Brandon Downey – Bayfront Health Punta Gorda

Good Afternoon Team Punta Gorda,

Please see the below message from our Market Chief Executive Officer, Ricky Satcher.

Dear Team,

I am pleased to announce that a Chief Executive Officer for Bayfront Health Punta Gorda has been selected. Brandon W. Downey will begin his duties as CEO on August 4, 2014. Brandon is coming from within our CHS family from Mary Black Health System in Spartanburg, SC, where he has served as the Chief Operating Officer for just under 2 ½ years. He has 8 years experience in senior management in healthcare and has served his country  as a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Brandon received a BA from Newberry College in SC and his MHA from the Medical University of South Carolina. He and his wife, Kristen, are working on their relocation plans now. He will be an excellent addition to our team and is looking forward to getting to know you and the facility, as well as the Punta Gorda community. Please join me in welcoming Kristen and Brandon to the area.


Thank you and please have a wonderful weekend!

All the best,


Interim Chief Executive Officer

Congratulations to Kirk Stander and Donny Long!

Dear Team Punta Gorda,

It is with an exceptional amount of pride that I announce to you that our Director of Environmental Services, Kirk Stander, has been promoted within his parent company, Hospital Housekeeping Systems, to Bayfront Health Port Charlotte.  Effective Monday, May 12th, Kirk will take over as the Director at Port Charlotte, which is a bigger Facility that will offer him more responsibility along with career advancement.  This is an extremely well deserved promotion and I know Port Charlotte is gaining an outstanding asset.  Kirk has been a true team player at our Facility and his leadership skills are among some of the best I have seen.  While we are sorry to see him go, he will still be within the Market and will continue to work collaboratively with us on a day to day basis.  Best of Luck Kirk!  We wish you nothing but the best!

I am also very proud to announce that Donny Long, will also be promoted from Assistant Director of Environment Services at Bayfront Health Punta Gorda, to Director.  I could not be more pleased as we are simply replacing a fantastic Director with another amazing Leader cut from the same cloth.  Donny has proven to be one of the most reliable people in the hospital…if you call Donny, he’s on it immediately!  I’m very excited for both Kirk and Donny and I have zero doubt that this transition will be anything but smooth.

Thank you and have a wonderful weekend!

All the best,

Chris Loftus

Interim Chief Executive Officer

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