HCA Healthcare North Florida Division announced today that Todd Jackson, Chief Operating Officer (COO) at Fort Walton Beach Medical Center
, has been promoted to Market COO to oversee comprehensive operations for both Fort Walton Beach Medical Center (FWBMC) in Fort Walton Beach, Florida and Twin Cities Hospital (TCH), in Niceville, Florida. A 15-year veteran of HCA Healthcare, Jackson has served as FWBMC COO since November 2016.
“I am pleased to announce this exciting new position at our growing hospital,” said Dave Whalen, CEO, Twin Cities Hospital. “Todd’s background and experience will serve us well as we undertake several new projects to better serve our community.”
Jackson has more than a decade of management experience in healthcare and is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives. Prior to joining FWBMC, Jackson was the COO at East Houston Regional Medical Center, in Houston, TX and associate COO at TriStar Skyline Medical Center Tennessee’s first comprehensive stroke center and a national leader in neuroscience.
Since Jackson arrived to the Northwest Florida area in 2016, he has immersed himself into the community. He previously served on the Board of Northwest Florida Ballet and currently serves on the Board of the Greater Fort Walton Beach Chamber of Commerce.
“This is a great opportunity for Todd and I am very excited for him,” shared Fort Walton Beach Medical Center’s CEO, Mitch Mongell. “Todd has been a tremendous leader since he arrived, overseeing $160 million in capital projects including the expansion of our main campus and a new free-standing ER in Destin as well as Navarre. This new position will benefit both hospitals and I am confident in Todd’s ability to lead the execution of our market’s robust operations agenda.”