Delray Medical Center Names New Chief Operating Officer

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Delray Medical Center has a new Chief Operating Officer.

Stephen Garner will step into the role and will also be the Group COO for Tenet Health’s Palm Beach hospitals early this year.

Garner will manage the daily operations and oversee the development and implementation of long-range plans, goals and objectives for Delray Medical Center in addition to helping to coordinate the same for Good Samaritan Medical Center, Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center, St. Mary’s Medical Center and West Boca Medical Center.

“We are very pleased to have Stephen as a part of the Palm Beach and Delray Medical Center team, and to provide leadership for our operations,” said Maggie Gill, Delray Medical Center and Palm Beach Group chief executive officer. “We feel confident that his passion for healing and his expertise of hospital operations will be an invaluable asset to our hospitals.”

Garner previously worked for sister hospital Abrazo Arrowhead Hospital, a 17-bed acute care hospital in Arizona, where he was the COO for the last three years. He led and completed various construction and operational projects, including a $4 million Operating Room expansion, a $2 million Interventional Radiology suite renovation, multiple DaVinci robot purchases and installs, and other equipment upgrades such as an O-Arm and Navio robot.