May 15, 2023 – HCA Florida JFK Hospital is pleased to announce the appointment of a highly accomplished healthcare executive, Ken West, as the new Chief Executive Officer, effective June 12. With an exceptional track record of leadership and a deep commitment to patient care, Ken brings a wealth of experience to this pivotal role. He has spent the last 14 years with HCA Healthcare, most recently serving as the Chief Executive Officer of Regional Medical Center of San Jose in California.

Prior to serving as CEO, Ken has held many HCA Healthcare leadership roles, including Chief Operating Officer at Regional, Chief Operating Officer at Medical Center of Trinity, Associate Chief Operating Officer at Chippenham & Johnston-Willis Medical Center and Associate Chief Operating Officer at Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center.

Ken earned his bachelor’s degree in nutritional sciences from Louisiana State University and his master’s in health systems administration from Georgetown University. Ken actively participates on several boards and local leadership institutes, serving his community with the same enthusiasm and commitment he shows to our patients.

About HCA Florida JFK Hospital

Serving Palm Beach County for more than 50 years. HCA Florida JFK Hospital is a 527-bed acute care hospital, specializing in emergency services, heart and vascular surgery, neurosurgery, comprehensive cancer and breast institute services, comprehensive stroke services, orthopedic and spine surgery, minimally invasive and robotic surgery, weight loss surgery and women’s services. We provide high quality, exceptional care to Atlantis residents and the surrounding communities. We hold the Blue Distinction for Cardiac Services and are accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer.

 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. For more information, please visit