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Health care network promotes executive to top regional role

Jyric Sims will succeed Ravi Chari as president of HCA Healthcare Inc.’s west Florida division.


  • By Brian Hartz
  • | 11:30 a.m. April 24, 2023
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Jyric Sims has been promoted to president of HCA Healthcare Inc.’s west Florida division.
Jyric Sims has been promoted to president of HCA Healthcare Inc.’s west Florida division.
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HCA Healthcare Inc. (NYSE: HCA) has promoted Jyric Sims to president of the Nashville-based health care system’s west Florida division, effective June 12.

According to a news release, he will succeed Ravi Chari, who is retiring after 15 years with the company. Sims has been with HCA Healthcare since 2011 and presently serves as CEO of Medical City Plano and Medical City Frisco in Texas, two hospitals that combined have more than 700 acute-care beds and 3,000 employees.

“Jyric is a talented healthcare veteran who has held a number of hospital leadership positions for HCA Healthcare hospitals in Florida, Louisiana and Texas,” states Richard Hammett, president of the company’s Atlantic group, in the release. “During his career, he has led a number of significant growth and expansion projects that have improved patient access to health care services. Jyric’s leadership experience and deep understanding of HCA Healthcare’s patients-first culture will serve him well in his new role.”

Prior to his current role, the release states, Sims served from 2017 to 2021 as CEO of Medical City Fort Worth, a 348-bed, acute-care hospital. There, he led more than $115 million in expansions, including the addition of a patient tower with a 30-bed emergency room, a neuroscience/spine center and the opening of Medical City ER White Settlement.

HCA Healthcare reported $60.23 billion in gross revenue in 2022, up from $58.75 billion in 2021 — an increase of 2.5%.

 

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Brian Hartz

Brian Hartz holds a master’s degree in journalism from Indiana University and has been a St. Petersburg resident since 2013. He has also worked for newspapers and magazines in Indiana, Canada and New Zealand.

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