HCA Florida Healthcare Names Jyric Sims, Ph.D., President of HCA Healthcare West Florida Division

HCA Florida Healthcare, the state’s leading network of hospitals and healthcare facilities, today announced Jyric Sims as president of its HCA Healthcare West Florida Division, effective today.

The health system’s West Florida Division includes 16 acute care hospitals providing a full range of services in the western portion of the state.

Jyric Sims

Sims, currently CEO of Medical City Plano and Medical City Frisco hospitals, both affiliates of HCA Healthcare, will succeed Ravi Chari, M.D., who recently announced he will retire after 15 years with the company to pursue opportunities in early-stage healthcare companies.

A more than 20-year healthcare veteran, Sims has been with HCA Healthcare since 2011. He has served as chief executive officer at Medical City Plano and Medical City Frisco since 2021, and he is responsible for all operations of the two hospitals, which comprise 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,” said Richard A. Hammett, president, Atlantic Group, HCA Healthcare. “During his career he has led a number of significant growth and expansion projects that have improved patient access to healthcare 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, 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 ER, a neuroscience/spine center and the opening of Medical City ER White Settlement.

Sims joined HCA Healthcare in 2011, serving as vice president and chief operating officer at Tulane Health System in New Orleans, Louisiana; chief operating officer of St. Lucie Medical Center in Port St. Lucie, Florida; and associate chief operating officer at Clear Lake Regional Medical Center in Webster, Texas.

Dedicated to community service, Sims currently serves on the American Hospital Association Regional Policy Board, LSU Foundation Board as the chair of the finance committee, Plano Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, and formerly North Texas ACHE Chapter Board.

Sims received a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Public Policy from Southern University in Baton Rouge, a Master in Health Administration from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and holds an undergraduate degree from Louisiana State University. He is also a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

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