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Bradenton-based medical center names new CEO, president

Steve Nierman comes to Blake Medical Center with a track record in leadership.

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Courtesy. Steve Nierman is the new CEO and president of the Blake Medical Center in Bradenton.
Courtesy. Steve Nierman is the new CEO and president of the Blake Medical Center in Bradenton.
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BRADENTON — The Blake Medical Center in Bradenton recently announced a new CEO and president. 

Steve Nierman stepped into the role in September. He is the former president of Winter Haven Hospital and the Polk market lead for BayCare Health System. 

“Steve brings to the Blake Medical Center team a stellar track record in market leadership, service excellence, quality focus, and community engagement,” says Dr. Ravi Chari, president of HCA Healthcare West Florida Division, in a release. “I am confident our talented team of caregivers, physicians and community leaders will be well supported as we continue to move the hospital forward to meet the needs of one of Florida’s fastest growing areas.”

Nierman also was the president of BayCare’s South Florida Baptist Hospital, and before that, held COO positions at Spring Hill Regional Hospital and Memorial Hospital of Tampa. His civilian health care career began after he achieved the rank of Major in his military career. 

Blake Medical Center is a 383-bed, level II trauma center and one of only six designated burn center programs in the state. The hospital serves patients in Manatee County and across the state with an array of services.  



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