Scott Cihak, chief executive officer (CEO) of Kendall Regional Medical Center, an HCA facility in Florida, has been named CEO of HCA’s TriStar Centennial Medical Center in Nashville, effective Nov. 28, 2016.
Cihak brings over 20 years of progressive executive leadership within HCA hospitals to his new role. Since joining Kendall Regional in 2011, Cihak’s focus on enhanced patient safety and improved patient outcomes led to Kendall achieving The Joint Commission Top Quality Award annually from 2011-2015, Truven Analytics Top 100 Hospital Award in 2012 and 2013 (Community Hospital) and 2016 (Teaching Hospital), Leap Frog Group Patient Safety “A” Rating in 2015 and 2016, and State of Florida comprehensive stroke facility approval.
“Scott has demonstrated a deep commitment to provide leadership in delivering excellent patient care and expanding services to meet the growing healthcare needs of the community he serves,” said Steve Corbeil, president of TriStar Health. “I am confident his leadership will continue to elevate TriStar Centennial as a regional healthcare provider.”
Prior to leading Kendall Regional, Cihak served as CEO of what is today JFK North Campus in West Palm Beach, Florida, as chief operating officer (COO) of Westside Regional Medical Center in Plantation, Florida, and COO of Palms West Hospital in Loxahatchee, Florida.
Cihak earned a Bachelor of Health Services Administration degree and later a Master of Business Administration degree from Florida International University in Miami. He is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.
“I’m excited to be joining TriStar Centennial Medical Center, and look forward to working with the excellent staff and physicians to continue providing access to quality, compassionate care that meets the needs of our patients,” said Cihak.
Cihak replaces current CEO Heather Rohan who will transition to her new role as president of HCA’s TriStar Division, which includes TriStar Centennial Medical Center as part of TriStar Health in Middle Tennessee and Southern Kentucky.