Panama City Beach Chamber News
Gulf Coast Medical Center Appoints Carlton Ulmer as CEO
Gulf Coast Medical Center, an affiliate of HCA, announces the appointment of Carlton Ulmer to the position of Chief Executive Officer, effective August 1, 2012. Ulmer brings 16 years of healthcare administration experience to the role, most recently serving for six years as Chief Operating Officer at Redmond Regional Medical Center in Rome, GA. His prior experience includes serving as COO at Parkridge Medical Center in Chattanooga, TN, and in service line administrator roles at Tulane University Hospital and Clinic in New Orleans, LA.
“I look forward to joining the Gulf Coast Medical Center family and becoming a part of the Panama City community,” said Ulmer. “The facility has an exciting future as a leader in providing healthcare services for Northwest Florida. I am confident we will build upon past successes well into the future.”
Ulmer received his Bachelor of Science Degree from Jacksonville State University in Jacksonville, AL, and his Master of Business Administration from Troy State University in Atlanta. He enjoys being active with community organizations, having served in a number of leadership roles with area Chambers of Commerce and service clubs.
“Carlton will be an exceptional leader for Gulf Coast Medical Center,” said Michael P. Joyce, FACHE, President, HCA North Florida Division. “He has a proven track record and has done an outstanding job in his previous positions in hospital operations. We are pleased to welcome him to Northwest Florida.”
Gulf Coast Medical Center is a 176-bed acute care hospital that serves Bay and surrounding counties and recognized by Thomson Reuters as one of the nation’s Top 100 hospitals. The hospital recently broke ground on a $30-million expansion that includes the area’s first Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, the area’s only Level lll Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, and a new Intensive Care Unit. The project is scheduled to be completed in the Fall of 2013.