Sarasota Memorial Hospital-Venice Administrators
Sharon Roush, President
Sharon Roush was named president of Sarasota Memorial Hospital-Venice in June 2018. Before SMH-Venice opened its doors in Fall 2021, Sharon oversaw the facility's design, construction and operations. Prior to taking the helm at SMH-Venice, she served as chief executive officer of the 138-bed South Bay Hospital in Sun City, Fl., for nearly 10 years. Before that, she served as CEO for two other hospitals in Florida: Capital Regional Medical Center in Tallahassee and Columbia Hospital in West Palm Beach. Over the course of her career, Sharon has successfully led the development and design of a replacement hospital, implemented strategies that resulted in a hospital's substantial turnaround and expanded multiple service lines. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Maryville College in Maryville, Tenn., and received her Masters of Business Administration and a Master of Science in Health Administration from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in Birmingham, Ala.
Jeff Wesner, Chief Operating Officer
Jeff Wesner was named chief operating officer of Sarasota Memorial Hospital-Venice in November 2020. He started his healthcare career at Pfizer, where he worked as an institutional account specialist in anti-infective and cardiovascular medications. Jeff joined HCA Healthcare in 2011 as director of Business Development and later became vice president of Surgical and Hospital Operations at Brandon Regional Hospital, with responsibility for operational excellence, service line development and strategic planning. In 2018, he became a chief operating officer within the HCA system and served as executive director at Community Health Systems. Jeff received his MBA and Bachelor's degree from the University of South Florida in Tampa, Fla.
Steve Miglietta, Chief Financial Officer
Steve Miglietta was named chief financial officer of Sarasota Memorial Hospital-Venice in June 2021, bringing a wealth of experience in not-for-profit hospital financial management. He previously held leadership positions in Finance for the Orlando Health system for 16 years, most recently serving as corporate director of Financial Planning. Before joining Orlando Health, he was a senior auditor for Ernst & Young, where he audited a variety of clients including health care organizations. A certified public accountant, Steve holds a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration and an MA in accountancy, both from Stetson University in DeLand, Fla.
Kyle Garner, MD, Associate Chief Medical Officer
Kyle Garner, MD, will assume the role of associate chief medical officer for Sarasota Memorial Hospital-Venice in November 2021. He will serve as the liaison between SMH-Venice's medical staff and the hospital's administrative team on a part-time basis, and will continue to see patients in his Gulfcoast Obstetrics and Gynecology practice. Board-certified in Obstetrics, Gynecology and Family Medicine, Kyle joined SMH's medical staff in 2006 and served as chief of staff in 2017-2018. He also has served as SMH's chief of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and was named the SMH Physician of the Year in 2013. A member of the faculty of Florida State University's College of Medicine, Kyle received his medical degree from the Wake Forest University/Bowman Gray School of Medicine and completed his Internship/Residency and Fellowship at the University of Tennessee.
Jean Lucas, Chief Nursing Officer
Jean Lucas was named chief nursing officer of Sarasota Memorial Hospital-Venice in July 2019. She had previously served as the associate chief nursing officer at the Sarasota Memorial Hospital-Sarasota Campus since 2015, overseeing the development of many programs to enhance patient care and quality. She also has played a key role in nursing recruitment, training and research initiatives. Prior to joining SMH in 2007, Jean was a member of the leadership team that opened the Lakewood Ranch Medical Center. Before that, she served in clinical and leadership roles at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Md. Jean earned her PhD in Nursing from the University of South Florida, and an MBA, Master's in Nursing and Nurse Practitioner degrees from Johns Hopkins University. She is currently president-elect of the Florida Organization of Nurse Executives Foundation and a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing.