DAYTONA BEACH, FLA. – (October 16, 2018) – Halifax Health President and Chief Executive Officer Jeff Feasel has been named to the Florida Hospital Association (FHA) 2018-19 Board of Trustees. The board was installed October 4 during FHA’s annual meeting in Orlando.
The FHA Board of Trustees is charged with leading hospital patient safety efforts through the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Hospital Improvement Innovation Networks. Through 2019, participating hospitals will work to decrease patient harm by 20 percent and reduce hospital readmissions by 12 percent.
In addition to Feasel, the board is comprised of 15 leaders of Florida hospitals and health systems, including: Lee Health, Cleveland Clinic Florida, Nemours Children’s Hospital, HealthSouth Sunrise Rehabilitation, Tampa General Hospital, BayCare Health System, Martin Health System, Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare, Mount Sinai Medical Center, Orlando Health, Lakeland Regional Health, Florida Hospital, St. Vincent’s HealthCare, NCH Healthcare System and Hendry Regional Medical Center.
Roger L. Kirk, chief executive officer of Bethesda Health, now part of Baptist Health South Florida, was elected to serve as chairman of the board.
Feasel began his healthcare career in Ohio where he spent 16 years directing essential business operations for the Medical College of Ohio Hospitals in Toledo and Wood County Hospital in Bowling Green. In 2000, he joined Halifax Health where he filled critical roles including president and chief executive officer of Patient Business and Financial Services, vice president of Halifax Community Health System and chief operating officer. In 2005, he was named president and chief executive officer of Halifax Health.
Feasel is a graduate of Bowling Green State University where he received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. He later earned a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Findlay in Findlay, Ohio.
As a dedicated healthcare professional, Feasel has been actively involved in the governance of many industry associations including the Safety Net Hospital Alliance of Florida, VHA Southeast, America’s Essential Hospitals, Florida Hospital Association and the American Hospital Association and Emergency Medical Foundation. He is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives and Healthcare Financial Management Association and has served in leadership roles for multiple community organizations including the Civic League of Halifax Area, Daytona Regional Chamber of Commerce, Daytona Beach Community Foundation, Healthy Communities Board and the Florida State University Community Advisory Board.
An advocate for education, he has served on the Bethune-Cookman University Business Advisory Board, Embry- Riddle Aeronautical University Board of Trustees and Daytona Beach Youth Mentoring Program Advisory Board.
In 2015, Feasel was one of the select U.S. hospital and health system leaders named to Becker’s Hospital Review’s list of “130 nonprofit hospital and health system CEOs to know.”
About the Florida Hospital Association
Florida Hospital Association comprises over 200 hospitals and health systems from across the state. Through representation and advocacy, education, and informational services, FHA supports the mission of its members to provide the highest quality of care to the patients they serve. For more information, visit fha.org.
Recognized by The Joint Commission as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures, Halifax Health serves Volusia and Flagler counties, providing a continuum of healthcare services through a network of organizations including a tertiary hospital, community hospital, freestanding emergency department, an urgent care, psychiatric services, a cancer treatment center with five outreach locations, the area’s largest hospice, a center for inpatient rehabilitation, outpatient rehabilitation clinics, primary care walk-in clinics, a walk-in clinic specializing in women’s health, a pediatric care community clinic, three children’s medical practices, a home healthcare agency, and an exclusive provider organization. Halifax Health offers the area’s only Level II Trauma Center, Comprehensive Stroke Center, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Pediatric Emergency Department, Child and Adolescent Behavioral Services, complete Neurosurgical Services, OB Emergency Department and Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit that cares for babies born as early as 28 weeks. For more information, visit halifaxhealth.org.