Administrator and Chief Executive Officer Memorial Hospital West
Leah Carpenter’s career spans over thirty years in healthcare with exceptional leadership experience in a variety of healthcare settings. She has been part of the Memorial Healthcare System for the past fourteen years. Leah joined the Memorial Healthcare System in 2002 as the Chief Nursing Officer of Memorial Hospital Pembroke and was appointed as the Chief Nursing Officer of Memorial Hospital Miramar in 2004 where she played an integral part in the design, construction and opening of this new facility. In 2010 she was promoted to Administrator and Chief Executive Officer of Memorial Hospital Pembroke, in 2012 as the Administrator and Chief Executive Officer of Memorial Hospital Miramar, in Miramar, Florida and her most recent appointment in August 2016 as the Administrator and Chief Executive Officer of Memorial Hospital West in Pembroke Pines, Florida.
Leah is active in numerous professional and civic organizations including but not limited to the Executive Leadership Team of The March of Dimes, Executive Board of the Miramar/Pembroke Pines Chamber of Commerce, STEAMd, Inc., YMCA of Broward County, American Heart Association, American Diabetes Association, South Florida Hospital and Healthcare Association, and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated. She is also a fellow in the American College of Health Care Executives and holds memberships in the American Organization of Nurse Executives and the National Honor Society for Public Administrators.
What motivated you to join ACHE/SFHEF? I’ve been a member of ACHE since the early years of my career. I first joined to take advantage of the educational offerings, career development and networking opportunities. I’ve remained a member and became a fellow also for many of the same reasons. ACHE is an excellent source for seasoned leaders to keep their skills sharp, to ensure that they stay current on what’s happening in the healthcare industry and network with other leaders from all over the world.
How has your membership in ACHE/SFHEF helped you professionally? ACHE has helped me to keep my leadership skills sharp, it’s given me access to information and educational materials and it’s allowed me to have access to colleagues and best practices.