Ms. Vidal-Duart has 12+ years’ of experience in the healthcare industry, most recently as the Chief Executive Officer of the State of Florida COVID19 Infectious Disease Field Hospital System where she oversaw the management and deployment of the State’s field hospital system and its healthcare and administrative support personnel. In this role, she managed a system of administrative and clinical personnel, recruited and staffed clinical and support functions, managed multiple contractors, served as an interagency coordinator between multiple agencies and regulating bodies, and helped secure various medical supplies and personal protection equipment for the facilities. After the hospitals were demobilized, Vidal-Duart assisted CDR’s COVID19 test site logistics team to deploy a call center, launch a patient portal, and develop a turnkey software solution from patient registration through result delivery.
In her prior experience in healthcare, she was the Chief Operating Officer and Vice President of Business Development with Pacer Health Corporation, a hospital conglomerate focused on acquiring and turning around financial distressed hospitals. She has experience in operating and managing an acute care hospital system, medical treatment centers, a skilled nursing facility, and psychiatric care facilities. Additionally, she ran a transportation and logistics subsidiary of Pacer, providing trucking/air freight, warehousing and distribution, and logistics services throughout the United States. Serving as interim Chief Executive Officer of acquired financially distressed acute care hospitals that were near bankruptcy or closure, she has a keen insight into the rapid response and decision making required in a field environment where time is of the essence. She oversaw the management and turnaround of multiple healthcare facilities; ensured seamless transition and integration of acquisitions into overall system structure; developed and implemented processes for their financial turnaround and positive financial performance; negotiated all contracts to achieve overall cost savings; and provided oversight of hospital and doctor services. During her tenure, she recruited physicians and nursing management staff, expanded healthcare service lines throughout the system, as well as acquiring new managed care contracts and payer sources; revamped hospital policy and procedures and quality improvement and control; and JCAHO certification and inspection.
Ms. Vidal-Duart currently serves as the Executive Vice President of CDR Maguire, Inc., providing administrative and operational oversight and leadership to the 80-year old engineering and emergency management consulting firm which serves multiple state and local governments. She has a Master’s in International Business, summa cum laude, and a Bachelor’s of International Business and Marketing, magna cum laude.