HCA Healthcare North Florida Division Announces Chase Christianson as Chief Executive Officer of HCA Florida Gulf Coast Hospital
Posted on: October 17, 2022
HCA Healthcare North Florida Division announced today the appointment of Chase Christianson, as Chief Executive Officer of HCA Florida Gulf Coast Hospital, effective November 1, 2022. In his new role, Christianson will oversee the 282-bed acute care hospital in Panama City, which has served the Northwest Florida community for more than 40 years. Christianson has more than a decade of experience in healthcare having served in various leadership roles at HCA Healthcare.
“Chase is a leader of great integrity with a strong commitment to fostering a culture of caring like family for our patients and colleagues,” said Richard Hammett, president, HCA Healthcare North Florida Division. “We are excited to welcome Chase and his family back to Florida and I have every confidence he and the team at HCA Florida Gulf Coast Hospital will continue our company’s legacy of caring like family for our colleagues, patients and our communities in the Florida Panhandle for years to come.”
Christianson most recently served as CEO at HCA Healthcare Parham Doctors’ Hospital in Richmond, VA—a 146 bed acute-care facility in Central Virginia. As Chief Executive Officer at Parham Doctors’ Hospital, Christianson led the organization through the COVID pandemic while overseeing the completion of several large-scale capital projects impacting direct patient care and facility infrastructure—the largest being a $15.5M renovation to the operating room which provided a state-of-the-art experience to patients and surgeons.
During his tenure, Parham Doctors’ experienced significant service line growth in orthopedics, bariatric surgery, colorectal surgery, and emergency services. In addition to growth, the hospital, along with its medical staff partners, were recognized as a Top 100 Hospital for Orthopedic Surgery and a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence.
Prior to that, he served as Chief Operating Officer at HCA Florida Capital Hospital in Tallahassee, FL. During his time at HCA Florida Capital Hospital, he led service line growth in key areas including orthopedics, spine, cardiac, robotics, and bariatrics. In addition, he oversaw the expansion of healthcare services in Leon County through the construction of two free-standing emergency departments as well as operating room, and cath lab expansions. Christianson served as a board member on the Gadsden County Health Council as well as chairman of the 2019 Big Bend Heart Walk in partnership with the American Heart Association.
Prior to his time in Tallahassee, Christianson served as the assistant administrator at Kingwood Medical Center as part of HCA Healthcare’s Executive Development Program. While in this role, he was responsible for the operations of ancillary and clinical support departments while overseeing capital projects including the construction of an interventional radiology lab, a cath lab upgrade, and a two-floor vertical expansion.
“I look forward to working with the HCA Florida Gulf Coast Hospital team as we continue grow our services and attract and retain the best talent to serve the changing healthcare needs of our communities,” said Chase Christianson, incoming CEO, HCA Florida Gulf Coast Hospital. “Our healthcare professionals here in the Florida Panhandle have cared for hundreds of thousands of individuals and families, creating healthier tomorrows with each healing moment. It is truly an honor to be a part of the HCA Florida Healthcare family and I look forward to what our teams will accomplish together at HCA Florida Gulf Coast Hospital.”
Christianson earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of South Alabama and a Master’s Degree in Health Administration and Business Administration at the University of Alabama-Birmingham.