TAMPA, Florida – (September 28, 2021) – Steve Nierman has been named CEO and President of Blake Medical Center, effective September 27, 2021, according to Ravi Chari, MD, President of HCA Healthcare West Florida Division and Trudy Moon, Chairwoman of the Blake Medical Center Board of Trustees.
“Steve brings to the Blake Medical Center team a stellar track record in market leadership, service excellence, quality focus, and community engagement,” explains Chari. “I am confident our talented team of caregivers, physicians and community leaders will be well supported as we continue to move the hospital forward to meet the needs of one of Florida’s fastest growing areas.”
Steve and his wife Angie are excited to join the Blake Medical Center team and will be relocating to the Bradenton area. Their child, coincidentally named Blake, is a freshman at Valencia College in Orlando.
Previous to Blake, Nierman was the President of Winter Haven Hospital and the Polk Market-Lead for BayCare Health System. Prior to this, Steve was President of BayCare’s South Florida Baptist Hospital, and before that, held Chief Operating Officer positions at Spring Hill Regional Hospital and Memorial Hospital of Tampa.
He began his civilian healthcare career in managed care after he achieved the rank of Major in his military career. Stephen earned a BS in Engineering Math & Science from the Air Force Academy, a Masters in Aeronautical Science from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and a Masters of Business Administration from Xavier University.
Blake Medical Center is a 383-bed, Level II Trauma Center and one of only six designated Burn Center programs in the state. The hospital serves patients in Manatee County and across the state with an array of services including a Comprehensive Stroke Center, Heart and Vascular Center, Complex Hand Repair and Microvascular Surgery program, and Joint Replacement and Spine Center. The hospital’s Graduate Medical Education includes Internal Medicine Residency and Transitional Year programs.
About HCA Healthcare 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.
About Blake Medical Center
Blake Medical Center is a 383-bed, acute-care, tertiary hospital, and leading provider of quality healthcare serving our community since 1973. Blake offers a wide range of healthcare services including Level II Trauma Center, ER 27/7, Burn Center, Comprehensive Stroke Center, Complex Hand Repair & Microvascular Surgery, Neuroscience Center, open-heart surgery, cancer care, joint replacement, spine surgery, Center for Breast Health, inpatient and outpatient physical therapy, and rehabilitation among many others. Blake is pleased to provide free health education and support groups to improve the health of our community. For information about our hospital or to receive a free physician referral, call 1-888-359-3552.