HCA’s Centennial has new chief

Company taps CEO of Florida hospital to replace Herron

HCA Holdings executives have chosen the CEO of one of their Florida hospitals to take over as head of Centennial Medical Center, effective Dec. 1. The appointment of Heather Rohan follows the news earlier this year that longtime Centennial leader Thomas Herron will resign that position at the end of the year after 44 years with HCA. Herron had been Centennial’s CEO since 2006.

"Heather brings an extensive list of accomplishments and outstanding experience in all facets of executive leadership to TriStar Centennial," Steve Corbeil, president of TriStar Health, said in a statement. "With an extraordinary dedication to compassionate and quality patient care, we are confident that Heather will continue and elevate TriStar Centennial’s legacy of excellent care and service to the community."

Rohan had most recently been the CEO for Aventura Hospital and Medical Center in Aventura, Fla., north of Miami. Like Herron, she is a HCA veteran, having been with the company since 1986.

"Under her leadership, Aventura Hospital and Medical Center has been recognized nationally as a 'Top Performer' by the Joint Commission for two consecutive years," HCA said in its statement. "Over the past five years, Aventura has experienced a period of tremendous growth in market share, admissions and emergency visits. Other major achievements at Aventura include achieving the distinction as a Comprehensive Stroke Center, adding countless new technologies and opening an Orthopedic/Spine Unit in March of this year."