Since the Hurricane made landfall, CDR launched the field alternative care site and emergency department, deployed a mobile medical center for urgent care needs, and provided approximately 500 medical staff to service residents with medical needs. Prior to that, the Company was asked to take over COVID-19 vaccinations of long-term care facilities from CVS and Walgreens. As principal on the project, Ms. Vidal-Duart and her team vaccinated over 3,000 facilities in 3 weeks, decreasing the COVID-19 infection rate by 75% during that initial term, and by 90% over the life of the project. Ultimately, CDR has vaccinated over 3 million people, tested over 4 million people, and provided monoclonal antibodies to approximately 150,000. At the beginning of the pandemic, Vidal-Duart served as the Chief Executive Officer of the State of Florida COVID-19 Infectious Disease Field Hospital System where she oversaw the management and deployment of the State’s field hospital system and its healthcare and administrative support personnel. The firm also launched a call center that handled 200,000+ calls per day for the State and developed CDR HealthProTM, a patient portal for patients to register for COVID-19 testing, vaccination, and monoclonal antibodies. The system was used statewide in Florida, as well as multiple FEMA vaccination sites in Florida and Kentucky. The Company has provided COVID-19 related services across 5 states, including Florida, South Carolina, Massachusetts, Kentucky, and Texas.
In her prior experience in healthcare, she was the Chief Operating Officer and Vice President of Business Development with Pacer Health Corporation, a hospital conglomerate focused on acquiring and turning around financial distressed hospitals. She has experience in operating and managing an acute care hospital system, medical treatment centers, a skilled nursing facility, and psychiatric care facilities. Additionally, she ran a transportation and logistics subsidiary of Pacer, providing trucking/air freight, warehousing and distribution, and logistics services throughout the eastern United States.
She has a Master’s in International Business, summa cum laude, and a Bachelor of International Business and Marketing, magna cum laude. Vidal-Duart has been a board member with the Florida Grand Opera since 2019, serving on the board’s executive committee. She is member of YPO, she was Chairwoman of the FIU Honors College Advisory Board from 2011 through 2016 and has served on several councils and boards at FIU and nationally for Strong Women, Strong Girls. Vidal-Duart was recently nominated to serve on the Board of the Miami-Dade Homeless Trust and has a passionate interest in assisting children growing up in homeless environments. She and her husband are also passionate advocates for abused and neglected dogs and have been rescuing abused and neglected dogs for over a decade.