Saint Mary's Medical Center Welcomes New Governing Board MemberAug 2, 2016
West Palm Beach, Fla. (August 2, 2016) — St. Mary’s Medical Center and the Palm Beach Children’s Hospital appoint Sandra (Sandie) Foland, CEO of Baron Sign Manufacturing, as one of the hospital’s new governing board members. The board is responsible for monitoring, evaluating and continually improving quality and safety of care.
“As a respected business leader who serves on several local governing boards, Sandie will offer a diverse perspective that will help guide the future of our organization,” said Gabrielle Finley-Hazle, CEO of St. Mary’s and the Palm Beach Children’s Hospital. “We welcome her participation and support in advancing our mission to heal our community one patient at a time.”
Foland co-founded Baron Sign Manufacturing with her husband more than 34 years ago. As CEO, her main role is to facilitate, oversee and direct the administration, marketing and financing functions of the company. Foland is very active in local business and government affairs and is passionate about her work with non-profit organizations.
Foland serves on the board of directors for the State of Florida Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Commission, appointed by Governor Rick Scott for a 5-year term. She also serves on the board of directors for the Palm Beach North Chamber of Commerce, the Palm Beach County Business Development Board and the Board of Directors for the Early Learning Coalition. She was formerly a board member at Florida Medical Center, St. Mary’s sister hospital. Foland is also involved with the Boys and Girls Club of Riviera Beach and is a board member of Extraordinary Women Leading Change. Additionally, she is a founding member of the Executives Association of the Palm Beaches, the Riviera Beach Business Council and the School Board of Palm Beach County – Minority Council.