Sarasota County hospital board elects 2015-16 slate of officers

Gregory Carter named chairman

Sarasota Memorial Hospital is located on U.S. 41 in Sarasota. File photo
Sarasota Memorial Hospital is located on U.S. 41 in Sarasota. File photo

On Nov. 16, Gregory Carter was chosen chairman of the Sarasota County Public Hospital Board, which governs Sarasota Memorial Health Care System, the board announced.

He succeeded Marguerite Malone, who served the previous two years as chair, a news release says.

“Made up of nine citizens elected by Sarasota County voters to four-year terms, the hospital board meets monthly to oversee the hospital’s finances and quality improvement efforts and to set the strategic direction for the system,” the news release explains. Each November, the board appoints a new slate of officers from among its elected members.

Carter represents the southern district, the release notes. First elected to the hospital board in 2002, he also served as chair in 2009-10, the release continues. An employee of AT&T’s engineering department for 31 years, Carter served as project manager to coordinate all aspects of construction for the corporation’s network facilities for the state of Virginia, the release notes. He also worked as a liaison between the company and vendors, consultants and project personnel, the release says. Currently the owner/operator of a general home repair business, he also served in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the release adds.

Other board members for 2015-16 follow:

  • Alex Miller, first vice chair.
  • Marguerite G. Malone, second vice chair.
  • Joseph DeVirgilio Jr., treasurer.
  • Robert Strasser, secretary.
  • James Meister, assistant secretary.
  • Darryl Henry, assistant treasurer.

During the meeting, the board recognized Malone “for her outstanding leadership and guidance during the past two years,” the release says. “As board chair, she successfully oversaw a period of many accomplishments and challenges, including leadership transitions, trauma designation, national accreditations, the launch of the hospital’s Medical Residency Program with Florida State University and the opening of our Bee Ridge Urgent Care Center,” the release adds.