General Manager, Dade-Monroe
Laurie Fitz, RN, BSN, MPA, is a General Manager for VITAS Healthcare, the nation’s leading provider of end-of-life care. In this role, she oversees VITAS’ Miami-Dade and Monroe County program operations, develops and expands business potential and represents VITAS in the community. She has more than 30 years of community affairs and healthcare management experience.
She joined VITAS in 2007 as Patient Care Administrator, was promoted to Senior Patient Care Administrator in 2010 and was promoted to General Manager in 2014. Laurie was the recipient of the prestigious VITAS Leadership Council award in 2010. Prior to joining VITAS, she served as Director of Staffing for Florida Medical Center in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Before that she served as Assistant Chief Nursing Officer for Parkway Regional Medical Center in North Miami Beach, Florida. Earlier in her career, she worked for CMC Professional Registry, Inc., as the Executive Director.
Laurie earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing and a Master’s Degree in Health Care Administration from Long Island University in Greenvale, New York.