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Catalyst Miami’s 3rd Annual Imagine Miami Luncheon and Fundraiser will take place Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at Estiatorio Milos by Costas Spiliadis on South Beach.

Recognized as one of the finest Mediterranean seafood restaurants in the world, the beautiful high ceilings with exposed wood beams and walls of wine and books will be the backdrop in which we’ll honor and hear a keynote address from Bill Duquette as our 2019 Community Catalyst Award honoree.

The address is 730 1st St, Miami Beach, FL 33139.

 

Event agenda:

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM: Cocktails, networking, and Wine Wall
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM: Lunch and program

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If you are interested in sponsoring this event, please contact Molly Delahunty at mollyd@catalystmiami.org  or 786-414-1292.


 

 

EARLY BIRD

September 18 – October 7

$150

REGULAR PRICE

After October 7

$180

 


 

Honoree | 2019 Community Catalyst Award

Bill Duquette, CEO of South Miami HospitalBill Duquette
CEO, South Miami Hospital

Bill Duquette is the CEO of South Miami Hospital, a 436-bed acute-care hospital that is part of Baptist Health South Florida, the largest not-for-profit healthcare organization in the region. As CEO, Mr. Duquette is responsible for overall administrative and operational management of the hospital and its employees. He was named to his current position in June 2019 after serving as CEO of Baptist Health’s Homestead Hospital for 13 years. Previous administrative roles during his 28-year tenure at Homestead Hospital include vice president of operations, administrative director of laboratory services and performance improvement coordinator.

Under Mr. Duquette’s leadership, Homestead Hospital was named three times to the prestigious Leap Frog Group’s Top Hospital list for excellence in hospital quality, patient safety and efficiency. The hospital was accredited by The Joint Commission and its laboratory was accredited by the College of American Pathologists. Homestead Hospital was the first in Florida to implement routine infectious disease screenings for patients being treated in the Emergency Center. To reduce readmissions and provide continuity of care to uninsured and underinsured patients, Mr. Duquette led efforts to open Baptist Health Follow-Up Care. He directed the development of a successful laborist program to improve patient outcomes as well as a robust hospitalist program comprised of highly skilled, Board-certified internal medicine physicians who care for 85 percent of the patients admitted to Homestead Hospital. Mr. Duquette also assembled a team to establish the Grow2Heal garden on the hospital campus, which provides farm-to-hospital organic produce and community wellness educational opportunities.

In addition to his hospital leadership, Mr. Duquette is active in the community. He is a board member and former chairman of the South Dade Chamber of Commerce. He serves on the boards of the South Florida Hospital and Healthcare Association and South Florida Evaluation and Treatment Center. He also is an advisory board member of Nova Southeastern University and a member of the Rotary Club of Homestead.

Mr. Duquette earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Miami and a master’s degree in public health from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He and his wife, Gladis, live in the Redlands and have an adult daughter.

 


 

HOST COMMITTEE

Aileen Alon
Charles M. Auslander & Zara F. Gerber
Marcus Braswell
Mary & Tim Casey
Luis Castro
Daniella Levine Cava
& Dr. Robert Cava
Mia Corradino
Damian & Draupadi Daley
Craig Emmanuel
Boris Espinoza

Aimee Ferrer
Dan Grech
Jason Kaye
Kubs Lalchandani
Zak Mann
Jennifer Newton & Louis Senat
Chanelle Pough
Danny Simon
Gina & Daniel Stabile
Marjorie York
Cristina Zampieri


THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS!

 

CHAMPION

 

LEADER

 

ACCELERATOR

Medina Family Foundation

ADVOCATE

Charmel Maynard
Treasurer, The University of Miami

 

SUPPORTER

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Capital One

Miami Medical Consultants

Kaufman Rossin

Dr. Loretta

Wells Fargo

Community Health of South Florida, Inc.

Purepoint Financial

 

RIDESHARE

 


If you are interested in sponsoring this event, please contact Molly Delahunty at mollyd@catalystmiami.org  or 786-414-1292.

 


 

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CATALYST MIAMI
For over 20 years, Catalyst Miami has committed to empowering residents to build better futures for themselves. Our clients access a number of free services that often result in a credit increase of 150 points or paying down debt with $1,000+ of their tax refund. Aiming for long-term, sustainable solutions, we take our impact a step further and also train community members and organizations on important public policy and advocacy strategies that result in improved quality of life for all residents. A recent example of this resulted in an increase to Miami-Dade County’s resilience budget.