Phil Minden was appointed President of St. Joseph's Hospital-South in January 2019. He is a native of Fort Smith, Ark., and earned his master’s degree in Health Care Administration from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.
Minden most recently served as President of Bartow Regional Medical Center for six years. He was previously the Assistant Administrator at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center in Missouri and Sebastian River Medical Center in Florida. In 2008, he was employed as the Chief Operating Officer at Pasco Regional Medical Center and was later promoted to CEO in 2011.
Minden has been involved with several civic/business organizations in Bartow and in Polk County, such as the Greater Bartow Chamber, Bartow Economic Development Council, Lakeland Economic Development Council, Polk State College Foundation, Committee of 100, American Heart Association and the American Cancer Society.
He is passionate about educating our community regarding prevention and making connections through charity.