Sarasota Memorial CEO Named in 2019 Florida 500 List

Sarasota Memorial CEO Named in 2019 Florida 500 List

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

SARASOTA, Fla. (Sept. 17, 2019) – Sarasota Memorial Health Care System CEO David Verinder landed a spot on the 2019 Florida 500 list for the second time in the listing's two-year run. The Florida 500, compiled by Florida Trend, selects executive leaders in Florida who best exemplify longevity and positive influence in their communities and industries. 

“It’s an honor to work and live in such a wonderful place,” said Verinder. “Everyone here from the administration to health care staff believes in and supports our mission.”

The Sarasota County Public Hospital Board appointed Verinder president and CEO of the health care system in 2014. Prior to this role, he served as COO and CFO. During the past five years, he has spearheaded Sarasota Memorial’s Level II Trauma Center, Graduate Medical Education Program, and began construction of a second hospital in Venice and development for a Cancer Institute, both slated to open in fall of 2021. The system has received numerous quality awards since Verinder’s appointment. Recent rankings include 100 Top Hospitals by IBM Watson Health and top 1% of high performing hospitals in all conditions and procedures evaluated by U.S. News in 2019. 

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 900,000 patient visits each year. Its flagship hospital in Sarasota, Fla., has been consistently recognized as one of the nation’s best, with superior patient outcomes. The system offers a complete continuum of care – from trauma, emergency and urgent care, to laboratory, diagnostic imaging, rehabilitation and skilled nursing. SMH was recognized among the nation’s 100 top hospitals by IBM Watson Health in 2019 and remains 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.


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