Lidymar Ruiz, MBA, is currently an Area Practice Manager at CareNow Urgent Care. Ms. Ruiz started her healthcare career journey at age 16 in a FQHC family residency program, leading her to complete a BS degree in healthcare administration. As Practice Manager overseeing operations of two practices, Lidymar targeted quality metrics and staff retention. Her success in this role led to a presentation at the Society of Teacher of Family Medicine Practice Improvement Conference on the integration of consistent clinic days in a residency based site. Also during this time, Ms. Ruiz completed her Masters Degree in Health Administration.
Ms. Ruiz’s true passion is for Urgent Care which began with her transition to a multi-site manager role for BetterMed in October 2020. She has been instrumental in the transition to CareNow providing stability in leadership and the implementation of a new EMR which prompted her promotion to Area Practice Manager. Most recently she has led the transition of a hospital based occupational medicine program into the Urgent Care system with a focus on standardization.
Ms. Ruiz is a first-generation university and Masters graduate student in her family. Her father, originally from Honduras, taught her that life is like soccer – you overcome obstacles by focusing on the goal. This has been a guiding principle for Ms. Ruiz, and inspired her to coaching youth soccer with her husband at the YMCA.