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Thursday, May 19, 2022

HCA Florida Ocala Hospital announces new Chief Operating Officer

On Monday, HCA Florida Ocala Hospital announced the appointment of its new Chief Operating Officer.

According to a press release from the hospital, Isaiah Zirkle has been appointed to the role, effective immediately.

Chad Christianson, Chief Executive Officer of HCA Florida Ocala Hospital, said, “Isaiah’s comprehensive knowledge and extensive skillset will be imperative in guiding our hospital system’s current expansion projects to better serve the communities of Marion, Lake, and Sumter counties.”

HCA Florida Ocala Hospital announces new Chief Operating Officer
Isaiah Zirkle is the new Chief Operating Officer for HCA Florida Ocala Hospital

Zirkle most recently served as the Chief Operating Officer at HCA Healthcare’s West Hills Hospital & Medical Center in West Hills, Calif.,  where he managed perioperative services, cardiovascular services, emergency services, nine ancillary departments, and he served as the Chief Staffing Officer. He also partnered with cardiologists to implement the first structural heart program in the San Fernando Valley.

Other previous roles for Zirkle include Vice President of Operations with HCA Healthcare’s MountainView Hospital, Assistant Chief Executive Officer with MountainView Regional Medical Center, and Administrative Specialist at Alliance Health Midwest.

“My leading priority is to supply our colleagues with the tools they need to provide the highest level of care to our patients,” said Zirkle.

Zirkle is regarded as a Fellow with the American College of Healthcare Executives (2021), he received the HCA Executive Development Program (EDP) “Outstanding Capstone Project” award (2019), and he is a graduate of the HCA Executive Development Program (2018).

HCA Florida Healthcare includes over 450 affiliated sites of care across the state, including HCA Florida Ocala Hospital (1431 SW 1st Avenue in Ocala) and HCA Florida West Marion Hospital (4600 SW 46th Court in Ocala).  There are multiple freestanding emergency rooms in Marion and Sumter counties that are also a part of the HCA system:

  • HCA Florida Maricamp Emergency (2897 SE Maricamp Road in Ocala).
  • HCA Florida Summerfield Emergency (14193 U.S. 27/441 in Summerfield).
  • HCA Florida Trailwinds Village Emergency (6131 Seven Mile Drive in Wildwood).

For more information, visit the HCA Florida Healthcare webpage.