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Florida Hospital Zephyrhills names Randy Surber as new CEO


Florida Hospital Zephyrhills has named Randy Surber as its new chief executive officer.

Surber, 55, brings more than 30 years of health care management experience to his new role, according to news release issued by the hospital. He has been with Adventist Health System since 1997, holding varied executive roles during his 16-year tenure. He first served as a vice president for Tennessee Christian Center Medical Center; then as associate vice president of development and acquisition for Florida Hospital Orlando; and most recently chief operating officer/vice president for Florida Hospital Deland, a role he held for the past four years.

Prior to joining Adventist Health System, he worked as regional vice president for Horizon Health Corp. and as assistant administrator for the Hospital Corporation of America, the for-profit, Nashville-based parent company of Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point and Medical Center of Trinity.

He holds a Lean health care certification from Belmont University, Massey Graduate School of Business in Nashville; an MBA in executive management from Bristol University in Bristol, Tenn.; a M.Ed. in marriage and family therapy from University of Tennessee, Chattanooga; and a B.A. in psychology from Southern Adventist University in Collegedale, Tenn.

Surber replaces Doug Duffield, who left to take a similar job at a hospital in California.

Florida Hospital Zephyrhills names Randy Surber as new CEO 10/22/13 [Last modified: Tuesday, October 22, 2013 1:13pm]
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