Senior Management Team
President, Morton Plant Hospital
After a national search, Kristopher Hoce was appointed president of Morton Plant Hospital in January 2011.
Mr. Hoce has 28 years of experience in health care administration and comes to Morton Plant from Margaret R. Pardee Memorial Hospital in Hendersonville, North Carolina. As Pardee's president and chief executive officer, he was responsible for leading the 222-bed community hospital.
Hoce's professional experience also covers 16 years with Forum Health in the Warren/Youngstown, Ohio, area where he began as senior vice president and was subsequently promoted to president and chief executive officer. Hoce is also experienced in the areas of urgent care, home health, orthopedics, oncology, rehabilitation and physician relations.
Hoce received his educational training from Ohio University in Athens, Ohio and The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. His professional affiliations include Fellow, American College of Healthcare Executives, vice chair, District 1 North Carolina Hospital Association and vice president, Western North Carolina Health Network, as well as local boards and memberships in the Hendersonville area.
Lou Galdieri, MHA, BSN
President, Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital
Currently serving as president of Mease Dunedin Hospital and Mease Countryside Hospital, Lou Galdieri joined Morton Plant Mease in 2000 as a part-time nurse recruiter, advancing to director of planning shortly thereafter.
Mr. Galdieri began his career as a nurse more than 20 years ago, and came to Morton Plant Mease from Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia. There he held a variety of leadership and nursing positions including clinical director, perioperative services; director, patient and staff relations; director, professional services; manager, same-day admissions; staff nurse, post anesthesia care unit; and staff nurse, medical/surgical/urology.
Mr. Galdieri earned a master’s of science degree in health administration from Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia in 1999. He received his bachelor’s of science degree in nursing from LaSalle University in Philadelphia and a nursing diploma from the Community Medical Center School of Nursing in Scranton, Penn.
He has been published in several professional journals and received the 1995 Hospital Association of Pennsylvania Achievement Award for “Partnering for Customer Service.” He is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives and the Florida Organization of Nurse Executives. Mr. Galdieri is also chairman of the board of directors for the Dunedin Chamber of Commerce.
Hal Ziecheck, FACHE
President, Morton Plant North Bay Hospital
Recently named Morton Plant North Bay Hospital's president, Hal Ziecheck served as COO of Morton Plant Hospital in Clearwater for 16 years.
Ziecheck began his career with Morton Plant Hospital in 1979 as director of the Respiratory Therapy and Perfusion Technology Department. He has held a variety of positions including cost coordinator, administrative director of cardiopulmonary services, director of special services, and vice president of operations.
In 1984, he received his master's degree in business administration from the Florida Institute of Technology in Melbourne. Mr. Ziecheck is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives. He joined Morton Plant following a highly successful career at Brookdale Hospital Medical Center in Brooklyn, N.Y.
Mr. Ziecheck is a fellow for the American College of Healthcare Executives and chairman of the ACHE's Article of the Year Awards Committee. He is also a member of the American Heart Association, a Morton Plant Mease Primary Care Board member, and a member of the advisory committee for the nursing program at Pinellas Technical Education Centers.
Lisa Johnson, RN
Vice President of Patient Services, Morton Plant Mease Health Care
Named vice president of Patient Services in 1998, Lisa Johnson brings more than 20 years of progressive nursing leadership to Morton Plant Mease Health Care. Ms. Johnson joined Morton Plant Mease in 1994. She served as director of progressive care, administrative liaison at North Bay Hospital and then director of patient services at North Bay before assuming her current position.
She began her career at the University of Tennessee Medical and Research Center in Knoxville, Tenn. and has held nursing leadership positions at Clearwater Community Hospital in Clearwater, Fla. and Riverside Hospital in New Port Richey, Fla.
Earning her master’s degree in nursing from Drexel University in 2006, Ms. Johnson also holds a master’s degree in human resource management from the Florida Institute of Technology, a bachelor’s degree in health care administration from St. Leo College, a registered nurse diploma from the Fort Sanders School of Nursing, and has earned nursing administration advanced certification.
Ms. Johnson has been nominated for numerous state and local nursing leadership awards. She received the Florida Organization of Nurse Executives Region II Nursing Leadership Award in 2004 and the Mary Wilmarth Nursing Leadership Award in 2007. Her work has been published in professional journals, and she has served as president of the Tampa Bay Organization of Nurse Executives.
Holly H. Duncan, CFRE
President & CEO, Morton Plant Mease Foundation
Holly H. Duncan is the president and CEO of the Morton Plant Mease Health Care Foundation, an $80 million institution providing private support for Morton Plant Mease Health Care. With over 20 years of professional fundraising experience, Ms. Duncan was formerly vice president for development at the Florida Aquarium and Ruth Eckerd Hall. She has also been the senior development officer at Lowry Park Zoo and the Florida Orchestra, and Director of Major Gifts at Eckerd College.
Ms. Duncan is a graduate of Leadership Pinellas and Leadership Tampa Bay. As a member of Leadership America, she is part of an accomplished group of executive women from around the nation who are working together to increase their impact individually and collectively. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the Humane Society of Pinellas and is a former Chairman of the Clearwater Regional Chamber of Commerce.
Ms. Duncan is a graduate of Ohio University where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and has a master's degree in political science from Miami University. Immediately following graduate school, she was with the United States Foreign Service in Bonn and Berlin.
Stephen H. Jacobs, MD, FACP
President, CEO and Medical Director, Morton Plant Mease Primary Care, Inc.
Stephen H. Jacobs has served as the president, CEO and medical director of Morton Plant Mease Primary Care, Inc. since 1999. He joined Mease Health Care in 1984 and then the staff at Morton Plant Hospital in 1986. Dr. Jacobs became vice president and associate medical director for Morton Plant Mease Primary Care, Inc. in 1995 with responsibility for physician recruitment.
In 1972, Dr. Jacobs earned his medical degree from Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York. He completed his internship and residency in internal medicine at Bellevue Hospital Medical Center in New York, N.Y. He subsequently was on faculty at the NYU School of Medicine from 1975-1982, where he was an Instructor in Clinical Medicine. He is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, the National Board of Medical Examiners, and is a fellow of the American College of Physicians.
Dr. Jacobs served as a lieutenant commander and flight surgeon in the U.S. Navy from 1982-1984. He received the United States Naval Achievement Medal for his work on the training manual for flight surgeons at the Naval Aerospace Medical Institute in Pensacola, Fla.
Dr. Jacobs maintains an internal medicine practice in Clearwater, Fla. He serves on the board of trustees of Morton Plant Mease Primary Care and is a past member of the board of directors of the Morton Plant Mease Foundation.