Jason L. Kimbrell to serve as new Chief Executive Officer for comprehensive medical facility
with full-service children’s hospital
July 13, 2021 – Palms West Hospital an industry leading, acute care hospital that has been providing healthcare excellence to the Palm Beach County community for more than 35 years, is proud to announce that Jason L. Kimbrell will serve as Chief Executive Officer. Palms West Hospital offers a wide range of specialty services, including a dedicated pediatric emergency department and full-service children’s hospital. Located on a spacious 94-acre campus, the 204-bed facility offers top-quality care for a full complement of healthcare services.
Kimbrell, who has been serving as interim CEO for the past three months, will be responsible for guiding Palms West Hospital’s development and operations. He will also lead the successful growth of key service lines including pediatrics, women’s care, Level II NICU, orthopedics, cardiology, robotics and general surgery.
“Palms West Hospital has set itself apart by staying closely in tune with the needs of our community and responding with focused, compassionate healthcare,” said Jason L. Kimbrell, Chief Executive Officer of Palms West Hospital. “I look forward to furthering our commitment to the overall improvement of human life by working with Palms West’s best-in-class team of caregivers to drive growth, offer the latest technological advances and deliver exceptional patient experiences.”
As a 17-year healthcare veteran, Kimbrell most recently served as CEO of Highlands Regional Medical Center in Sebring, Florida, where he led his team through the hospital’s acquisition by HCA Healthcare in 2017. Under Kimbrell’s leadership, he successfully launched the facility’s first Orthopedic and Spine Institute, implemented advanced robotics, and significantly improved financial performance.
“Jason is a seasoned and respected leader who has made countless contributions to our organization,” said Charles Gressle, president of HCA Healthcare East Florida Division. “Jason is passionately committed to providing the best quality care and we are confident that he will help further Palms West Hospital’s stellar reputation by implementing successful business growth programs while maintaining a patient-first mindset.”
Kimbrell began his career with HCA Healthcare as an Assistant Administrator for West Florida Hospital in Pensacola, Florida, a 515-bed hospital, where he was involved in strategic planning, launched a robotics steering committee and was instrumental in the execution of the hospital’s key strategic initiatives. Kimbrell also previously served as Vice President of Operations for Lifeguard Transportation Services, a national healthcare logistics firm based out of Birmingham, Alabama.
Kimbrell’s passion for delivering the best possible patient experiences and outcomes stems from his experience as a Critical Care Flight Paramedic for Baptist Hospital in Pensacola, a Level II trauma center. Kimbrell is an established professional who served four years with the United States Air Force as a Rescue Fire Fighter and Crew Chief. During his military career, Kimbrell was deployed to Kuwait.
Kimbrell earned his Bachelor of Science in Molecular Biology from the University of West Florida and his Master of Science in Healthcare Management from Troy University. He is a current doctoral candidate at the University of Alabama at Birmingham for Health Service Administration.
About Palms West Hospital
Palms West Hospital is a 204-bed acute care full service facility combining high quality, patient-driven care and state-of-the-art technology to serve residents of Palm Beach County and beyond. The hospital employs nearly 900 employees, has a medical staff of more than 700 physicians and a Graduate Medical Education Program. Palms West offers a full spectrum of inpatient and outpatient services including: 24/7 Emergency care, stroke center designation, comprehensive surgical services, cardiac catheterization, an orthopedics and spine institute, and maternity services with a Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (level II NICU).
Palms West Hospital is a recipient of numerous awards, recognitions and accreditations from a number of organizations, among them, The Joint Commission. Our more recent recognitions include Recipient of the Healthgrades’ Patient Safety Excellence Award, Healthgrades’ 2021 Coronary Intervention Excellence Award, Five-Star Recipient for Total Knee Replacement in 2021 from Healthgrades as well as Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Stroke in 2021 from Healthgrades. Other notable awards include Press Ganey’s 2019 Guardian of Excellence Award, Children’s Oncology Group (COG) accreditation in 2019 and Blue Shield’s Blue Distinction Center for Spine Surgery.
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