President & CEO
Citrus Memorial Hospital
Ralph A. Aleman is a healthcare executive with over 30 years of experience in healthcare leadership positions. He currently serves as President and CEO of Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness, Florida, a 198-bed acute care system operated by HCA. Previously, Ralph was the principal of a healthcare consulting firm which consulted with a number of healthcare clients.
Before starting his own consulting company, Ralph served as CEO of Hialeah Hospital in South Florida, an affiliate of Tenet Healthcare Systems, where he led this 378 bed, acute care hospital with a staff of 750 employees and 450 affiliated physicians.
Prior to his Hialeah position, Ralph served as vice president of the Miami-Dade/Broward market for Tenet Healthcare Corporation. In this capacity, he provided operational leadership and strategic planning for a delivery system with five hospitals, 4,300 employees and 1,900 affiliated physicians.
Ralph also served as district vice president of HCA Management, was CEO at Palmetto General Hospital, president and CEO for the Miami Heart Institute & Medical Center as well as Cedars Medical Center and the Victoria Hospital Partnership.
He has been active in numerous community organizations in South Florida including the American Heart Association and the American Cancer Society. He has served as trustee of the Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce and has been actively involved in the South Florida Hospital and Healthcare Association, the United Way of Miami-Dade County and the Federation of American Hospitals.
Ralph holds a bachelor of science degree in industrial engineering from the University of Florida, Gainesville. He also holds an MBA and a healthcare administration degree from George Washington University in Washington, D.C.