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Miami-Dade County, FL

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Miami-Dade County in Brief
Miami-Dade County is home to the “Magic City” of Miami, which combines the advantages of a subtropical resort with a major metropolitan area. White, sandy beaches are located just minutes from major businesses, shopping, and cultural centers, and a vibrant international culture gives the region a uniquely exciting way of life.

The Miami-Dade County File
  1. Education. Miami-Dade County has the fourth largest public school district in the U.S. More than 80 percent of graduating seniors continue their education.
  2. Real Estate. The Miami-Dade County housing market offers everything from waterfront condos to stately single-family homes; it has a stability that’s unique among other U.S. cities, since half of all residences are second homes.
  3. Family. Miami was #4 among the Best Cities for Families in a 2005 survey; in 2008, Forbes named it America’s Cleanest City for its year-round good air quality, vast green spaces, clean drinking water, clean streets and citywide recycling program.
  4. Culture. Miami-Dade County’s vibrant cultural scene includes the Florida Philharmonic, the New World Symphony, Florida Grand Opera, Miami City Ballet and Coconut Grove Playhouse.
  5. Recreation. The area’s favorable climate allows recreational activities including golf, tennis, biking, swimming, boating and fishing to be enjoyed year-round.
  6. Weather. Miami-Dade County has a subtropical climate that features warm summers and temperate, winters; the average monthly temperature never dips below 60 degrees.
Miami-Dade County Fun Fact
Miami is the only major city in the U.S. that was founded by a woman; Julia Tuttle was a local citrus grower and a wealthy Cleveland native.

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Meet the IPC management team in Miami-Dade County, FL.
  • Isela Sotolongo

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    Executive Director

    (305) 447-4150
    Isela Sotolongo joined IPC in August 2008 while serving as CEO of Hospitalists of America LLC (HOA), based in Coral Gables, FL.  HOA was honored by the South Florida Journal’s Business of the Year Award 2004 as a Finalist Rising Star. Previously, Isela was director of operations at Navix Radiology.  She was responsible for the operations of four regional offices in four major areas throughout the United States. Isela also helped to successfully organize and develop the consolidation of a $75 million acquisition which operated in 22 states with over 800 employees. In 1981 Isela co-founded Gables Billing Inc., a full-service physician practice management company with annual collections of $25 million.  In 1997, she sold her business to Navix Radiology Systems, Inc. Isela received her BS in 1975 from Florida International University.
  • Lee Knowles

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    Director, Operations

    (305) 447-4150
    Lee Knowles joined the IPC team in August 2008 as Director of Operations, Southeast Florida Region. Lee has more than 20 years experience in the healthcare industry, most recently as CFO of Hospitalists of America. Lee worked from 1998 to 2003 as controller of Ramsay Youth Services, Inc. (RYS), a national company with psychiatric inpatient facilities and residential treatment centers for children at risk. RYS was later acquired by Psychiatric Solutions, Inc. where Lee served as southeast regional controller from 2003 to 2005. Lee began her healthcare career in 1987 with CAC-Ramsay Health Plans, a local HMO, where she started as a staff accountant and worked her way up to director of accounting. Lee earned her Bachelor of Accounting from Florida International University in 1992 and was licensed as a CPA from the State of Georgia in 1994.