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Calvin E. Glidewell Jr

inspirEx Healthcare Strategies

Calvin Glidewell is widely recognized as a highly accomplished healthcare executive with over thirty-years of advancing positions of effective leadership. Viewed by his colleagues as an extremely humble professional, he possesses a unique ability to transform struggling organizations into highly productive, award-winning corporate cultures. Earning his Bachelor of Arts (BA) from Vanderbilt University, he went on to earn a Master’s in Public Health (MPH) and a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) from Tulane University. 

Most recently, Glidewell served as the Chief Executive Officer of Broward Health Medical Center & Chris Evert Children’s 716-bed Hospital, the largest hospital of Broward Health’s $1.1 billion fully integrated system. In his CEO role, he led a major cultural transformation increasing physician satisfaction scores (35th percentile to 90th percentile in 24 months), patient experience scores (all domains below 15th percentile to 4 of 8 domains above 50th percentile and 2 above the 75th percentile), and in less than 36 months, improved
employee engagement scores (17th percentile to 85th). 

Glidewell’s celebrated award-winning leadership resulted in the hospital’s recognition by Truven as one of the Top 50 cardiovascular hospitals in the country (2015), the only U.S. News & World Report high performing regional hospital in the county in 2013 and 2014, and the only Broward Health facility receiving Leapfrog’s “A” rating for patient safety in 2014. Received Press-Ganey’s 2013 Commitment to Excellence Award, given to one large hospital in the nation demonstrating the most improvement in core measures and clinical quality initiatives; received the Guardian of Excellence Award in 2014, demonstrating multi-year commitment to the highest quality standards; also recognized as the only hospital in Broward County receiving no CMS readmission penalty in 2013.

Prior to Glidewell’s CEO role at Broward Health Medical Center, he served as the Chief Executive Officer of Broward Health’s 204-bed Imperial Point Medical Center. He secured Board approval and managed development and construction of an $18 million Emergency Department addition to the hospital and a 68,000 square foot Medical Arts Pavilion with a hospital-based Ambulatory Surgery Center. Even with double digit volume increases, Glidewell maintained HCAHPS patient satisfaction scores which ranked among the highest in the county and was able to attained top 10% status in core measures outcomes.

For the previous seventeen years, Glidewell’s skillful leadership resulted in impressive increases of responsibilities while associated with University Community Health in Tampa, Florida. Commencing his employment as a vice president of marketing, his performance earned him advancing positions to such positions as vice president (corporate/system development), executive vice president (University Community Heath), and ultimately being promoted to a chief executive officer position with their 475-bed medical center and later to their CEO position at their Carrollwood facility.