Tampa, FL — HCA West Florida announces that Michael D. Ehrat, FACHE, MBA, MHSA, MSPT, CPHQ, CPPS, and Six Sigma Green Belt is the new CEO of Englewood Community Hospital, according to Tim Burroughs, Chief Administrative Officer. Ehrat currently serves as CEO of Sovah Health Martinsville, a LifePoint Health two-hospital system in Virginia.
“We are excited to have Michael join our team and return to HCA, where he began his career,” Burroughs says. “He is a leader who excels in aligning clinical, operational and quality objectives, to create world-class healthcare for the patients and communities he serves. We know that he will do great things to support the continued expansion and growth for Englewood and surrounding communities.”
Ehrat arrives with 26 years of successful leadership and clinical patient care experience in urban and community settings. At Sovah Health, he successfully expanded the hospital’s surgical programs, reorganized the medical staff, developed primary care outreach, participated in the development of a market Population Health Clinically Integrated Network comprised of 150 physicians, and improved physician engagement by 15 percent while enhancing physician and employee recruitment and retention.
He began his career as a physical therapist and athletic trainer at HCA’s Terre Haute Regional Hospital, where he held a number of leadership roles, eventually becoming the Director of Ancillary Services. From there he moved to several other HCA facilities including Centennial Medical Center as Associate Administrator, Skyline Medical Center as COO, and Mainland Medical Center as CEO, where he served from 2012 to 2015, before joining Sovah Health.
He 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.
Ehrat’s first day at Englewood is May 13, 2019, and he is relocating to the community with his wife Cindy and their four children Andrew, Joshua, Rebekah, and Nathanael. In his free time, Ehrat enjoys outdoor activities including fishing and running, and reading history.