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Dr. Larry Antonucci named Lee Health president/CEO

By Staff | May 5, 2017

The Lee Health Board of Directors has chosen Larry Antonucci, M.D. to succeed Jim Nathan as president/CEO of the health system. Dr. Antonucci has served as system chief operating officer since 2011. He also served as chief administrative officer for Cape Coral Hospital.

Prior to joining Lee Health in 2007, Dr. Antonucci was a practicing obstetrician and gynecologist. In 1983, he co-founded Physicians Primary Care, a large multi-specialty group practice in Lee County, and served as its chief executive officer for many years.

Antonucci replaces Jim Nathan, who is stepping down as president to serve as a resource to the Board of Directors and to Antonucci for the remainder of his contract term, which expires in March 2019.

As COO for Lee Health, Dr. Antonucci has led the patient care team at all Lee Health facilities. His responsibilities have included the operation of all six hospitals within the health system; outpatient facilities; post-acute services; ancillary clinical departments such as Pharmacy, Respiratory Therapy, Laboratory Services, and Radiology/Imaging Services; and physician practices owned by Lee Health. In addition, his duties included developing a physician organization that is a partnership between the system and local physicians which implements a shared vision for health care in the community.

“It’s a privilege to be named CEO and lead an organization that is closely guided by its commitment to the community and passion to deliver care that improves the quality of people’s lives,” Dr. Antonucci said. “I want to thank Jim Nathan for his support and guidance and for everything he has done to embed a caring culture. He has had a tremendous impact on each and every one of us at Lee Health and throughout the community. I am excited about the opportunities that are ahead and look forward to working to achieve them with the Board and the rest of our dedicated team here at Lee Health.”

Dr. Antonucci will assume the role of President/CEO on June 1.