Robert Sumter, Ph.D., Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, is responsible for clinical and professional operations at the hospital, in addition to information technology.  Rob’s professional experience includes a distinguished career of more than 20 years with the United States Navy.  During his naval career, Rob served as Chief Information Officer at multiple naval hospitals and for the U.S. Commander in Chief Atlantic Fleet.   His leadership experience in the health care setting includes program development, organizational management, human resources, contract negotiations, marketing and information management/technology.  Most recently, Rob served as the Chief Information Officer at a Fortune 500 company providing information management and technology support operations for healthcare organizations. Rob holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration; a Master’s degree in Computer Resource and Information Management; and a Ph.D. in Health Services.  He is a member of the American Academy of Medical Administrators, a Certified Six Sigma Black Belt and a Certified Healthcare Executive with the American College of Healthcare Executives.