John D. Couris is a nationally recognized leader in the health care industry. Over the course of his career, John has achieved tremendous success through innovation, technological integration and strategic collaborations while ensuring world-class performance.
Prior to joining Tampa General Hospital, Couris served as president and chief executive officer of Jupiter Medical Center, the region’s leading medical center. Under his leadership, Jupiter Medical Center expanded its services and forged innovative partnerships with some of the leading organizations in the nation—from IBM Watson, Mount Sinai, New York to Nicklaus Children’s Hospital (formerly Miami Children’s) and NuVista Living—with the primary goal of providing world-class care to its patients at every stage of their health care journey. In the process, Jupiter Medical Center received numerous accolades for hospital quality, safety and patient satisfaction, placing the organization in the top 10% within the state of Florida and the top 20% in the nation.
During his tenure, Jupiter Medical Center completed a $50 million expansion plan, installed $30 million in medical technology and established the hospitals’ new pediatric wing as well as the oncology campus. Finally, he led the organization in their efforts of raising $300 million to meet the region’s growing demand for critical health services, such as advanced cardiac care, expanded pediatric services and comprehensive stroke care. Funds raised through the campaign will also support the construction of new high-tech treatment and research facilities, including a Comprehensive Cancer Institute at Jupiter Medical Center.
Couris is active in numerous community and philanthropic activities and serves on the board of the American Hospital Association (Southeastern Region), Loggerhead Marinelife Center and The Honda Classic. In addition, he is the immediate past chairman of both the Maltz Jupiter Theatre, MyClinic (a free clinic for the uninsured) and the Board of the Palm Beach North Chamber of Commerce. He is also active in many national professional health associations. Couris is the recipient of multiple awards, including being named one of the top 10 “Ultimate CEOs” in Palm Beach County as well as a “Power Leader in Health Care” for 2014, 2015 and 2016 by the South Florida Business Journal. In 2016, he was awarded with the “Health Care Innovator Hero” by the Palm Beach County Medical Society. In 2014, he was awarded the “Healthcare Professional of the Year” by the Chamber of the Palm Beaches and was named the “Healthcare Business Leader of the Year” by the Palm Beach Medical Society. Couris is also an active member of the Young Presidents Organization.
In addition to Couris’ tenure at Jupiter Medical Center, he also served as Chief Operating Officer/Administrator for Morton Plant North Bay Hospital, part of the BayCare Health System in Tampa Bay. He began his career at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. Couris is a graduate of Boston University and holds a Master of Science in Management from Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He resides in Tampa, Florida, with his wife, Dianne, and their two children, Benjamin and Isabelle.