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Haroula Protopapadakis was born and raised in South Florida. Growing up her mother worked in healthcare, and she always wanted to emulate that and also have a career in healthcare. Haroula attended Nova Southeastern University where she received a Bachelor in Business Administration and a Masters in Business Administration with a concentration in Healthcare. Haroula is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.
Haroula began her career in healthcare when she was in college working at Memorial Regional Hospital in the Admitting and Registration department. She then worked in the pharmaceutical sales industry. Haroula returned to the Memorial system working as the Director of Business Development and Physician Relations for Memorial South, Memorial Rehabilitation Institute, and then Memorial Regional Hospital for several years before being promoted to her current role as the Associate Administrator of Memorial Regional Hospital. In this role she oversees many support departments in the facility including security, telecommunications, central services, transportation, food and nutrition services, environmental services, volunteer services, valet and parking, the fitness center, cardiac and pulmonary rehab, and patient and family centered care. She also oversees the Division of Neurosciences for the healthcare system.
Haroula loves working for Memorial Healthcare System. She truly believes in the mission and vision of her organization and the vital role Memorial plays in delivering high level quality care, and comprehensive services and programs to the community.
Throughout her employment at Memorial, Haroula has donated to and volunteered her time with many different organizations such as United Way, American Heart Association, American Diabetes Association, Broward County Schools, the Memorial Foundation, and the Epilepsy Foundation of South Florida. In 2018 she was elected to the South Florida Healthcare Executive Forum as a Member-at-Large.