UM Hospital CEO steps down


University of Miami Hospital Chief Executive Dan Snyder stepped down this week after less than two years on the job, UM officials reported Friday.

“Dan Snyder has decided to leave the university to pursue other interests,’’ said Christine Morris, UM’s associate vice president for communications.

David Zambrana, chief operating officer, has been named the hospital’s interim CEO, Morris said.

Snyder was appointed to lead the hospital in May 2012, taking over for Anthony Degina, who as CEO of the former Cedars of Lebanon Medical Center oversaw the transition to University of Miami Hospital, the flagship hospital of UHealth-University of Miami Health System.

UM bought the hospital in Dec. 2007, spending $275 million for the 560-bed Cedars Medical Center, across the street from the 1,498-bed Jackson Memorial Hospital.


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