TAMPA — After a nationwide search, Tampa General Hospital had to go only 200 miles to find its next president and chief executive officer.

The hospital announced Monday that John D. Couris, a hospital executive from Jupiter with a decade of high-level experience in Pinellas and Pasco counties, will become its new leader in September.

Since 2010, Couris, 49, has been president and CEO of Jupiter Medical Center, a 327-bed nonprofit hospital in Palm Beach County. He previously worked for the BayCare system, beginning in August 2000 as a vice president at Morton Plant Mease Health Care in Clearwater, where he stayed six years before becoming chief operating officer at Morton Plant Mease North Bay Hospital in New Port Richey.

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