Read Joins the Division from HCA Florida Kendall Hospital in Miami

November 29, 2022 – HCA East Florida Division is pleased to announce that Richard Read has accepted the Division Chief Financial Officer position, effective January 1, 2023. Read joins the Division office from HCA Florida Kendall Hospital in Miami, where he served as the Chief Financial Officer for the 447-bed facility and two free-standing emergency rooms for the past two and a half years.

Read, a 20-year healthcare veteran, successfully led his team at Kendall through five COVID waves while simultaneously navigating the opening of a new patient tower and service line expansions. In his new role, he will lead the financial operations and reporting for the Division’s 14 hospitals, seven free-standing emergency rooms, ten surgery centers, and 59 urgent care centers across South Florida.

“Richard has served in various leadership roles throughout his career with HCA Healthcare,” said Charles Gressle, president of the HCA East Florida Division. “We are grateful that he will bring his expertise to the Division as he focuses on strategic initiatives, creating proficiencies and providing resources to all of our facilities.”
Read began his career as a staff accountant with Greenview Regional Hospital in Bowling Green, Kentucky. He earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Western Kentucky University and is a former certified public accountant.

“I look forward to joining the HCA East Florida Division and engaging with all of our leaders as we work toward the common goal of creating the best outcomes for our patients, providing them with exceptional experiences and care,” Read said.

About HCA East Florida Division
HCA East Florida Division, a part of HCA Florida Healthcare, is a family of 14 hospitals, seven free-standing emergency rooms, 12 ambulatory surgery centers and 105 physician practices along the Treasure Coast and in Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade Counties. More than 15,000 dedicated colleagues proudly make up the East Florida Division and are committed to improving more lives in more ways and giving back to the communities. For more information, please visit

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About HCA Florida Healthcare
HCA Florida Healthcare, a part of HCA Healthcare, is a family of more than 450 affiliated site of care, including hospitals, physician practices and freestanding emergency rooms, offering the state’s leading network of personalized care. United as a statewide network in 2021, HCA Florida Healthcare includes 11,000 experienced doctors and 77,000 colleagues working together to deliver advanced, collaborative care to more than 6.4 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.