Bethesda Hospital East

Scott Classen, R.N., M.S.N., M.B.A., Named Executive Director of Bethesda Heart Hospital

August 8, 2012

(Boynton Beach, FL--) Scott Classen, R.N., M.S.N., M.B.A., is the new Executive Director of Bethesda Heart Hospital. Classen joins Bethesda’s team with over 20 years of experience in healthcare, most recently as the Director of Cardiovascular Services at JFK Medical Center in Atlantis, FL. During his time at JFK, he was responsible for the daily operations, strategic planning, and customer and community relations of the cardiovascular services unit.

As the Executive Director of Bethesda Heart Hospital, Classen will oversee and direct continuous quality improvement measures for interventional cardiology, electrophysiology and cardiovascular surgery as well as the advancement of cardiovascular services lines which includes new technology and techniques. Classen earned a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing from Florida Atlantic University. He earned a Master’s degree in Nursing as well as a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix. Classen is a member of the Society of Cardiovascular Professionals.

Founded in 1959, Bethesda Healthcare System is a nonprofit healthcare organization serving the medical needs of South Palm Beach County with a mission to provide quality health services in a caring manner. As the flagship of Bethesda Healthcare System, Bethesda Memorial Hospital is a 401-bed hospital with more than 550 physicians in more than 40 areas of specialty on its medical staff. Bethesda Memorial Hospital and its affiliates offer a full array of healthcare services, including general, vascular and endovascular surgery, maternity, neonatal and pediatric intensive care, women’s health services and the Bethesda Comprehensive Cancer Center, an Affiliate of the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute. The Bethesda Heart Hospital, a 39-bed, all private room facility, provides the most comprehensive level of cardiovascular services and is ranked among the top heart hospitals nationwide by the Society of Thoracic Surgeons. Bethesda Healthcare System is building an 80-bed community hospital on the northeast corner of Boynton Beach Boulevard and US-441. The new Bethesda Hospital West will open in January 2013. Visit us at