February 19, 2014 – (Sarasota, Florida) – Charles J. Bartlett, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Gateway Bank, announced today that Shaun P. Merriman, President and CEO of Gateway Bank, is serving as Chairman of the Board of Trustees for Doctors Hospital of Sarasota for the 2014 fiscal year. Merriman’s term is January through December, 2014. He is serving along with a Board of Trustees comprised of local physicians and business professionals in the Sarasota community.
“I know that I am joined by the entire Board of Trustees in saying that we are very pleased to have Shaun Merriman as our 2014 Chairman of the Board,” said Robert Meade, CEO of Doctors Hospital of Sarasota. Meade continued, “The commitment to our patients, employees and medical staff that Mr. Merriman has demonstrated has been matched only by his commitment to the Sarasota community as a whole. As a community hospital, we are proud to have someone leading the Board that shares our dedication to outstanding quality and award-winning care.”
Merriman has served as a member of the Board of Trustees for Doctors Hospital since 2009. On February 26, 2013, Doctors Hospital was named one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals® by Thomson Reuters, a leading provider of information and solutions to improve the cost and quality of healthcare.
“I am honored to serve alongside a prestigious and talented Board of Trustees, and to further our vision to be the hospital of choice in the communities we serve,” says Merriman. He continued, “Doctors Hospital represents a standard of excellence in our community, and I’m proud to support such an esteemed local business.”
An avid volunteer, Merriman was recently named winner of the prestigious 2013 Chair’s Cup Award from the Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce. The award is in recognition of one outstanding Chamber member who has gone “above and beyond” the call of duty in their contributions of service to the community.
About Doctors Hospital of Sarasota: Doctors Hospital of Sarasota is a 155-bed, acute care facility serving the healthcare needs of Sarasota County residents. Doctors Hospital is a Joint Commission Certified Advanced Primary Stroke Center and a Society for Chest Pain Centers Accredited Chest Pain Center as well as one of Thomson Reuters Top 100 Hospitals for 2012 and 2013. In addition, Doctors Hospital has been recognized by the Joint Commission for Advanced Heart Failure, Spinal Fusion, and Joint Replacement for Hip and Knee, COPD and Inpatient Diabetes. For more information about the services of Doctors Hospital of Sarasota, please contact Stacey Carollo, Director of Marketing and Community Relations, at 941-342-1012.
About Gateway Bank of Southwest Florida: Gateway Bank of Southwest Florida is an independent community bank serving business and consumer banking clients in Sarasota and Manatee counties. BauerFinancial (www.bauerfinancial.com) awarded Gateway Bank a 4-Star rating indicating the bank is well capitalized, exceeds regulatory compliance standards, and demonstrates high quality asset management.
Gateway Bank operates three full service banking locations. The main office is located at 1100 South Tamiami Trail in Sarasota. The University Parkway banking center is located at 6204 North Lockwood Ridge Road, and the Manatee Avenue Banking Center is located on the northwest corner of 21st Street West and Manatee Avenue West.
The employees of Gateway Bank are dedicated to giving back to the community through volunteerism and monetary donations. In 2013, employees (41 in total) logged over 2,000 volunteer hours, and raised $27,700 for local charitable causes.
The shareholders and directors of Gateway Bank of Southwest Florida are primarily residents of Sarasota and Manatee counties. The Board of Directors includes: Charles J. Bartlett – Icard, Merrill, Cullis, Timm, Furen and Ginsburg, PA; Dr. Gary K. Bockhold – Center for Sight; David J. Grain – Grain Management; David K. Maholias – Gateway Financial Holdings of Florida, Inc.; Shaun P. Merriman – Gateway Bank of Southwest Florida; Gavin W. Meshad – JWM Management, Inc.; Katherine K. Moulton – Resort Management Consultants; Wayne M. Ruben – WMR Consulting, LLC; and David E. Sessions, Willis A. Smith Construction Inc.
Further information regarding Gateway Bank of Southwest Florida may be obtained by contacting Shaun P. Merriman, President and CEO at 941-306-0105.