Altamonte Springs, FL Randy Surber has been named CEO for AdventHealth Sebring's Medical Center which includes three hospital campuses serving communities in Sebring, Lake Placid, and Wauchula. Surber will be filling the position currently occupied by Bruce Bergherm who was promoted to senior executive officer of acute care services for the West Florida Division of AdventHealth. Surber will assume the day-to-day responsibilities at Heartland once his replacement is named to fill the role of president/CEO for AdventHealth Zephyrhills. In the interim, Bergherm will continue as president/CEO at AdventHealth Sebring's Medical Center.
Randy has more than 30 years of health care experience, said Terry Shaw, president/CEO of AdventHealth. His wealth of knowledge, alongside his unwavering commitment to his faith, will provide stability and future-focused vision to AdventHealth Sebring Medical Center.
Since 2013, Surber has served as president/CEO of AdventHealth Zephyrhills, a 153-bed hospital with more than 950 employees. He provided leadership for multiple construction and expansion projects, including a new orthopedic surgical unit, an emergency room expansion, a new CREATION Life Wellness Center and a CREATION Life Community Garden. Prior to joining AdventHealth Zephyrhills, Surber served as the vice president/COO for AdventHealth DeLand between 2009-2013, assistant vice president of development and acquisitions for Florida Hospital Orlando between 2006-2009 and vice president at Tennessee Christian Medical Center between 1997-2006. His tenure outside of AdventHealth includes senior leadership roles with Horizon Health Corporation as well as Hospital Corporation of America. Surber received a Master of Business Administration in executive management from Bristol University, a Master of Education in marriage and family therapy from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, and a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from Southern Adventist University.
Randy has overseen multiple initiatives while leading the AdventHealth Zephyrhills team to improve every clinical and financial performance category at the hospital in the past four years. He will be a remarkable asset to our Heartland region, said Bergherm.
Surber and his wife, Jo, have been married for 29 years and have three adult children. His hobbies include outdoor photography, running, bicycling and motorcycle touring.
The recent performance of the AdventHealth Sebring Medical Center team along with the potential growth in the community is exciting. The success of the team has led to the need for more hospital bed capacity and the need to creatively meet the demand in this ever-growing market, said Surber. Additionally, the opening of a new hospital facility in Wauchula later this year and the opportunity to share in the excitement with the community is a once-in-a-lifetime experience.