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Leadership

Our hospital's experienced and knowledgeable leadership team is committed to improving the quality of healthcare we provide to our Plantation community.

At HCA Florida Westside Hospital, our experienced and knowledgeable leadership team is committed to improving the quality of care we provide to serve the healthcare needs of our community.

Board of Trustees

  • HCA East Florida Division President Charles Gressle
  • Chief Executive Officer Barbara J. Simmons, RN
  • Cardiologist Frederick Chaleff, MD 
  • Colorectal surgeon Joseph Corallo, MD 
  • Director of Edington Duke, LLC Owen Duke
  • Colorectal surgeon Charles Lago, Sr., MD
  • Infectious disease specialist Daniel Perez, MD
  • Retired engineer Arnold Ramos, PE, PSM
  • Dean of NSU College of Osteopathic Medicine Anthony Silvagni, DO, PharMD, MSc, FACOFP Dist.
  • Ophthalmologist David Simon, MD 
  • General surgeon Brian Weinstein, MD

Medical Executive Committee

  • Chief Executive Officer Barbara J. Simmons, RN
  • Chief Financial Officer Irfan Mirza
  • Chief Operating Officer Ashley Vertuno, FACHE
  • Chief Medical Officer Giorgio Tarchini, MD, FIDSA
  • Chief Nursing Officer Robyn Farrington, RN

A Message From Your Chief Operating Officer Scott Bracci

An introduction from Westside Hospital's new Chief Operating Officer, Scott Bracci.
Westside Hospital COO Scott Bracci.