Orlando Health names assistant vice president of clinical development & integration for Puerto Rico/Caribbean Region

Orlando, FL (November 8, 2023) Orlando Health has named Minedy Laracuente, MSN, APRN-FNP-BC, as assistant vice president of clinical development and integration for its Puerto Rico/Caribbean Region.

In October 2022, Orlando Health joined forces with Doctors’ Center Hospital to create Doctors’ Center Hospital - Orlando Health – Dorado in Puerto Rico, a 105-bed acute care hospital that opened in March 2022. Since then, the partnership has expanded to include Doctors' Center Hospital Orlando Health – San Juan, Doctors' Center Hospital Orlando Health – Bayamón, Doctors' Center Hospital Orlando Health – Manatí , Doctors' Center Hospital Orlando Health – San Fernando de la Carolina and Doctors' Center Hospital Orlando Health Centros de Urgencia – Arecibo, an ambulatory diagnostic and treatment center.

"With deep familial ties to the island, Minedy brings over a decade of clinical leadership experience and a successful record of developing clinical programs alongside physicians to deliver high-quality outcomes,” said Omar Gonzalez, Vice President of Orlando Health’s Puerto Rico/Caribbean Region. “In this role, she will focus on enhancing existing medical programs and generating new clinical services with our Doctors' Center Hospital partners.”

Ms. Laracuente joined Orlando Health in 2019, caring for women as an advanced practice registered nurse through Orlando Health Physician Associates. She then developed and managed a new COVID-19 testing and vaccination site for patients, team members and the Central Florida community. In her most recent management role, Ms. Laracuente was responsible for the standardization and optimization of all pre-admission testing clinics within the Orlando Health system. 

After completing her undergraduate degree in nursing at Nova Southeastern University in Orlando, Ms. Laracuente earned a Master of Science in Nursing, specializing in family health, from the University of Central Florida.

She began her new role on November 1, 2023.


About Orlando Health

Orlando Health, headquartered in Orlando, Florida, is a not-for-profit healthcare organization with $9.2 billion of assets under management that serves the southeastern United States and Puerto Rico.

Founded more than 100 years ago, the healthcare system is recognized around the world for Central Florida’s only pediatric and adult Level I Trauma program as well as the only state-accredited Level II Adult Trauma Center in Pinellas County. It is the home of the nation’s largest neonatal intensive care unit under one roof, the only system in the southeast to offer open fetal surgery to repair the most severe forms of spina bifida, the site of an Olympic athlete training facility and operator of one of the largest and highest performing clinically integrated networks in the region. Orlando Health has pioneered life-changing medical research and its Graduate Medical Education program hosts more than 350 residents and fellows.

The 3,888-bed system includes 29 hospitals and emergency departments – 24 of which are currently operational with five coming soon. The system also includes nine specialty institutes, more than 100 adult and pediatric primary care practices, skilled nursing facilities, an in-patient behavioral health facility under the management of Acadia Healthcare, and more than 60 outpatient facilities that include imaging and laboratory services, wound care centers, home healthcare services in partnership with LHC Group, and urgent care centers in partnership with FastMed Urgent Care. More than 4,750 physicians, representing more than 100 medical specialties and subspecialties have privileges across the Orlando Health system, which employs more than 27,000 team members and more than 1,200 physicians.

In FY22, Orlando Health served nearly 142,000 inpatients and 3.9 million outpatients. The healthcare system provided more than $782 million in total value to the communities it serves in the form of charity care, community benefit programs and services, community building activities and more in FY 21, the most recent period for which this information is available. Additional information can be found at, or follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @orlandohealth.

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