TAMPA — John Couris will be the next president and CEO of Tampa General Hospital.
Couris is now president and CEO of the 327-bed nonprofit hospital Jupiter Medical Center in Jupiter. He has been in that position since June 2010. He will start at Tampa General Sept. 1. Tampa General will continue to be led by acting President and CEO Steve Short until then.
According to a press release, the Tampa General board organized a CEO search committee in January and hired a consultant to conduct a nationwide search for the 1,011-bed medical facility.
“John Couris brings the talent and energy that a great institution like TGH so richly deserves,” says Tampa General Hospital Governing Board Chair John Brabson in a statement. “He's a dynamic leader with a passion for quality, innovation and excellence.”
Couris worked for Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston for nearly 10 years, serving in various leadership positions. He was a vice president at Morton Plant Mease Health Care in Clearwater and chief operating officer of Morton Plant Mease North Bay Hospital.
“It is a true honor to be selected as the next leader of TGH,” says Couris in a statement. “It is a great institution with a long history of excellence. Working together as a team, I know in my heart that TGH's best days lie ahead, and together with USF and all the members of our medical staff, we will achieve its full potential as a world class destination for healthcare excellence.”