HCA Healthcare North Florida Division Appoints Monique Butler, MD, as Chief Medical Officer

Feb 10, 2021 at 10:46 am by Melissa

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – HCA Healthcare North Florida Division, which oversees five hospitals in Central Florida, has announced the appointment of Monique Butler, MD, MBA, as Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Butler has been in healthcare for 15 years and with HCA Healthcare 2.5 years. She will assume oversight for clinical quality, safety, and high reliability across HCA Healthcare North Florida Division’s 14 hospitals and other sites of care. In this role, she will work to advance the Division’s uncompromising commitment to quality care, patient safety, medical technology and developing programs that further clinical operational excellence.

Dr. Butler most recently served as Chief Medical Officer for HCA Healthcare Continental Division’s Swedish Medical Center, where she promoted a mission-driven approach to patient care with a team of 2,000 colleagues, 500 volunteers and more than 1,400 physicians. Prior roles include Chief Operating Officer at Children’s Hospital of Michigan/Detroit Medical Center, as well as Chief Medical Officer at Detroit Receiving Hospital and Sinai-Grace Hospital.

“Dr. Butler’s multi-system hospital experience, extensive involvement creating operational and quality improvements, and commitment to patient safety helped her achieve tremendous success in her career,” said Richard Hammett, HCA Healthcare North Florida Division President. “Her tireless dedication to improving health outcomes for patients – as well as promoting engagement among hospital staff and physicians – will be a valuable asset to our network."

“Helping others has always been a passion of mine and healthcare is a true calling,” said Monique Butler, MD, Chief Medical Officer. “As a healthcare leader, I encourage my teams to strive for a level of excellence in patient care that is unparalleled because our patients and their families depend on us. I’m grateful to join the talented team at the North Florida Division and to have the opportunity to help create healthier tomorrows for our patients together.” 

A board-certified internist, Dr. Butler graduated from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and received her medical training at Wayne State University School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at the Detroit Medical Center, received a Master of Business Administration from the University of Tennessee Physician Executive MBA program and holds a clinical assistant professorship appointment at Michigan State University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine.

To learn more about HCA Healthcare North Florida Division, please visit www.hcanorthflorida.com.

About HCA Healthcare North Florida Division
The HCA Healthcare North Florida Division is a comprehensive network of 14 hospitals, numerous outpatient surgery centers & imaging facilities, physician practices, medical education training programs and a complete continuum of specialized health programs and services that meet the healthcare needs of residents and businesses in the North Florida and Central Florida communities. HCA Healthcare North Florida physicians and employees continue to provide the quality foundation for delivering care to our patients safely, effectively and compassionately. Its hospitals are Joint Commission Accredited, with designations such as Accredited Chest Pain Centers, Primary Stroke Center Certification and four Level II Trauma Centers in Marion, Okaloosa, Osceola and Seminole county. 

About HCA Healthcare
Nashville-based HCA Healthcare is one of the nation's leading providers of healthcare services, comprising more than 2,000 sites of care, including 185 hospitals, surgery centers, freestanding ERs, urgent care centers, and physician clinics, in 21 states and the United Kingdom. With its founding in 1968, HCA Healthcare created a new model for hospital care in the United States, using combined resources to strengthen hospitals, deliver patient-focused care and improve the practice of medicine. HCA Healthcare has conducted a number of clinical studies, including one that demonstrated that full-term delivery is healthier than early elective delivery of babies and another that identified a clinical protocol that can reduce bloodstream infections in ICU patients by 44 percent. HCA Healthcare is a learning health system that uses its more than 35 million annual patient encounters to advance science, improve patient care and save lives. Please click here to connect with HCA Healthcare on social media