The new president and CEO of Tampa General Hospital will be James R. Burkhart, who will leave his post as president and CEO of Shands Jacksonville Medical Center. Burkhart, 58, will start in Tampa March 4, and replaces Ron Hytoff, who is retiring. Burkhart has been at Shands since 2003, and has been president since 2010.
Tampa General has a staff of more than 6,400 employees and is affiliated with the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine. Before working at Shands, Burkhart was president of Endeavor Health Group, a management consulting firm and for 12 years was president of Fort Sanders Park West and Regional Medical Centers in Knoxville, Tenn. He has a doctorate of science, administration-health services and a master of hospital and healthcare administration from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He did his undergraduate work at Tennessee.
Via The News Service of Florida.