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Ronald Jimenez, MD, Appointed Chief Medical Officer

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Michelle Lynch, 386.671.5096
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Ormond Beach, FL (December 5, 2008) --- A leader in hospital administration and medical affairs, Ronald Jimenez, MD, has been appointed chief medical officer of Florida Hospital Ormond Memorial effective January 2009.

Ron's exceptional background as a physician and an administrator makes him uniquely qualified for this position," said Mark LaRose, president/CEO, Florida Hospital Ormond Memorial.

"Throughout his medical career, he has shown superb leadership, demonstrating a commitment to our mission of delivering outstanding care and putting the patient first. He will be a tremendous asset to our medical staff and our entire health care team."

A fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Dr. Jimenez has more than 23 years experience in direct patient care and health care management. As chief medical officer, he will work proactively and collaboratively to promote high quality medical care with the hospital’s medical staff, administrative leadership and support staff in all clinical initiatives. Also, he will provide leadership and direction in areas such as peer review, Cerner implementations and physician credentialing.

Dr. Jimenez comes to Florida Hospital Ormond Memorial from Park Ridge Hospital in Fletcher, North Carolina, where he held the positions of vice president of medical affairs and chief medical officer. He also served as an Ob/GYN physician on the hospital’s medical staff.

Dr. Jimenez fulfilled his residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Florida where he served as chief resident and was named “Resident Teacher of the Year.” He earned his medical degree with honors from Loma Linda University School of Medicine in California. Additionally, he graduated summa cum laude from the University of Florida.

Created in 1967, Florida Hospital Ormond Memorial specializes in a wide range of health services for the entire family, including many nationally recognized programs in cardiology, cancer, women's medicine, pediatrics, neurology, diabetes, hospice care, orthopedics and rehabilitation. In addition to serving East Central Florida residents, Florida Hospital Ormond Memorial serves as a tertiary referral hospital throughout Volusia and Flagler counties. In July 2009, Florida Hospital Ormond Memorial will move into a new, 718,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility. More than 500 physicians and 1,500 team members make up Florida Hospital Ormond Memorial. As a member of the Adventist Health System, Inc., Florida Hospital Ormond Memorial is part of a network of 37 hospitals in 10 states. Learn more at floridahospitalormond.org.

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