TAMPA, FL (March 7, 2022) – HCA Healthcare West Florida Division announces the appointment of Bland Eng as chief development officer – Fort Myers. Eng has served as the chief executive officer for HCA Florida Brandon Hospital for the past ten years and will move into this newly created position on June 1, 2022 to lead HCA Florida Healthcare’s expansion into southwest Florida, which includes the recently announced construction of a $251 million hospital in Fort Myers.
“Bland is a highly respected and seasoned leader with a deep knowledge of Fort Myers and southwest Florida,” explained Tim Burroughs, chief administrative officer for the division. “Under his leadership Brandon has evolved into a major 436-bed hospital with one of the largest obstetrics, pediatrics, heart, and comprehensive stroke programs in Hillsborough County. His outreach includes five freestanding emergency rooms located in some of the fastest growing communities in the county and southern Lakeland.”
Bland started his career in 1995 with HCA Affiliate, Southwest Florida Regional Medical Center in Fort Myers while completing his Administrative Residency at the University of Florida in Healthcare Administration earning a Master of Business Administration and Master of Health Sciences. Over the past 26 years, Bland served as the chief operating officer (COO) and Interim CEO at HCA Florida Putnam Hospital; COO at HCA Florida Lake Monroe Hospital; CEO at HCA Florida Lake City Hospital and CEO at HCA Florida Palms West Hospital.
Bland serves on the Board of Directors for the Greater Brandon Chamber of Commerce and Brandon (Angel) Foundation. Nationally, Bland serves on the American Hospital Association Regional Policy Board 4 and recently completed two terms on the HCA Hope Fund Board of Directors. Bland is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and currently resides in Lithia with his daughter Ava and his son Brandon attends Florida State University.
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, caring for more than 1.2 million patients last year. HCA Healthcare 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 HCA Florida Bayonet Point Hospital, HCA Florida Blake Hospital, HCA Florida Brandon Hospital, HCA Florida Citrus Hospital, HCA Florida Englewood Hospital, HCA Florida Fawcett Hospital, HCA Florida Largo Hospital, HCA Florida Northside Hospital, HCA Florida Oak Hill Hospital, HCA Florida Pasadena Hospital, HCA Florida Sarasota Doctors Hospital, HCA Florida South Shore Hospital, HCA Florida South Tampa Hospital, HCA Florida St. Petersburg Hospital and HCA Florida Trinity Hospital.
About HCA Florida Healthcare
HCA Florida Healthcare, a part of HCA Healthcare, is a family of more than 450 affiliated sites of care, including hospitals, physician practices, freestanding emergency rooms and urgent care centers, offering a collaborative network of personalized care. United as a statewide network in 2021, HCA Florida Healthcare includes approximately 11,000 experienced doctors and 77,000 colleagues working together to deliver high-quality, collaborative care to more than 6.4 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 nearly $836.6 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 HCAFloridaHealthcare.com.