October 22, 2013
Florida Hospital DeLand COO Leaves to Lead Florida Hospital Zephyrhills

DELAND, Fla., October 23, 2013 – Randy Surber, Florida Hospital DeLand Vice President/Chief Operating Officer, has left to serve as CEO of Florida Hospital Zephyrhills.

“Randy has been such a strong and integral leader for this team,” said Florida Hospital DeLand CEO Tim Cook. “I'm so very happy for him in his new role. While we all celebrate this wonderful opportunity for Randy, we clearly acknowledge how much he will be missed.”

Since 2009, Surber has served as Vice President/COO for 156-bed and 960-employee Florida Hospital DeLand. He provided leadership for multiple construction and renovation projects including 25,000- square-foot outpatient center Victoria Medical Park and a $5.4 million state-of-the-art Cancer Center. Surber has overseen multiple initiatives that have advanced Florida Hospital DeLand as a best practice facility clinically and technologically.

Surber has more than 30 years of healthcare experience. Prior to joining Florida Hospital DeLand, Surber served for three years as the Assistant Vice President of Development and Acquisitions for Florida Hospital Orlando and as Vice President at Tennessee Christian Medical Center from 1997 to 2006. His tenure outside of Adventist Health System includes senior leadership roles with Horizon Health Corporation, as well as Hospital Corporation of America.

Surber received a master’s of business administration in executive management from Bristol University, a master’s of education in marriage and family therapy from University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, and a bachelor of arts degree in psychology from Southern Adventist University.

“The search to fill Randy’s role will very slow and methodical,” said Cook. “The role of COO is so critical, we want to ensure we find the right person. God will lead in the search for the right leader.”

About Florida Hospital DeLand
Florida Hospital DeLand is a 156-bed full-service hospital providing inpatient and outpatient services in addition to 24-hour emergency and critical care. The hospital is a member of the Adventist Health System, the largest Protestant not-for-profit hospital system in the nation and works to provide exceptional, patient-focused care to the DeLand community. Florida Hospital DeLand is fully accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations and Disease-Specific Care Certified by the Joint Commission in Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement Surgery. Additionally, the hospital is Chest Pain Accredited with Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI) and is also a Certified Stroke Center. For more information about Florida Hospital DeLand, visit

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