Blake hires new COO from Sarasota hospital

Blake gets new COO

June 24, 2014 

BRADENTON -- Blake Medical Center has hired the Chief Operating Officer from Doctors Hospital in Sarasota to lead its operations here.

Blake appointed Valerie Powell-Stafford, to be its new COO. In her position, she will oversee all the day-to-day operations at the hospital.

Powell-Stafford has a varied background in hospital and physician practice operations and worked as the COO at Doctors Hospital since 2009.

Powell-Stafford received her master's degree in Healthcare Administration from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and her bachelor's degree from Indiana University. She is board certified in healthcare management as an American College of Healthcare Executives Fellow. She has also served as a board member of the Sarasota/Manatee American Heart Association.

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