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AdventHealth Announces New Leadership Positions

AdventHealth is pleased to announce multiple changes within its leadership team.

  • Doug Harcombe has been named CEO of AdventHealth Celebration, following the retirement of Ken Bradley. Harcombe previously led AdventHealth Altamonte Springs and also had executive oversight of AdventHealth Winter Park and AdventHealth East Orlando. He will also provide executive oversight to the leadership team at AdventHealth Kissimmee.
  • Tim Cook, who serves as CEO of AdventHealth Apopka and AdventHealth Winter Garden, will also now serve as CEO of AdventHealth Altamonte Springs.
  • Dr. Alric Simmonds has been named Chief Medical Officer of AdventHealth¬†East Orlando, effective March 4. Simmonds, who has been a member of the General Surgery Residency core faculty at AdventHealth since 2006, serves as the Associate Program Director and Site Director for all third- and fourth-year medical students from the University of Central Florida College of Medicine and Florida State College of Medicine. In addition to academic and clinical medicine, Dr. Simmonds serves as Medical Director of the Sherman Outpatient Surgery Center and Chairman of the System Operating Room Governance.
  • Dr. Dennis deLeon will join AdventHealth Kissimmee as Chief Medical Officer on March 4. Dr. deLeon is a family physician with experience in primary care and multi-specialty medical groups, as well as in health-plan and hospital administration. An authority in the field of hospital clinical ethics, he will also serve as a physician leader for clinical ethics at AdventHealth. During more than a decade as a family physician in California, Dr. deLeon taught residents in family medicine and bioethics, and helped build a consultative clinical ethics program at Loma Linda. He has also assisted health plans and hospitals, such as Adventist Health Glendale, with electronic health record implementation, utilization and case management. Most recently, Dr. deLeon served as Associate Chief Medical Officer of three hospitals with CHI Franciscan Health in the Seattle/King County region.

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