DAYTONA BEACH, FLA. – (June 7, 2019) – Rafael Ramirez has been appointed administrator of the Halifax Health|University of Florida Health – Medical Center of Deltona. On schedule to open in December, the 90-bed medical center will be the city of Deltona’s first hospital.
After more than 30 years in the banking industry, Ramirez joined Halifax Health in 2014 to lead the community health system’s market development and community outreach efforts in the Deltona/West Volusia and Ormond Beach areas. In his new role as administrator of the Halifax Health|UF Health – Medical Center of Deltona, Ramirez is responsible for coordinating and overseeing all activities related to the completion of the Deltona medical center, and upon its opening, all day-to-day operations. He will also oversee physician relations for the hospital.
“We are excited to announce this new role for Rafael Ramirez within our organization. During his time at Halifax Health, he has been extensively involved in many local organizations and activities which has resulted in close working relationships with community leaders and residents. These relationships have been invaluable as we continue our goal of making quality healthcare more accessible to Volusia County residents,” explains Jeff Feasel, president and chief executive officer for Halifax Health.
Ramirez is a graduate of Loyola University in New Orleans, Louisiana, where he received a bachelor’s degree in finance and a Master of Business Administration degree.
A longtime, active member of many community organizations, Ramirez has an impressive record of civic engagement and leadership, most recently having served as chairman of the Ormond Beach Chamber of Commerce and the Rotary Club of Ormond Beach. Currently, he is the chairman-elect of the board for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Volusia/Flagler and chairman of the City of Ormond Beach Budget Advisory Board. He has previously served as chairman of the board for the Daytona State Foundation and chairman of the Allocations Committee for the United Way of Volusia and Flagler Counties. He has also been a member of the prestigious Checkered Flag Committee, Bethune-Cookman University Board of Trustees, and the boards of the Daytona Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Council On Aging.
Additionally, Ramirez is a board member of the Deltona Business Alliance, Healthy Start Coalition of Volusia & Flagler, West Volusia Chamber of Commerce, Ormond Beach YMCA, Four Townes YMCA, Volusia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, the Halifax Area Civic League and the Deltona Economic Advisory Board.
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 III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit that cares for babies born earlier than 28 weeks. For more information, visit halifaxhealth.org.