Kevin Navas has been named Chief Operating Officer (COO) at St. Petersburg General Hospital. He comes to St. Pete General from Manatee Memorial Hospital in Bradenton, FL where he served as the Associate Administrator with operational oversight of all non-nursing departments. While at Manatee Memorial, Kevin led the hospital's effort for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery accreditation, led the construction of a new outpatient lab and GME IM residency clinic, recruited physicians to join a new ACO and served as the Logistics Chief during the evacuation and reopening of the hospital during Hurricane Irma.

Prior to coming to Florida he was the Chief Financial Officer at Davita Healthcare Partners in Maryland, overseeing the Mid-Atlantic and Hospital Services Groups. He also worked on Wall Street as an investment banker and private equity investor. Mr. Navas began his career with the US Marine Corps, where he served as a Captain and Company Commander leading Marines throughout the Pacific Rim.

Mr. Navas is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD with a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics. He received his Master's degree in Business Administration from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.