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Business Observer Tuesday, Apr. 23, 2019 1 month ago

Hospital selects new chief operating officer

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Peter Hemstead was previously the assistant administrator at Brandon Regional Hospital in Brandon.

SARASOTA — Peter Hemstead has been named chief operating officer at Doctors Hospital of Sarasota.

Hemstead will manage the daily operations of the hospital, several departments and key service lines in addition to overseeing hospital facilities, construction and renovation projects, according to a press release.  

He was previously the assistant administrator at Brandon Regional Hospital in Brandon. There he had direct oversight of several departments, more than 500 employees and construction and expansion projects. He was also previously the director of the clinical excellence facility interface team at Hospital Corporation of America in Nashville, the release adds. 

Prior to working in health care, Hemstead served in the U.S. Coast Guard on helicopter search and rescue teams.

“We are working on several exciting initiatives, so Peter’s experience with construction projects and implementing new quality programs at hospitals around the country will be a great benefit to our hospital and the community," says CEO Robert Meade in the statement. 

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