Mr. Stephen A. Nierman, also known as Steve, has been President of Winter Haven Hospital, Inc. since August 30, 2013. Mr. Nierman served as President of South Florida Baptist Hospital Inc. until February 20, 2014.
He served as Chief Operating Officer at South Florida Baptist Hospital Inc. of St. Joseph's Hospital, Inc. since September 2007. Mr. Nierman has directed the operations of two hospitals in the Tampa Bay area, served as Chief Operating Officer of Spring Hill Regional Hospital. He served as Chief Operating Officer of Memorial Hospital in Tampa.
His other health care experience includes Regional Director of Managed Care for IASIS' Florida Hospital Division, and various network management positions with Humana, Inc. Achieving the rank of Major, his military career included active duty time overseas and an assignment to the 6th Medical Support Squadron at MacDill AFB, Tampa while in the Air Force Reserve. Mr. Nierman received a BS in Engineering Math/Science from the United States Air Force Academy. He also earned a Master of Aeronautical Science at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, and an MBA at Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH.