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Florida Hospital Zephyrhills Announces New CEO Randy Surber

Florida Hospital Zephyrhills announced today that Randy Surber has joined the hospital as the new Chief Executive Officer. In this role, he is responsible for the management of the entire organization, ensuring the success of strategy and vision, culture, mission, quality and safety, operations, and finance within the hospital.

Surber brings more than 30 years of healthcare management experience to his new role. He has been with Adventist Health System since 1997, holding varied executive roles during his 16 year tenure. He first served as a VP for Tennessee Christian Center Medical Center; then as Associate VP of Development & Acquisition for Florida Hospital Orlando; and most recently COO/VP for Florida Hospital Deland, a role he held for the past four years. Prior to joining Adventist Health System, he worked as Regional Vice President for Horizon Health Corporation and as Assistant Administrator for the Hospital Corporation of America.

He holds a Lean Healthcare Certification from Belmont University, Massey Graduate School of Business in Nashville, TN; an MBA in Executive Management from Bristol University in Bristol, TN; a M.Ed. in Marriage and Family Therapy from University of Tennessee, Chattanooga, TN; and a B.A. in Psychology from Southern Adventist University in Collegedale, TN.

A Welcome Reception event will be hosted for members of the media and local businesses on Wednesday, October 30, 2013 from 5:00pm to 6:30pm at the hospital, located at 7050 Gall Boulevard, Zephyrhills, FL 33541. Members of the media are encouraged to attend the event to meet the new CEO. Individual interviews can be scheduled by contacting Michelle Oswald-Bianchet at or by calling (813) 779-6371.

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About Florida Hospital Zephyrhills
Florida Hospital Zephyrhills is a 139-bed regional medical center located in East Pasco County.  It is a member of the Florida Hospital network of Adventist Health System, one of the largest health care providers in the state of Florida.  Florida Hospital Zephyrhills has been nationally recognized by the American Heart Association, the American Stroke Association, The Joint Commission, The Leapfrog Group, and HealthGrades for excellence in providing top quality patient care with special emphasis on safety and patient outcomes. The award-winning Heart Institute has received recognition in the treatment of coronary intervention, heart failure, chest pain, open heart surgery, and electrophysiology procedures. The Brain and Spine Institute provides brain surgery, spine surgery and minimally invasive neuro-interventions, immediately responds to acute strokes, has been awarded Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Centers by The Joint Commission, and is also the only AHCA certified Comprehensive Stroke Center in Pasco County.  The hospital offers advanced MAKOplasty® robotic partial knee and total hip replacement through its Orthopaedic Institute. It also offers 24/7 emergency services including a new “fast track” option, inpatient and outpatient surgical services, labor and delivery through The Baby Place®, the Center for Wound Healing, Sleep Center, Imaging Services, and the Simpson Breast Health Center, providing comprehensive breast health care services.