Cel­e­brat­ing South­west Florid­i­ans

Jim Nathan 'slow­ing down a bit'

Gulf & Main - - Contents - BY CRAIG GAR­RETT

Lee Health CEO/pres­i­dent Jim Nathan left his role in May. Dr. Larry An­tonucci as­sumed the lead­er­ship po­si­tion in June.

TOTI Me­dia: Why leave? Jim Nathan: “Af­ter serv­ing as Lee Health CEO for most of the last four decades, a role that is very much a 24/7 re­spon­si­bil­ity, I found my­self slow­ing down a bit and felt that was a sig­nal to pre­pare the lead­er­ship and the or­ga­ni­za­tion for ef­fec­tive suc­ces­sion and tran­si­tion.” TM: Best part of your job? JN: “I have al­ways seen my role as an en­abler. So the best part of my job has been be­ing as­so­ci­ated with peo­ple who per­form miracles ev­ery day and night.” TM: Big­gest chal­lenge in health ad­min­is­tra­tion? JN: “Strengthen com­mu­nity col­lab­o­ra­tion and find ways to re­duce care frag­men­ta­tion.”

TM: Ad­vice to your suc­ces­sors? JN: “Con­tinue re­duc­ing frag­men­ta­tion in care de­liv­ery, while fo­cus­ing on con­stant im­prove­ment in qual­ity and op­er­a­tional ef­fi­ciency. Ad­di­tion­ally, part­ner with com­mu­nity or­ga­ni­za­tions to help pro­vide ed­u­ca­tion and ac­tiv­i­ties fo­cused on liv­ing healthy life­styles.”

Mak­ing Waves is our salute to the res­i­dents, busi­nesses and or­ga­ni­za­tions of South­west Florida’s is­land coast who make the com­mu­nity spe­cial

Dr. Larry An­tonucci ( left) as­sumed the Lee Health lead­er­ship po­si­tion in June.

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