Northside Hospital March 27, 2019

St. Petersburg, FL - Northside Hospital is pleased to announce Valerie Powell-Stafford as its new Chief Executive Officer. Valerie has served the past three years as the Chief Executive Officer of Englewood Community Hospital. Under her leadership, Englewood ranked top in HCA Healthcare for their clinical scorecard for quality and patient safety outcomes, third in HCA Healthcare for employee engagement, and earned 'A' scores from Leapfrog for 13 consecutive reporting periods.

Valerie began her career with HCA as the Assistant Administrator/Ethics and Compliance Officer for Community Hospital in 2008 and then in 2009 she became the Chief Operating Officer at Doctors Hospital of Sarasota where she developed and implemented a 16-bed behavioral health program and new interventional cardiac program for the hospital. In 2014, she assumed the role of Chief Operating Officer/Ethics and Compliance Officer at Blake Medical Center where she spent two years developing and implementing the burn and wound program, and women's health and wellness program. She was promoted to her current role in 2016.

"I am very excited to have her in this role, and am confident that Valerie's strong background in hospital operations and excellent scores in patient experience, patient outcomes and employee engagement will propel Northside Hospital to the next level of excellence in its journey to be the provider of choice," said Ravi Chari, President of HCA Healthcare's West Florida Division.

Valerie holds a Master of Health Services Administration from the University of Michigan and a Bachelor of Science, Health Administration, from Indiana University. Nationally, she has served on the Board of Governors for the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) and is board certified in healthcare management as an ACHE Fellow and is a recipient of the ACHE Exemplary Service Award. Locally, she has served on the Englewood Chamber of Commerce and Sky Family YMCA Metropolitan Board's.

Valerie's first day at Northside Hospital will be Monday, April 1.