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Ashley Vertuno, CEO named to South Florida Business Journal’s 40 Under 40

HCA Florida JFK North Hospital CEO Ashley Vertuno has been named in South Florida Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 List.

July 21, 2023
Ashley Vertuno, CEO

West Palm Beach, FL — Ashley Vertuno, FACHE, chief executive officer of HCA Florida JFK North Hospital in West Palm Beach, has been named to South Florida Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 list recognizing 40 of the best and brightest young professionals in South Florida who have excelled both in the business world while also giving back to the local community.

In addition to serving as the top executive at HCA Florida JFK North Hospital, the 35-year-old Vertuno is the past chairperson for the 2022 and 2023 Palm Beach County Go Red for Women initiative to elevate awareness of women’s heart health.

Recognizing the importance of inspiring the next generation of healthcare leaders, specifically women in leadership, she serves as an advisory board member and mentor for Women in Healthcare Florida, FIU Business Women in Leadership and as an executive sponsor of the HCA East Florida Division Women's Colleague Network. Vertuno also gives back to her profession by serving on committees with the American College of Healthcare Executives.  

“My mentor was an incredible source of inspiration and guidance on my journey towards breaking the glass ceiling,” she recalls. “I will always be committed to paying it forward by fostering an environment of support and mentorship for those who come after me.”

In November 2020, then 32-year-old Vertuno became HCA Healthcare’s youngest-ever hospital CEO.  Since then, she has assembled a highly diversified leadership team made up mostly of experienced women healthcare executives.  

She also was named to Modern Healthcare’s prestigious list of the Top 25 Emerging Leaders for 2023 honoring the healthcare industry's rising stars age 40 and under who contribute to a culture of innovation and help their organizations achieve and exceed financial, operational and clinical goals.

Most recently, Vertuno served as keynote speaker at this year’s graduation ceremony of West Palm Beach’s HCI College where she addressed aspiring EMT’s, nursing students and paramedics.

Published:
July 21, 2023
Location:
HCA Florida JFK North Hospital

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