DADE CITY — The head of Pasco Regional Medical Center is leaving after three years for a job at another hospital in the same chain that is more than twice the size of the Dade City hospital.
Stan V. Holm, 39, has been tapped to help lead Midwest Regional Medical Center, a 255-bed hospital in Midwest City, Okla. The hospital is six months into an expansion that will add 102 beds and is expected to be finished in August. Details weren't available Wednesday about when Holm would move or what position he would take at the hospital, but a representative described it as a move up.
"It's a promotion for him," said Susan Frimmel, the Dade City hospital's marketing director.
Holm came to Pasco Regional in 2007 after serving as chief operating officer at Sebastian River Medical Center, a 129-bed hospital north of Port St. Lucie on Florida's east coast.
Like Dade City and Midwest, it also is owned by Health Management Associates, a publicly traded company that owns and operates 54 hospitals in 15 states with about 8,000 licensed beds.
He has roots in the Sooner State, holding a master's degree in health administration and a bachelor's degree in economics and political science from the University of Oklahoma. He is board-certified in health care management and is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.
During his tenure, the hospital began offering online registration and bill paying options for patients and received a top five-star rating for the quality of its general surgery by HealthGrades, the health care ratings company.
Pasco Regional Medical Center is ranked among the top 5 percent of hospitals in the nation for general surgery.
The hospital also received the top rating for general surgery, appendectomy and gallbladder removal.
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