Jackson Hospital announces interim CEO Mr. James Platt


For Immediate Release

Contact:  Rosie Smith


Jackson Hospital announces interim CEO Mr. James Platt

February 10, 2017, Marianna, FL – Jackson Hospital announces the name of its interim CEO, Mr. James Platt.  Mr. Platt takes the helm on Wednesday, February 15th replacing Larry Meese who moves to a health care system in Louisiana.

Mr. Platt is a career healthcare administrator.  He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Medical Administrators and member of the American College of Healthcare Executives.  Mr. Platt holds a Master’s degree in Health Services Administration and is a military veteran of the United States Air Force.


Jackson Hospital is ranked nationally in the top 20% in customer service and has excellent clinical quality scores. The hospital is forward-thinking in its commitment to expanded services and facilities with its newly opened $17M OR suite addition and the forthcoming February 28th Grand Opening of Chipola Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Medicine Center and Chipola Quick Care at 4896A Highway 90, Marianna.  The hospital, located at 4250 Hospital Drive, Marianna, has 32 physicians on its active medical staff.  For information on hospital services, visit www.jacksonhosp.com.  For physician referral, please call Rachel Toliver at (850) 718-2629.


About Jackson Hospital

Jackson Hospital is an award-winning facility and is proud of its most recent recognition, the FHA Award of Significance in Reducing Harm Across the Board.  Jackson Hospital is an iVantage Top 100 Rural & Community Hospital.  The hospital was named in The Joint Commission’s 2015 annual report “America’s Hospitals:  Improving Quality and Safety,” for attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measure performance for Heart Failure, Pneumonia, Surgical Care, Immunization, and Perinatal Care.  The March of Dimes and American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recognize Jackson Hospital as the first hospital in Florida’s panhandle for achieving an early elective delivery rate less than 5%.  The hospital was designated by Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association as a Blue Distinctive Center+ for Maternity Care designation, a new designation under the Blue Distinction Specialty Care Program.


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