Tampa, FL - HCA Healthcare West Florida announces that Michael Ehrat is the new Chief Executive Officer of Fawcett Memorial Hospital, according to Ravi Chari, M.D., President of HCA Healthcare West Florida. Ehrat has been serving as Interim CEO for the hospital in addition to his duties as CEO of Englewood Community Hospital. He will now also serve as the Market Lead over both hospitals.

“We are excited to promote Michael to the CEO role and Market Lead,” explained Dr. Chari. “Michael has worked diligently in support of the excellent medical and hospital staffs while navigating this pandemic and has worked to build relationships with the Fawcett caregivers and local healthcare community. With his knowledge of Englewood Community Hospital and needs within the region, he is well positioned to drive synergies between the two hospitals."

Ehrat brings more than 27 years of successful leadership and clinical patient care experience in urban and community settings. He joined Englewood Community Hospital in April 2019, relocating with his wife Cindy and four children Andrew, Joshua, Rebekah, and Nathanael.

Michael began his career as a physical therapist and athletic trainer at HCA Healthcare’s Terre Haute Regional Hospital in Terre Haute, IN, where he held a number of leadership roles, eventually becoming the Director of Ancillary Services. From there he moved to Centennial Medical Center in Nashville, TN, as Associate Administrator, then Skyline Medical Center, also in Nashville, as Chief Operating Officer. He then took on the role as CEO at Mainland Medical Center, in Mainland TX, where he served from July 2012 to 2015, before joining Sovah Health in Virginia.

Michael holds a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training from the University of Southern Illinois and a Master of Physical Therapy from the University of Indianapolis. He later earned a Master of Health Services Administration and a Master of Business Administration from the University of St. Francis. Ehrat is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives with advanced certifications as a Health Care Professional in Quality and Patient Safety, in addition to a Six Sigma Green Belt.