George Mavros (PhD), 64, Homosassa, Florida, died at home on Thursday, January 20, 2022. George was born in Adelaide, Australia on October 14, 1957 to the late Sotirios and Angela (Korogiannis) Mavros. George came to Citrus County in 1979 from Clearwater and before that Greece, which he considers his home.
George has earned several degrees including a BSc in Microbiology, MSc in Microbiology, MBA in Healthcare Administration and PhD in Healthcare Management.
Dr. Mavros began his career in laboratory medicine after serving as laboratory director at Bayonet Point Regional Medical Center and later at Citrus Memorial Hospital, where he developed his career for 31½ years.
At Citrus Memorial Hospital, he served as laboratory director, director of professional services, and chief operating officer.
Professionally, he has served on numerous boards and corporations over the years, including: President of the Clinical Laboratory Management Association – Florida Chapter, President of the Florida Board of Clinical Laboratory Personnel, has been certified by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists, National Certification Agency for Clinical Laboratory Personnel, American Medical Technologist, America Management Association, and he is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.
He taught at Pasco-Hernando Community College (now Pasco-Hernando State College) and Central Florida Community College (now College of Central Florida). He has served on numerous boards of directors, presented at national meetings on topics ranging from clinical microbiology/immunology, laboratory management, laboratory outreach program development, dossier implementation medical electronics and regulation in the healthcare environment, among others.
He was responsible for confidentiality and compliance and frequently testified as an expert witness in depositions and hearings. He has served on various community boards, including: habitat for humanity, Citrus County Emergency Management, Chamber of Commerce and others. He was involved in multi-million dollar expansion and construction projects, purchased numerous doctor’s offices, developed the largest ambulatory laboratory department and rehabilitation department in Citrus County, improved the quality and performance in that Citrus Memorial Hospital has evolved from a Leapfrog D installation to a Leapfrog B installation (within 0.03 points of an A).
He was the key leader who managed Citrus Memorial Hospital’s transition from a private, not-for-profit facility to a for-profit facility under the Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) upon its acquisition of the establishment in 2014.
One of his proudest accomplishments was the establishment of the Greek Orthodox Church in Citrus County and directly or indirectly saw the construction of a multi-million dollar complex that will serve generations to come.
His most cherished role, however, was husband and father. He was married to Constantina Maria Katsouris and between them they had 6 children: Michael George Mavros (Lauren) of Boston, MA; Daniel Michael Lucin (Gina) of Springtown, TX; Anthony George Lucin (Brittani) of Ocala, Florida; Joseph Louis Lucin (Dana) of Ocala, Florida; George Constantino Lucin of Homosassa, FL; and Mariana Daniella Lucin of Homosassa, FL; 7 grandchildren; and his sister, Maria Vastarides of Brooklyn, NY.
Funeral Liturgy and Mass Service are scheduled for Friday, January 28, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. from Archangel Michael Greek Orthodox Church in Lecanto, Florida with Fr. George Ioannou officiating. Interment will follow at Fountains Memorial Park, Homosassa, FL.
A visit will take place at Le Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL, Thursday, Jan. 27, 6-8 p.m. The arrangements are in the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematorium, Inverness, FL.
Published by Citrus County Chronicle on January 23, 2022.