News Release: 12/20/2021 HCA Healthcare North Florida Division Announces the appointment of Todd Jackson, as Chief Executive Officer
Niceville, Fla. – HCA Healthcare North Florida Division announced the appointment of Todd Jackson, as Chief Executive Officer of Twin Cities Hospital, effective December 17, 2021. In his new role, Jackson will oversee the 65-bed hospital, which has served the communities of Northwest Florida for more than 40 years and recently received a Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade of “A” for the third consecutive time.
Jackson has more than 15 years of healthcare leadership experience within the HCA Healthcare system. Jackson will assume leadership from Dave Whalen, a 35-year veteran of HCA Healthcare, who has been Chief Executive Officer of Twin Cities Hospital since 1987.
“Through Todd’s extensive experience as a healthcare leader, hospital administrator, and community advocate, I am confident he will continue Twin Cities Hospital’s legacy of providing the highest quality, patient centered care to Niceville and the surrounding communities,” said Richard Hammett, President, HCA Healthcare North Florida Division. “The colleagues at Twin Cities Hospital have truly embodied our mission – above all else, we are committed to the care and improvement of human life. Todd is an accomplished, mission-centered leader and I am excited to see him lead Twin Cities into its next chapter of great success.”
Jackson most recently served as Market Chief Operating Officer of HCA Healthcare’s Fort Walton Beach Medical Center and Twin Cities Hospital, overseeing operations for both health systems in Northwest Florida. Through Jackson’s tenure at Fort Walton Beach Medical Center, he oversaw $145 million in capital projects, including the expansion of the hospital’s main campus, and the construction of the new freestanding ER’s in Destin and Navarre. Jackson was also responsible for expanding Fort Walton Beach Medical Center’s cardiac program, and secured new technology for a state-of-the-art Lung Nodule program.
Prior to his tenure at Fort Walton Beach Medical Center, Jackson was the Chief Operating Officer at East Houston Regional Medical Center in Houston, TX, a 131-lincensed bed acute care facility and was the Associate Chief Operating Officer at TriStar Skyline Medical Center in Nashville, TN.
“I am honored and excited to become the new CEO at Twin Cities Hospital,” said Todd Jackson, incoming Chief Executive Officer, Twin Cities Hospital. “Dave and his team have made great strides building strong community relationships and the hospital is consistently recognized as a top general hospital for excellence in quality care and patient safety and I am honored to be carrying on this mission. I look forward to leading the talented team at Twin Cities and continuing to develop strategic growth opportunities for the residents of Northwest Florida.”
Since Jackson arrived to the Northwest Florida area in 2016, he has immersed himself into the community. He currently serves as a Board Member for the Fort Walton Beach Chamber of Commerce and previously served on the Board of Northwest Florida Ballet. He also serves as a mentor and preceptor for the University of West Florida’s Department of Health Sciences and Administration, and also serves as a member of the Northwest Florida Forward Council.
Jackson received his Bachelor of Science in Business Management from the University of Alabama and a Master of Business Administration and Master of Science in Health Administration from the University of Alabama. He is board certified in healthcare management and a fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives.
About Twin Cities Hospital
Twin Cities Hospital is a 65-bed acute care hospital with a medical staff of over 150 physicians. It offers all private rooms and the area’s only Certified Spine Surgery Program and the area’s first Certified Orthopedic Joint Replacement Program, in addition to a state-of-the-art surgery center. Twin Cities Hospital also has 24-hour emergency services, a critical care unit, specialty certification for treatment of sepsis and acute stroke care, and a variety of inpatient and outpatient diagnostic imaging and laboratory services. Located at Highway 85 N and College Boulevard in Niceville, Twin Cities Hospital also has the areas only hospital-based Wellness Center, offering a variety of health-related seminars throughout the year. For more information, please visit www.TCHospital.com or call (850) 428-2622.
About HCA Healthcare’s North Florida Division
HCA Healthcare North Florida Division is a comprehensive network of 15 hospitals, numerous outpatient surgery centers & imaging facilities, physician practices, medical education 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 Healthcare North Florida 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 Centers, Primary Stroke Center Certification and four Level II Trauma Centers in Marion, Okaloosa, Osceola and Seminole county.