Tuesday, May 22, 2012 - Kermit Spingstead Named Administrator of Gold Coast Hospice

Fort Lauderdale, Fla. – Kermit Spingstead, RN, MBA, has been named administrator of Broward Health Gold Coast Home Health and Hospice Services, where he will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of Gold Coast.

Spingstead has more than 25 years of corporate administration, business operations and nursing experience in various hospitals, physician practice groups and home health care companies throughout Florida, Texas and Pennsylvania. He is a published author of several health professional management newsletters and an innovative leader with experience in developing programs and projects to improve financial and patient outcomes.

“Kermit’s experience and wealth of knowledge make him the perfect fit for this position” said Jasmin Shirley, vice president of Broward Health Community Health Services. “We are thrilled to welcome him to the team.”

Established in 1970, Gold Coast Home Health and Hospice Services is a Medicare and Medicaid licensed agency that has been fully certified by the Community Health Accreditation Program (CHAPS). The full-time staff of highly trained professionals takes a multi-disciplinary, team-focused approach to care, developing individualized care plans for each patient and their family customized to their needs. Gold Coast offers a full spectrum of home care services, such as skilled nursing, wound care, IV/infusion, pediatric nursing, rehabilitative, psychiatric, palliative care and hospice services.

Broward Health, providing service for more than 70 years, is a nationally recognized system offering world class health care services to our neighbors in South Florida. Broward Health includes Broward Health Medical Center, Broward Health North, Broward Health Imperial point, Broward Health Coral Springs, Chris Evert Children’s Hospital, Broward Health Weston, Broward Health Community Health Services, Broward Health Physician Group and Broward Health Foundation. For more information, visit