The Jenni Catron Leadership Podcast, Ft. Brian Paradis
Brian Paradis is a senior partner with CSuite Solutions, a national strategic advisory firm. CSuite Solutions is led by former healthcare industry CEOs focused on the transition and practical strategies to move the healthcare industry from “volume to value.”
Previously, Paradis was president of Florida Hospital’s Central Region, a $4 billion enterprise with over 25,000 employees and 2,000 physicians. Under his leadership, Florida Hospital became the #1 ranked hospital in Florida by US News and World Report for three years. It is the largest hospital to receive the ISO 9001 quality certification and launched a new children’s hospital with an innovative collaboration with Walt Disney World.
Paradis’s understanding of the role of imagination in organizational leadership was used to develop a creative, results-oriented team based on a shared vision driven by a Strategic Innovation Agenda (SIA). He kept a grounding on every strategy and plan by asking “How are we growing our business?” “How are we making our product better?” And, “How are we building our teams’ capabilities?”
Paradis serves his community by focusing his passion on children, family health, and the arts. He has served on the Orange County Public Schools Audit Advisory Committee and the board of the Dr. Phillips Performing Arts Center. He co-chaired the American Heart Association’s Orlando Heart Walk for two years, which was the first Central Florida walk to raise over $1 million.
Paradis earned a BA in business administration from Southern Adventist University, Chattanooga, TN, is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Management Accountant. He considers himself a continuous learner. He is married, the awed father of five children, and the unexpected owner of two dogs.