Hospital Names New Chief Medical Officer

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., July 7, 2016 Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center has named Dr. Kris D. Gray to serve as chief medical officer (CMO). Gray replaces Dr. Ronald Jimenez who became chief executive officer for Florida Hospital Flagler in April.

In this new role, Gray will oversee Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Centers activities and functions related to physicians and patient care, including medical staff services, credentialing, compliance with accrediting bodies, patient satisfaction, infection control and other quality of care measures.

We are thrilled to have Dr. Gray join our leadership team, said Ed Noseworthy, Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center CEO. His experience and dedication to mission and excellence will be an asset to our hospital, community and patients.

Gray has 23 years of experience with Adventist Health System and most recently served as CMO at Florida Hospital DeLand.

During his tenure at Florida Hospital DeLand, Dr. Gray has demonstrated a keen ability to have all clinicians working collaboratively toward better patient outcomes and improving metrics, said Lorenzo Brown, Florida Hospital DeLand CEO. He is well respected among his peers and employees alike. He will be dearly missed.

Gray, an Apopka resident, earned a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Mich., and a medical degree from Loma Linda University in California. He completed his family medicine residency at Hinsdale Hospital (now known as Adventist Hinsdale Hospital) in Illinois.

He is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine, is a Fellow of American Academy of Family Medicine, and served as clinical faculty for the Florida State University College of Medicine.

About Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center

Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center is a member of Adventist Health System, a faith-based health care organization with 46 hospital campuses and nearly 8,200 licensed beds in 10 states. Our locations include Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center in Daytona Beach and Florida Hospital Oceanside in Ormond Beach, as well as outpatient facilities in Port Orange, Daytona Beach Shores and New Smyrna Beach. With 277-beds, Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center is one of the six Florida Hospitals in Volusia and Flagler counties that composes the Florida Hospital East Florida Region. As the largest hospital system in the area, the Florida Hospital East Florida Region has 907 beds and nearly 6,000 employees. With a mission to extend the healing ministry of Christ, the Florida Hospital East Florida Region collectively contributed nearly $120 million in benefits in 2015 to the underprivileged, the community's overall health and wellness and spiritual needs, and capital improvements.

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