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Lake City Medical Center Names New
Chief Nursing Officer, Beth Sanford-Richman

Beth Sanford-Richman - Photo: Submitted

Submitted by Noah Walker, Director of Marketing and PR, Lake City Medical Center

LAKE CITY, Fla. – Lake City Medical Center (LCMC), a HCA Healthcare North Florida Division hospital, has announced the appointment of Beth Sanford-Richman as Chief Nursing Officer. Sanford-Richman will officially assume her role with the 91-bed acute care hospital on February 22, 2021. She comes to Lake City Medical Center as a long-time leader within HCA Healthcare with more than 20 years in healthcare.

Sanford-Richman has served in many operational leadership positions over her career, including: Medical Surgical Director, House Supervisor, Clinical Manager and most recently, as the Assistant Chief Nursing Officer at LCMC’s sister facility in Panama City, Fla., Gulf Coast Regional Medical Center. She joined her latest role in the days directly following the devastating impact of Hurricane Michael. She was instrumental in the hospital’s efforts to organize relief for staff and ensure continuity of clinical services for the community.

"Beth is an exciting addition to our team at Lake City Medical Center. Along with her expertise, most importantly to me, Beth is a patient centered leader. Not only does she bring years of experience, she is fueled by a passion to place our patients, families, and caregiver partners at the top of her priority list every day,” said Rick Naegler, CEO of Lake City Medical Center. “The initiatives that she has worked on and implemented over her years of nursing leadership, all speak to her heart of caring for community. Our intent is to continue to invest in our community by expanding access to high-quality care that our residents deserve. I am confident adding professionals like Beth to the team will help us to achieve the mission-driven outcomes that we strive for daily for all our patients.”

Sanford-Richman joins LCMC during an expansion phase that adds a 12-bed unit and approximately 40 new career opportunities to the area. She replaces Karen Henson who recently became the new Chief Nursing Officer at Henrico Medical Center in Richmond, Virginia.