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Saturday, December 3, 2022

HCA Florida West Marion Hospital announces new Chief Executive Officer

HCA Florida West Marion Hospital has announced the appointment of Peter Hemstead as Chief Executive Officer, effective today.

“As we expand access to healthcare in our community, Peter will be instrumental in spearheading that growth. I have confidence his commitment to excellence will offer key operational oversight for our healthcare teams and patients,” said Chad Christianson, Chief Executive Officer of HCA Florida Ocala Hospital.

HCA Florida West Marion Hospital announces new Chief Executive Officer
Peter Hemstead is the new Chief Executive Officer of HCA Florida West Marion Hospital (Photo courtesy of HCA Florida Healthcare)

Hemstead most recently served as the Chief Operating Officer at Riverside Community Hospital, an HCA Healthcare facility located in Riverside, California. Riverside Community Hospital has been recognized as a Top Performing Hospital with one of Riverside County’s only STEMI receiving centers, a fully accredited Chest Pain Center, and an accredited Comprehensive Stroke Center.

Riverside Community Hospital also includes the HeartCare Institute, which offers invasive and non-invasive cardiac procedures, a Comprehensive Transplant Program, and a Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

Prior to his time in Riverside, Hemstead served as the Chief Operating Officer at Doctors Hospital of Sarasota where he oversaw all major construction projects, quality, process improvement, and oversight of key operational areas. Before being promoted in his role at Doctors Hospital of Sarasota, Hemstead worked for Brandon Regional Hospital as an Assistant Administrator where he was selected to join the HCA Executive Development Program class of 2019.

Hemstead’s work history also includes the role of Director, Clinical Excellence at HCA Healthcare in Nashville where he led key quality initiatives in Cardiac Services, Women’s Services, OR, Sepsis Prediction, and Critical Care in several hospitals across the country.

“I look forward to working with the HCA Florida West Marion Hospital team as we serve the changing healthcare needs of our community. Our healthcare professionals here in Central Florida are dedicated to creating healthier tomorrows. I look forward to what we will accomplish together at HCA Florida West Marion Hospital,” said Hemstead.

Hemstead is also a veteran who served in the United States Coast Guard, conducting helicopter search and rescue. He earned his Bachelor of Science at Excelsior College in Albany, New York, and his MBA at Vanderbilt University.

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.