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Registration & Networking at 11:30 a.m.
Program begins at 12:00 p.m.
Health Care Happenings
Our October luncheon will feature a panel discussion with representatives from three of the leading healthcare organizations in the Lakewood Ranch region, to discuss why they have targeted Lakewood Ranch for major growth.
CEO Lakewood Ranch Medical Center
Andy Guz has served as Chief Executive Officer at Lakewood Ranch Medical Center since 2016. Prior to joining Lakewood Ranch, Andy was the CEO of a hospital in Pennsylvania. He has also served in executive roles at other hospitals across the United States.
Andy is a current board member for Meals on Wheels Plus of Manatee County, the Lakewood Ranch Community Fund, and the Sloan Alumni Association Board of Directors at Cornell University. He is also a graduate of Leadership Sarasota, a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives, and active in the Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance and both the Manatee and Sarasota County Chambers of Commerce.
Andy received his Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia and his Masters of Health Administration from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York.
COO Sarasota Memorial Health Care System
Lorrie Liang joined Sarasota Memorial as Chief Operating Officer in February, 2015. Previously, she served as Vice President of LifeBridge Health System/Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, MD.
A versatile senior executive with a proven track record for transforming vision into results, Liang has more than 25 years of experience in leading hospital operations, service lines, physician practice groups, graduate medical education and clinical research programs in academic and community health systems. She has been especially focused on improving population health through disease management and readmission reduction programs.
Liang received her Master of Health Services Administration from George Washington University in Washington, D.C., and her Bachelor of Arts in Health Science and Policy from the University of Maryland.
COO Doctors Hospital of Sarasota
Peter Hemstead is the new Chief Operating Officer at Doctors Hospital of Sarasota. Hemstead will manage the daily operations of the hospital, several departments and key service lines. He will also oversee hospital facilities, construction and renovation projects. He was previously the Assistant Administrator at Brandon Regional Hospital in Brandon, FL. He had direct oversight of several departments, more than 500 employees and numerous construction and expansion projects. He was also previously the Director of Clinical Excellence Facility Interface Team at Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) in Nashville, Tennessee.
Before working in healthcare, Hemstead served in the United States Coast Guard on helicopter search and rescue teams. He was a decorated Coast Guardsman earning several awards for performance and leadership. He earned his Bachelor of Science from Excelsior College in New York and his Master of Business Administration from Vanderbilt University in Tennessee.
Heidi Godman is a national health reporter and local broadcaster, with decades of experience interviewing scientists, doctors and patients in all phases of treatment.
She is the executive editor of the Harvard Health Letter, the monthly subscription periodical from Harvard Medical School's publishing division. Heidi's work has been published by the Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Tribune, the New York Daily News, the St. Louis Post-Disptach, theBaltimore Sun, and many other newspapers across the country.
Heidi also reports on health for US News and World Report.
Before becoming a print reporter, Heidi spent more than 20 years in TV news as an award-winning anchor and health reporter at WWSB-TV in Sarasota, and more than five years as the host of a daily one-hour health talk radio show on WSRQ in Sarasota.
Heidi was the first TV broadcaster in the nation to be named a journalism fellow of the American Academy of Neurology, and she has been honored for outstanding medical reporting by the Associated Press, the American Heart Association, and numerous other organizations.
Heidi graduated from West Virginia University with a degree in journalism. She and her husband Jay live in Sarasota, where they've raised their three children.
Members $27 // Non-members $37
*$37 starting Tuesday, October 18 at noon, or at the door- members and & Non-members*
Special meal request must be selected upon registration, in order to be guaranteed at the luncheon
Cancellations made after 2 days prior to the event will be invoiced since guarantees have been made on your behalf.