Lisa Valentine has been selected as Orange Park Medical Center's new Chief Executive Officer. Valentine has been with HCA Healthcare since 1992, most recently as CEO for HCA's Summerville Medical Center located near Charleston, SC. Valentine is returning home to Florida. She was raised in Live Oak and completed her bachelor's degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Florida.
"There were several things that attracted me to Orange Park Medical Center. This team is known for caring like family and clinical excellence. They really want to be the best and I love the fact that I get a chance to be a part of that," said Valentine. "Orange Park Medical Center has been here for 45 years. It's part of the fabric of this community and really integral to all the things that make it a great place to live, work and receive healthcare."
Valentine is joining Orange Park Medical Center at a time of extensive growth and expansion. The hospital is currently undergoing construction for a new $62 million patient bed tower set to open in the fall of 2020. The hospital also recently opened a second freestanding emergency room Normandy Park ER and a $12 million hospital expansion housing cardiovascular labs and recovery rooms that are used to treat patients with irregular heart rhythm conditions. "I'm really excited about the expansion project that's underway right now. This hospital is going through incredible growth. It's a sign of progress and the community's confidence in the work we do here," said Valentine.
According to the Clay County Chamber, Clay County is on track to be the fastest growing county in the state. The county anticipates 12,000 homes to be built in the next decade. Valentine says she's excited to join the community in the midst of the rapid growth.
Prior to her role as Chief Executive Officer at Summerville Medical Center, Valentine served in multiple HCA Healthcare roles including Chief Operating Officer of Henrico Doctors' Hospital. In addition, she served as Associate Administrator, Rehabilitation Service Line Administrator in the HCA Healthcare Richmond Market, and Rehabilitation Services Clinical Manager for Henrico Doctors' Hospital. Valentine is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and earned her Master's Degree in Health Services Administration with honors from Virginia Commonwealth University and Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy with honors from the University of Florida.