Riviera Health Resort Names Dr. Ismael Roque-Velasco Chief Administrative Officer
Dr. Ismael Roque-Velasco | October 3, 2012

Coral Gables, Fla. (February 22, 2012)—Riviera Health Resort, a new, state-of-the-art health care facility located in the heart of Coral Gables, recently named Dr. Ismael Roque-Velasco as Chief Administrative Officer. Dr. Roque-Velasco brings over 20 years of administrative experience in health care to Riviera Health Resort.

In his most recent role, Dr. Roque-Velasco served as the Chief Executive Officer of WestGables Rehabilitation Hospital and Metropolitan Hospital of Miami. In this position, he was responsible for the financial turnaround of the hospitals, including the improvement of the facilities and physician and business development.

“Dr. Roque-Velasco’s vast experience, industry knowledge and proven success make him an unparalleled candidate to aid in the launch of Riviera Health Resort,” said Richard Stacey, CEO of Riviera Health Resort. “He will be an instrumental figure in achieving the facility’s goal of redefining the way healthcare is delivered.”

Dr. Roque-Velasco attended the University of South Carolina-Upstate’s Pre-Med Program. He later graduated from University of Malaga School of Medicine in Spain and the University of Miami Healthcare Management Masters program.

Slated to open in March 2012, Riviera Health Resort is a 223-bed, five-story Mediterranean-style facility that provides skilled nursing and full rehabilitation care. Located in the heart of Coral Gables, on the corner of Sunset Drive and Yumuri Street, Riviera Health Resort is designed to cater to the needs of patients who require short and long term care as they transition from the hospital to their homes. The facility offers an array of highly-skilled services for complex care, with an emphasis on post-stroke cases, hip and knee replacement recovery. Unlike traditional nursing facilities, the Riviera health care model is aimed to provide a more intensive, highly-focused rehabilitation program with a hospitality component.