SANFORD, Fla. (Jan. 7, 2019) – Central Florida Regional Hospital, an HCA Healthcare North Florida Division facility, has named Trey Abshier, FACHE, as its new CEO. Abshier will begin his new role with the 221-bed Level II Trauma Center facility on
Feb 4. He replaces Wendy Brandon, now CEO of UCF Lake Nona Medical Center, a partnership between HCA Healthcare and University of Central Florida.
Abshier rejoins HCA Healthcare with over 14 years of experience, most recently serving as Chief Executive Officer of Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. He also served as Chief Executive Officer of Florida Medical Center in Fort Lauderdale. Trey began his career with HCA Healthcare in 2005 at Medical Center of Arlington in Texas and held several executive positions during his tenure.
“Trey is an accomplished leader who will partner with physicians and employees to carry on Central Florida Regional Hospital’s legacy of quality and compassionate care, “ said Michael P. Joyce, FACHE, President of HCA Healthcare’s North Florida Division. “His experience will be critical in facilitating the continued growth of the hospital to meet the needs of the communities in Central Florida.”
He earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources Management from Louisiana State University and his Master’s Degree in Healthcare Administration from Trinity University in San Antonio. He is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.
“I’m honored to join the dedicated team at Central Florida Regional Hospital as we serve Seminole and West Volusia counties and enter a new chapter of growth,” Abshier said. “I look forward to getting immersed in this dynamic region as we create the future of healthcare for our community.”
About Central Florida Regional Hospital
Central Florida Regional Hospital, a 221-bed acute care hospital and Level II Trauma Center, serves the communities of Seminole and west Volusia counties. The hospital provides 24/7 comprehensive
emergency care and the only full-service cardiovascular program in Seminole and west Volusia, including open heart surgery, interventional cardiology, electrophysiology, cardiac rehabilitation and comprehensive diagnostic services. Other specialized services include orthopedic and spine care, robotic surgery, acute inpatient medical rehabilitation, complete imaging services and The Baby Suites. Central Florida Regional Hospital is located 3.6 miles east of I-4 between S.R. 46 and Highway 17-92 in Sanford. For more information, please visit www.CentralFloridaRegional.com.
About HCA Healthcare’s North Florida Division
HCA Healthcare’s North Florida Division is a comprehensive network of 14 hospitals, numerous outpatient surgery centers & imaging facilities, physician practices, Medical education and training programs and a complete continuum of specialized health programs and services that meet the healthcare needs of residents and businesses in the North Florida and Central Florida communities. HCA North Florida’s 18,000 physicians and employees continue to provide the quality foundation for delivering care to our patients safely, effectively and compassionately. Its hospitals are Joint Commission Accredited, with designations such as Accredited Chest Pain Center, Primary Stroke Center Certification and a Level II Trauma Center in Marion, Osceola and Seminole County.