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Sheldon Barr Named CEO South Bay Hospital

West Florida Division
3031 N. Rocky Point Drive West
Suite 400 
Tampa, FL 33607
(813) 402-9414 OFFICE
(727) 902-3582 CELL 

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Sheldon Barr Named CEO South Bay Hospital

     TAMPA, Florida - (November 4, 2020) – HCA Healthcare West Florida is pleased to announce Sheldon Barr, MSN, MBA, as the new Chief Executive Officer for South Bay Hospital.  Sheldon has more than 26 years of healthcare leadership experience and is relocating from Richmond,  Virginia, where she served as Chief Operating Officer of HCA Healthcare’s Chippenham Hospital. She brings to her new role more than 26 years of healthcare leadership experience and will begin her new duties at South Bay Hospital on Monday, November 9.
  In her role at Chippenham Hospital, Sheldon was responsible for complex service line development, including expanding trauma, cardiovascular, orthopedic, and spine services. Prior to Chippenham, Sheldon served as COO at Portsmouth Regional Hospital and in numerous other hospital leadership roles.

        “We’re excited to welcome Sheldon to the West Florida Division,” explained Tim Burroughs, Chief Administrative Officer for HCA Healthcare West Florida.  “She is a top performer whose leadership will be invaluable as South Bay Hospital continues to expand services and programs to meet the healthcare needs of Sun City Center and surrounding Southshore communities.”

      Sheldon earned both her Bachelor of Nursing and Masters of Science/Acute Care RN Practitioner degrees from the University of Virginia and her MBA from Western Governor’s University.


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 South Bay Hospital
South Bay Hospital is committed to delivering exceptional care and service to Hillsborough and Manatee Counties. Founded in 1982, the hospital is part of HCA Healthcare West Florida and the state’s largest healthcare system. The 138-bed community hospital offers a wide variety of patient-centered services to the community including 24-hour Emergency Services, Cardiology, General Surgery, and Orthopedics. A longstanding leader in the Southshore community, South Bay Hospital remains committed to providing advanced medical services, expert healthcare providers and a dedicated care team focused on creating an exceptional experience for every patient, every time.

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