May 04, 2014
New Chief Operating Officer

DELAND, Fla., May 5, 2014 – Florida Hospital DeLand has selected Hector DeJesus to serve as the Vice President/Chief Operating Officer. In this role, DeJesus will ensure that the hospital’s service lines have the tools needed to successfully provide patients with the best care possible in an environment that reflects the hospital’s mission to extend the healing ministry of Christ.

DeJesus replaces Randy Surber who resigned in October 2013 to serve as CEO of Florida Hospital Zephyrhills.

DeJesus is a registered nurse and an attorney who ran his own law firm for six years in Orange City. He most recently served as the patient safety officer at Florida Hospital Altamonte, where he was responsible for overseeing the key processes that ensure patient safety.

“Hector brings a unique set of skills and perspectives together to provide an innovative leadership opportunity for Florida Hospital DeLand,” said Tim Cook, Florida Hospital DeLand CEO. “I believe Hector’s spirit, experience, leadership and commitment to mission will make a significant impact in our ability to accomplish this health care ministry in a way that glorifies God. He will be a wonderful addition to our team.”

DeJesus, a Deltona resident, grew up in the area and was a student at Enterprise Elementary School, Deltona Middle School and DeLand High School.

He completed an associate of science in nursing from Florida Community College in Jacksonville and a Bachelor of Arts in business and management from Webster University. Additionally, he earned his Juris Doctor degree from Barry University School of Law and is currently pursuing his Master of Business Administration with an emphasis in healthcare administration from Southern Adventist University. DeJesus is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

“Because the role of Chief Operating Officer is so critical, our search was slow and methodical to ensure we found the right person,” said Cook. “I feel very blessed that God has brought a strong and innovative leader to DeLand.”

About Florida Hospital DeLand
Florida Hospital DeLand is a member of Adventist Health System, a faith-based health care organization with 45 hospital campuses and nearly 8,300 licensed beds in 10 states. With 156-beds, Florida Hospital DeLand is fully accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations and Disease-Specific Care Certified by the Joint Commission in Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement Surgery. Additionally, the hospital is Chest Pain Accredited with Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI) and is also a Certified Stroke Center. For more information about Florida Hospital DeLand, visit

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