Capital Regional Medical Center, an affiliate of HCA Healthcare North Florida Division, announces the appointment of Lori Merritt as assistant administrator and co-ECO.

Lori has been with Capital Regional Medical Center since September 2008 as a speech-language pathologist and most recently the director of Rehab Services. She led eight departments including acute care and outpatient PT, ST, OT; Bariatric Services; Cardiac Rehab/Wellness; PBX; acute and outpatient HBO/Wound Care; and Burn Services. 
As assistant administrator, Lori will lead Food Services, EVS and Rehab Services.

"Lori is an enthusiastic and growing leader with 13 years of healthcare experience. She has the drive and a proven track record to take on and drive new projects and departments,” said Elizabeth Paine, chief operations officer at Capital Regional Medical Center.