Meet the leaders of the 8 best hospitals in Florida for cardiac care

Healthgrades recently released its rankings for the best hospitals in the U.S. for cardiac care, including eight in Florida.

The rankings recognize hospitals that deliver superior patient outcomes in heart bypass surgery, coronary interventional procedures, heart attack treatment, heart failure treatment and heart valve surgery.

Read more on the publication's ranking methodology here.

Here are the leaders of the Florida hospitals and health systems that were included in the rankings:

AdventHealth Orlando

  • Robert Deininger, market CEO
  • Jessica Behmer, market CEO
  • Brad Hillmon, COO
  • Mark Kilman, MD, chief medical officer
  • Cathy Stankiewicz, DNP, RN, region chief nursing officer

Downtown Baker Hospital (Naples)

  • Paul Hiltz, president and CEO
  • Jonathan Kling, RN, COO
  • Ilia Echevarria, PhD, chief nursing officer
  • Bryan Murphey, MD, ambulatory chief medical officer
  • Carlos Quintero, MD, chief quality officer

HCA Florida JFK Hospital (Atlantis)

  • Ken West, CEO
  • Tom Schlemmer, CFO
  • Alex Paya, MD, chief medical officer
  • Damon Barrett, COO

HCA Florida North Florida Hospital (Gainesville)

  • C. Eric Lawson, CEO
  • Kristy Redd-Hachey, CFO
  • John Gerhold, COO
  • Sherrie Somers, DO, chief medical officer

HCA Florida Osceola Hospital (Kissimmee)

  • David Shimp, CEO
  • Carrie Biggar, CFO
  • Cameron Howard, COO
  • Ross Taylor, MD, chief medical officer

Mayo Clinic in Florida (Jacksonville)

  • Gianrico Farrugia, MD, CEO and president of Mayo Clinic
  • Kent Thielen, MD, CEO of Mayo Clinic Florida

Orlando Health Orlando Regional Medical Center

  • David Strong, president and CEO of Orlando Health
  • Steve Burriss, COO of Orlando Health
  • Karen Frenier, RN, senior vice president, human resources and chief nurse executive
  • Jamal Hakim, MD, chief physician officer

Sarasota Memorial Hospital 

  • David Verinder, president and CEO
  • Jeff Limbocker, COO and CFO
  • James Fiorica, MD, chief medical officer

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