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Capital Regional Medical Center Appoints New CEO


Tallahassee, FL  -  Capital Regional Medical Center is pleased to announce the appointment of Brian T. Cook, FACHE, as its new Chief Executive Officer. 

Cook brings several years of healthcare experience to this role, most recently as the Chief Executive Officer of HCA’s Parkridge East Hospital in Chattanooga, TN.  Prior to that he served as the Chief Operating Officer of Hendersonville Medical Center in Hendersonville, TN. 

Cook obtained his Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the Crummer Graduate School of Business at Rollins College in Winter Park, FL, and his Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting and Finance at Florida State University.  He is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), a healthcare industry professional organization that also recognized him with the ACHE Early Career Regents Award.

“We are pleased to have Brian join Capital Regional.  I believe his past experience and community focus will be tremendous assets to both Capital Regional and the Big Bend Region,” said Michael Joyce, President of HCA’s North Florida Division. 

Cook’s first day at Capital Regional will be March 1st.  Joining him to establish their home in Tallahassee will be his wife of 13 years, Natalie, whom he met while attending FSU, and their three children, Timothy, Emma, and Jack.

 “My family and I are very much looking forward to moving to Tallahassee,” said Cook. “Capital Regional has a tremendous future ahead, and I look forward to working with the physicians, employees, and volunteers to continue the hospital’s tradition of providing outstanding patient care and serving its community.  Having lived in Tallahassee before, I know what a great place it is to raise a family.  I’m eager to get settled and become a part of the hospital family as well as the community.”

Cook has always believed in community service.  He has been actively involved in the March of Dimes and the American Cancer Society, as well as several other local civic organizations throughout his career. Most recently, he served as a Board Member of the Tennessee State Board of Respiratory Care. An avid golfer, he was a member of the FSU Varsity Golf Team, and enjoys spending time with his family.


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