New CEOs named at Florida Hospital New Smyrna and Florida Hospital Flagler

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ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla., April 7, 2016 Ken Mattison, CEO for Florida Hospital Flagler, has been appointed CEO of Florida Hospital New Smyrna. He will serve in a dual role until May 1, 2016, when Ronald Jimenez, MD, becomes CEO for Florida Hospital Flagler.
 
Adventist Health System is blessed to have servant leaders like Ken and Ron ready and poised to carry our unique mission of Extending the Healing Ministry of Christ to these communities, said Don Jernigan, president/CEO of Adventist Health System. They prioritize the best interests of the community by looking for ways to improve services and delivery of care. 
 
Mattison has served as president/CEO of Florida Hospital Flagler since 2013. Under his leadership, the campus experienced significant growth, most recently breaking ground on a $15 million construction project to add 32 beds, and announcing plans for another $4.5 million project to expand the cancer center and add a second linear accelerator for radiation oncology treatments. 
 
Mattison's past experience also includes serving for 16 years as president/CEO of Florida Hospital Waterman, six years as president/CEO of Jellico Community Hospital, and six years as vice president and chief operating officer at Park Ridge Health. In addition, he has held various roles in finance at Gordon Hospital, Scott Memorial Hospital, and Castle Memorial Medical Center.  
 
Dr. Jimenez currently serves as chief medical officer for Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center, a role he has held since 2009. As CMO, Jimenez established a clinically integrated network, was responsible for quality and patient safety, and oversaw performance improvement, utilization review and medical staff departments. 
 
Prior to joining Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center, Dr. Jimenez was the vice president of medical affairs for what was then called Park Ridge Hospital and the Appalachian Region of Adventist Health System from 2006-2009, director of medical affairs from 2005-2006, and chief of obstetrics and gynecology from 2001-2004. From 1993-2001, Jimenez was a staff physician at Florida Hospital in Orlando, Florida. 
 
Both of these leaders have robust careers focusing on patient care, strategic growth planning and fostering relationships with employees and community members, said Rob Fulbright, president/CEO of Adventist Health Systems East Florida Region. Our executive team is strong and ready to advance health care delivery in this region using the latest innovation combined with high-touch compassion. 
 
Formerly called Bert Fish Medical Center, the 112-bed Florida Hospital New Smyrna joined Adventist Health System on April 1, 2016. Current CEO Steve Harrell will become the chief operating officer for the facility.  
 
About Adventist Health System
Adventist Health System is a faith-based health care organization headquartered in Altamonte Springs, Florida. A national leader in quality, safety and patient satisfaction, Adventist Health System's more than 78,000 employees maintain a tradition of whole-person health by caring for the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of every patient. With 46 hospital campuses and nearly 8,200 licensed beds in ten states, Adventist Health System facilities incorporate the latest technological advancements and clinical research to serve more than 4.7 million patients annually. The full continuum of integrated care also includes urgent care centers, home health and hospice agencies, and skilled nursing facilities. Each Adventist Health System facility operates independently in delivering care and services to best meet the needs of the local communities they serve. While each entity is unique, all remain united in one mission of Extending the Healing Ministry of Christ.
 

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