Adventist Health System, the parent company of Florida Hospital, has named Jason Dunkel to the position of President and CEO for Florida Hospital North Pinellas, 1395 S. Pinellas Ave., Tarpon Springs, FL. Dunkel will assume leadership responsibilities for the 168-bed hospital immediately.
“Jason is a leader with a proven track record of fostering growth and operational success. His contributions and leadership have helped elevate Florida Hospital North Pinellas and advance our mission in the community, and I am confident that the hospital will prosper under his guidance,” said Terry Shaw, president/CEO for Adventist Health System.
Dunkel previously served as Vice President of Operations and Business Development for Florida Hospital North Pinellas, overseeing the hospital’s growth activities and initiatives, as well as daily operations for cardiology, imaging, pharmacy and laboratory services. He also provided leadership and oversight of the construction and opening of a 24-bed freestanding emergency room in Palm Harbor.
“I am grateful for his leadership and service, and I have great confidence that he will bring positive growth and change to Florida Hospital North Pinellas, while leading a team that continues to deliver inspired, compassionate care and leading-edge health care services,” said Bruce Bergherm, Senior Executive Officer of Acute Care, Florida Hospital, West Florida Division of Adventist Health System.
Prior to joining Florida Hospital North Pinellas, Dunkel served in various health care operations and strategic development roles at Adventist Health System hospitals, including Director of Business Development at Littleton Adventist Hospital, Littleton, Colorado, and Executive Director of Business Development and marketing at Jellico Community Hospital, Jellico, Tennessee.
“I am honored and blessed to have the opportunity to lead Florida Hospital North Pinellas,” said Dunkel. “We have so many amazing caregivers and team members at our hospital, and I look forward to collaborating with them and our community to deliver the best whole-person care possible to those we serve.”
Dunkel earned a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Southern Adventist University and a Master’s Degree in Divinity from Andrews University. He also earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Theology from Southern Adventist University.
About Florida Hospital, West Florida Division of Adventist Health System
The West Florida Division of Adventist Health System is currently comprised of nine acute-care hospitals including Florida Hospital Carrollwood, Florida Hospital Dade City, Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center Lake Placid, Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center Sebring, Florida Hospital North Pinellas, Florida Hospital Tampa, Florida Hospital Wauchula, Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel and Florida Hospital Zephyrhills, as well as two freestanding offsite Emergency Rooms including Florida Hospital Central Pasco ER and Florida Hospital Palm Harbor ER. Additionally, it has one post-acute care facility, Florida Hospital at Connerton Long Term Acute Care, over 45 multi-specialty Florida Hospital Physician Group practices, 15 Florida Hospital Express Care at Walgreens clinics and 6 Florida Hospital Centra Care Urgent Care Centers.