TAMPA – July 23, 2020 – HCA Healthcare West Florida announces that Michael Ehrat is the new Chief Executive Officer of Fawcett Memorial Hospital, according to Ravi Chari, M.D., President of HCA Healthcare West Florida. Ehrat has been serving as Interim CEO for the hospital in addition to his duties as CEO of Englewood Community Hospital. He will now also serve as the Market Lead over both hospitals.
“We are excited to promote Michael to the CEO role and Market Lead,” explained Dr. Chari. “Michael has worked diligently in support of the excellent medical and hospital staffs while navigating this pandemic and has worked to build relationships with the Fawcett caregivers and local healthcare community. With his knowledge of Englewood Community Hospital and needs within the region, he is well positioned to drive synergies between the two hospitals.”
Ehrat brings more than 27 years of successful leadership and clinical patient care experience in urban and community settings. He joined Englewood Community Hospital in April 2019, relocating with his wife Cindy and four children Andrew, Joshua, Rebekah, and Nathanael.
Michael began his career as a physical therapist and athletic trainer at HCA Healthcare’s Terre Haute Regional Hospital in Terre Haute, IN, where he held a number of leadership roles, eventually becoming the Director of Ancillary Services. From there he moved to Centennial Medical Center in Nashville, TN, as Associate Administrator, then Skyline Medical Center, also in Nashville, as Chief Operating Officer. He then took on the role as CEO at Mainland Medical Center, in Mainland TX, where he served from July 2012 to 2015, before joining Sovah Health in Virginia.
Michael holds a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training from the University of Southern Illinois and a Master of Physical Therapy from the University of Indianapolis. He later earned a Master of Health Services Administration and a Master of Business Administration from the University of St. Francis. Ehrat is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives with advanced certifications as a Health Care Professional in Quality and Patient Safety, in addition to a Six Sigma Green Belt.
About Fawcett Memorial Hospital
Fawcett Memorial Hospital is a 253-bed hospital that has been serving the healthcare needs of the community for 45 years. The hospital offers a range of services including ER 24/7®, orthopedic and spine services, surgical services, comprehensive stroke services, robotic surgery, cardiovascular services, weight loss surgery, inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation, and wound care services. Fawcett has earned local and national recognitions including the Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Award, putting the hospital in the top 10% in the nation for patient safety. The hospital has won the local Readers Choice Award for ‘Best Hospital’ and ’Best ER’ for 15 years in a row. Fawcett Memorial Hospital is accredited by the Joint Commission
About HCA West Florida
HCA Healthcare West Florida provides a complete continuum of high quality programs and services to meet the healthcare needs of residents and businesses throughout west Florida, caring for more than 1.2 million patients last year. HCA West Florida includes 15 hospitals, 27 ER locations, 13 ambulatory surgery centers, numerous physician practices, graduate medical education programs, a regional lab, and consolidated service center. Our hospitals include Blake Medical Center, Brandon Regional Hospital, Citrus Memorial Hospital, Doctors Hospital of Sarasota, Englewood Community Hospital, Fawcett Memorial Hospital, Largo Medical Center, Medical Center of Trinity, Memorial Hospital of Tampa, Northside Hospital, Oak Hill Hospital, Palms of Pasadena Hospital, Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, South Bay Hospital and St. Petersburg General Hospital. HCA 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.