Sacco joined Memorial Hospital in 1974 and became President and CEO of Memorial Healthcare System in 1987. He has overseen Memorial’s expansion from a single hospital to a comprehensive, multifaceted network that is now the fifth-largest public healthcare system in the United States and a safety, quality and service leader in the industry. Sacco has had profound community impact, having been instrumental in meeting community needs to improve the health of vulnerable populations through his leadership role in expanding access to care throughout South Broward County. Sacco also has served in numerous other organizations with the goal of affecting positive changes in healthcare.
A Fellow and Past Regent in the American College of Healthcare Executives, Sacco is Past Chairman of Florida Hospital Association, Association of Community Hospitals and Health Systems of Florida, Safety Net Hospital Alliance of Florida, Hollywood Business Council, and Coordinating Council of Broward; and Greater Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Past President. Named to many Florida healthcare reform task forces, he was on Governor Jeb Bush’s 1998 and 2002 Transition Policy Teams.
He earned his master’s degree in healthcare management at Florida International University and his bachelor’s degree at the University of Miami. He was a commissioned officer in the Army Medical Service Corps.
His honors include the National Conference for Community and Justice Silver Medallion, Miami Dade College Alumni Hall of Fame and FIU Distinguished Alumni. Recognizing his vision, the City of Hollywood proclaimed June 16, 2010, Frank V. Sacco Day, and in July 2011, the South Broward Hospital District Board of Commissioners named the new Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital campus the Frank V. Sacco Campus.