TAMPA, Florida – May 13, 2021 – HCA Healthcare West Florida Division is excited to announce that Sebastian S. Strom, MD, MBA, FACHE, will join the Division as Chief Medical Officer (DCMO) on July 1, 2021. Strom has served as DCMO for HCA Healthcare’s South Atlantic Division since June 2017, leading the clinical excellence and emergency preparedness initiatives for 12 hospitals serving six markets in South Carolina, Georgia, and Northeast Florida.
Strom brings an impressive career track record of improving clinical processes and outcomes measures at hospitals and healthcare systems under his leadership.
At the same time, he aggressively supports the growth and service line development, most recently opening a new Level II Trauma program, mechanical thrombectomy for stroke, Maternal Fetal Medicine (MFM) program with telehealth outreach, robotic expansion, while improving physician engagement.
“Sebastian’s passion for excellence in creating the best patient experience and outcomes strengthens our expansive growth agenda as we continue to make a difference in the lives of our patients and the communities we are serve,” said Ravi Chari, MD., President and CEO of HCA Healthcare West Florida Division.
Prior to South Atlantic, Strom served as CMO at Aventura Hospital and Medical Center in south Florida, managing partner in a private physician group in St. Augustine, Florida, and Assistant Chief of Staff at Vanderbilt University Hospital in Nashville.
Strom completed his medical degree at the University of Copenhagen in his native Denmark. He pursued residency training in Internal Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center where he was selected to serve an additional year as Chief Resident. He stayed on faculty at Vanderbilt and worked in various administrative capacities, including Associate Chair for Clinical Affairs in the Department of Medicine and Assistant Chief of Staff for Vanderbilt University Hospital. Sebastian earned his MBA completing a joint program by Columbia Business School in New York and London Business School.
About HCA West Florida
HCA Healthcare West Florida provides a complete continuum of high-quality programs and services to meet the healthcare needs of residents and businesses throughout west Florida, caring for more than 1.2 million patients last year. HCA Healthcare West Florida includes 15 hospitals, 27 ER locations, 13 ambulatory surgery centers, numerous physician practices, graduate medical education programs, a regional lab, and consolidated service center. Our hospitals include Blake Medical Center, Brandon Regional Hospital, Citrus Memorial Hospital, Doctors Hospital of Sarasota, Englewood Community Hospital, Fawcett Memorial Hospital, Largo Medical Center, Medical Center of Trinity, Memorial Hospital of Tampa, Northside Hospital, Oak Hill Hospital, Palms of Pasadena Hospital, Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, South Bay Hospital and St. Petersburg General Hospital. HCA Healthcare West Florida is affiliated with HCA Healthcare, one of the nation’s leading providers of healthcare services. With its founding in 1968, HCA Healthcare created a new model for hospital care in the United States, using combined resources to strengthen hospitals, deliver patient-focused care and improve the practice of medicine.