PRESIDENT & CEO, SARASOTA MEMORIAL HEALTH CARE SYSTEM, SARASOTA
Verinder joined the hospital in 2006 as CFO and became CEO in 2014. One of the top-rated hospitals in the state, Sarasota Memorial was built in 1925 by Sarasota County’s founders. The hospital has grown from a modest 32-bed hospital to a comprehensive medical system, anchored by a flagship 839-bed hospital, trauma center and specialized treatments for cardiac, cancer, orthopedic and stroke patients. SMH serves as the region’s safety net hospital and is the county’s largest employer, with more than 7,000 staff members.
|EDUCATION||Louisiana State University (BA), Auburn University (MBA)|
|PROFESSIONAL EVOLUTION||It wasn’t until I took a leadership role at Sarasota Memorial that I came to appreciate the value of a public, community-owned hospital.|
|SOMETHING SURPRISING||I grew up in Louisiana, am a raging LSU fan and seeker of authentic “hole-in-the-wall” Creole fare.|
|ALTERNATE CAREER?||I would love to have been a college professor and had more opportunities to help influence a generation of young people who care.|