Andy Romine Named President of Wuesthoff Medical Center – Rockledge
By Space Coast Daily // May 18, 2017
steward of the community’s overall health
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Andy Romine has been named president of Wuesthoff Medical Center – Rockledge after serving as the interim president and, before that, as the hospital’s chief operating officer.
Wuesthoff Medical Center – Rockledge is part of Wuesthoff Health System, which announced in February that it will become affiliated with Steward Health Care LLC through an acquisition agreement that includes the sale of the hospital and its associated assets.
The transaction is expected to close in the second quarter of this year, subject to customary regulatory approvals and closing conditions.
BREADTH OF KNOWLEDGE, EXPERIENCE
Romine brings a breadth of knowledge and experience, both clinical and administrative, to his position at Wuesthoff – Rockledge.
Before assuming his roles there, Romine served as chief nursing officer of Trinity Medical Center and Grandview Medical Center in Birmingham, AL, for eight years. Prior to Trinity, he served in several clinical and managerial roles at Mercy Hospital in Cincinnati.
Romine earned a master of health services administration degree from Xavier University and a bachelor of science degree in nursing from the University of Cincinnati.
Driven by a desire to help others, Romine began his career in 1998 as a nurse at Cincinnati’s Bethesda North Hospital.
“I wanted to affect other people’s lives in a positive way,” he said. “Working in this field gave me ample opportunity to do that, and I’m especially pleased to be in my current leadership position.”
After working directly with patients, Romine decided serving in hospital leadership would afford him an opportunity to help even more people. “It was important that I play a role in improving the care patients were receiving,” he said.
In his current role, Romine will continue working toward ensuring the local community has access to the latest healthcare technologies and services.
“As a healthcare provider, we have a responsibility to serve as a steward of the community’s overall health and well-being,” he said. “We take this role very seriously and it is a challenge we embrace every day to provide the finest healthcare possible.”
Wuesthoff Health System includes Wuesthoff Medical Center-Rockledge and Wuesthoff Medical Center-Melbourne, both full acute care hospitals and Wuesthoff Health Services, a network of affiliates providing rehab services, wound care, laboratory services and assisted living.
Steward Health Care is a fully integrated national health care services organization committed to providing the highest quality of care in the communities where our patients live.
Steward owns and operates 18 community hospitals across four states, serves over 800 communities, and has more than 23,000 employees. The Steward network includes more than 25 urgent care centers, 42 preferred skilled nursing facilities, substantial behavioral health offerings, and more than 3,700 beds under management.
For more information on Wuesthoff Health System, visit WuesthoffRockledge.org
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