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Photo by Member Mark Krancer, Kram Kran Photo


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9/5/2023 4:00:00 AM Member News

HCA Florida Orange Park Hospital Welcomes CEO Jeff Taylor

(Jacksonville, Fl.) – September 6, 2023 HCA Florida Orange Park Hospital welcomes Jeff Taylor as the hospital’s new Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

Taylor has more than 17 years of healthcare administration experience, including his most recent role as CEO at HCA Healthcare’s Summerville Medical Center in Summerville, SC.

“HCA Florida Orange Park Hospital has a proud past of providing extraordinary care to our community. Whether it is celebrating new life or caring for those with life threatening illness or injury, we proudly care for each patient no matter the circumstance,” said Jeff Taylor, CEO of HCA Florida Orange Park Hospital. “I am humbled by the opportunity to lead this organization into the future. I am impressed with our dedicated and highly skilled medical staff and colleagues and look forward to supporting them as we expand services and programs.”

During his 12-year career with HCA Healthcare, Taylor has served as Chief Operating Officer (COO) at Menorah Medical Center, COO of Belton Regional Medical Center, and Administrator for the HCA Healthcare Mid-America Surgery Institute.

“Jeff is a compassionate leader that excels at building relationships with his colleagues, community leaders and physicians,” said Hugh C. Tappan, President of HCA Healthcare’s South Atlantic Division. “He has a track record of success and is a perfect fit for HCA Florida Orange Park Hospital.”

Taylor joins HCA Florida Orange Park Hospital at a time of extensive growth and development.

Over the past couple years, the hospital has;

  • invested more than $220 million to expand capacity and elevate its services to meet the growing needs of its community
  • completed the five-story, 96-bed East Tower expansion that houses state-of-the-art rooms for medical and surgical patients.
  • opened an additional 20-bed Intensive Care Unit.


Currently, the hospital is working on;

  • modernizing and expanding its Imaging assets
  • doubling the size of the Inpatient Rehabilitation unit
  • increasing its Cardiovascular Care capabilities


Taylor earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Missouri Southern State University and his Master of Healthcare Administration degree from the University of Missouri.

He is joined by his wife, Lauren, and their three children in moving to the Jacksonville area.




About HCA Florida Healthcare

HCA Florida Healthcare, a part of HCA Healthcare, is a family of more than 570 affiliated sites of care, including hospitals, physician practices and freestanding emergency rooms. United as a statewide network in 2021, HCA Florida Healthcare includes approximately 11,000 experienced doctors and 77,000 colleagues working together to deliver advanced, collaborative care to more than 7.4 million patients each year. HCA Florida Healthcare is committed to improving more lives in more ways and giving back to the communities it serves. The network provided nearly $836.6 million in uncompensated care and invested significantly in innovative technologies and facilities across Florida, including the new $360 million state-of-the-art, multi-specialty HCA Florida University Hospital in Davie, Fla. A strong advocate for the next generation of healthcare professionals, HCA Florida Healthcare is also a major supporter of university-based healthcare programs and residencies and fellowships throughout the Sunshine State. For more information, please visit HCAFloridaHealthcare.com.