Governing Board

We take great care in selecting board members who will continue to push us to be better. East Cooper Medical Center strives for excellence in everything we do. Get to know the local community leaders who devote their time to East Cooper Medical Center and help support our mission of delivering high-quality and compassionate care to every patient who walks through our doors.

The responsibilities of the East Cooper Medical Center Governing Board include recommending hospital policy, promoting patient safety, performance improvement and quality patient care in addition to participating in planning for the hospital.

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Patrick Downes

Chief Executive Officer

Patrick Downes joined East Cooper Medical Center as CEO in March 2017. As CEO, Downes is responsible for all hospital operations, executive planning and medical services. He comes to East Cooper Medical Center from a sister facility, Coral Gables Hospital, where he served as the CEO. Prior to that, he was the chief operating officer of Hialeah Hospital for four years. Patrick also served as the associate administrator for Tenet Florida Physician Services and held the position of associate administrator at North Shore Medical Center. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Master of Science in Business Administration from Florida State University.