Kenneth Spell, Board Member

Kenneth Spell

Kenneth Spell is chief executive officer at Homestead Hospital, a 147-bed community hospital that is part of Baptist Health South Florida, the largest not-for-profit healthcare organization in the region. With more than 25 years of health careexperience, he leads a team of more than 1,200 employees, 400 physicians and 150 volunteers.

Prior to becoming CEO in 2019, Spell served as Homestead Hospital’s vice president of operations. Prior to joining Homestead Hospital in 2007, he served as the strategic planning officer for Baptist Hospital of Miami, Doctors Hospital, Homestead Hospital, and Mariners Hospital for five years as a member of the corporate planning department. During his time as vice president of operations, he coordinated the implementation of two new electronic health record systems over a two-year period, developed and implemented pediatric hospitalist and Laborist programs, expanded the adult hospitalist program, and facilitated the development and buildout of a 27-bed nursing unit which later was converted into a comprehensive medical rehab unit in 2019.

In addition to his hospital leadership, Spell is active in the community. He is a board member of New Hope C.O.R.P.S., a local non-profit providing drug and alcohol treatment. He also serves on the board of the Seminole Cultural Arts Theatre. He is a member of the American Hospital Association's Society
for Healthcare Strategy and Marketing Development and the South Florida Hospital and Healthcare Association.

Spell earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Oklahoma and a master’s degree in public health from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. He resides in Palmetto Bay.