Dr. Paul Perito has officially been elected the Chief of Surgery of Coral Gables Hospital. The chief surgeon oversees the daily activities within the surgical unit, and is considered the head surgeon and must manage the hiring of surgeons in the unit. He is responsible for supervising and motivating all members of the staff, including nurses and other health-care professionals employed in the surgical unit. With patient safety and satisfaction as the No. 1 goal, the chief is responsible for supervising all clinical work and implementing program rules and protocol.