SARASOTA, Fla. – The Sarasota County Public Hospital Board, which governs Sarasota Memorial Health Care System, installed its 2020-2021 slate of officers on Tuesday.
Jim Meister, who has represented Seat 1 in the Northern District since 2015, was re-elected chairman.
The other Sarasota County Public Hospital Board officers are:
Vice Chairman: Sharon Wetzler DePeters
Second Vice Chairman: Britt Riner
Secretary: Sarah Lodge
Assistant Secretary: Greg Carter
Treasurer: Joseph J. DeVirgilio Jr.
Made up of 9 citizens elected by Sarasota County voters to 4-year terms, the unpaid Hospital Board also includes members Tramm Hudson and Richard Rehmeyer, MD. Governing the only public hospital in the region, the board is charged with setting the strategic direction of the organization and serving as good stewards of its financial resources. Each November, the board votes on a new slate of officers from its members.
About Sarasota Memorial Health Care System
Sarasota Memorial Health Care System is a regional referral center offering Southwest Florida’s greatest breadth and depth of care, with more than 1 million patient visits each year. Its flagship 839-bed, acute-care hospital has been consistently recognized as one of the nation’s largest and best, with superior patient outcomes and a complete continuum of outpatient services – from urgent care, trauma and emergency services to laboratory and diagnostic imaging, home health, skilled nursing and rehabilitation. SMH is the only hospital in Florida to have consistently earned the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ highest five-star quality rating since the evaluation system launched in 2016.