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HCA Florida Lake City Hospital names new chief medical officer

Charles Edwin will be taking on the role of Chief Medical Officer starting August 1st.

August 14, 2023
Charles Edwin Hobson, MD, MHA, Ph.D., Chief Medical Officer for HCA Florida Lake City Hospital

HCA Florida Lake City Hospital is pleased to announce today the appointment of Charles Edwin Hobson, MD, MHA, Ph.D., as Chief Medical Officer for HCA Florida Lake City Hospital, effective August 1.

“Dr. Hobson will be an asset to guide our hospital’s clinical performance and enhance patient care experience,” said Jill Adams, Chief Executive Officer of HCA Florida Lake City Hospital. “His background at HCA Florida North Florida Hospital will be instrumental in establishing a foundation of strong cultural excellence through physician collaboration and clinical operations.”

Dr. Hobson has more than 30 years of clinical experience and has served in multiple leadership roles throughout his career. His valuable experience leading clinical teams will assist in continuing a culture of excellence at HCA Florida Lake City Hospital. Dr. Hobson most recently served as Medical Director of the ICUs and Chief of Critical Care Medicine at HCA Florida North Florida Hospital in Gainesville, FL, a 523-bed, full-service medical and surgical acute care center.

“It is an honor to be able to step into the role of Chief Medical Officer at HCA Florida Lake City Hospital during a time that the hospital is substantially growing to serve the healthcare needs of the community,” said Dr. Charles Hobson, Chief Medical Officer, HCA Florida Lake City Hospital. “My goal is to guide the clinical care team to advance patient care experience and to cultivate an environment of excellence.”

Dr. Hobson is board certified in surgery and surgical critical care. He attained a master's in healthcare administration at the University of Washington and a Ph.D. in health services research at the University of Florida. In addition to his education, Dr. Hobson trained in surgery at the University of Virginia and in critical care at the University of Florida. He spent 10 years in the surgical ICU at the Malcolm Randall VA Medical Center in Gainesville, FL before moving to HCA Florida North Florida Hospital in 2020. Dr. Hobson was named Physician of the Year at HCA Florida North Florida Hospital in 2022.

Published:
August 14, 2023
Location:
HCA Florida Lake City Hospital, HCA Florida North Florida Hospital

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