SEBASTIAN — Sebastian River Medical Center, a Steward Family Hospital, announced today that Kyle Sanders, MBA, FACHE, has been appointed President. Sanders brings more than 30 years of leadership, finance and operations experience in healthcare settings.

“We are excited to welcome Kyle to the Sebastian River family,” said Daniel Knell, Division President of Steward Health Care. “He has distinguished himself as an exceptional and innovative leader. We look forward to the vision and leadership he will bring to this hospital and vibrant community.” 

Prior to accepting the position with Sebastian River Medical Center, Sanders served as President for St. Vincent’s Health Partners in Jacksonville where he was responsible for providing strategic direction and oversight to the accountable care organization and also served as the COO of the St. Vincent’s Medical Group.  Previous to that he held several hospital CEO positions.

“I am honored for the opportunity to help lead this great hospital to new levels of success in providing high quality health care services to Sebastian,” said Sanders. “I look forward to building on the positive legacy and connection Sebastian River has with this community.”

Kyle earned his Bachelor of Business Administration from West Texas State University and his MBA from Arizona State University.  Kyle and his wife Rhonda will be relocating to the area from Jacksonville.  They have two grown children, one daughter-in-law and one granddaughter.

Sebastian River Medical Center continues to invest in the community, including the $60 million construction of a new hospital tower with all-new private patient rooms and state of the art operating room. A nationally recognized hospital, Sebastian was most recently recognized for the third year in a row as a 5-star hospital for bariatric surgery.

Fully accredited by the Joint Commission, Sebastian River Medical Center offers surgical services including orthopedic, sports medicine, thoracic oncology and endovascular procedures and is consistently recognized for clinical excellence. Sebastian River’s Joint Center is a Marshall Steele Destination Center and a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence, designated by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) and the American College of Surgeons (ACS). Sebastian offers a full suite of cardiac services including diagnostic and interventional cardiology as well as hospital-based Cardiac, Pulmonary and Physical Rehabilitation Programs, Emergency Department, Laboratory, Sleep Disorders Center, Transitional Care Unit and a Center for Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine.

For more information, visit www.sebastianrivermedical.org

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