A Message from our CEO

Brian T. Cook
Brian T. Cook
President and Chief
Executive Officer

Welcome to North Florida Regional Healthcare, a healthcare system centered around Gainesville's community hospital, North Florida Regional Medical Center. Our system includes a number of healthcare facilities that have the same focus of delivering quality healthcare to the patients who trust us with their care. We are honored to have earned Quality Top Performer recognition from The Joint Commission five years in a row, and this is one of many awards we have received. We value these awards because they are a symbol of the commitment and expertise of our physicians, nurses and other providers. They are also a reflection of how much we care about our patients.

At North Florida Regional, we offer everything from cardiovascular, orthopedic and women's care to family medicine, specialized cancer care and robotic surgery. We are perhaps best known for our high quality emergency services delivered with the shortest wait times in our area.

It is truly an honor to guide North Florida Regional Medical Center - a flagship hospital within Hospital Corporation of America (HCA). Prior to working with HCA for 12 years, I was an Owner/Operator of a Chick-fil-A Restaurant in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. That experience taught me a great deal about the important connection between an organization's culture and the level of customer service it is possible to provide.

Gainesville and North Central Florida offer so many things that make this a wonderful place to live, my wife and children are happy to call this our home. If you or your loved ones are patients at North Florida Regional Healthcare, we hope you will think of us as part of your healthcare family because that is how we think of you.

Again, thank you for trusting us with your care. It is our pleasure to serve you. Please don't hesitate to contact us with any questions.


Brian T. Cook

Key Quality Measures Award