May 23, 2023 – HCA Florida Mercy Hospital, a comprehensive medical facility that has been serving the healthcare needs of South Florida for more than 70 years,  has named Ben Warner as Chief Nursing Officer.

Warner’s hospital career spans 34 years. Since joining HCA 28 years ago, he has worked at several HCA Healthcare affiliated hospitals in Virginia and Florida in a variety of nursing leadership roles in the emergency department and nursing administration.  Most recently, he served for 14 years at Henrico Doctors’ Hospital in Richmond, Virginia as the chief nursing officer where he helped develop new services to include level II trauma, maternal couplet care, NICU transport teams, and various major hospital expansion projects. Since joining Healthtrust in 2021, he has served as interim chief nursing officer at HCA hospitals, most recently at Mercy.

Warner received his Associate of Science in Nursing degree from Shenandoah University, Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from Virginia Tech, Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Western Governors’ University and Master’s in Business Administration from Pfeiffer University.

“I had the pleasure of working with Ben at Henrico Doctors’ Hospital and I am proud to be working side by side with him again at Mercy,” said David Donaldson, CEO of HCA Florida Mercy Hospital. “Ben was instrumental in developing new services at various hospitals across the organization. We look forward to his leadership and the many contributions he will surely make at Mercy.

About HCA Florida Mercy Hospital

Mercy Hospital is a comprehensive medical facility that has been serving the healthcare needs of South Florida for more than 70 years. The 488-bed, acute care hospital is an award-winning facility that specializes in emergency services that are kid and senior friendly, maternity with level III NICU, general and robotic surgery, hyperbaric and wound care center, cardiology, cancer care, orthopedic and spine, primary stroke center, weight loss programs and more. Mercy is Miami-Dade’s only catholic hospital and provides patients with the best quality care in a compassionate and caring environment. Mercy is part of HCA East Florida, the largest healthcare system in Eastern Florida and an affiliate of HCA Healthcare. HCA East Florida offers multiple ambulatory surgery centers, physician practices, urgent care and free-standing emergency care facilities. Mercy Hospital is located in the heart of Coconut Grove, FL with a bay front property that makes Mercy the only hospital in Miami to be accessible by land, air and sea. For more information on Mercy Hospital, visit and like us on