AdventHealth has named Jason Dunkel to the position of President and CEO for AdventHealth North Pinellas, 1395 S. Pinellas Ave., Tarpon Springs, FL. Dunkel will assume leadership responsibilities for the 168-bed hospital immediately.
Jason is a leader with a proven track record of fostering growth and operational success. His contributions and leadership have helped elevate AdventHealth North Pinellas and advance our mission in the community, and I am confident that the hospital will prosper under his guidance, said Terry Shaw, president/CEO for AdventHealth.
Dunkel previously served as Vice President of Operations and Business Development for AdventHealth North Pinellas, overseeing the hospital's growth activities and initiatives, as well as daily operations for cardiology, imaging, pharmacy and laboratory services. He also provided leadership and oversight of the construction and opening of a 24-bed freestanding emergency room in Palm Harbor.
I am grateful for his leadership and service, and I have great confidence that he will bring growth and change to AdventHealth North Pinellas, while leading a team that continues to deliver inspired, compassionate care and leading-edge health care services, said Bruce Bergherm, Senior Executive Officer of Acute Care, AdventHealth, West Florida Division
Prior to joining AdventHealth North Pinellas, Dunkel served in various health care operations and strategic development roles, including Director of Business Development at Littleton Adventist Hospital, Littleton, Colorado, and Executive Director of Business Development and marketing at Jellico Community Hospital, Jellico, Tennessee.
I am honored and blessed to have the opportunity to lead AdventHealth North Pinellas, said Dunkel. We have so many amazing caregivers and team members at our hospital, and I look forward to collaborating with them and our community to deliver the best whole-person care possible to those we serve.
Dunkel earned a Master's Degree in business administration from Southern Adventist University and a master’s Degree in Divinity from Andrews University. He also earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Theology from Southern Adventist University.