A transformational leader with more than 15 years of executive health care experience, Gino R. Santorio is the president and chief executive officer of Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach, Fla. As the head of the largest private, independent, not-for-profit teaching hospital in South Florida, Santorio oversees the clinical and administrative operations for Mount Sinai’s 12 locations across Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties, including three emergency centers.
Santorio leads more than 4,000 employees and 700 physicians at Mount Sinai, which was recognized by Healthgrades as a Top 250 hospital in the nation for 2023, 2022, 2021 and 2020. He is committed to the organization’s mission to serve the community by delivering the highest quality medical care for all.
Prior to joining Mount Sinai, Santorio served as president and chief executive officer of Broward Health, one of the nation’s largest public healthcare systems. With an operational budget of $1.2 billion, Santorio led the organization through some of its most successful years, establishing significant changes that stabilized and grew the system. Under his leadership, Broward Health saw more than $33 million in operational cost savings and revenue enhancements over three years, resulting in an upgraded S&P bond rating. He also helped expand the physician group and residency program, as well as grow the management team, securing talented medical and administrative professionals for key leadership positions.
Some of Santorio’s key signature projects at Broward Health included the construction of a $64 million patient tower at Broward Health Coral Springs and the $52 million expansion and renovation of the Salah Foundation Children’s Hospital at Broward Health Medical Center.
Previous experience includes a successful six-year senior executive level stint with increasing roles of responsibility at Jackson Health System as part of the turn-around team that converted a projected $400+ million loss into six years of financial surpluses. He also operated as a for-profit healthcare executive for six years prior to joining Jackson, working for two of the top 100 hospitals named by Thomson Reuters in the greater Tampa Bay market.
Santorio has been acknowledged as an outstanding health care leader on both the local and national levels. His most recent awards include the South Florida Sun Sentinel’s Next Excalibur Award, which recognizes top local executives; South Florida Business & Wealth’s Up & Comer Award in the health care category; and Becker’s Hospital Review’s Healthcare Leaders Under 40. He is a board member of the Florida Hospital Association and a public member of the Florida Medical Association’s Board of Governors. He also sits on the boards for the Safety Net Hospital Alliance of Florida, and The Miami Beach Health Advisory Board.
Santorio has a master’s degree in public administration from the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy at the University at Albany in New York; a bachelor’s degree in business leadership from Le Moyne College in Syracuse, New York, where he graduated magna cum laude; and is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE).
Santorio is married to Michelle Santorio, a speech language pathologist. They share a 4-year-old son named Luca, and welcomed their daughter Gia, in mid-2021.