John D. Couris, President and CEO Tampa General

John D. Couris is the president and CEO of Tampa General Hospital, a nationally renowned nonprofit academic medical center. As a recognized leader in the health care industry, John has achieved tremendous success through innovation, technological integration and strategic collaborations.

John writes about these experiences in leadership and some of the most critical and relevant issues facing the health care industry today on his blog, posted on his blog, www.changewithcouris.com. John also shares his experience and perspective on health care innovation and management at conferences across the country. Currently, over 38,000 individuals across the health care sector, as well as lawmakers, public policy advocates, and executives, have engaged with John via LinkedIn.

Prior to joining Tampa General Hospital, John served as president and CEO of Jupiter Medical Center, the region’s leading medical center. During his tenure, the organization expanded its services and forged innovative partnerships with some of the leading providers in the nation, including Mount Sinai New York and Nicklaus Children’s Hospital in Miami. Under John’s leadership, Jupiter Medical Center developed a partnership with IBM Watson, becoming the first community regional medical center in the country to adopt IBM Watson for oncology.

John also led efforts to raise over $170 million to support technological investments, critical care services and new centers of excellence.

John’s career began at Massachusetts General Hospital, one of the premier academic medical centers in the country. From there, he spent the next ten years with BayCare System, rising from vice president of ambulatory care at Morton Plant Mease Health Care in Clearwater to chief operating officer.

Throughout his over twenty-year career, John has demonstrated a unique ability to lead organizations and empower individuals to reach their fullest potential while generating high levels of return on investment and developing innovative programs that consistently deliver on results.

John is a graduate of Boston University and holds a Master of Science in management from Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Beginning in February 2019, John will pursue his Doctor of Business Administration at the University of South Florida Muma College of Business. He resides in Tampa, Florida, with his wife, Dianne, and their two children, Benjamin and Isabelle.