Joe Rudisill named Chief Executive Officer for HCA Florida Englewood Hospital

TAMPA, Fla. (September 25,  2023) –  Joe Rudisill joined HCA Florida Englewood Hospital today as the new chief executive officer (CEO). He brings more than 16 years of healthcare leadership and operations experience.

Rudisill comes to HCA Florida Englewood Hospital from Mission Hospital, an 815-bed HCA Healthcare facility in Asheville, North Carolina,‌ where he served as chief operating officer (COO) for the past four years. He oversaw various services, including burn, emergency department, facilities, laboratory, medical transport, oncology, pediatrics, radiology, rehabilitation, respiratory, surgery and wound care services. During his time at Mission Hospital, he added ten robotic systems to the hospital and directed some $271 million in capital construction projects.

‌Before that, Rudisill was the COO and Ethics & Compliance Officer for HCA Florida Bayonet Point Hospital and later became the Interim CEO. 

“We are very excited to have Joe return to the West Florida Division where he will put his experience with a strong growth agenda and surgical robotic system expansions to work in some of the state’s fastest growing communities that Englewood Hospital so proudly serves,” explained Division President Jyric Sims. “He is a highly regarded popular leader who I am confident will do great things for the hospital as he expands access to healthcare services in southern Sarasota County communities.”

Rudisill began his leadership healthcare career at Tenet Healthcare in North Carolina and later served in leadership positions at Bon Secours St. Mary’s Hospital and Virginia Urology. He joined HCA Healthcare in 2014 as Associate Administrator at Henrico Doctors’ Hospital.

‌”I am honored to join the leadership team of HCA Florida Englewood Hospital,” said Rudisill. “I will work diligently to serve our caregivers, patients and community in a way that honors the legacy of compassionate care and exceptional service.”

Rudisill holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Master of Health Administration from Virginia Commonwealth University. 

Rudisill and his wife, Liz, enjoy spending time with their three children exploring the outdoors, playing sports, learning pickleball and cheering on the Tar Heels. 


About HCA Healthcare West Florida Division

HCA Healthcare West Florida Division is part of the HCA Florida Healthcare family providing a complete continuum of high-quality programs and services to meet the healthcare needs of residents and businesses throughout west Florida, and caring for more than 1.2 million patients last year. HCA Healthcare West Florida Division includes 15 hospitals, 30 ER locations, 14 ambulatory surgery centers, numerous physician practices, graduate medical education programs, a regional lab, and consolidated service center. HCA Healthcare West Florida is affiliated with HCA Healthcare, one of the nation’s leading providers of healthcare services. With its founding in 1968, HCA Healthcare created a new model for hospital care in the United States, using combined resources to strengthen hospitals, deliver patient-focused care and improve the practice of medicine.

About HCA Florida Healthcare

HCA Florida Healthcare, a part of HCA Healthcare, is a family of more than 650 affiliated sites of care, including hospitals, physician practices and freestanding emergency rooms. United as a statewide network in 2022, HCA Florida Healthcare includes approximately 11,000 experienced doctors and more than 79,000 colleagues working together to deliver advanced, collaborative care to more than 8.6 million patients each year. HCA Florida Healthcare is committed to improving more lives in more ways and giving back to the communities it serves. The network provided $848.8 million in uncompensated care and invested significantly in innovative technologies and facilities across Florida, including the new $360 million state-of-the-art, multi-specialty HCA Florida University Hospital in Davie, Fla. A strong advocate for the next generation of healthcare professionals, HCA Florida Healthcare is also a major supporter of university-based healthcare programs and residencies and fellowships throughout the Sunshine State. For more information, please visit

Originally posted 2023-09-25 14:01:51.