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New Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

VOLUSIA/FLAGLER COUNTIES, September 4, 2013 – Randy Pirtle has been named Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Florida Hospital HealthCare Partners, Florida Hospital Volusia/Flagler’s employed group of physicians, including primary care physicians and specialists.

Florida Hospital HealthCare Partners consists of more than 100 physicians and enjoys a mutual partnership with Florida Hospital Volusia/Flagler based upon the close alignment of the hospitals’ mission and values.

As the executive leader of Florida Hospital HealthCare Partners, Pirtle will be responsible for leading multiple system-wide strategic projects.

Pirtle has worked in health services for 25 years, with more than half of the time in physician practice management.  He has special experience in implementation of electronic medical records systems and multi-setting integration. Pirtle most recently served as Regional Administrative Director and was responsible for a division of Sutter Health in northern California.

Pirtle, an Ormond Beach resident, earned a Bachelor of Arts from the University of California and a Master of Health Administration from Chapman University in California.

About Florida Hospital Volusia/Flagler
Florida Hospital Volusia/Flagler is a member of the Adventist Health System, the nation’s largest not-for-profit Protestant healthcare provider with a mission to extend the healing ministry of Christ. Founded in 1973, Adventist Health System has grown to become the largest not-for-profit Protestant healthcare provider in the nation, with 44 hospitals within ten states, 79,000 employees, 7,700 licensed beds, and 4.5 million patients each year in inpatient, outpatient and emergency room visits.

With five hospitals in Volusia and Flagler counties, Florida Hospital is the largest hospital system in the area, with 788 beds, 4,900 employees, and 650,000 patients every year. In 2012, Florida Hospital Volusia/Flagler collectively contributed more than $110 million in benefits to the underprivileged, the community’s overall health and wellness and spiritual needs, and capital improvements.