FORT MYERS — Longtime health care industry executive Bob Boswell has been named CEO of LeeSar and Cooperative Services of Florida Inc., a nonprofit medical supply chain and group purchasing organization.
Boswell replaces Bob Simpson, who is retiring. Boswell starts his new position Oct. 9, according to a release.
Boswell has 35 years experience in supply chain management, with extensive expertise in procurement, contract management and multi-hospital logistics, the statement adds. He was most recently system vice president of supply chain for OhioHealth.
Fort Myers-based LeeSar, with some 500 employees, is currently undergoing a $20 million expansion. Lee Health and Sarasota Memorial Health Care System founded the organization in 1998 to reduce costs for medical goods and services.
“Bob has a strong and successful track record as strategic leader,” says LeeSar and Cooperative Services of Florida board Chairman David Verinder, who is also CEO of Sarasota Memorial Health Care System. “Under his leadership and surrounded by our experienced and skilled executive team and employees, I'm confident LeeSar and CSF will enjoy a smooth transition and continue to expand and evolve to meet the needs of our customers and colleagues across the region.”