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Gulf Coast Regional Medical Center announces new chief medical officer

Gulf Coast Regional Medical Center has announced the appointment of Neil W. Kooy, MD, MBA, FCCM, as Chief Medical Officer.

December 14, 2020
Dr. Neil W. Kooy
Gulf Coast Regional Medical Center has announced the appointment of Neil W. Kooy, MD, MBA, FCCM, as Chief Medical Officer.

Panama City, FL — Gulf Coast Regional Medical Center has announced the appointment of Neil W. Kooy, MD, MBA, FCCM, as Chief Medical Officer.

With a clinical and administrative background working for multiple integrated health systems throughout the country, Dr. Kooy brings more than 15 years of clinical leadership experience to his new role. He previously served as Chief Clinical Officer at Niswonger Children’s Hospital a 96-bed pediatric hospital, which is a part of Johnson City Medical Center where he served as an administrator in Johnson City, TN. Most recently, Dr. Kooy served as Chief Medical Officer of Palms West Hospital, a 204-bed, acute care hospital in Loxahatchee, FL.

“We are pleased to welcome Dr. Kooy to the Gulf Coast Regional Medical Center family and as our CMO, we know his expertise will be a valuable asset to our community,” said Brad Griffin, CEO of Gulf Coast Regional Medical Center. “His wealth of knowledge and background in pediatrics, patient quality and safety are sure to lend a new perspective to the overall benefit of our team and the service we provide to our patients.”

“As Bay County’s go-to source for high quality care, Gulf Coast Regional Medical Center has continued to grow and adapt to meet community need,” said Neil W. Kooy, Chief Medical Officer. “I’m looking forward to furthering the hospital’s commitment to the care and improvement of human life by drawing on my experience aligning multidisciplinary teams, forging communication channels and facilitating collaboration in achieving innovative change.”

Dr. Kooy obtained a Physician Executive Master of Business Administration from the University of Tennessee and a Doctor of Medicine (MD) from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, where he completed a residency in pediatrics. He also completed a Dixon Foundation postdoctoral fellowship in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine at the University of Alabama Birmingham/Children’s Hospital of Alabama. He holds a Bachelor of Science in zoology from Iowa State University.

To learn more about Gulf Coast Regional Medical Center and its leadership team, visit our leadership page.

Published:
December 14, 2020
Location:
HCA Florida Gulf Coast Hospital

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