Dominican Health Care Association of FL
Daisy J. Baez is a highly decorated U.S. Army Veteran, Social Worker, single Mom, and health care executive with strong professional and business credentials.
She worked as a health care executive for various national and local health care companies including HCA, Tenet, and HealthSouth. She rose through the ranks from hospital social worker to hospital vice president. She served in a variety of levels of care including acute care, rehabilitation, long term acute care, skilled nursing, behavioral health, and substance abuse.
She now runs her own health care consulting company specializing in licensing, accreditation, and regulatory compliance. Her clients include national companies as well as locally based organizations.
She served as Florida State Representative for district #114 for the 2016-2017 legislative session. She is the first Dominican American ever elected to State wide office in Florida.
In the legislature she served in the Health Care Appropriations, Health Care Innovation, Health & Human Services, Local Federal and Veterans Affairs, and Oversight Transparency & Administration committees. In her first session her bill National Guard Foundation Reauthorization was passed unanimously.
She is the founder and Executive Director of the Dominican Health Care Association of Florida, an organization uniting and supporting Dominican American physicians. She also served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Merrick House Museum, is a member of the Barry University Graduate Health Professions Advisory Board, past president of the Miami-Dade County Democratic Hispanic Caucus, and current member of the Community Board of the Junior League of Miami Dade County.
She served in the U.S. Army, 1st Cavalry Division, Division Surgeon’s Office receiving an Army Commendation Medal, two Army Achievement Medals, multiple Department of Defense Certificate of Achievement, several Department of the Army Certificate of Achievement, as well as 1st Cavalry Division Soldier of the Quarter and 15th Medical Battalion Soldier of the Month.
Daisy received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Social Work from University of Central Texas, Killeen, TX; and a Master of Arts Degree in Counseling from Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, TX.