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New Members Announced to the Board of Trustees

June 23, 2011

Sarasota, FL - Doctors Hospital is pleased to announce that Richard S. Duckworth, M.D. and Nicholas Gladding, Esq. will serve on the hospital’s Board of Trustees.

Richard S. Duckworth, M.D. is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and has been practicing in Sarasota for 29 years.  He attended the University of Michigan Medical School where he received his M.D. cum laude in 1975.  Dr. Duckworth went on to complete his Internship and Residency at the University of Michigan in 1978.  In 1994, he became one of the founding members of Intercoastal Medical Group, which has grown to be a successful, 67-member multispecialty group.  Dr. Duckworth currently serves as the chairman of Intercostal’s Quality Improvement Committee and is a member of the American College of Physicians.

Nicholas Gladding, Esq. is an experienced environmental lawyer with the regional law firm of Adams and Reese, LLP. In 2008, Mr. Gladding was appointed by Governor Charlie Crist to the Florida Energy and Climate Commission which has provided him an opportunity to help create new jobs, help the climate, and enhance National Security.  In July 2009, Governor Crist named Mr. Gladding a volunteer "Point of Light" for his work on energy issues.  He has served as a member of the Steering Committee of the Florida Energy Systems Consortium and as a member of the Policy Board of the Florida Solar Energy Center.

Mr. Gladding received his B.A. from Yale University in 1967, and his J.D. from Vanderbilt University Law School in 1970. After law school, he served four years in the United States Navy Judge Advocate General's Corps, and for two years he was an instructor of military law and procedure at the United States Naval Justice School.  In the local community, Mr. Gladding serves as Chair and as a member of the Board of Directors of the Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce and was a founding member, member of Sarasota County Openly Plans for Excellence (SCOPE).  He also chairs the Citizens Advisory Committee of the Sarasota Bay Estuary Program and serves on the advisory board of Mote Marine Laboratory.

“These new board members reflect the hospital’s commitment to excellence and we look forward to their expertise as we continue to deliver high-quality healthcare,” said Robert Meade, CEO.

About Doctors Hospital of Sarasota
Doctors Hospital of Sarasota is a 155-bed, acute care facility serving the healthcare needs of Sarasota County residents. Doctors Hospital is a Joint Commission Certified Advanced Primary Stroke Center and a Society for Chest Pain Centers Accredited Chest Pain Center as well as one of Modern Healthcare’s Top 100 Best Places to Work for the second year in a row. For more information about the services of Doctors Hospital of Sarasota, please contact Melissa Morgan at 941-342-1012 or 941-809-9130.
About the Board of Trustees
The Board of Trustees is a group of carefully chosen community leaders dedicated to the mission, vision and values of Doctors Hospital.  They are responsible for ensuring that Doctors Hospital continues to provide high-quality healthcare to our patients and meet the needs of our community.


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