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  • Sarasota Memorial is in growth mode

    Sarasota (Fla.) Memorial Health Care System kicked off big projects in 2023 to add services, hospitals, freestanding EDs and urgent care centers. These facilities are expanding the system's footprint and David Verinder, president and CEO, sees the investment continuing into the next year.
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    In recent months, multiple past and present health system CEOs have published books. Here are four that other healthcare executives might consider adding to their reading list: 
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