. Contreras-Soto will oversee operations and leadership at Palmetto General, which has served the Miami community for over 50 years and is a regional leader in stroke care.

Alex’s experience in health care and ties to the Palmetto community run deep. He served as Chief Operating Officer of Palmetto from 2002 to 2009. During his tenure, he spearheaded the Intensive Care Unit, Emergency Room, obstetrics and newborn intensive care unit and helped develop the hospital’s open heart and vascular programs. Over 100 open-heart surgeries were performed during the first year of operations thanks to his hard work.

Alex went on to serve as the CEO of Spring Hill Regional Medical Center, and eventually SVP of Operations at Jackson Health Systems.

About Steward Health Care 

Nearly a decade ago, Steward Health Care System emerged as a different kind of health care company designed to usher in a new era of wellness. One that provides our patients better, more proactive care at a sustainable cost, our providers unrivaled coordination of care, and our communities greater prosperity and stability.

As the country’s largest physician-led, tax paying, integrated health care system, our doctors can be certain that we share their interests and those of their patients. Together we are on a mission to revolutionize the way health care is delivered - creating healthier lives, thriving communities and a better world.

Steward is among the nation’s largest and most successful accountable care organizations (ACO), with more than 5,500 providers and 43,000 health care professionals who care for 12.3 million patients a year through a closely integrated network of hospitals, multispecialty medical groups, urgent care centers, skilled nursing facilities and behavioral health centers.

Based in Dallas, Steward currently operates 39 hospitals across Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas and Utah.