LARGO – Anthony Degina recently joined Largo Medical Center as the hospital’s new chief executive officer.
Degina comes to Largo Medical Center with almost three decades of healthcare experience, managing hospitals ranging in size from 49 to 560 beds.
“I look forward to running a hospital where it’s evident that the quality and safety of our patients are a top priority for employees and physicians,” said Degina in a press release.
For the past five years, Degina has served as CEO of the University of Miami Hospital where he gained a broad experience in the management of hospital graduate medical education programs.
“With Largo Medical Center having the third largest program of this kind in the Southern United States, Tony’s experience should prove invaluable for our statutory teaching hospital,” said Peter Marmerstein, FACHE, president of the HCA West Florida Division.
Degina received his bachelor’s degree in health care administration from Providence College in Rhode Island and his master’s degree in hospital administration at Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas. Through the years, he has served as a board member for a number of community and professional organizations, including the United Way, Florida Hospital Association, Broward County Health Facilities Authority and as a past President of the Florida Epilepsy Foundation of South Florida and South Florida Hospital Association.
“With Largo Medical Center being one of the largest employers in the community, I look forward to getting out in the community, building upon the relationships we already have as well as working to create new ones,” said Degina.