IRMC CEO Joins Florida Hospital Association Board of Trustees
Vero Beach, FLA (Oct. 25, 2016) — Indian River Medical Center (IRMC) President/CEO Jeffrey L. Susi, FACHE, is one of seven newly-elected trustees recently installed to the Florida Hospital Association (FHA) Board of Trustees.
The FHA Board, which held its annual meeting in Orlando last week where the installation took place, will lead hospital patient safety efforts through the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Hospital Improvement Innovation Network (HIIN). Through 2019, participating hospitals will work to decrease patient harm by 20 percent and reduce hospital re-admissions by 12 percent.
“It is a privilege to be a part of this influential board,” Susi said. “More than 200 Florida hospitals and health systems are part of the association, all working toward nurturing better healthcare and better value for consumers.”
Susi has led the transformation of IRMC from a community hospital to full service medical center with more than 300 physicians on staff representing 41 specialties. Some of the improvements under his tenure include the addition of a highly rated Heart Center, Sheridan Intensive Care Unit, Waxlax Recovery Room, Patient Pavilion, and the new Health and Wellness Center.
Service line enhancements since Susi arrived in 1998 include opening The Heart Center affiliated with Duke Health, and completion of the Scully-Welsh Cancer Center—a comprehensive center and second Duke Health affiliated program that offers in-patient and out-patient cancer care close to home. Susi has more than 30 years of leadership experience in non-profit hospitals, including large catholic systems and major teaching hospitals. He also has direct patient care experience having worked as a physical therapist before moving into hospital management.
Susi is a past recipient of the ‘Hospital Hero Award’ by the FHA and he was honored locally with the Dan Richardson Humanitarian Award for making a positive difference in our community.