Ed Jimenez, MBA

E. Jiminez -WS frame sizeChief Executive Officer
University of Florida Health Shands

Affiliate Clinical Associate Professor
College of Public Health and Health Professions


EDWARD JIMENEZ is chief executive officer for the UF Health Shands system in North Central Florida. Mr. Jimenez served as interim chief executive officer from July 2014 to April 2015. He was senior vice president and chief operating officer for UF Health Shands Hospital from October 2010 to June 2014. Mr. Jimenez guides the strategic direction for the academic medical centers, specialty hospitals and clinical programs, collaborating with UF College of Medicine faculty  and UF Health administrators
to ensure the delivery of outstanding patient care and quality outcomes and support education and research.

UF Health Shands includes the academic health center’s flagship hospital, UF Health Shands Hospital; UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital; UF Health Shands Cancer Hospital; UF Health Shands Psychiatric Hospital; and UF Health Shands Rehab Hospital. Patients come to UF Health Shands from all 67 Florida counties and throughout the region, nation and a dozen countries each year. UF Health Shands has a $1.2 billion operating budget and employs more than 8,900 staff.

Mr. Jimenez has led improvements in all operating categories, financial performance and employee engagement. He has led construction projects, electronic medical record implementation and national accreditation surveys. He has had a key role in establishing several regional relationships and partnerships with other health systems.

From 2005 to 2010, Mr. Jimenez served as system vice president for St. Joseph’s Healthcare System, a 900-bed health system in northern New Jersey. He oversaw hospital operations, business development and regional/physician partnerships; he was responsible for the faculty group practice of 200 physicians; and he was president of seven for-profit, joint venture LLCs.

Mr. Jimenez held management positions at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York; University Hospital in New Jersey; and the Valley Health System in New Jersey. He has an M.B.A. from the Zicklin School of Business at Baruch College in New York, and a bachelor’s degree in politics from Brandeis University in Massachusetts.


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