Jim Meister

Hospital Board, Northern District, Seat 1

EMAIL: kingsleey@aol.com

In July 2015, I was appointed to the Board of SMH to complete the term of a member who resigned when he relocated out-of-state. In addition to being a board member, I am Chair of the Audit Committee and Vice Chair of the Finance Commitee. Prior to my appointment, I was a community representative on the Audit Committee for several years..

Before I moved to Sarasota 18 years ago from NJ, I was CEO of a successful retail food company and chaired a local community hospital and was Vice Chairman of Atlantic Health System, the first merged health system in the Garden State. .

Sarasota Memorial Hospital just celebrated its 90 anniversary! Our 5000+ dedicated doctors, nurses, management team and associates are dedicated to providing the highest level of quality medical services. Year after year we are recognized as one of a few premier institutions with national recognition for highest level of quality care. .

If I am elected, I pledge to keep SMH a not-for-profit hospital serving the residents of our community and not the shareholders of a for-profit company. I will work tirelessly with our team to grow our mission of providing health care services that excel in caring, quality and innovation and ensure we achieve our vision of providing our community with the best health care system in America. .

I have the experience and will make the personal commitment to work with the SMH team to lead the way through these changing times in health care delivery.