Raulerson Hospital May 27, 2016

Fort Lauderdale, FL – HCA East Florida announces the appointment of Robert Lee as CEO of Plantation General Hospital (PGH). Lee will start his new position at PGH on June 1, 2016.

Lee has been with HCA’s East Florida Division since 1992 holding various leadership roles in Broward, Palm Beach and the Treasure Coast. Lee comes to PGH from his most recent position as CEO at Raulerson Hospital in Okeechobee, Florida. He brings a wide depth of experience to his new role and has a strong background in operations, finance, strategic planning and process improvement.

As CEO of Plantation General Hospital, Lee will oversee the operations of the 264 bed facility which has nearly 10,000 admissions per year and more than 66,000 emergency room visits annually. His responsibilities will include overseeing all aspects of hospital administration with a strong focus on business development, clinical operations and fiscal accountability.

“Robert has led the growth of Raulerson Hospital and several HCA East Florida hospitals in the areas of exceptional patient care and satisfaction,” said Michael G. Joseph, HCA East Florida Division President. “He is a strong physician, employee and patient advocate and will be a strong leader for Plantation General Hospital.”

Prior to moving to Florida and joining HCA in 1992, Lee started his career in healthcare as a Licensed Radiologic Technologist in New York where he worked at Mount Sinai Astoria General Hospital and Long Island Jewish Hillside Medical Center. He earned his Bachelor of Business Administration from City University of New York, Baruch and MBA from New York Institute of Technology.

Brian Melear, CNO at Raulerson Hospital, will now serve as Interim CEO for Raulerson Hospital.

Plantation General Hospital is a facility of HCA East Florida. HCA East Florida is the largest healthcare system in Eastern Florida and an affiliate of Hospital Corporation of America (HCA). HCA East Florida has 14 hospitals, multiple ambulatory surgery centers, physician practices, imaging centers and free standing emergency care facilities, as well as a supply chain center and an integrated regional lab. Together, HCA East Florida employs more than 18,000 employees and has nearly 7,000 physicians on staff.

For more information, visit HCAEastFlorida.com.