DR. JIM PALERMO, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF: Dr. Palermo, a 30-year resident of
Brevard County, touched the lives of countless people during his 22-year practice
of general, vascular and non-cardiac thoracic surgery. In 2002 he transitioned
from clinical practice and accepted a position as full-time chief medical officer and vice president of quality management of Health First, which afforded him the opportunity to serve the global community in a more meaningful way.
An accomplished author and sought-after expert in the healthcare industry, Dr. Palermo is now an independent consultant focused on healthcare quality and safety, and physician leadership development.