St. Petersburg, FL — Palms of Pasadena Hospital announces the appointment of Glenn Saldanha as Chief Operating Officer. Prior to accepting this position, Mr. Saldanha served as Assistant Administrator and Co-Ethics and Compliance Officer at Largo Medical Center in Largo, Florida. Mr. Saldanha also oversaw radiology, wound care and hyperbaric services, the orthopedic and spine service lines, plant operations, security, food and nutrition services and environmental services.

His past experience includes the position of Director of Orthopedics, Spine and Rehabilitation Services at Brandon Regional Hospital, Brandon, Florida. He also served as Assistant Vice President, Post-Acute Care at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville, North Carolina and Director of Orthopedics and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Inova Fairfax Hospital in Falls Church, Virginia.

Mr. Saldanha earned a Masters of Health Administration from the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida and holds a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Central Florida, Orlando Florida.

He is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives and serves as Chairman of the Continuing Education Program at St. Petersburg College.