New Chief Executive Officer Joins St. Cloud Regional Medical Center

St. Cloud, FL  (June 8, 2012) - Robert M. Brooks, FACHE, has joined St. Cloud Regional Medical Center as Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Brooks comes to St. Cloud with over 20 years of experience in the healthcare industry.

Most recently, he served as COO at Central Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, Miss.  Prior to this, he was the Vice President, Operations and Centers of Excellence, for Methodist Healthcare in Memphis, Tenn.  He has also held management positions at healthcare organizations in Ohio and Pennsylvania. Before he began his career in administration, Mr. Brooks worked as a Flight Nurse for UPMC’s STAT MedEvac in Pittsburgh, as well as in the community as a firefighter and paramedic.

Mr. Brooks earned an MBA and a graduate certificate in healthcare management from Youngstown State University in Youngstown, Ohio, and a bachelor of science in nursing from Kent State University in Kent, Ohio.

He has served as a clinical instructor at Ross University School of Medicine in Edison, NJ, as an adjunct faculty member in the University of Memphis School of Public Health, and as Associate Professor at Youngstown State University’s Allied Health Program.

“I am extremely excited to join the St. Cloud Regional Medical Center family,” said Mr. Brooks.  “I look forward to working with the physicians, associates and the community to enhance the services at St. Cloud Regional Medical Center.  I have already had the opportunity to meet many great associates, have talked with several incredible physicians, and have even visited a few very grateful patients.  I am committed to be here for the long run to provide stability and a vision for this wonderful organization.

Robert and his wife Jeannine are looking for a home in the area and look forward to moving in the very near future with their four sons: Kyle, Kasey, Cody and Connor.

St. Cloud Regional Medical Center is an 84-bed acute care hospital located at 2906 17th Street in St. Cloud.  For more information about the hospital and its services, visit stcloudregional.com.