Terry Newmyer


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As a leading professional in the healthcare industries, Terry Newmyer recognizes how important it is to be active and healthy. One of Terry’s favorite sports is tennis, and he can regularly be seen at matches around the country. Terry Newmyer started his career and spent much of his time in the healthcare industry and knows the importance of living an active lifestyle. One of his greatest passions in life is helping communities and individuals that are less fortunate through philanthropy and fundraising. During Terry’s career in the medical field, he decided to combine his two favorite pastimes, philanthropy and tennis. It was then that the idea for the Volley in the Valley Tournament was born. Terry has been involved with through his leadership as founder for the Volley in the Valley Tennis Tournament when he was the President and CEO of a California hospital.

Terry Newmyer’s Career

Terry Newmyer started in the healthcare industry right out of college when he accepted a position at the Lakeland Regional Health System in St. Joseph, Michigan. As Senior Vice President, Terry was in charge of the hospital’s planning, marketing, communications, education, physical services, managed care services, and foundation management. This opportunity allowed Terry to pursue one of his greatest passions of growing philanthropic efforts within an organization. He also was able to increase the hospital’s revenue exponentially during the course of his employment at Lakeland, as it grew to $250 million from $65 million in the 6 years Terry was employed as Senior Vice President.

Following his position at Lakeland, Terry Newmyer then moved to KPMG US in Dallas, TX, where he started out as a consultant and eventually became a partner. KPMG provides valuable services to their clients that allow them to navigate the issues that arise n the financial sphere of companies. The most prominent features of KPMG is their incredible financial advice they offer to the organizations and leaders of those companies. With the growth of technology in recent years, KPMG stays competitive by offering their clients cutting-edge advisement through careful research on trends and assessment of industry factors. While Terry held his position at KPMG, Terry Newmyer was inspired by Rich D’Amaro who taught him that real personal growth truly happens when you’re able to give away the things in your life and career that are most important. After 5 years of working for KPMG, Terry decided to move back into the healthcare industry.

In 2002, Terry Newmyer accepted a position at the Florida Hospital and served as the Senior Vice President of Business Development and Chief Development Officer. The Florida Hospital System has a long history that spans over 100 years and has always been dedicated to providing the best possible care to each and every patient that enters its doors. With 22 campuses across the state, the Florida Hospital is known healthcare option for those living in and around the Orlando, Tampa Bay, and Daytona Beach areas. During his time in this position, Terry was able to help secure sixteen new alliance contracts with amounts totaling over $90 million to add net value to the hospital and put them in line with Fortune 500 companies. In 2007, the Florida Hospital was able to exceed their goals by $30 million dollars, and Terry served as the Chief Development Officer and Chairman for the campaign. The next year, Terry was given a major opportunity, this time in California.

Terry was offered the position as President of the Northern California Network of three hospitals in St. Helena region and then given two more in the Mendocino region during his time in this role. Being responsible for the management of all five of these hospitals was a challenge for Terry Newmyer, but it was also one that he found to be incredibly rewarding. Not only were his hospitals providing exceptional care and compassion to every person that walked in the door, the employees were also being recognized for their remarkable care when they earned the designation of being the hospital in the Western US with the highest level of overall patient satisfaction. Patients who chose the Northern California Network were able to get the services they needed while being treated with the utmost respect from every employee they interacted with.

After spending much of his career across the country in Dallas, Florida, and California, Terry decided to return to Winter Park, FL where many of his family resides so that he would be able to open his own company called Strategies Now, Inc. Throughout his work history, Terry Newmyer has been able to define and redefine what it means to do excellent work. At Strategies Now, Inc, Terry can apply what he’s learned from each job and advise various companies and organizations with strategic coaching. Even if you’re a great leader to your team,

Volley in the Valley Tournament

Terry’s launch of the Volley in the Valley Tennis Tournament led to great success. The tournament revenue has provided a half million dollars for St. Helena Hospital and the Adventist Heart Institute. It was Terry’s love for the sport and his passion for St. Helena Hospital that made this event a reality. Terry Newmyer credits the ongoing success of the tournament to the exceptional inspiration of leaders like Fred Miller and Stephen Lundin. Also, according to Terry the amazing support of many volunteers fuels the passion of the event. At the 2-day tournament, participants play four doubles Round Robin tournaments, three tennis skill games, and enjoy dinner and an awards ceremony at the Napa Valley Reserve. In 2013, top-rated UC Berkeley collegiate tennis players participated in the fundraising by playing a high-level match in front of the enthusiastic audience. Past key speakers for the celebration dinners included such personalities as Peter Magowan, a former San Francisco Giants’ president, Dr. Gan Dunnington, a  cardiothoracic surgeon, tennis pro-Brad Gilbert, and NFL star Ronnie Lott. Funds from the tournament are used to purchase equipment, technology, and support various programs used to improve the community’s heart health services. Terry Newmyer finds great joy in associating with his friends and family.  From his work within hospitals and healthcare systems, he has seen people who struggle due to lack of exercise and poor lifestyle and attempts to remind people of their health through events like the Volley in the Valley Tennis Tournament. Terry continues to be an advocate for tennis players ranging from beginners to professionals and believes having a passion for a sport or a favorite physical activity is useful for maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Check out the video for the Heart Healthy Tennis Tournament below!