Life Sciences

JOHN COURIS

PRESIDENT & CEO, TAMPA GENERAL HOSPITAL, TAMPA

Tampa General is a private, not-for-profit hospital that’s one of the most comprehensive medical facilities in west-central Florida. It is licensed for 1,007 beds, and with more than 8,000 employees, is one of the region’s largest employers. It is the primary teaching hospital of the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine. In 2020, the hospital opened the Global Emerging Diseases Institute, a unit devoted to treating patients suffering from COVID-19 and other infectious diseases. Couris became president and CEO in 2017.

EDUCATION Boston University (BA), Lesley University (MS)
PROFESSIONAL EVOLUTION My first job as an orderly in a nursing home outside of Boston allowed me to pay for college. It is also where I discovered my passion for health care.
SOMETHING SURPRISING I think I have a reputation among those that don’t know me well as being gregarious, extroverted and intense. I think my colleagues, friends and family will attest I am pretty laid back, quieter and more introverted than one would imagine.
READING All of my reading time is focused on the work to complete my doctorate of business administration and management at the Muma College of Business at the University of South Florida.

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Glenn Morris

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