Jupiter Medical Center President and CEO, John Couris assumes role at Tampa General Hospital

"On behalf of the Board of Trustees of Jupiter Medical Center and Jupiter Medical Center Foundation, we are announcing today that our President and CEO, John Couris, will assume the role of President and CEO of Tampa General Hospital on September 1, 2017. John’s last day at Jupiter Medical Center will be on August 11th.

While we are sad to be losing John, we are excited for him as he embarks on this new adventure, and are proud of all that he has accomplished during his tenure at Jupiter Medical Center.

Over the last seven years, Jupiter Medical Center has achieved a tremendous amount. We have created new programs and services, maintained and even increased our world-class quality and patient satisfaction scores, continued to operate from a strong financial position, increased our market share, built a strong leadership team, developed a tighter alignment with our physicians and allied health professionals, formed strong partnerships with other world-class organizations both locally and nationally, and created a network of services for which our community relies upon for their health and wellness needs.

Plans are in place to soon become an open-heart facility; open a Level 2 NICU; expand our cancer center and emergency department; create a new observation unit, comprehensive stroke program and concierge unit; and implement a number of additional key strategic initiatives. The organization is well positioned for continued growth over the next five years and beyond.

The Boards thank John for all he has done over the last seven years. We wish him and his family all the best.

The Board of Trustees will begin an immediate national search for a new President and CEO and will work with John and the senior leadership team to ensure the transition is a seamless as possible. "