For 12 years, Ardy (Aristides) Pallin has had a special relationship with Catholic Health Services. “From the first meeting I attended as a member of the board of directors I became a huge fan of this organization. The more I learned and the more special people I met along the way, the further I was convinced that this was definitely an organization I wanted to stay close to and grow with”, shares Ardy, the newly appointed CHS Chief Operating Officer.
Among the many ways Ardy can be described, the most accurate would be that he is truly a transformational healthcare industry leader. He takes on his new challenge at CHS with a proven track record across financial, operational, technological and executive roles in multiple provider and payor settings in the south Florida community.
Before leaving his post as member of the CHS Board of Directors and his position as VP Jackson Health System, he was solely responsible for the strategic and business development of a new health campus in west Miami-Dade county. The new campus would include a 100 bed hospital, Emergency Department, diagnostic center and physician offices and clinics. As executive vice president and chief operating officer of Leon Medical Centers, a multidisciplinary group of 7 centers, serving 44,000 Medicare Advantage members, Ardy was at the forefront of dramatic growth and expansion for the organization. In his time at Leon, the membership grew by 100% and facilities were expanded to double patient care capacity. Under his leadership, the medical centers were named one of the four best healthcare institutions in the country by Health Affairs magazine.
Enthusiasm overflows as Ardy embarks upon his newest quest to make his mark on another thriving area of healthcare. As our health care environment is reconfigured by demographics, changes in coverage, reimbursement practices and technology, post-acute care is rapidly moving from the periphery to the epicenter and demand will continue to grow and expectations for greater value and quality will also rise proportionately
The challenges are many but the instinct and desire to take the CHS Mission to the next level is strong and backed by a willing and highly motivated team. “Both the Board of Directors and the entire CHS management team are very excited to have Ardy come on board. His leadership skills and style and his incredible commitment to the CHS mission makes it the perfect fit. We couldn’t be happier looking towards the future,” says Joseph Catania, President & CEO, Catholic Health Services.