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The citizens of Lee County own and operate LMHS through a publicly elected Board of Directors. The Board's primary function is to carry out the mission of LMHS.

Among the Board's duties are:

  • Setting goals and objectives for the System

  • Hiring a System President for implementing these goals and objectives

  • Monitoring the work of the administration to ensure the goals and objectives are being achieved

The Board holds regularly scheduled monthly meetings and convenes committee meetings to hear goals, objectives and recommendations from the System's administrative and medical staffs.

 

 

Lee Memorial Health System
and Lee County Trauma Services District
Board of Directors



2014 BOARD OFFICERS

CHAIRMAN: Sanford Cohen, MD -  District 3
VICE-CHAIRMAN: Chris Hansen -  District 4
TREASURER: David Collins - District 3
SECRETARY: Diane Champion -  District 4


2014 Board of Directors

Back Row: Diane Champion; Steve Brown MD;
Chris Hansen; Stephanie Meyer, BSN, RN;
Jessica Carter; Sanford Cohen, MD; Richard Akin


Front Row: Nancy McGovern, RN, MSM;
David Collins; Marilyn Stout


Lee Memorial Health System, one of Florida's largest public health care systems, is led by a publicly elected Board of Directors. The Primary goal of these elected officials is to carry out the mission and vision of the Lee Memorial Health System (LMHS).

LMHS was founded in 1912. The first hospital opened in 1916 and the existing site was built in 1943. The hospital became a special unit of government in 1963 and continues to work under the Enabling Legislation, modified through years by the Florida Legislature.

The Board consists of ten publicly elected officials. Two officials are elected from each of our five districts. Members are elected on four year staggered terms by the citizens of Lee County.

The Board holds regularly scheduled meetings on a monthly basis. Committee meetings are held to hear goals, objectives and recommendations from the Administrative and Medical staffs.

The duties of the Board include setting goals and objectives for the System, hiring a System President for implementing these goals, and monitoring the work of the administration to ensure to goals and objectives are being achieved.

The Board today oversees five acute care hospitals, a rehabilitation hospital, a children's hospital, a skilled nursing facility, a multi-specialty Physician group and various subsidiaries and sub-agencies. The Board members also pursue projects and educational efforts through the department.

LMHS is the largest public not-for-profit health care system in Florida with no taxing power and no direct tax support while maintaining low charges and financially viability through prudent purchasing, efficient delivery of care, philanthropic support and effective fiscal management.

 

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