Dr. Ralph de la Torre
Chairman and CEO,
Steward Health Care System
Steward Health Care this year announced it was acquiring five Tenet Healthcare hospitals in Miami. Before joining Steward, de la Torre was CEO of Caritas Christi Health Care, where he created the business model that ultimately attracted investment from Cerberus Capital Management. He also served as CEO of the Cardiovascular Institute at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Cardiovascular Management Associates, an integrated system for cardiac patients. While at BIDMC, he also served as chief of cardiac surgery and a Harvard medical faculty physician. De la Torre earned his medical degree from Harvard Medical School.
De la Torre speaks: “Throughout the COVID pandemic, we have been reminded of the critical role caregivers play in the health and wellness of our patients and our communities. We are eager to offer both patients and healthcare providers in South Florida the full support of the Steward network as we all seek to emerge stronger and healthier from the pandemic. As a Floridian with close family ties to the area, I am proud of Steward’s significant investment in the people of South Florida, whose tight-knit communities and vibrant diversity have always represented the very best of American culture.”