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3/1/2018 Member News

St. Petersburg General Hospital Selects New COO

Pam Yarbrough

Director, Marketing and Public Relations

St Petersburg General Hospital






St. Petersburg General Hospital Selects New COO



(St. Petersburg, FL, March 1, 2018)  Kevin Navas has been named Chief Operating Officer (COO) at St. Petersburg General Hospital.  He comes to St. Pete General from Manatee Memorial Hospital in Bradenton, FL where he served as the Associate Administrator with operational oversight of all non-nursing departments. While at Manatee Memorial, Kevin led the hospital’s effort for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery accreditation, led the construction of a new outpatient lab and GME IM residency clinic, recruited physicians to join a new ACO and served as the Logistics Chief during the evacuation and reopening of the hospital during Hurricane Irma.


Prior to coming to Florida he was the Chief Financial Officer at Davita Healthcare Partners in Maryland, overseeing the Mid-Atlantic and Hospital Services Groups.  He also worked on Wall Street as an investment banker and private equity investor. Mr. Navas began his career with the US Marine Corps, where he served as a Captain and Company Commander leading Marines throughout the Pacific Rim.


Mr. Navas is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD with a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics.  He received his Master’s degree in Business Administration from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.



St. Petersburg General Hospital is a Joint Commission accredited full-service 215-bed acute care facility, providing comprehensive emergency, diagnostic, medical, surgical and women’s services including labor and delivery, post-partum and nursery.  St Petersburg General Hospital is a designated Blue Distinction Center + for Maternity Care; accredited as a Breast Center with Digital Imaging and Computer Aided Detection; Chest Pain Center; Certified Advanced Primary Stroke and AFib Center; an Accredited Community Cancer Center, a GYN Robotic Surgery Training Epicenter and an accredited Center of Excellence for Robotic Surgery.   For more information about the hospital, please visit our website at