Ocala Health Appoints New CEO


OCALA, Fla. — Ocala Health, an affiliate of the Hospital Corporation of America, has chosen University of Florida alumni Chad P. Christianson to be its new chief executive officer.

Christianson will begin serving as CEO of Ocala Health on June 1, according to a press release. Christianson most recently worked as Chief Operating Officer of CJW Medical Center in Richmond, Va. Prior to working at CJW Medical Center, Chad served as the COO of West Houston Medical Center in Houston.

As CEO of Ocala Health, Christianson will oversee two hospitals, Ocala Regional Medical Center and West Marion Community Hospital, as well as outpatient imaging services, several primary care and specialty physician practices, a Level II trauma center and a newly constructed free-standing ER that opens later this year in Summerfield.

“I look forward to serving the Ocala and Marion County community and am honored to have been selected to lead such an outstanding healthcare system,” Christianson said. “It’s an exciting time at Ocala Health and I consider myself fortunate to be a part of that.”

Ocala Regional Medical Center is a 222-bed facility in Ocala and West Marion Community Hospital, in west Marion County, has 94 beds.

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