September 23, 2016
South Florida is known for tourism, travel, technology and trade. But to the 98 executives who comprise the Power Leaders in Health Care, health services and life sciences are a billion-dollar driver of the local economy.
This year’s list reflects the dynamic role health care plays in our thriving market. Twenty-two of the honorees are new to the list; six are in new positions or with new companies.
One such executive is Scott Verner, who oversaw the sale of Nipro Diagnostics last year and moved on to found his next venture, Trividia Health, which now produces more than 1 billion tests a year for millions of patients worldwide.
South Florida health care’s unique entrepreneurial spirit has resulted in winning solo practices, small partnerships, large multispecialty groups and hospital systems.
The result is a nurturing environment for executives and clinicians – and those who bridge the two to create a “sophisticated, well-trained pool of experienced health care workers,” says Fred Lippman, chancellor of Nova Southeastern University’s Health Professions Division.
“This has helped our region evolve into a leading metropolitan community for health care,” he says, “with some of the best providers in the world right in our backyard.”
5200 Blue Lagoon Drive, Suite 900, Miami 33126
Birthplace: San Francisco
Education: Santa Clara University, London Business School
Greatest professional achievement: Comée leads a company responsible for managing more than $4 billion in accounts receivables on behalf of its clients. “It’s estimated that administrative waste consumes more than 30 percent of health care spend in the U.S.,” he says. “In effect, we’ve made a big difference by helping these medical groups streamline their operations and focus on better patient care, rather than paperwork.”
Personal note: One year ago, Comée climbed Half Dome, a difficult mountain peak 5,000 feet above Yosemite Valley and 8,800 feet above sea level.