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September 2023 Luncheon - Hospital Happenings: Growing Healthcare in the Region

Tuesday, September 26, 2023 (11:30 AM - 1:00 PM) (EDT)


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Representatives from three of the leading health care organizations in the region will join us to give presentations with updates, growth plans, and insight on what they’re doing in the Lakewood Ranch region.


Andy Guz, Chief Executive Officer

Lakewood Ranch Medical Center

Andy Guz has served as Chief Executive Officer at Lakewood Ranch Medical Center since 2016.  Prior to joining Lakewood Ranch, Andy was the CEO of a hospital in Pennsylvania.  He has also served in executive roles at several hospitals across the United States. 

Andy is a current board member for Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce, Bradenton Area Economic Development Corporation, Meals on Wheels Plus of Manatee County, and the Sloan Alumni Association Board of Directors at Cornell University.  He is also a graduate of Leadership Sarasota, active in the Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance and Manatee Chamber of Commerce, and a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives. He was selected as a 40 Under 40 honoree of both the Tampa Bay Business Journal and Business Observer.

Andy received his Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia and his Master of Health Administration from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York.  He resides in Lakewood Ranch with his wife Tami, and daughters Ava and Lana.

David Verinder, President and Chief Executive Officer

Sarasota Memorial Health Care System

David Verinder has served as president and CEO of Sarasota Memorial Health Care System since 2014. The health system provides the region’s greatest breadth and depth of care and has more than 1 million patient visits a year.

Sarasota Memorial has been recognized repeatedly as one of the nation’s best health systems, with superior patient outcomes and a comprehensive continuum of care. With more than 9,000 staff, it is Sarasota County’s largest employer.

Throughout his tenure, David has overseen the successful launch of new medical services and facilities to improve the community's access to high-quality care. In November of 2021, David led the most significant expansion in the organization’s nearly century of service, with the opening of a new hospital in Venice and the completion of a state-of-the-art Oncology Tower on the Sarasota campus. The two facilities have increased system-wide capacity to 1,011 beds, allowing the health system to better respond to evolving patient needs. In previous years, David was responsible for the opening of Sarasota County’s only Trauma Center, the construction of a state-of-the-art Rehabilitation Pavilion, and the start of physician residency and fellowship training programs. He is currently overseeing the construction of a new Behavioral Health Pavilion and a Research and Education Institute on the Sarasota campus and the development of a new hospital in North Port.

David first joined Sarasota Memorial in 2006 as chief financial officer, and later served as chief operating officer before being named CEO. Previously, he served in senior leadership at Scott & White Memorial Hospital & Clinic in Temple, Texas. He received his Bachelor’s degree from Louisiana State University and his MBA from Auburn University.

Florida Trend magazine has included David on its list of Florida's 500 most influential business leaders for the past several years. He has served in community leadership roles and on numerous boards, including as past chairman of the Safety Net Hospital Alliance of Florida.

Kelly Malloy, Chief Operating Officer

HCA Florida Sarasota Doctors Hospital

Kelly Malloy has over 27 years of healthcare experience, including 13 years with HCA.  She joined HCA Florida Sarasota Doctors Hospital December 12, 2022, where she serves as Chief Operating Officer.

During the course of her HCA career, Kelly served as Director of Rehab services at Regional Medical Center of Acadiana from 2010-2014, Director of rehab services at Capital Regional Medical Center from 2014-2017, Administrative Director of operations/Associate Administrator from 2017-2021, and Vice President of Operations at HCA Florida Pasadena Hospital from 2021-2022.  Prior to HCA, Kelly worked in all clinical settings of occupational therapy in Florida, Arizona, California, and Louisiana.

Kelly has a Master’s of Business Administration with a focus in Healthcare Management from Western Governor’s University.  She received her Bachelor of Science in Business Management from University of Phoenix.  Kelly completed her occupational therapy degree from University of Louisiana.

Kelly is a member of ACHE.  She served as a preceptor for Florida A&M University undergraduate and graduate students in the Healthcare Management program, and was an active member of the university’s accreditation advisory board.  Kelly is passionate about community involvement, and served as the employee campaign coordinator for the United way of the Big Bend from 2015-2019.  She was awarded the Life of the Party award for most creative campaign in 2016, and was named campaign coordinator of the year in 2018.

Lakewood Ranch Golf & Country Club
7650 Legacy Blvd
Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202
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Janeth Gonzalez
(941) 757-1664
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Tuesday, September 26, 2023 (11:30 AM - 1:00 PM) (EDT)

Check-in & Networking 11:30am to 12:00pm Program begins at 12:00pm

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